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2017 Annual Report

"RESILIENT. DIVERSIFIED. STRONG." These capture the combined attributes of our employees and organization that made it a successful year for GVEC members. Read the full 2017 Annual Report here. Hurricane Harvey was the largest natural disaster GVEC has faced in its...

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Stand Up & CHEER!

Thanks to the Apache cheerleaders, every day is a “pink” day in Gonzales County. Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes around once a year, but thanks to the Apache cheerleaders, every day is a “pink” day in Gonzales County. For the past five years, this spirited group...

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Call 811 Before You Dig: It’s Free

As flowers bloom and trees fill with leaves, it's the perfect time to start a landscaping project. But before you start digging, make sure to call 811 to find out where utility lines run on your property. Homeowners often make risky assumptions about whether they need...

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Tiny but Mighty

For creatures that weigh less than a nickel, yet can flap their wings 70 to 80 times per second and fly up to 30 miles an hour, there’s no doubt hummingbirds are mighty little things. Their energy secret? Sugar, and plenty of it. Hummingbirds need to consume...

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Louie Spreads the Safety Buzz

We really hope your second graders enjoyed meeting Louie the Lightning Bug, GVEC’s life-size safety mascot. In January he buzzed all around the GVEC service area to give his electrical safety presentation in 37 schools. If you thought you were seeing double with our...

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Lightning Deserves Respect

What You Might Not Know About Lightning Did you know that lightning kills more people than both tornadoes or hurricanes? According to the National Weather Service, the average American has about a 1 in 13,500 chance of being struck by lightning during a lifetime. Each...

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