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Cooperative Membership Meetings

board members

Families coming together as a community to build their own electric utility

The 80th Annual Meeting of the Membership, held September 11 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, was the grand finale of three membership meetings held this year. The first two membership meetings were held in July near our local offices in Spur and Childress.

Homes for Heroes – October Update

House under construction

Local hero, Michael Vasquez and family to receive mortgage-free home.

 Since May, we have been following the progress of the home being built for local hero Michael Vasquez and his family through the Lubbock Homes for Heroes program. This program provides mortgage-free homes to local heroes.

In 2010, the West Texas Home Builders Association established the non-profit organization Lubbock Homes for Heroes, Inc.

Memories That Last a Lifetime: Youth Tour Legacy Validated

Youth Tour participants

Over the past 53 years, South Plains Electric Cooperative has sent 242 local students on the trip of a lifetime. That trip is called the Government-in-Action Youth Tour and is held each June in Washington, D.C.

Thirty-one years ago, South Plains Electric Cooperative sent two students, Curtis Franklin and Jamey (Laney) Phillips. They were selected from the annual oratorical contest. Before the trip,

Homes for Heroes – September Update

house under constructions

Local hero, Michael Vasquez and family to receive mortgage-free home.

Since May, we have been following the progress of the home being built for local hero Michael Vasquez and his family through the Lubbock Homes for Heroes program. This program provides mortgage-free homes to local heroes.

In 2010, the West Texas Home Builders Association established the non-profit organization, Lubbock Homes for Heroes, Inc.

We've Got This

Linemen

Coping with mother nature is a big challenge as we strive to provide you with the most reliable electric service possible. We work with the best technology available, perform regular maintenance and train our employees to spot system hazards.

Still, Mother Nature throws us some curves from time to time. Lightning, ice storms, fires, floods and tornadoes are just a few of the formidable challenges our highly qualified technicians face.

Learning Outside the Classroom: The Value of SPEC Internships

Loth and Munoz-Quintero

College students all over the world search for internships where they can apply what they learn in their classes in a real-world setting. Additionally, internships offer opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in their field of interest, all before graduating.

For engineering intern Gina Munoz-Quintero, interning for South Plains Electric Cooperative during the summer of 2018 was a great experience.

Homes for Heroes August Update

House in progress

Local hero, Michael Vasquez and family to receive mortgage-free home.

Since May, we have been following the progress of the home being built for local hero Michael Vasquez and his family through the Lubbock Homes for Heroes program. This program provides mortgage-free homes to local heroes.

 In 2010, the West Texas Home Builders Association established the non-profit organization, Lubbock Homes for Heroes, Inc.

Reviving West Texas

Theatre sign

The West Texas area is an iconic and powerful symbol of Texas.

West Texas holds many landmarks, distinctive features and unique small towns. Revitalization of small towns and West Texas is crucial to continuing the valuable impact small towns have on the region and will provide an invaluable experience for those living in and visiting these towns.

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