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Reliable as Electricity

Trusted voice of Texas Co-op Power turns 75

Web Extras

August 2019 Web Extras

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Texas USA

Caddo’s Gems

East Texas lake once teemed with pearl hunters

August 2019 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Family Ties

Celebrating the special bonds that transcend distance and generations

Texas History

Our Fearless Forefather

G.W. Haggard was founding editor of this magazine and a stalwart champion of electric co-ops


From the Shambles

Encased in a decrepit building in Mason, a 19th-century stone marvel

75th Anniversary

75th Anniversary Timeline: Rural Life

Highlighting events and milestones through the years that coincide with Texas Co-op Power’s 75 years of publication


Wild Rides

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


Grown Locally

Texas Tech program puts students on a path to farm-to-table careers


Drive In, Chill Out

Drive-in theaters, long past their heyday, remain as beacons of nostalgia that offer cinema under a boundless sky

TCP Kitchen

Here’s the Beef

This month’s 75th anniversary look back features Texas State Fair Chili from Texas Co-op Power’s 60 Years of Home Cooking

TCP Kitchen

Gulf Shrimp

This month’s 75th anniversary look back features Grilled Shrimp With Herb and Wine Butter from June 1988

TCP Kitchen

Standout Summer Sides

This month’s 75th anniversary look back features Old-World Baked Beans from July 1955

TCP Kitchen

Layer Cakes

This month’s 75th anniversary look back features Cider ’n’ Spice Cake from October 1977

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Fun in the Past Tense

Odd, fascinating collection at the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera makes for memorable visit

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

What Lies Beneath

Buffalo Bayou’s forgotten cistern returns to public life

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Lowly Activities in Arlington

Top O’ Hill Terrace was a tearoom atop an underground gambling hideout

Hit the Road With Chet Garner

Higher Education

An inspiring desk perched on Hancock Hill overlooks Sul Ross State University in Alpine


Stay Back and Stay Safe

Giving co-op crews room to work keeps everybody safe

Energy Efficiency

Play It Cool

Tips to help you stay comfortable this summer

Energy News

Considering Solar? Know the Facts

Many factors affect true cost and actual energy savings


Why Electricity Is Dangerous

Contact with this valuable resource can cause injuries or death

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