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Equip a portable Emergency Response trailer

There’s no doubt the Guadalupe County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is ready, willing and able. Just 42 days after its first training class, the newly-created team made up of citizen-volunteers was “activated” to assist emergency operations at Lake Dunlap...

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New Berlin VFD Bunker Gear

When it comes to the hometown heroes who keep us safe, it’s important they’re able to keep themselves safe, too. When flames are high and burning hot, firefighters need protective gear they can rely on. This lifesaving gear, also known as PPE (Personal Protective...

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TLU Nursing Program Clinical Skills Lab

For those who want to enter the nursing profession, but want to attend classes closer to home, a new door to opportunity has opened in Seguin. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) officially launched its new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in the Fall 2014...

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Nixon Volunteer Fire Dept Rescue Tools

It’s no secret that the right tools can make the difference in getting a job done. For the Nixon Volunteer Fire Department (VFD), the tools they needed were two pieces of equipment that would enhance their rescue efforts: stabilization struts and a thermal imaging...

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Silent Santa of Gonzales County Santa Suits

Some Gonzales Santas received an early Christmas gift—their very own Santa suits, thanks to a POWER UP grant. For the past few years, the Silent Santa of Gonzales County organization has had to borrow Santa suits from other local groups in order to make deliveries to...

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Victoria College Welding Program

The primary goal of Victoria College (VC)-Gonzales was to offer a welding center where classes could be offered. It wasn’t long until this initiative grew into something much more comprehensive: a workforce center/building trades academy where students could train in...

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Veterans Plaza

Someone once said memorials represent the spirit, sacrifice and commitment of the American people. Veterans Memorial Plaza, located on Schertz Parkway near Schertz Public Library, is no exception. It incorporates all these ideals through its design as well as with...

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Belmont Community Center Renovation

For members of the Belmont Community Club, an important task is caring for a community gem that brings them together—the Belmont Community Center. This special building has been treasured by its residents for many years as a place where local organizations can hold...

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State of the Art Emergency Operations System

Did you know that according to the National Weather Service, our region is one of the most flashflood prone in the U.S.? That’s just one of many potential disastrous events—natural or manmade—that can change lives forever. Behind the scenes are departments and...

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Rodeo in the Sky

Congrats once again to our GVEC linemen. They represented the Co-op well at the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Bonner Springs, Kansas, where the best of the best linemen from around the world meet annually to test their skills against one another. It’s also the...

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Keeping GVEC’s Electric System Strong

Message from GENERAL MANAGER DARREN SCHAUER Since the beginning, GVEC’s focus has always been on providing members with all of the electricity they need to live their lives well. One of the keys to accomplishing this is building and maintaining a strong and reliable...

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Ask the Experts

Do you have a love-hate relationship with your air conditioning? If you’re like most people, you appreciate year-round comfort, but worry about higher electric bills. We understand. After 40 years in the AC business, we’ve heard it all and have the experience and...

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Create a Strong Password the Easy Way

One of the first steps to your online security is to create strong passwords that are hard to guess. Believe it or not, despite all of the stories written about passwords, studies show that the most popular ones are still “12345678” and “password.” But, no matter how...

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