News Archive

Help us Beat the Peak

Lower demand means the Co-op can lower rates and pass savings to members.

You can help keep electric rates low by using electricity during hours when it’s not in high demand.

During the summer, peak load demands occur at the times of day when most people use the most electricity, like in the middle of a hot afternoon when everyone is running air conditioners and around dinnertime when families are cooking, taking showers, washing dishes and doing laundry.

Memories at the Drive-In

Summer is here and what better way to spend an evening than with your family at the drive-in? The Stars and Stripes Drive-In, located in Lubbock, is a place for families to make memories and enjoy an experience like no other.

The Stars and Stripes Drive-In was opened in August 2003 by Ryan Smith, but the passion for drive-in theaters in his family goes back for more than 70 years.

The Donkey Whisperer

Truett with donkey herd

SPEC member and board member enjoys caring for rescue donkeys during his retirement.

There are many different types of animal rescue services, but have you ever heard of an organization solely devoted to rescuing donkeys?

Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, headquartered right outside of San Angelo, began as a backyard hobby and has since become the largest equine rescue in the country.

Safety Starts with You

May is National Electrical Safety Month.

Electricity plays many roles in our lives, from powering baby monitors, cell phones and lighting, to running HVAC systems and appliances. No wonder we get so comfortable with its instant availability that when we flip a switch, we expect most systems or devices to do the job. 

Rigors and Rewards


If you were to poll a random sample of local high school or college students about their career aspirations, not many would have electrical line work at the top of their lists. And truthfully, anyone considering a career in the utility industry would be wise to carefully consider this specific role.