The Ozona Chamber of Commerce would like to wish the following members a Happy Anniversary and thank them for their support of their community, our organization and it's programs and services.
Our sincere appreciation goes to:
KYXX Ozona 94.3 True Country 1996
Circle Bar Truck Corral, Inc 1997
John Stokes, CPA 1997
Ozona Country Club 2000
Triple C Hardware & Lumber Inc. 2002
Upham Insurance Agency 2004
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance 2009
Mr. & Mrs Joe S. Moran 2003
Escondido Draw Recreational Area 2008
Will M. Black Real Estate 2010
Dollar General 2010
Natgas, Inc. 2010
Patsy & Guy Hester 2012
CC Wrecker Service 2012
Baker Acre Enterprises 2012
Pictured left to right: Harold Thompson, Gilbert Silva, Tim Porras,
Robert Flores, David Tirado
Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative (SWTEC) was chartered in 1941 and serves all or parts of 13 counties in West Texas. The total service territory exceeds 7000 square miles and the cooperative serves 9500 meters with over 5200 miles of power line.
Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative's headquarters are in Eldorado, Texas but the cooperative maintains warehouses in Ozona and Big Lake, Texas. With over 45 employees, SWTEC has supplied safe and economical electricity for nearly 70 years. As an electric cooperative, the members they serve, own the cooperative, with each member having a vote to decide who represents them on an elected board of directors.
SWTEC employees in Ozona include Harold Thompson, Robert Flores, Tim Porras, Nate Harris and David Tirado. In addition to providing electric power to the residences, ranches, and oilfield of West Texas, SWTEC has several certified electricians who can do work for residential and industrial members. Please call the cooperative for details.
Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative would like to thank its members for their patience during the ice event that hit our system days prior to Thanksgiving. The cooperative suffered the loss of over 500 poles from an area extending from Menard to Fort Stockton. "Our members were very understanding about the severe damage our system experienced" noted Eddie Albin, manager of consumer services.
"Our employees worked very long hours two weeks straight in order to restore our system. Additionally, we had over 100 contractors helping restore the damaged power lines. We are fortunate to have a great group of members that understood our efforts to restore power as safely and quickly as possible." Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative can be reached at 325-853-2544 or by our toll free number at 1-800-643-3980. The cooperative's website is at www.swtec.com.
The Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative for their efforts to provide quality service in addition to being an added asset to the local business community.