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December 2017 Web Extras

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Texas USA

John the Baptist

Neighborhood eccentric with shack in the woods fires childhood imaginations

Texas History

Hochheim’s Namesake

German immigrant Valentine Hoch started DeWitt County settlement


Days of Snow and Ice

Some of the topics we looked into while you were reading last month’s issue

Co-op People

Knowing the Ropes

HILCO EC lineman Michael Zamzow masters his rodeo skills

Texas USA

A Mesquite Treat

Beans from the ubiquitous Texas trees surprise with flavor and nutrition


‘It’s Just What You Do’

Hurricane Harvey spotlights hope, heart of statewide co-op family


Welcome Home

Gary Sinise Foundation gives a new start to injured vets

Texas History

Dia de los Muertos

Day of the Dead traditions celebrate the circle of life in Mexican culture


The State With the Most

Texas Youth Tour contingent proves everything is bigger ... in Washington, D.C.

TCP Kitchen

2017 Holiday Recipe Contest

Rebekah Stewart of San Bernard EC is grand prizewinner

TCP Kitchen

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

We can help make your holiday meal extra-special

TCP Kitchen

Thanksgiving Countdown

The secret to making turkey day fun and worry-free? Start early!

TCP Kitchen

Sunday Cooking

Turn a leisurely brunch or an after-church spread into a meal to remember

Hit the Road

An Environmental Legacy

Experience an authentic native landscape in Goldthwaite’s Legacy Plaza

Hit the Road

Saving Face in Malakoff

Mystique of the Malakoff Man started with discovery of carved head 90 years ago

Hit the Road

All the King’s Horses

Kingsville and the Wild Horse Desert offer visitors glimpse of ranching legacy

Hit the Road

A Lake in the Desert

I-20 Wildlife Preserve offers unexpected nature viewing in the shadow of downtown Midland

Energy Efficiency

The Many Devices of the Modern Family

And the many ways you can save energy using them


Phone Chargers and Water: Bad Call

Electrocution of Texas teen is harsh reminder that charging cellphones must be done safely


Who You Gonna Call? Scam Busters!

Don’t fall prey to fraud from thieves posing as co-op employees


Line of Duty

Co-op linemen head into trouble for the sake of the members