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The Ins and Outs of POWER UP Grants

New Workshops Planned Are you wondering if your organization’s project is eligible for a grant? Have you put off applying because you haven’t written a grant before? Or, have you applied for a POWER UP grant, but didn’t get it? We hear you! That’s why we—specifically,...

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Moving Swiftly to Deliver the Unexpected

Message from GENERAL MANAGER DARREN SCHAUER This simple statement, Moving Swiftly to Deliver the Unexpected, is a phrase that our employees hear me constantly reiterating here at the Cooperative. It's not only GVEC’s Vision Statement, but it also is a reminder that we...

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2016 Annual Report

Sometimes you have to break the mold—think bigger and act differently—in order to be an invaluable resource in the areas that heavily impact quality of life. Read the full 2016 Annual Report here. This past year, the GVEC Board and staff have been engaging in...

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This Education Foundation Rocks

It was a rainy day with no sign of letting up. That worried La Vernia Education Foundation (LVEF) board members as well as other community volunteers. They were expecting more than a thousand guests at their very first fundraiser: an outdoor country western concert...

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Watch Out Below

It’s easy to take electricity for granted since it’s usually hidden behind a switch or wall. But, it can be underground, too, which is why you need to take extra care with digging and landscaping projects this spring. Your diligence could save lives: yours as well as...

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Local Makes the Difference

New homes, no matter how well designed or beautiful, may still have a few minor issues to resolve once you move in. That’s what happened to GVEC member, Kay Lynn Hawkins. She was thrilled with her home, and was especially pleased to discover her builder had used GVEC...

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Community Solar Brings Clean Energy Home

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and maybe even more considering the mildness of this past winter, it’s easy to understand why members’ interest in solar energy is growing. South Central Texas is proving to be a good location for producing this type of...

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Take a Tour of Our New Look!

New features, easier to use and a whole lot more….our website has been redesigned to make it more convenient to find the information you need. Plus, we’ve automated many more services, so you can do more online: request new service; transfer your service; get a home...

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Rain or Shine, It’s Fish Fry Time

For one night only, the food, fellowship and fun of Hotshot’s legendary fish fry will be back! Don’t miss your chance to relive the memory of Eileen “G.G.” Silvia’s green bean salad, cole slaw, fries, and of course, her unforgettable cod, fried up by the GVEC Cook...

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Funky, Fun and Simply Fabulous

Find it at the Pharmacy Museum You never know what you might find at the Pharmacy and Medical Museum of Texas. The one thing it’s not, however, is dusty or boring. While its caretakers describe it as a step back in time, this original 1800s pharmacy building in...

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