Help finding archived stories[ open all ]

Back a few months/years ago there was an article about hummingbirds, or maybe it was just a big picture of a hummingbird and a story about a bird trainer. I really can’t remember for sure. All I know is I liked it and can’t find my copy. Can I get another one?
We get these kinds of requests all the time. Maybe it was a recipe for a cake mold or a story about greyhounds or a picture of a kid holding an ice cream cone. The good news is, on our newly designed website we have story and keyword searching capabilities.
However, only the past few years are now included in our search engine. If what you are looking for was prior to 2007 you may not find it in our online archives. In those cases, we will try to help find it for you. The more information you can provide, the better, especially if you know the exact month or even the year. But, if all you know is the topic, we can try. Fill out the submission form[link to general submission form]. If you’d rather call or e-mail a staff member, go to Contact Us.

Story Ideas[ open all ]

I have an idea for a story.  Whom do I contact?
Many of our story ideas come from readers. Contact us to let us know about it.

Submitting photos, recipes and other materials to editors[ open all ]

How do I submit digital photos for Focus on Texas?
You must be a co-op member to submit photos for Focus on Texas. Visit our Contests page to see our current contests and send us your entry.

Subscriptions[ open all ]

Why am I receiving this magazine?
Texas Co-op Power is a benefit provided by your local electric cooperative and Texas Electric Cooperatives, the nonprofit association of more than 60 Texas co-ops. close

Suggestions[ open all ]

I have a complaint, compliment or suggestion.  What should I do?
Write to us! We love to hear from our readers. Your input helps us gauge how we are doing, what we need to do more/less of, and what our co-op members are thinking.

Each month, we publish a few of the many letters we receive in our Letters column, part of the Power Talk section in the magazine. You can find links to even more letters in each online issue’s Table of Contents, available in our Magazine Archives. You can submit letters by using the online form. Please include the name of your town and electric co-op. Letters may be edited for clarity and length.

Updating your mailing address or account[ open all ]

How can I change my address?
The mailing labels correspond to the billing address on file at your electric cooperative. The Texas Co-op Power mailing address should update automatically when you move to a new co-op service area. After a few months, if your magazine is still going to the wrong address, contact your local co-op. close

Write for Us[ open all ]

I’d like to write for Texas Co-op Power. Do you have submission guidelines?

The editorial team is actively soliciting story pitches from emerging and established writers.

What We’re Looking for

· Stories about Texas places, history, travel, culture and people. We have a particular interest in rural and suburban areas served by electric cooperatives.

· Stories should establish a connection to an electric cooperative if possible. Our stories reflect cooperative values such as concern for the community and working for economic development.

What We’re Not Interested in

· Previously published works, fiction, poetry and marketing.

· Subjects that have been covered in Texas Co-op Power feature stories in the past seven years.

How To Submit an Idea

Email pitches@texascooppower.com.

What To Send

Strengthen your pitch by reading previous issues of the magazine, providing background on potential sources for the story you are pitching and including up to three previously published clips. We pay highly competitive rates.


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