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Chill your Bill: Don’t Sweat the Heat with These Tips

Did you know that for every degree lower than 78 degrees on your thermostat can increase your bill as much as 3 percent?

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Carolyn Motl, retired Entergy Texas community developer (left) and Melissa Bochat, Entergy Texas community development program rep. (right) with scholarship recipients (from left) Shannan Reid, Johnny McNally, Heather Neeley and Courtland Holman.
Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer (left) visits with Senior Customer Service Specialist Paula Odom of Entergy Texas Public Affairs and Entergy customer Melissa Delgado.

Making a Difference One Dollar at a Time

Since 2011, Entergy has been sponsoring Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in all five of its operating companies -- doing taxes for free and helping customers get back nearly $200 million in refunds.

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Jennifer with her twins (left to right), James and Brett, volunteering at the 2017 Earth Day Green Up event in The Woodlands, Texas.

How Jennifer Culbertson Powers Life

Jennifer Culbertson, administrative assistant III for Entergy Texas’ West Region Customer Service, takes ownership in everything she does.

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Entergy Texas employee Johnnie Hulin (second from left) was recognized for his community involvement during the 2018 “Honoring Living Legends” event presented by Lamar University and ExxonMobil.

Living Legend Hulin Honored for Community Work

Lamar University and ExxonMobil honored Johnnie Hulin, operations technician, Sabine Plant, as a living legend for his work to support the community as part of celebrating African-American History Month.

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Cold Weather Restoration Explained

Extremely cold weather can create heavy demand for power and affect the electric system, causing outages that may take longer than normal to restore. Here’s why.

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Harvey Relief Gifts Spread Joy Throughout Southeast Texas

The $150,000 Entergy Texas grants that were announced for Hurricane Harvey relief before Thanksgiving is literally spreading joy across Southeast Texas.

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Entergy Shines New Light on Christmas Vacation

Entergy employees brightened up the City of Orange this past weekend with their "National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation"-themed parade float.

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Texan is Lineman of the Game

Congratulations to Mike Davis, lineman in Woodville, Texas!

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Repair work was safely accomplished at the Cleco substation near Bevil Oaks.
Jay Bonafede with the local chapter of the American Red Cross provides a "behind the scenes" look at a kitchen where Red Cross and partner Southern Baptist Church are preparing hot meals.
More than 3,300 resources are working on restoration in Texas. They are being served out of staging sites like this one in Beaumont, Texas.

Entergy Texas Continues Harvey Restoration

Entergy has restored more than 200,000 outages caused by multiple landfalls Harvey made since its arrival one week ago. The storm has now caused outages in all of our service territories with its sweep through Arkansas and Mississippi over the last 24 hours.

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Entergy Employees Battle Harvey's Flooding

Flooding is significantly impacting Entergy's ability to restore power to customers in some areas. Several substations, which distribute electric service to many customers over large areas, are experiencing outages due to flooding. Restoration of these locations is also being hampered as workers are unable to access these areas. When flood waters recede and it is safe to do so, Entergy workers will assess damage and begin restoration of these assets.

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Entergy crew on the way to make repairs in Conroe, Texas.

Crews Continue Restoring Power After Harvey

At 4:00 pm 64,801 Entergy Texas customers were without power, down from a peak this morning of over 80,000. Currently there are 4,322 customers that are without power and are unable to be restored at this time due to high water. Entergy has restored 128,664 outages since Harvey began impacting our area on Friday. Our crews continue to safely restore power as quickly as possible.Flooding is significantly impacting Entergys ability to restore power to customers in some areas. Damage will be assessed as flood waters recede and restoration will continue as it is safe to do so.

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Hurricane Harvey Restoration Update: Texas

This morning, more than 83,000 Entergy Texas customers were without power. Currently, there are 4,956 customers that are without power and not accessible to be restored due to high water access issues. Entergy has restored 110,697 outages since Harvey began impacting our area on Friday and our crews continue to safely restore power as quickly as possible.

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Steve Pilgrim is director of business and economic development for Entergy Texas and also serves as the chair of the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council.

'five questions' with Steve Pilgrim of Entergy Texas

In today's installment of 'five questions,' we sit down with Steve Pilgrim, director of business and economic development, to discuss why cities within our service area are good places to operate a business

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Sgt. Stephanie Davis is a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

'Five Questions' with Sgt. Stephanie Davis, Texas DPS, on Being Storm Ready

Today we're joined by Sgt. Stephanie Davis, a spokesperson for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). For the past few years, representatives from the department's Division of Emergency Management have taken part in Entergy Texas' storm exercises.

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Veterans attend the Fireteam Foundation's finance class at Conroe Police Department.

Investing in our Country

Veterans who spent years defending America are learning to protect their own financial freedoms through a program funded in part by Entergy.

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Power Principles: A Conversation with Melissa Bochat

Melissa Bochat is a community development program representative for Entergy Texas and has been with the Entergy family for almost nine years.

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From left: Pamela Williams, Entergy Texas customer service representative; Carlos Aviles, City of Beaumont roadway designer; and Vernon Pierce, Entergy Texas vice president of customer service.

Entergy Donation Brings LED Streetlights to Beaumont

Entergy's CitySmart Program provides incentives to municipalities, schools and other entities to increase energy efficiency.

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Photo of James’ family: (standing left to right) son, Ethan, daughter-in-law, Jaci, daughters, Chrissy and Mel, daughter-in-law, Courtney and son, Billy; (sitting left to right) James holding grandchildren, Dawson and Cheyenne, and James' wife Ellen holdi

On the Home Front: Entergy Texas Employees Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity Build

Just for the day, a group of Entergy employees stepped away from their computers for a different type of hardware – hammers, nails and table saws – to help recently with a Habitat for Humanity home build in Beaumont. Employees installed hurricane clips inside the house, and the siding and shingles on two sheds. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that builds 3 and 4 bedroom affordable homes for low-income families.

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Entergy Texas’s Willis Food Fair Returns for the Fifth Year to Help Families in Need

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, Entergy Texas did its part to ensure families had what they need to celebrate and enjoy the day.

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Pictured (l to r): Doug McCormick, Entergy Texas customer service representative; Sallie Rainer, Entergy Texas president and CEO; Dr. Stephen C. Head, LSC chancellor and Amos McDonald, LSC vice chancellor of government and public relations.
Members of the chamber's ambassadors, along with Entergy personnel who work at the Port Arthur Service Center, gathered near trucks in the yard for a photograph.
Pictured is a ductile iron pole installed at the Seagrass Beach community on Bolivar Peninsula.

Veterans Spotlight: Mark Butler & Ronald Hale

In celebration of Veterans Week, we feature two Entergy Texas employees who served in the military.

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Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer takes time during ceremony to meet with families of graduates.
Entergy Texas linemen demonstrate Arcs n’ Spark for City of Beaumont employees.
Members of the TexasOne delegation pictured on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On July 14, Gov. Abbott rang the NYSE bell to open trading.

Entergy Texas has an Empire State of Mind

Did you know that the Port of Beaumont is the fourth largest seaport in the United States in terms of tonnage processed? If not, the Entergy Texas economic development team has made it their mission to ensure that people do.

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(l to r): Joel Threadgill, 1st class serviceman, Jason Orlando, 4th class lineman, Britt McCormick, 1st class serviceman and Gus Gutierrez, 1st class serviceman.
Utility Foreman Louis Louvier

Entergy Texas Utility Foreman Louis Louvier on Putting Safety First

First in series of articles where employees discuss how this priority will allow the company to reach 3 million man hours without a lost-lime accidentBy Phallan K. Davis

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Workers are continuing to make repairs to areas where persistent heavy rains have caused the dam's soil to become saturated to the point of sloughing off.
Lewis Creek Dam: Area of Concern

Celebrate Earth Week by Dedicating a Tree in the Sandyland Sanctuary

Nature lovers are invited to dedicate a tree in the Big Thicket's Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary in honor or memory of a special someone.

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Arcs & Sparks Demo

Entergy Texas lineman demonstrates the dangers of downed power lines.

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Arcs & Sparks Demo in Texas

Linemen show the dangers of downed power lines

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Re-Designed Digital Newsroom Launches

New digital newsroom marks Entergy's entrance into the blogosphere.

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ANIMATION: Restoring Power After Severe Weather

When a storm passes, Entergy personnel must assess damage to electric equipment and facilities to determine corrective actions.

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