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  • Saturday, February 06, 2016
    BEC holding town hall meetings
    Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is hosting a town hall meeting here, one of five that will be held in February and March.
    Co-op members will be able to ask questions about Bluebonnet and its plans for the future.

    “This is a wonderful opportunity for folks to ask about anything related to their electric service,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s general manager.
    “For example, what’s the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt hour? Or where is their power generated and how does it get to their home or business? What’s on their electric bill and how can they monitor their energy use? Why and how often do we cut trees near our power lines? And what should members do during power outages?”
    Bluebonnet employees, including the linemen who go out in the middle of night during terrible storms to restore power, will be at the town hall meetings to answer questions and demonstrate technology and tools used to serve co-op members.
    The local town hall meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Janis Sneed Banquet Room in the Blinn College Student Center.
    The first town hall meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Bluebonnet’s headquarters in Bastrop.
    Other meetings are set for Monday, Feb. 29, at the Giddings public library, Wednesday, March 2, at the Manor school district’s central office and Thursday, March 3, at the Lockhart Connection Center, 200 S. Blanco St., in Lockhart.
    All town hall meetings are scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m., and will begin with a short presentation about Bluebonnet, then an open house where attendees can browse tables with information about Bluebonnet’s service, ask questions and talk to Bluebonnet employees.
    “We’re really excited about these meetings,” Rose said. “They’re just one more way Bluebonnet is committed to our members and the communities we serve.
    “We know we will learn a lot from talking to our members, and we’re confident the people who attend will go away knowing more about us.”
    Bluebonnet members who attend the meetings will be able to enter drawings for door prizes to be given away during each meeting and a grand prize — a Yeti cooler — to be drawn from entries from all five meetings.

    (Brenham Banner-Press)