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Sow the Holiday Spirit All Year Long

Concern for Community, a founding principle in the cooperative world, particularly resonates with many of us during the holidays. And it’s no wonder, what with all the requests to donate time and resources to charitable causes late in the year. We at South Plains Electric Cooperative encourage our members to give to the causes they hold dear and in whatever ways they can. We’d also like to issue a gentle reminder that many agencies and organizations struggle to keep afloat at other times of the year when offerings aren’t so abundant.

West Texas Hero Homes

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In 2010, the West Texas Home Builders Association established the non-profit organization West Texas Hero Homes.

The mission of this charity is to take care of our returning military and first responders who have sacrificed so much for our freedom by providing mortgage-free homes to disabled heroes and their families in the Lubbock area. Proceeds from the annual Parade of Homes and the Home and Garden Show go toward the building of these homes.

Cooperative Membership Meetings

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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