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SPEC Awards $20,000 in Scholarships to Area Students

San Patricio Electric Cooperative awarded 10 scholarships, worth $2,000 each, to local graduating seniors who will pursue a higher education in the fall.

The recipients for SPEC’s 2019 scholarship program are as follows:

Congratulations to Our Schlitterbahn Prizewinner

You may have noticed a special giveaway San Patricio Electric Cooperative promoted recently in honor of Texas Co-op Power’s 75th anniversary. As we reach the midpoint of this celebratory year, we’d like to congratulate the winner of five season passes to Schlitterbahn: Krystal Martinez from Sinton. Enjoy this fun summer excursion on us!

Emergency Prep Tax-Free Holiday

June 1 marks the start of Hurricane season, but preparing early could help you save a little money this year. The annual Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend, April 27-29.  That means you can purchase certain emergency supplies tax-free.

Local Students win Trip to Washington D.C.

Two area students will travel to Washington, D.C. this June, courtesy of San Patricio Electric Cooperative. Lena Keese, a junior at Skidmore-Tynan High School, and Adolpho Galvan, a senior at Sinton High School, entered and won SPEC’s essay contest, earning them the opportunity to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour.

For the Love of Lights

April 8 is National Lineman Appreciation Day

Scholarship Applications Due April 1

The April 1 deadline for San Patricio Electric Cooperative’s scholarship program is quickly approaching. All applications must be in our office by 5 p.m. on that date.

Call SPEC to Trim Trees Near Power Lines

With spring upon us, we want to remind you to leave tree trimming near power lines to the professionals. Trees growing in power lines, or even near them, can become energized. If you were to come into contact with a tree that was touching a power line, by trimming, touching or climbing it, it could be hazardous or even fatal.

SPEC Solar Update

It has been just over 2 years since San Patricio Electric Cooperative installed a solar system on the south side of our office building in Sinton. We now have 26 months of solar generation data, and have learned a lot about how well the system produces renewable electricity in our area.

Invest a Little, Save a Lot

Saving energy at home can be simple and free: Turn off the lights and TV when you’re not using them and lower the thermostat at night. But for a bigger impact on your electric bill, make a little bit more of an effort and invest a few bucks in energy-saving equipment.


Update Your Information on Our Life Support Registry

Power outages, while inconvenient, are a fact of life. Storms, car accidents and even animals can damage power lines and cause a disruption in service. For many of us, these outages are simply a hassle, but for others, they can be life-threatening.

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