Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving

1121
 2017
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments while the offices are closed through the co-op’s website at bluebonnet.coop.

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Bluebonnet, LCRA award $20,000 to Martindale VFD for new hydraulic rescue tools

1120
 2017

The Martindale Volunteer Fire Department soon will have new hydraulic extrication tools to help rescue people injured or trapped during vehicle accidents, thanks to a $20,000 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative. 

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LCRA, Bluebonnet award $22,104 to Prairie Lea ISD for new playground equipment

1120
 2017

The Prairie Lea Parent Teacher Organization soon will be able to update the playground at Prairie Lea Independent School District with new, safer equipment, thanks to a $22,104 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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SMART LIVING SERIES: Aging at home the smart way

1115
 2017

Newest devices and systems help seniors to stay home and stay safe

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KOLACHES: The crown jewel of Tex-Czech cuisine

1115
 2017

The pastry pride of Central Texas runs deep

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Bluebonnet linemen providing power to residents in remote area in Bolivia

1109
 2017

Kyle Kasper, of Giddings, and Jeremy Lynch, of Bastrop, are part of a team of 16 linemen from six Texas electric cooperatives that will provide power to one of the poorest areas in Bolivia.

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day

1106
 2017
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day. Bluebonnet’s control room is staffed 24 hours a day, every day. Should an outage occur, Bluebonnet personnel will be on call Veterans Day weekend to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

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LCRA, Bluebonnet award $2,550 grant for new lighting for Fayetteville sign

1102
 2017

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce soon will purchase new, energy-efficient lighting for the Fayetteville sign at the intersection of Texas 71 and FM 955, thanks to a $2,550 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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LCRA, Bluebonnet award $16,002 grant for Ellinger Community Center improvements

1102
 2017

The Ellinger Chamber of Commerce soon will make much-needed improvements to its community center, thanks to a $16,002 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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KOLACHE RECIPES: Secrets handed down through generations

1101
 2017
These kolache recipes have been handed down through the generations. Thanks to the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center in La Grange, which provided us with one of the center’s most popular cookbooks, "Generation to Generation: Czech Foods, Customs, and Traditions, Texas Style" (1980; Historical Society of the Czech Club, Dallas, Texas). 

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LCRA, Bluebonnet award $25,000 grant for new fire engine

1101
 2017

New engine will help Bleiblerville VFD serve community safely and reliably

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HAVOC OF HARVEY: Members hit with floods, high winds, power outages

1002
 2017

The gusts of wind and rain began late on Friday, Aug. 25. Before it was over, Hurricane Harvey blasted Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s service area with destructive winds and drenching rains. Crews responded to 602 service calls, 396 of which were power outages that affected 12,760 members.

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Bluebonnet to upgrade power lines in northwest Washington County; members will experience temporary power outages

1002
 2017
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in northern Washington County will experience temporary power outages Tuesday, Oct. 10, as crews complete an upgrade to electric distribution lines. The upgrade will increase the voltage carried through the power lines and is needed to continue reliably serving a growing number of homes in the area.

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ENERGY VAMPIRES: Slay devices draining power in your home

1001
 2017

As Halloween approaches, here are some Energy.gov tips to reduce standby power

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Looking to install new electric service? This tool can help

0929
 2017

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative has launched a new tool on bluebonnet.coop that can give current and potential members an idea of what it may cost to bring electric service to their property.

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SUN, SWEAT & SKILLS: Linemen brave heat, rain to compete in annual contest

0905
 2017

At the 21st annual Texas Lineman’s Rodeo competition this year in Seguin, Bluebonnet linemen joined others from across Texas to put their skills to the test

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THE OTHER HILL COUNTRY: Our regional high points

0905
 2017

We can’t boast about soaring peaks, 
but our region has high points galore
— with rich histories, monumental significance and, sometimes, puzzling names 

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Emergency shelters & updates across Bluebonnet region

0825
 2017
Links to information on shelters and other resources across the region

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HURRICANE HARVEY: Updates, information from Bluebonnet

0825
 2017

Check for regular updates on this page, and via Facebook and Twitter as Hurricane Harvey impacts our service area. You can see where power is out on our outage viewer – using our mobile app or on our website, here

Go to our Storms and Outages page for tips to prepare and what to do during outages.  You can log in to REPORT AN OUTAGE or call 800-949-4414.

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Bluebonnet hosting solar tour in Brenham

0823
 2017

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, in conjunction with Texas Solar Energy Society and Solar Austin, will host its second solar tour on Saturday, Sept. 9. Attendees can learn about the benefits of installing a solar energy system at their home, business or property.

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day

0823
 2017
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of Labor Day. Bluebonnet’s control room is staffed 24 hours a day, every day. Should an outage occur, Bluebonnet personnel will be on call Labor Day weekend to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

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Bluebonnet Director Suanna Tumlinson resigns from co-op board

0815
 2017

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative Director Suanna Tumlinson resigned from the co-op’s board of directors. Tumlinson, who represents District 2, Travis County, on the 11-member board of directors, will continue to serve on the board until Dec. 31, 2017.

“It has been one of my greatest joys and privileges to serve Bluebonnet’s members on the board of directors,” Tumlinson said. “However, recent changes in my professional and personal life make it necessary for me to resign from the board. I will forever treasure the friendships I made with my fellow directors and Bluebonnet’s employees and members.” 

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Don't heat up the kitchen - instead, get your grill on!

0810
 2017

As part of Bluebonnet's "20 days of energy savings" series on Facebook, we recently asked our fans to share their grilling recipes and secrets. Here are our top picks.

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DIRECTOR GOLD: Board member Milton Shaw earns top NRECA credential

0802
 2017

Bluebonnet board member Milton Shaw earns top credential from NRECA

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Ready to go solar? Come to the Bluebonnet Solar Tour

0801
 2017

If you’re considering solar power for your home or office, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, in conjunction with Texas Solar Energy Society and Solar Austin, is ready to provide information and help you take a self-guided tour of solar installations in the Brenham area. Join us for the second Bluebonnet Solar Tour starting at 9 a.m. Sept. 9, 2017, at our Eco Home, 2601 Longwood Drive, Brenham.

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Tasty slow-cooker meals will help you save energy

0727
 2017
As part of Bluebonnet's "20 days of energy savings" series on Facebook, we recently asked our fans to share their favorite slow cooker recipes. Try 'em out, and you, too, can be saving energy with an easy-to-prepare dinner that won’t heat up your kitchen!

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50 outstanding students awarded Bluebonnet scholarships

0718
 2017

The students were honored in April during two receptions at Bluebonnet’s headquarters in Bastrop.

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Bluebonnet, LCRA support community projects through grants

0711
 2017

The Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative recently awarded grants to three area organizations

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THE RESTING PLACE OF THE RAJAH: Rogers Hornsby

0706
 2017

Rogers Hornsby — one of baseball’s greatest players — is buried in a secluded family cemetery in Bluebonnet territory

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day

0626
 2017

BOOM TOWNS: The Central Texas transformation

0606
 2017

New homes, schools and other developments dot the landscape of Bluebonnet’s bustling western border

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

0524
 2017
Members can report power outages by calling 800-949-4414, or through the co-op’s mobile app or website.

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Two Area Students to Represent Bluebonnet in Austin and Washington, D.C.

0523
 2017

THE ELECTRIC UNDERGROUND: What lies beneath

0516
 2017

Bluebonnet’s 11,000 miles of power lines mostly span the sky, but in new neighborhoods, they are increasingly out of sight

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Bluebonnet's Annual Meeting draws hundreds of members for business, music and fun

0511
 2017

Nearly 600 Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members and guests filled the Sons of Hermann Hall in Giddings on Tuesday, May 9, for the co-op’s Annual Meeting. Members and guests enjoyed music from Bert Rivera and the Ramblers, with special guest Wyatt Aleman, a 12-year-old fiddling prodigy from Harwood, Texas. More than 40 door prizes were handed out, including two Cub Cadet riding mowers.

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Bluebonnet members to get $3.14 million back in capital credits beginning in May

0424
 2017
Bluebonnet members will soon get a pleasant reminder of one of the benefits of being a member-owner of an electric co-op. They will see a credit on their May electric bill for their share of $3.14 million that Bluebonnet’s board of directors unanimously voted during its April meeting to return to its members. The money, called capital credits, is similar to dividends that for-profit companies pay their investors.

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Substation upgrade doubles power for 4,800 members

0424
 2017

An upgrade to Bluebonnet’s Lyle Wolz substation near Deanville in Burleson County has more than doubled the capacity to provide power to more than 4,800 members. The upgrade included a new transformer that increased the substation’s capacity to 50 megawatts. One megawatt is enough power to provide electricity to about 200 homes during peak demand, like a hot summer afternoon or cold winter morning.

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BLUEBONNET Q&A: Truck giveaway

0419
 2017

Q: I recall reading last year that Bluebonnet gave away a used truck after the Annual Meeting. Do you plan to do that again this year?

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HEADING TO D.C.: Teen leaders will represent Bluebonnet at Government-in-Action Youth Tour

0417
 2017

A Future Farmers of America chapter officer who plans to become a veterinarian and an aspiring engineer with a passion for history are the recipients of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s 2017 Government-in-Action Youth Tour, which includes a paid trip to Washington, D.C.

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SMART HOME: Greet visitors with cool (door)bells and whistles

0412
 2017

Greet visitors with cool (door)bells and whistles

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Bluebonnet to upgrade power lines in southern Washington, northern Austin counties

0405
 2017
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in southern Washington and northern Austin counties will experience temporary power outages Wednesday, April 5, as crews complete an upgrade to electric distribution lines. The upgrade will increase the voltage carried through the power lines and is needed to continue reliably serving a growing number of homes in the area.

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THE APPRENTICES: Bluebonnet’s rigorous training program for linemen produces skilled, confident pros

0401
 2017

Bluebonnet’s rigorous training program for linemen produces skilled, confident pros

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POWER TO THE PULPIT: Energy audit shines light at Elgin's Family Worship Center

0329
 2017

Energy audit shines light on ways to lower bills for Family Worship Center near Elgin

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Four incumbent Bluebonnet directors unopposed and re-elected to co-op's board

0317
 2017

Four Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative directors up for election this year were unopposed in their respective races and, in accordance with the co-op’s bylaws, were elected by general consent.

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SAVE THE DATE: Annual Meeting set for May 9

0309
 2017

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting will be May 9 at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Giddings. Members will hear a State-of-the-Cooperative report, learn of milestones that Bluebonnet reached in 2016, have the opportunity to take care of Bluebonnet business and be entered in a drawing for door prizes.

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BLUEBONNET Q&A: Tips for contacting us

0306
 2017

Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day

0214
 2017
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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Alterations can make your fireplace more efficient

0209
 2017

Even if you love the crackle and warmth of a wood-burning fire on the hearth, you probably could live without the added cost to your energy bill.

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BLUEBONNET Q&A: View energy usage on your smartphone

0207
 2017

Q: I don’t have access to a computer. Is there a way I can see how much energy I’m using from my smartphone?

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THE RHONES' ROOTS: A century of one Round Top family’s history

0202
 2017

A century of one Round Top family’s history was discovered and preserved, offering a window into the middle-class lives of African-Americans long ago

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Bluebonnet directors appoint new director to fill vacant Bastrop County seat on co-op Board

0124
 2017

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s directors appointed Debbi Goertz to fill the vacant District 3 seat representing Bastrop County on the cooperative’s 11-member Board of Directors.

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THE POWER OF VOICE: Voice-controlled devices are making life easier

0124
 2017
Hey Siri, turn off the lights! Alexa, lock the door! OK Google, turn on the TV! Voice-controlled devices are making life’s little tasks only a comment away

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Seeking a Bluebonnet Board seat? Applications due Feb. 8

0117
 2017
Bluebonnet members will elect four directors during the co-op’s Annual Meeting at Sons of Hermann Hall in Giddings 

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Deadline nears for government youth tour, scholarship program

0112
 2017

LCRA, Bluebonnet award $50,000 grant for fire station addition

0111
 2017

New structure to be used for fire and emergency training, elections and community gatherings

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LCRA, Bluebonnet award $12,000 grant to Caldwell County Emergency Services District No. 3

0111
 2017

Grant will buy new equipment for emergency responders

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LCRA, Bluebonnet award $7,807 grant to York Creek VFD

0111
 2017

Grant will help fire department replace outdated safety equipment

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LCRA, Bluebonnet award $39,600 grant to Dale Community Center

0111
 2017

Center will air condition the gym and repair the facility

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SCAM ALERT: Don’t get conned by fake demands to pay bills

0109
 2017

Bluebonnet wants its members to know co-op procedures in order to protect themselves from fraud.

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day and for a company-wide meeting

0109
 2017
Should an outage occur, Bluebonnet personnel will be on call to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

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WINTER'S PEAKS: High demand for energy in Bluebonnet's area

0106
 2017

Winter’s cold — not summer’s heat — leads to highest demand for energy in Bluebonnet’s area

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Resolutions to save energy, money in 2017

0103
 2017

12 New Year’s resolutions will help save electricity and money

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BLUEBONNET'S CALENDAR: 2017 office closings, board meetings

0101
 2017
Make note of these board meetings and holiday closings.

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BLUEBONNET OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF NEW YEAR HOLIDAY

1227
 2016
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Year holiday.

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COLDEST TEMPERATURES IN TWO YEARS INCREASE ELECTRIC USE, LEAD TO HIGHER ELECTRIC BILLS

1227
 2016
A polar cold front that dropped Central Texas temperatures in the mid-20s, the coldest to hit the area in two years, has led to increased energy consumption for Bluebonnet’s members, which means higher electric bills. 

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BLUEBONNET Q&A: Get efficient in 2017

1227
 2016

New Year’s resolutions to simplify and save money in 2017

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MYSTERY SOLVED: How area towns got their unusual names

1220
 2016

Just like people, towns have names that carry origin stories.

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Tips to save energy in the winter months

1215
 2016

Bluebonnet recently asked its Facebook fans to share their winter energy-saving tips. Here are some of the excellent suggestions we received.

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Christmas

1213
 2016
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of Christmas.

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Be prepared when the temperatures drop

1213
 2016

Bluebonnet recently asked its Facebook fans to share their best tips for dealing with the cold weather. Here are a few of the great suggestions we received.

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LCRA and Bluebonnet Electric award $34,420 grant for park building

1207
 2016

Addition to Deanville Memorial Park will help promote economic and civic growth

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SMART GIFTS: The latest gadgets make life easier and more fun

1206
 2016
Latest gadgets not only make life easier, but are cool family toys, too

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AIRING OF THE QUILTS: Colonial-era tradition alive and well in Smithville

1122
 2016

Smithville has a colorful way of showing the warmth of its community.

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POWER PRODUCERS: More members lowering their electric bills

1115
 2016

More Bluebonnet members are harnessing the wind, capturing the sun and lowering their electric bills

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Q&A: Bluebonnet scholarships for high school students

1108
 2016

Q: I heard Bluebonnet offers scholarships for high school students. What is available and when is the deadline?

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Bluebonnet to accept applications to fill vacant Bastrop County seat on board of directors

1024
 2016
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on its 11-member Board of Directors. Applications for the District 3 seat, which represents Bastrop County, will be accepted through 5 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.

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THE STATE OF SOLAR: Harnessing the sun to generate power

1006
 2016

Texas’ big skies and shrinking prices are luring homeowners and businesses to harness the sun to generate power

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NEW GENERAL MANAGER: Matt Bentke takes helm at Bluebonnet

1004
 2016

Brenham native, 24/7 advocate for co-op members, embraces ‘opportunity to lead an amazing group of people’

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Bluebonnet switches to pink gear to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1004
 2016

For the fifth consecutive year, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is adding pink to its buildings, vehicles, hard hats and clothing during October to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Are you thinking solar?

0928
 2016

If so, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, in conjunction with Texas Solar Energy Society and Solar Austin, is ready to provide information and help you take a self-guided tour of solar installations in and around Bastrop.

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BLINN COLLEGE: Academics and athletics in the heart of Brenham 

0927
 2016

In the heart of Brenham, the largest college within the Bluebonnet service area is thriving, thanks to top-notch academics and athletics

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SMART LIGHTING: The ambiance of modern technology 

0920
 2016

Technology brings down costs and gives users control over the ambiance of their lives 

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Bluebonnet hosting wild land fire preparedness field day at its Bastrop Headquarters

0907
 2016

Bluebonnet will host a free wildfire preparedness field day for members, area residents and nonprofit organizations

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SHOW OF SKILL: 20th annual Texas Lineman's Rodeo

0906
 2016

Bluebonnet team pits its abilities against the best in Texas at annual event

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Board members earn top credential from NRECA

0830
 2016
Two Bluebonnet directors have earned Director Gold status from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

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FIXING FAULTS FASTER: New technology that reduces outage duration 

0825
 2016

Any opportunity to reduce the time that power is out and improve safety and reliability is a win for everyone.

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LESSONS LEARNED: Bluebonnet-area student government youth tour

0823
 2016

Bluebonnet-area student lays wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during annual government youth tour to nation’s capital

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THE PERFECT TEMPERATURE: Smarter-than-ever thermostats

0816
 2016

A look at some of the thermostats that are saving consumers energy and money

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WILDFIRE WISDOM: Create a strong defense around your property

0809
 2016

Fire can be tamed. There are smart ways to protect people, homes and property as well as reduce harm to the ecosystem.

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53 students receive Bluebonnet scholarships

0802
 2016

This year, 216 students applied for the 28 trade and technical school scholarships and 25 academic scholarships to attend a college or university. Each winner received $2,500. 

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Bluebonnet to showcase wildfire preparedness program at field day for members

0726
 2016

Bluebonnet will showcase FireSmart, its new wildfire preparedness program, at a field day for members, area residents and environmental nonprofits Sept. 17 at the co-op’s headquarters facility in Bastrop.

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GIVING BACK TO THOSE WHO KEEP US SAFE: Bluebonnet Community Grants

0721
 2016

42 nonprofits received $1.2 million in the latest—and last — round of the popular Bluebonnet Community Grants program. 
 

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Bluebonnet and LCRA award Tanglewood VFD grant for rescue gear

0712
 2016

The Tanglewood Volunteer Fire Department will soon have new rescue tools, thanks to a $4,576 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative. 

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Prairie Hill-Rocky Hill VFD receives grant from Bluebonnet and LCRA for emergency equipment

0712
 2016

The Prairie Hill-Rocky Hill Volunteer Fire Department will soon have two backup power generators and a portable light, thanks to a $10,342 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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ANNUAL MEETING: More than 500 attend event

0712
 2016

ANNUAL MEETING 2016 Co-op members re-elect incumbents, hear business update, listen to music and take home door prizes during successful Annual Meeting

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Bluebonnet and LCRA Award Tilmon Community Club Grant for Renovation to Community Center

0707
 2016

The Tilmon Community Club will make needed exterior renovations and energy efficiency upgrades to its community center thanks to a $19,500 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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Bluebonnet and LCRA Award Martindale PD Grant for New Patrol Car

0707
 2016

The City of Martindale will be able to buy another patrol car for its police department thanks to a $24,832 community grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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THE STORMS' TOLL: Bluebonnet workers race to turn on the lights

0707
 2016

Back-to-back storms and floods and thousands without power: Bluebonnet workers race night and day to turn on the lights

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FORGET FORGETTING: Recurring payments are now even easier

0705
 2016

Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day

0630
 2016
Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments while the offices are closed through the co-op’s website.

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Handling an estate? A few tips to maximize member benefits

0628
 2016
Are you the executor of an estate for someone who was a Bluebonnet co-op member? If so, the estate may be eligible to retire the account’s capital credits (a share of annual co-op profits) early and receive a check.

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Mark Rose to retire from Bluebonnet; Board chooses Matt Bentke to be co-op’s next general manager

0621
 2016

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative today announced that General Manager Mark Rose will retire from Bluebonnet after 14 years with the co-op. Bluebonnet’s board of directors unanimously voted to name Deputy General Manager Matt Bentke to succeed Rose as general manager.

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WIRELESS WATCHDOGS: Smart home security in 2016 and beyond

0621
 2016

Robot doggies remain in the realm of science fiction, but high-tech innovations are changing what it means to keep your home safe — with or without Fido’s help

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It’s summer. Let’s color!

0615
 2016

Looking for something fun for the kids to do to beat the heat? Let their creative spirits soar with our annual coloring contest.

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FLOOD WATCH: New gauges provide more information and better safety

0614
 2016

MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Avoiding late payment fees

0607
 2016

Bluebonnet and Bastrop community mourn the loss of Co-op Director Kathleen Handy

0601
 2016

Kathleen Handy, a member of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors, beloved wife, mother of four, businesswoman, community activist and volunteer, unexpectedly died May 31 at her home in Bastrop.

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Bluebonnet adds additional crews to counties hit hardest by storms; conditions slow crews’ progress

0528
 2016
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative crews and contractors continued to work around the clock more than 48 hours into one of the most challenging storm-related outage events in the co-op’s history. By Saturday afternoon, outages that were once widespread throughout Bluebonnet’s 3,800-square-mile territory were concentrated enough that additional crews could be deployed to Lee, Burleson and Washington counties, which were hardest hit by record rainfall and unprecedented flooding.

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Two major weather events within one month bring unprecedented outages to Bluebonnet members

0527
 2016
For the second time in four weeks, Bluebonnet’s service area was slammed by strong storms and heavy rains that caused major, widespread power outages. Some of those did – and could – last up to 48 hours. Both storms caused significant damage to the co-op’s electric grid and peaked with more than 10,000 members without power at one time. Though the scale and scope were similar, the two storms also presented significantly different challenges for crews restoring power.

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Significant storms cause major, widespread outages in Bluebonnet's service area

0527
 2016
A powerful, lingering storm system caused widespread outages and flooding in Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s service area overnight Thursday and Friday morning. More than 10,000 members were out of power at the peak. Record rainfall caused flooding and closed roadways, preventing the co-op’s crews from reaching many outages.

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Bluebonnet awards $1.2 million in Bluebonnet Community Grants to 42 area nonprofits

0526
 2016
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors unanimously voted in April to award $1.2 million to 42 area nonprofit organizations. Public safety organizations received nearly half of the grants awarded. These grants will be used to purchase equipment, including wildland firefighting vehicles, radios, self-contained oxygen tanks and breathing masks and thermal imaging cameras, and make improvements to or build new fire stations and training facilities.

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HOME, SMART HOME: Trends in residential technology

0524
 2016

Cool gadgets, practicality drive trend in residential lifestyle technology

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

0523
 2016
“Bluebonnet honors the members of our nation’s armed forces who fought and died so that we and so many people throughout the world may live in peace and enjoy freedom,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s general manager. “Please take a quiet moment on Memorial Day to remember and thank those brave men and women, and their families, for their sacrifices on our behalf.” 

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AHEAD OF THE WEATHER: Tips to prepare for hurricane season

0517
 2016
These tips can help you be prepared and safe during hurricane season

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Bluebonnet members re-elect four incumbent directors during co-op's annual meeting

0511
 2016
Four incumbent directors were re-elected during Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting Tuesday, May 10, at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Giddings. Board Chairman Ben Flencher (District 5, Burleson County), Vice Chairman Kenneth Mutscher (District 7, Washington County) and Director Milton Shaw (District 1, Caldwell, Gonzales, Guadalupe and Hays counties) were unopposed in their respective races. Director Kathleen Handy (District 3, Bastrop County) defeated two challengers. 

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: 2016 truck giveaway

0505
 2016

We are giving away a 2007 Chevrolet C1500 extended cab 4x2 pickup. 

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Bluebonnet to return more than $3 million in capital credits to members

0503
 2016
Bluebonnet members will get more than just their electric bill in the mail beginning this month. They will also get their share of $3.18 million that Bluebonnet’s board of directors unanimously voted during its April meeting to return to its members. The money, called capital credits, is similar to dividends that for-profit companies pay their investors.

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Tips and advice during prolonged power outages

0430
 2016
First and foremost: STAY AWAY from damaged electric equipment and downed power lines. An energized line can look just like one that’s not. That power can arc quite a distance from the line, too. Stay far away from downed lines and call 911, then our Control Room at 800-949-4414.

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Powerful storms cause major, widespread outages in Bluebonnet’s service area

0430
 2016

A line of strong storms caused significant damage to Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s electric grid early Saturday morning. Power outages were widespread and affected more than 10,000 meters at the peak, with the most severe damage concentrated in central and northern Bastrop County, central and northern Lee County and northern Burleson County.

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FREIGHT REIGNS: The spots where trains stop

0427
 2016

Few of the trains that rumble across the region make stops, but two companies help keep rail commerce thriving

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2016 ANNUAL MEETING: Board elections, presentations and door prizes

0419
 2016

Bluebonnet members recently targeted for phone-payment scam

0415
 2016
In recent weeks Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members have reported receiving calls from people demanding payment over the phone for delinquent bills or their power will be immediately disconnected. These calls are fraudulent and are not done by or on behalf of Bluebonnet.

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TALKING ABOUT BLUEBONNET: Town Halls showcase the co-op

0412
 2016

Members gather to ask questions, learn more about the co-op and meet the people who bring the power

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GOVERNMENT-IN-ACTION YOUTH TOUR: Student leaders heading to D.C.

0405
 2016

High school seniors represent Bluebonnet during Government-in-Action Youth Tour

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Bluebonnet to host town hall meeting in Caldwell for members to ask questions and learn about their co-op

0331
 2016
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will host a town hall meeting Wednesday, April 13, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Civic Center, 103 Texas 21 West. The event will give co-op members a chance to ask questions and learn about Bluebonnet and its plans for the future. 

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SAVE THE DATE: Bluebonnet elects Board members May 10

0329
 2016

WE LOVE A PARADE: The magic of Central Texas

0322
 2016

Luling's Watermelon Thump captures the magic that floats throughout Central Texas

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ROLLING POWERHOUSE: Bluebonnet's newest mobile substation moved

0315
 2016

Bluebonnet’s newest mobile substation adds punch to co-op’s energy-delivery arsenal 

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DEADLINES APPROACHING: 50 scholarships to be awarded

0308
 2016
Application deadline March 25th 

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FAST FORWARD: Seeking retail big or small

0223
 2016

Here’s how four area towns are luring shops and restaurants. 

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Automated calls keep you informed

0216
 2016

Bluebonnet to host town hall meetings for members to ask questions and learn about their co-op

0203
 2016
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will host five town hall meetings in February and March where co-op members can ask questions and learn about Bluebonnet and its plans for the future.    

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Deadline to submit applications for Bluebonnet Community Grants nearly here

0201
 2016
The deadline for area nonprofit organizations to submit applications for the second round of Bluebonnet Community Grants is Tuesday, Feb. 16. As of Monday, Feb. 1, Bluebonnet had received 15 grant applications.

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BUILDING A BETTER TOMORROW TODAY: Bluebonnet grants

0126
 2016

Bluebonnet grants $1.2 million to 38 area nonprofits

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Four Bluebonnet Board seats up for election on May 9

0117
 2016
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its Board of Directors through Feb. 8.

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and for a company-wide meeting

0114
 2016
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Bluebonnet’s offices will also be closed Thursday, Jan. 21, for a company-wide meeting. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments during these office closings through the co-op’s website at bluebonnet.coop.

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Bluebonnet to host 6 regional Town Halls

0114
 2016

Join us to talk about the future of your electric cooperative.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Higher education scholarships

0112
 2016

Two opportunities for students: Government-in-Action Youth Tour and Scholarships of Excellence

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Four co-op board seats up for election in 2016

0105
 2016

THANK YOU: 2015 golf tournament sponsors

1229
 2015

Co-op board seats up for election in 2016

1222
 2015

SAVE TIME: Request Services Online

1215
 2015

LIGHTS OF TEJAS: Keeping a million-plus holiday bulbs glowing

1210
 2015

Visit the light show on certain days Nov. 27 through Dec. 29.

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FIRE & FLOODS: Rapid response and restoring power

1208
 2015

Within a span of two weeks in late October, Bluebonnet members endured a forest fire, a tornado, severe storms and record-breaking floods. Through it all, crews worked around the clock to rapidly respond and restore power.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Learn how to claim your property

1124
 2015

Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving

1123
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of Thanksgiving. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments while the offices are closed through the co-op’s website at bluebonnet.coop.

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LCRA and Bluebonnet award $32,967 for improvements to Red Rock Community Center

1123
 2015

Red Rock Community Center Inc. will be able to make building and ground improvements, thanks to a $32,967 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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SIGN UP FOR RECURRING PAYMENTS: You could win a Yeti cooler

1117
 2015

WARMING UP FOR WINTER: Tune up your heating system

1110
 2015

Heating systems need tune-ups before winter arrives

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Bluebonnet awards $1.2 million in Bluebonnet Community Grants to 38 area nonprofits

1104
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative awarded $1.2 million to 38 area nonprofit organizations last month in the first funding cycle for the new Bluebonnet Community Grants program.  The nonprofits that were awarded grants include volunteer fire departments, food banks, children and women’s advocacy groups, community centers, and healthcare and disaster-relief organizations.

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HERE COMES FRIDAY NIGHT: High school football and Texas pride

1103
 2015

No matter the team, no matter the town, the sights, sounds and spectacle of high school football are deep in the heart of Texas

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Powerful storms knock out transmission lines, cause major outages in western portion of Bluebonnet's service area

1030
 2015
A line of strong storms that produced at least one tornado ripped through the western portion of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s service area Friday morning, causing extensive damage and widespread power outages.

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OUTAGE UPDATES: Storm-related news, Halloween 2015

1030
 2015

Find the latest information about power outages and other storm news occurring Oct. 30-31, 2015.

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Bluebonnet lowers rate for second time in two months, third time in 2015

1029
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative lowered the fuel portion of its electric rate by a half-cent, beginning with bills mailed Nov. 1. This is the second time in two months and the third time in 2015 that Bluebonnet has reduced the fuel portion of its rate, called the power cost recovery factor.

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Bluebonnet to upgrade power lines in northern Burleson County

1027
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in northern Burleson County will experience temporary power outages Thursday, Nov. 5, as crews complete an upgrade to electric distribution lines. The upgrade will increase the voltage carried through the power lines and is needed to continue to reliably serve a growing number of homes and businesses in the area.

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SAFETY FIRST: If in doubt about Bluebonnet workers, just call us

1020
 2015
If you are unsure about co-op workers on your property or at your home or business, you can call us at 800-842-7708.

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Updates and statements about the Hidden Pines Fire

1015
 2015

Find updates and official statements about the wildfire here

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Bluebonnet goes pink during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1009
 2015

Fall is known for its stunning display of color as trees, shrubs and grasses change from green to brilliant orange, yellow and red. Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is getting in on the action in October by adding pink to its buildings, vehicles and employees to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

1006
 2015

Bluebonnet is going pink

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Bluebonnet members will see a reduction in their electric rate beginning in October

0929
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will lower the fuel portion of its electric rate by a half-cent, beginning with bills that will be mailed on Oct. 1. The half-cent reduction equates to a $5 savings for every 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity consumed. The average Bluebonnet residential member consumes an average of 1,200 kilowatt hours a month.

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RURAL RX: Health care in the country

0929
 2015

Health care in the country struggles with fewer doctors, uninsured patients and dwindling resources

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Our new mobile app

0924
 2015

THE MAKING OF A POLE: A look inside the process

0922
 2015

Mile after country mile, these creosote-soaked sentinels stand and deliver. This is their story.

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LINEMAN'S LINGO: Time to learn your lines

0915
 2015

2015 LINEMAN'S RODEO: A tribute, then tough competition

0914
 2015

COMMON ELECTRICITY MYTHS: Setting the record straight

0825
 2015

Myth or fact? Read more to stay safe. 

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Central Texas nonprofits submit 173 applications for Bluebonnet Community Grants

0820
 2015
Animal shelters, food banks, community centers, education foundations and emergency response organizations are just a few of the types of nonprofit groups that submitted 173 applications for the Bluebonnet Community Grant program, which was established last year by Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Changing the name on your account

0818
 2015

Updating your account information has many benefits. 

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Soaring summer temperatures break state electric grid records and increase energy demand and consumption by Bluebonnet members

0813
 2015
It took a while, but triple-digit temperatures have hit Central Texas in August. Several weeks of temperatures near 100 degrees or hotter have led to record-setting demand for electricity across the state and increased electric consumption by Bluebonnet’s members.

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CAPITAL MEMORIES: The Bluebonnet Government Youth Tour

0813
 2015

Bluebonnet’s government youth tour takes two area teens to Washington to meet lawmakers, visit museums and learn how government works.

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FAST FORWARD: How Central Texas’ growth will shape our region’s future

0811
 2015

Projected growth and its challenges and opportunities in Bluebonnet’s region.
 

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Deadline to submit applications for Bluebonnet Community Grants nearly here

0810
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will donate $3 million to nonprofit groups within the co-op’s service area over three years, beginning with the first grant cycle this fall. The deadline for an area nonprofit to submit an application for a Bluebonnet Community Grant is Monday, Aug. 17.

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Bluebonnet's Brenham-area employees celebrate 11-year safety streak

0806
 2015

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s Brenham-area employees’ safety streak was extended to an impressive 11 years without an accident that caused any of them to miss time on the job.

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Bluebonnet’s improved mobile app makes everything a little easier

0804
 2015

With our improved app, you can take care of your Bluebonnet business when it’s convenient for you.

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Bluebonnet to upgrade power lines near Williamson-Lee county line; members will expect temporary power outages

0723
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in the Beaukiss Estates subdivision near the Williamson-Lee county line will experience a temporary power outages Wednesday, July 29, as crews complete upgrades to electric distribution lines. The upgrades will increase the voltage carried through the power lines and is needed to continue to reliably serve a growing number of homes and businesses in the area.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Keeping costs down in the Texas heat

0721
 2015

RAPID RESPONSE: Bluebonnet teams rush to restore power

0714
 2015

Find out about opportunities at Bluebonnet

0630
 2015

Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day

0626
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments while the offices are closed through the co-op’s website at bluebonnet.coop.

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BLUEBONNET MEMBER PROFILE: Altman Plants

0625
 2015

Branch of national horticulture company employs some 255 locals

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DRAWING SOON: Create your online account and update your contact info to be entered!

0623
 2015

INVEST IN EFFICIENCY: How long before your investment pays off?

0618
 2015

Tropical Storm Bill hits Central Texas, brining high winds, rain and flooding; knocks out power to thousands of Bluebonnet members

0617
 2015

Tropical Storm Bill ripped through Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s service area Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, bringing strong winds that toppled trees into power lines and heavy rain that caused local flooding. Most of the outages were concentrated in Burleson, Fayette and Washington counties.

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THE OBSERVERS: Hundreds of volunteers documenting America's weather history

0616
 2015

Collecting rain data is a calling for Dime Box family

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AFTER THE STORM: Tracking a Bluebonnet crew

0612
 2015

BEWARE THE GARAGE FRIDGE: Get the cold, hard facts

0611
 2015

MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Ways to save on your energy bill

0609
 2015

Small changes can mean big savings

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Bluebonnet Community Grants to donate $3 million to area nonprofits over the next three years

0608
 2015
Thriving, prosperous communities and nonprofit organizations are essential to the strength of a region. To build that strength throughout its service area, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors unanimously voted in May to create the Bluebonnet Community Grants program.

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Bluebonnet and LCRA award $50,000 to Bastrop County ESD for a new fire station

0604
 2015

Bastrop County Emergency Services District (ESD) 1 will build a new fire station thanks to a $50,000 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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Memorial Day storms, flash floods cause hundreds of outages impacting thousands of Bluebonnet members

0528
 2015

Powerful storms ripped through Central Texas Memorial Day, loaded with torrential rain, high winds and thousands of lightning strikes. The storms resulted in flash floods and caused widespread power outages throughout Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s service area. 

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Bluebonnet restores power to more than 5,300 members in 24 hours; estimates remaining members' power back on by noon Wednesday

0526
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative made great progress in the past 24 hours, restoring power to more than 5,300 members after powerful storms ripped through its Central Texas service area Memorial Day. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bluebonnet reported 101 individual outages with 833 members still without power.

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GO PAPERLESS AND WIN: Drawing soon!

0526
 2015

Sign up now to be entered to win! 

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Powerful storms cause major, prolonged outages; restoration efforts hampered by widespread flash flooding

0525
 2015

The powerful storms that moved through Central Texas Memorial Day caused extensive damage to Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s electric system and prolonged outages for co-op members across its entire 3,800 square mile service area. The number of outages peaked Monday at 9 p.m. with 248 reported outages affecting 6,061 members.

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LCRA and Bluebonnet award $11,920 to Martindale VFD

0521
 2015

The Martindale Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) was awarded an $11,920 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative that will be used to make its fire station more comfortable for firefighters.

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HAPPY HORSE HOTEL: The peaceful B&B for horses and humans

0521
 2015

Horse lovers create relaxing B&B experience for fellow equestrians

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ANNUAL MEETING 2015: A recap

0520
 2015
Bluebonnet members hear state-of-the co-op, welcome re-elected incumbent directors during 2015 Annual Meeting

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Safety training benefits employees, community

0519
 2015

Real-life situations demonstrate value of emergency preparedness, quick thinking

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BLUEBONNET MEMBERS GET MONEY BACK: Capital credits

0514
 2015

LCRA and Bluebonnet award $50,000 to Winchester Area VFD

0513
 2015

The Winchester Area Volunteer Fire Department will be equipped with a new truck with wild-land firefighting capabilities thanks to a $50,000 community development grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative.

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Bluebonnet celebrates its past, present and future during its Annual Meeting

0513
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members celebrated the co-op’s past and present, and got a glimpse into the future during its Annual Meeting Tuesday, May 12, at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Giddings.

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CRAFTED SPIRITS RISING- Handmade in our region

0512
 2015

Texas and the Bluebonnet region are all abuzz with a boom in craft distilleries

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ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE: Join us May 12

0505
 2015
You are invited...

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Bluebonnet awards $120,000 in academic and trade and technical scholarships

0501
 2015

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative awarded $120,000 in scholarships to 48 area high school graduating seniors who plan to continue their education this fall at a university, college or trade and technical school.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Annual Meeting door prizes

0501
 2015

You could win one of several prizes!

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Bluebonnet to return $3.9 million in capital credits to members

0423
 2015
Do you like getting money back? Of course. Who doesn’t? Next month Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will return a total of $3.9 million to its members. The money, called capital credits, is similar to dividends that for-profit companies pay their investors.

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TOMORROW'S LEADERS ARE D.C. BOUND: A visit to the U.S. Capitol

0423
 2015

The 2015 Government-in-Action Youth Tour

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Bluebonnet's website awareness campaign promotes online tools and giveaways for members throughout 2015

0421
 2015

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative wants its members to learn about all of the efficient, time-saving, information-rich features available on its website, bluebonnet.coop. To emphasize the point, co-op members who learn about and use the website features will be entered to win top-quality giveaway prizes throughout the year.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: The benefit of capital credits

0421
 2015

GO PAPERLESS AND WIN: Contest details

0416
 2015

Save time. Save money. Save trees.

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BLUEBONNET’S 2015 ANNUAL MEETING: Join us May 12th

0414
 2015

OUR ENERGY TRACKING TOOL: Lessons learned

0409
 2015

Members offer insight on Bluebonnet’s information-packed website feature

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THE PROMISED LAND: The roots of Central Texas

0403
 2015
Seeking freedom and a fresh start, European immigrants found a home and brought the old ways to the new land of Central Texas

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Bluebonnet members receive proxy voting forms for 2015 Annual Meeting

0330
 2015
Proxy voting forms were recently mailed to all Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members. The forms enable members who do not plan to or cannot attend Bluebonnet’s 2015 Annual Meeting to participate in the co-op’s election by designating another person or the co-op’s proxy committee to vote on their behalf.

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Members warned of fraud attempts

0327
 2015
Central Texans should beware of thieves trying to trick consumers into making payments for accounts alleged to be delinquent. Similar scams have targeted electric utility customers for more than a year and have been detected again recently in Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s service area.

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Bluebonnet, LCRA grant to improve firefighters’ equipment

0324
 2015

Two area students to represent Bluebonnet in Washington, D.C.

0323
 2015

Two area high school students will represent Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative during a tour of Washington, D.C., and a visit to the U.S. Capitol to meet members of Congress. Isabella Stasulli, a Bastrop High School senior, and Olivia Weiss, a Brenham High School junior, will join more than 1,500 students from across the country, about 125 from Texas, for the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, which is sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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JUNK GYPSIES: DIY sisters turn trash into treasures

0319
 2015

Open road leads sisters to flea markets and adventures amid vintage treasures

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BATTLE OF THE BULBS: CFL vs. LED

0317
 2015

Bluebonnet challenged two local businesses to replace existing CFL and incandescent bulbs with more energy-efficient LEDs. The results were enlightening. 

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Bluebonnet to upgrade power lines in southwest Burleson County; members will experience temporary power outage

0316
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in southwest Burleson County will experience a temporary power outage Tuesday, March 31, as crews complete an upgrade to electric distribution lines. The upgrade will increase the voltage carried through the power lines and is needed to continue to reliably serve a growing number of homes and businesses in the area.

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Bluebonnet to upgrade power lines in northwest Lee County; members will experience temporary power outage

0316
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in northwest Lee County, near the Bastrop County line will experience a temporary power outage Tuesday, March 31, as crews complete an upgrade to electric distribution lines. The upgrade will increase the voltage carried through the power lines and is needed to continue to reliably serve a growing number of members in the area.

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APPLICATIONS DUE THIS MONTH: Deadline March 27

0312
 2015

Apply for one of 48 scholarships

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Smart thermostats and the energy tracking tool

0310
 2015

BLUEBONNET’S 2014 MILESTONES VIDEO

0306
 2015
Watch our video highlighting our area’s unprecedented growth, the co-op’s community outreach, celebrating our 75th anniversary and more.

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TRY OUR ENERGY TRACKING TOOL: Enter to win a smart thermostat

0305
 2015

Share your thoughts to win a smart thermostat! 

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SAVE THE DATE: Bluebonnet's annual meeting scheduled for May 12

0303
 2015

Board elections, co-op reports and more

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THE NEXT BIG THINGS: Best of the Consumer Electronics Show

0301
 2015

The greatest gadget show on Earth unveils the next generation of smart products and power savers

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Chilly temperatures here for a while longer, so take steps to control energy use

0227
 2015
Though Central Texans haven't endured single-digit or below-zero temperatures like many northern and more than a few southern states this winter, we have had several weeks of freezing or below-normal temperatures.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Switching to an online account

0224
 2015

Going paperless is a simple solution to your bill paying challenges 

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WEATHER HAPPENS: Take control with the Energy Tracking Tool

0219
 2015
Enter to win a smart thermostat! 

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Opportunities at Bluebonnet

0217
 2015

Find out about joining our team 

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Bluebonnet's reduction in power costs provides relief from winter electric bills

0212
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members will get relief from winter-weather electric bills beginning in February due to a half-cent reduction in the fuel portion of the co-op’s rates. The half-cent reduction equates to a $5 savings for every 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity consumed.

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CONNECTIVITY IN THE COUNTRY: Rural Internet service

0210
 2015

Rural residents throughout Bluebonnet’s territory live without the hyper-fast Internet service that is the norm in cities. Both big and small companies try to fill the void, but progress is slow. 

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Bluebonnet dedicates substation in honor of longtime Director Lyle Wolz

0205
 2015

Anyone who knew former Bluebonnet Board Director Lyle Wolz, who died in April 2014, remembers something special about him. It might be his beaming smile, quick wit or humor. Or maybe his absolute love for, and dedication and service to Bluebonnet, its members and employees. Now there is one more way to remember Wolz – Bluebonnet’s newly dedicated Lyle Wolz Substation on Texas Highway 21 near Deanville.

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January's cold spell brings high electric bills

0203
 2015
Strong, lingering cold fronts in January dropped temperatures, causing higher electric bills for Central Texans. Weather is the single biggest contributor to increased energy consumption for residential consumers.

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LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: Deadlines approaching for two premier student programs

0203
 2015

Bluebonnet and LCRA award $15,292 grant to McMahan Community Women's Club

0128
 2015

The McMahan Community Women’s Club in Caldwell County will make improvements to the McMahan Community Center thanks to a $15,292 community development grant from Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority.

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Bluebonnet and LCRA award $25,000 grant to St. John Colony Community Center

0128
 2015

St. John 19th Body, a non-profit organization formed to honor the history of the historic St. John Colony in Caldwell County, will develop a civic center thanks to a $25,000 community development grant from Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Winter energy savings

0127
 2015

Tweak your habits to lower your bill

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BLUEBONNET MEMBER PROFILE: Gaeke Construction

0120
 2015

Family-owned construction firm’s many projects dot the map of Texas

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D.C. Youth Tour applications due Feb. 6

0119
 2015

Program details and application due dates.

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CO-OP BOARD SEATS UP FOR ELECTION IN 2015: How to run for the Board

0112
 2015

Nominations due by 4 p.m. on Feb. 11, 2015.

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MUSIC IN THE BLUEBONNET AREA: Local venues showcase region's musicians

0108
 2015

Skip the drive to the big city. Small area clubs, halls and outdoor stages are home to a variety of musicians and styles. 

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GIVING BACK: Carmine Volunteer Fire Department receives $22,500 grant

0106
 2015

Award from Bluebonnet, LCRA aims to better serve community

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BLUEBONNET'S CALENDAR: 2015 office closings, board meetings

0101
 2015
Make note of these board meetings and holiday closings. 

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of MLK Jr. Day and for a company-wide meeting

0101
 2015
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Bluebonnet’s offices will also be closed Thursday, Jan. 22, for a company-wide meeting.

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POWER PREDICTIONS: A glimpse of the future of electricity

1229
 2014

Three Texas experts offer facts, theories and outside-the-box ideas on electricity in the coming decades

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Bluebonnet scholarship programs target aspiring leaders

1228
 2014

Bluebonnet is accepting applications to the Government-in-Action Youth Tour and Scholarship of Excellence program. 

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Want to save some energy? Our fans have some tips

1223
 2014
Bluebonnet fans share their best energy saving tips

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Members’ online PDF bill statements now unavailable on older web browser

1215
 2014
Members using Internet Explorer 7 are urged to update their browser or use another browser

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Co-op board seats up for election in 2015

1210
 2014

The board election will be held during the co-op’s Annual Meeting on May 12, 2015.

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: Camp Swift

1209
 2014

Built in World War II, this once-massive military training center still sees action.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Monitoring my usage

1202
 2014

An easy way to monitor your electricity bill 

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Bluebonnet reports increased fraud attempts targeting its members

1124
 2014
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative warns central Texans to be aware of recent attempts by people calling consumers to trick them into making payments for supposedly delinquent accounts. Similar scams have been targeting consumers for more than a year and have recently increased in activity in Bluebonnet’s service area. 

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TASTY TRADITIONS: Electricity made these recipes possible

1120
 2014

Throughout this year, Bluebonnet put out a call for co-op members to submit their favorite family or co-op cookbook recipes. We received dozens of submissions and narrowing the field was no easy task.

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: Koenig & Strickland Funeral Home

1110
 2014

A tradition of faith, family and service in La Grange since 1894

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day

1107
 2014

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments through the co-op’s website at bluebonnet.coop.

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CAMP TEJAS TRADITION: More than a million holiday lights

1103
 2014

The Lights of Tejas holiday display returns for a fifth year.

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BLUEBONNET'S GENERAL MANAGER MARK ROSE: All about the members

1103
 2014

General manager carries the perspective of the past into his broad vision for tomorrow at Bluebonnet

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NEXT DOOR ENTREPRENEURS: Cottage industries in our area

1023
 2014

Cottage businesses and handmade goods give artisans an opportunity to market their skills   
 

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Brenham employees mark decade-long safety milestone

1023
 2014
A first-of-its-kind milestone

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CARING FOR OUR COMMUNITY: Bluebonnet programs lend a hand

1015
 2014

Bluebonnet, through the LCRA, has given more than $2.6 million in grants to co-op-area nonprofits

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ORGANIC FARMS: Growing industry in Central Texas

1003
 2014

Sustainably produced food is popping up on specialized owner-operated land, and grocery chains are getting in on the action

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MEMBER SERVICE Q&A: More on LED security lights

1002
 2014

MEMBER SERVICE Q&A: More on LED security lights

Q: Can I get more details about Bluebonnet’s program for LED security lights?


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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Transferring service

1001
 2014

We have a helpful page where you can learn about the process.

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Bluebonnet employees don pink hard hats to raise awareness for breast cancer

0930
 2014

Since 2012, Bluebonnet has gone pink, so to speak, during the month of October to raise awareness for National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The co-op uses pink lights to illuminate its member service centers, affixes pink magnetic ribbons to its trucks and hands out pink ribbon pins in the communities it serves. This year, Bluebonnet’s field crews are donning pink hard hats in place of their familiar blue and white ones. 

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: Salt Flat Pipe and Supply

0917
 2014

The majority of these wells operate with Bluebonnet power

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MEMBER SERVICE Q&A: Energy-saving tips

0910
 2014

MEMBER SERVICE Q&A: Energy-saving tips


Q: It’s still sweltering outside. What can I do to stay comfortable and save money on my electric bill?

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ALL FOR ONE, ONE FOR ALL: Bluebonnet earns top trophies

0909
 2014

Bluebonnet earns top honors at the Lineman's Rodeo competition on July 19 at Nolte Island Park in Seguin.

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A LEADER AND A GENTLEMAN: Henry Umscheid

0902
 2014

For nearly 30 years, the friendly, fair-minded Henry Umscheid was the face of Bluebonnet through times of booms and battles

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A HERD OF TROUBLE: Pets and livestock

0902
 2014

If Bluebonnet crews need to be on your property, keep everyone safe by rounding up pets and livestock

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: Brenham Country Club

0818
 2014

For more than eight decades, a popular place pairs with a passion for golf

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ENERGY TRACKING TOOL: Welcome to the Bluebonnet science laboratory

0811
 2014

You don't need a white lab coat to try these experiments for saving energy

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Thank you to our golf tournament sponsors

0807
 2014

Our sponsors make scholarships possible 

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MEMBER SERVICE Q&A: Automated phone system

0806
 2014

Why does Bluebonnet use an automated system to answer phone calls from people reporting power outages?
 

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BETTER LIVING THROUGH ELECTRICITY: When appliances came to Central Texas

0801
 2014

When shiny new appliances hit the homes of rural Central Texans, family life was never the same

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Co-op awards $120,000 in scholarships

0729
 2014

Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients

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Bluebonnet and LCRA award $25,000 grant to Maxwell Social Club

0724
 2014

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the Maxwell Social Club a $25,000 community development grant which will be used to renovate its kitchen, bar and dining areas.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Reporting an outage

0717
 2014

Four simple ways to report an outage 

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THE COOPERATIVE WAY: Model of business spans the globe

0630
 2014

Born of British roots 170 years ago, the cooperative model of business spans the globe today, providing everything from electricity to eggs, cloth to coffee. 

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A day in the life of a lineman

0621
 2014

Tagging along on a Bluebonnet lineman’s typical day is a lesson in efficiency

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Bluebonnet and Hyatt Regency Lost Pines to install electric vehicle charging stations at Bastrop resort and spa

0620
 2014

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa are partnering to install two electric vehicle charging stations capable of charging four cars at a time at the Bastrop County resort hotel.

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The mystery of a kinkajou blink

0618
 2014

A brief feeder line blink in Bastrop County on a May morning in 2013 creates a mystery

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Requesting services online

0617
 2014

Q: Where on your new website can I request a service, such as getting trees near power lines trimmed or having a security light fixed?

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: Saints Peter and Paul Mission

0617
 2014

The church has had electric service from Bluebonnet since 1940. 

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Bluebonnet's directors elect new slate of officers

0617
 2014

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s board of directors unanimously elected Ben Flencher as board chairman Tuesday during its June meeting.

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ROOM WITH A VIEW: Our high-tech control center

0612
 2014

From its high-tech control center,  Bluebonnet technicians pinpoint outages with precision and speed. It’s a far cry from the days of index cards and paper maps.

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Don’t fence us out

0610
 2014

Outages and maintenance mean Bluebonnet may need access to your property, even if you aren’t there

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Capital Credits

0528
 2014

Bluebonnet shares revenue (above what it takes to run the business) with its members.

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The perfect match

0526
 2014

If ever a Bluebonnet member needed a truck, it was Gayle Harper. All it took was a vote and some good luck. 

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The 2014 Annual Meeting

0526
 2014

Upholding history, looking to the future

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: Burton State Bank

0520
 2014

Community's only bank has retained personal, small-town touch since 1906

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Bluebonnet members re-elect four incumbent directors during Annual Meeting

0513
 2014
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s members re-elected four incumbent directors at the co-op’s Annual Meeting Tuesday in Giddings, heard reports on the co-op’s financial health, growth patterns and projections and recent technology improvements, including a new website.

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In Memoriam

0501
 2014
Co-op marks passing of former Board members

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CAPITAL CREDITS: Bluebonnet gives back $3 million to its members

0430
 2014


Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors voted during its April meeting to return $3 million to the co-op’s members.

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THE GRAND GATHERINGS: Annual Meetings

0430
 2014

An exercise in true democracy, annual meetings bring co-op members together for speeches, votes, visits and prizes

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: Prairie Lea Independent School District

0429
 2014

Small classes, big aspirations have powered classes for more than 160 years

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Registering for the Annual Meeting

0429
 2014

Q: I’m planning to attend this year’s Annual Meeting. What information do I need in order to register?

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A new bluebonnet.coop

0428
 2014
Do business anytime, anywhere with our virtual member service center

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Riding the growth wave

0423
 2014

Multiple large companies, business expansions and housing and retail developments are coming to the Bluebonnet region this year

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Students carry on a grand summer tradition

0417
 2014

Co-op’s Government-in-Action Youth Tour winners have big aspirations 

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: City of Manor

0403
 2014

Once Travis County's second largest city, Manor gearing up for rapid growth

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Like money in your pocket: Capital credits another benefit of being a co-op member

0331
 2014
Everyone likes to get money back. And Bluebonnet likes giving money back to its members in the form of capital credits. That’s one of the benefits of being a member of an electric cooperative, as opposed to a customer of an investor-owned or a city-owned utility. 

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Engineering the evolution of Bluebonnet

0327
 2014

Jim Wolf’s career started with protractors and hand-drawn maps and ended with ever-faster computers that transformed his field

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THE POLE STORY: Parts that bring power

0325
 2014

An illustrated guide to Bluebonnet's means of providing power to our members

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Spraying in Bluebonnet’s vegetation management program

0320
 2014

Bluebonnet’s contractors contact residents before work is done near their homes or businesses, whether they will be doing mechanical cutting or spraying herbicides. 

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LIFE & LIGHT ON THE FARM: Electric power changed everything

0311
 2014

From the first light bulb to today, Royce Vickery has witnessed the changes that electricity brought to rural families

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Security Lights

0302
 2014

Q: My neighbors recently built a new house and Bluebonnet installed a security light with a bright white glow. I had one installed eight years ago and its yellow glow isn’t nearly as bright. How are they different?

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THE POWER BROKER: Lyndon B. Johnson

0211
 2014

Lyndon B. Johnson looms large over the birth of electricity in rural Central Texas

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Space heaters

0204
 2014


Q: I’m using my space heater a lot this time of year. I know that it is intended to only heat one room and not my entire house, but what are some other safety precautions I need to know about these heaters?

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: City Meat Market, Giddings

0203
 2014

Step into City Meat Market in downtown Giddings and you instantly know this is the real thing when it comes to Texas barbecue.

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Hot Tips for Cold Weather Energy Savings

0123
 2014

Brrrrr-ing down winter’s power bills with our experts’ tips

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and for a company-wide meeting

0113
 2014

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative's offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Ahead of the storm

0109
 2014

What you'll need for an extended power outage 

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LONGTIME MEMBER PROFILE: Martindale's Post Office

0107
 2014

Bluebonnet has powered the small city’s hub of mail and mingling since 1947.

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When Winter Temperatures Drop, Demand for Electricity and Energy Bills Rise

0107
 2014

When temperatures drop into the 20s and 30s like they have a few times this winter, demand for electricity and energy bills rise.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Energy vampires

0106
 2014

Q: I recently heard about energy vampires and phantom loads that can increase  your electric bill. I’m not one to believe in ghosts, but I am curious as to what this is all about.

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75 YEARS OF POWER: Bluebonnet's story in 2014

0101
 2014

In 1939, everything changed for rural Central Texas. That's when the co-op that became Bluebonnet was born.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Electronic signatures

1222
 2013

Saving time, space and money while benefiting the environment.

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed in observance of Christmas, New Year holidays

1216
 2013

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative's offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas, and Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in observance of New Year's Day. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments through the co-op's website at bluebonnetelectric.coop.

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The green dealer

1213
 2013

Lost Pines Toyota operates entirely with environment, energy in mind

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NOW THAT'S A BRIGHT IDEA: How the lightbulb changed everything

1210
 2013

The past, present and a peek at the future of the light bulb 

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Bluebonnet to Upgrade Power Lines in East Bastrop, South Lee and North Fayette Counties; Members Will Experience Temporary Power Outages

1204
 2013

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in the area where Bastrop, Fayette and Lee counties come together will experience temporary power outages Tuesday, Dec. 10, as crews complete an upgrade to electric distribution lines.

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Bluebonnet to Upgrade Power Lines in South Burleson County; Members Will Experience Temporary Power Outages

1204
 2013

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in south Burleson County will experience temporary power outages Tuesday, Dec. 10, as crews complete an upgrade to electric distribution lines.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: Inexpensive ways to winterize your home

1119
 2013

Winterizing your home can be easy and affordable

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A place for miracles

1119
 2013

Teen boys get a shot at a straighter, brighter path at Miracle Farm

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed for Thanksgiving

1118
 2013

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative's offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of Thanksgiving.

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WELCOME THEM HOME: Honoring those who served

1115
 2013

More than 40 years after Vietnam, a sculpture honoring those who served nears completion at Bastrop foundry

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BLUEBONNET PROFILE: Lee County Recycling

1028
 2013

Heavy or not, metal finds a home. From cars to beer cans, it’s all welcomed at Lee County Recycling.

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IN SEARCH OF HAUNTS: Spooky spots in the Bluebonnet region

1022
 2013

Alleged hauntings and Texas-style ghostly tales

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Bluebonnet hosts delegation from Electric Company of Ghana

1017
 2013

A group of engineers and technicians from the Electric Company of Ghana visited Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative's headquarters and toured its state-of-the-art control center this month to learn more about how Bluebonnet deployed and utilizes advanced meter and other smart grid technology.

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MEMBER SERVICES Q&A: What we have learned from the Eco Home

1017
 2013

NEW LED SECURITY LIGHTS SHINING IN CENTRAL TEXAS: Using less electricity to cast a brighter light

1015
 2013
LED security lights use less electricity and cast a whiter and brighter light than the high-pressure sodium or mercury vapor lights that currently shine from most of Bluebonnet’s 28,000 security lights.

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The Temperature Factor

1001
 2013

Online tool lets Bluebonnet members see weather’s impact on their energy use, costs

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EAGLE FORD: Riding an oil boom

0902
 2013

The economic impact of Texas' newest oil-drilling mecca stretches into parts of Central Texas

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Let The Sun Shine (And The Wind Blow)

0902
 2013

Thinking about generating your own energy? Bill Bard is ahead of the curve — he's gone totally solar

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed Labor Day (Monday)

0830
 2013

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative's offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments through the co-op's website at bluebonnetelectric.coop.

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Maxwell Ebenezer Lutheran Church gets grant from Bluebonnet, LCRA

0820
 2013

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the Maxwell Ebenezer Lutheran Church a $25,000 community development grant...

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New online tool lets Bluebonnet members see temperatures' impact on usage, bills

0808
 2013
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s members can now see on the co-op’s website how weather directly impacts their energy use and electric bills.

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The Luling Foundation receives grant from Bluebonnet and LCRA

0807
 2013

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the Luling Foundation a $10,704 community development grant, which allowed the foundation to install a large industrial fan, a permanent projector and a large projection screen.

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Gay Hill-Mound Hill-Cedar Hill VFD receives grant from Bluebonnet/LCRA

0731
 2013
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and the Lower Colorado River Authority awarded the Gay Hill-Mound Hill-Cedar Hill Volunteer Fire Department a $23,721 community development grant Wednesday to outfit its new truck with essential firefighting equipment.

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Ellinger Chamber of Commerce receives grant from Bluebonnet/LCRA

0701
 2013

The Ellinger Chamber of Commerce will be able to replace the air-conditioning and heating units at its hall with the help of a $20,000 community development grant.

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Round Top Library Association receives grant from Bluebonnet/LCRA

0701
 2013

The Round Top Library Association will be able to renovate the Rummel House and convert it into an activity center with the help of a $17,500 community development grant.

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed Independence Day

0624
 2013
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

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Bluebonnet members in parts of Washington, Burleson counties experience major power outage Saturday

0624
 2013

About 3,200 Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in northeastern Washington and southeastern Burleson counties experienced a major power outage Saturday caused by an equipment failure in a portable substation in its Sandy Hill substation.

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Los intentos de fraude dirigidos a miembros de Bluebonnet se extienden a más condados

0530
 2013
Las personas que de manera fraudulenta dicen ser empleados o contratistas de Bluebonnet han extendido la zona en la que intentan estafar a miembros de la cooperativa para incluir a los condados de Bastrop, Lee, Washington y Fayette.

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Fraud attempts targeting Bluebonnet members spread to more counties

0530
 2013
People falsely claiming to be Bluebonnet employees or contractors have widened the area in which they are targeting co-op members to include Bastrop, Lee, Washington and Fayette counties.

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Continúan los intentos de fraude dirigidos a los miembros de Bluebonnet

0524
 2013
Personas que de manera fraudulenta dicen ser empleados o contratistas de Bluebonnet continúan enfocándose en miembros de la cooperativa, intentando engañarlos para que realicen pagos por cuentas con supuestas moras a través de tarjetas prepagadas, como MoneyPak, que se pueden comprar en Wal-Mart, Walgreens y CVS/pharmacy.

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Fraud Attempts targeting Bluebonnet members continue

0524
 2013
People falsely claiming to be Bluebonnet employees or contractors continue to target co-op members, attempting to trick them into making payments for supposedly delinquent accounts by using prepaid money cards, such as MoneyPak cards that can be bought at Wal-Mart, Walgreens and CVS/pharmacy.

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Bluebonnet offices will be closed Memorial Day

0523
 2013
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments through the co-op’s website at bluebonnetelectric.coop.

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Bluebonnet’s Members Vote for Directors and on Two Ballot Referendums During Annual Meeting

0514
 2013
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s members elected one new director and re-elected three incumbent directors at the co-op’s Annual Meeting Tuesday in Giddings.

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Bluebonnet Gives Back $4.4 million to its Members

0507
 2013
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s board of directors voted in April to return $4.4 million to the co-op’s members.

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Miembros de Bluebonnet Tengan Cuidado con los Intentos Receintes de Fraude

0430
 2013
La Cooperativa de Bluebonnet Electric recientemente se le ha informado de gente que falsamenteafirman ser empleados o contratistas de Bluebonnet con la intencion de engañar a los miembros de la Cooperativa de hacer pagos a cuentas supuestamente con saldo pendiente a través de terceras empresas, como PayPal, Radio Shack y Walgreens.

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Bluebonnet Members Beware of Recent Fraud Attempts

0430
 2013
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative has recently been made aware of people falsely claiming to be Bluebonnet employees or contractors in attempts to trick co-op members into making payments for supposedly delinquent accounts through third-party companies, such as PayPal, Radio Shack and Walgreens.

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Bluebonnet Members Receive Annual Meeting Proxies in Mail

0401
 2013
Blue envelopes containing a proxy voting form have been mailed to Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s members. The form enables members who are unable or choose not to attend Bluebonnet’s Annual Meeting to vote by proxy.

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THE LOOMING BOOM: Development along Texas 130

0302
 2013


Huge planned developments along Texas 130 will change the face of this rural region

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Five Candidates Running for Bluebonnet’s Board of Directors

0227
 2013
For the first time in Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s nearly 75-year history its members will elect directors from seven districts created last year by the Board of Directors. This year, seats from districts 1, 3, 5 and 7 are up for election.

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Bluebonnet to upgrade power lines in south central Bastrop County; members will experience temporary power outages

0226
 2013
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members in south central Bastrop County will experience temporary power outages Tuesday, March 5, as crews complete an upgrade to electric distribution lines.

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Two Area Students to Represent Bluebonnet in Washington, D.C.

0218
 2013
Two area high school students will represent Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative during a tour of Washington, D.C. and a visit to the U.S. Capitol to meet members of Congress. Kaitlyn Baker of Bastrop and Evan Weiss of Brenham will join 1,500 students from across the country for the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, which is sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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Bluebonnet Offices Closed for Presidents Day

0212
 2013
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative’s offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day. Bluebonnet members can access their account information and make payments through the co-op’s website at bluebonnetelectric.coop.

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KEY ACCOUNT: Longwood Elastomers

0902
 2012

Longwood Elastomers in Brenham produces specialty rubber products that enjoy global demand

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