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Memories That Last a Lifetime: Youth Tour Legacy Validated

Youth Tour participants

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

Linemen

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.

Homes for Heroes August Update

House in progress

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.

Reviving West Texas

Theatre sign

The West Texas area is an iconic and powerful symbol of Texas.

West Texas holds many landmarks, distinctive features and unique small towns. Revitalization of small towns and West Texas is crucial to continuing the valuable impact small towns have on the region and will provide an invaluable experience for those living in and visiting these towns.

Director Nominees Selected

Your Vote. Your Voice. Your Cooperative

Like other electric co-ops, South Plains Electric Cooperative is guided by an elected board of directors that represents its members when making important decisions. Being a member of the co-op’s board is an important and highly responsible position in the community, and directors volunteer considerable time and energy to the cause of powering our communities and empowering co-op members to improve the quality of their lives.

Your Vision, Our Future

students

Operation Round Up Offers Mini-Grants to Frenship ISD

Ashley Teague is a fourth grade English language arts teacher at Upland Heights Elementary. She purchased a classroom iPad with the mini-grant.

“Meaningful teaching requires your students to be engaged and love what they are learning,” Teague said. “I thrive on having the opportunity to encourage active learning through the use of our iPad.”

Homes for Heroes July Update

Home under construction

Local hero, Michael Vasquez and family to receive mortgage-free home.

For the past three months, 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.

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