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Entergy Readies for Potential Tropical Storm

Entergy Texas, Inc. is keeping a close eye on a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico that is expected to make landfall within the next 48 hours.

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Entergy Texas Is Storm Ready for the 2017 Hurricane Season

Today marks the official start of the 2017 hurricane season, and Entergy Texas employees are ready to respond if a major storm threatens the state.

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Entergy Maintains Readiness as Spring Storm Season Hits Hard

Spring storms have already been sweeping across the state, and Entergy Texas, Inc. remains ready to respond whenever needed. Customers are urged to stay prepare as well.

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Entergy Texas Announces $600,000 Workforce Development Initiative

Any graduate knows the feeling of accomplishment. The feeling of attaining success in spite of the odds and knowing that opportunity lies ahead. Thousands of students across Southeast Texas will soon know that feeling thanks to a landmark donation from Entergy Texas, Inc. Southeast Texas’ growing economy requires a skilled workforce to continue powering that growth. Today, Entergy Texas announced a major step to build that talent pipeline with a $500,000 commitment to support local workforce development training programs. Entergy Texas’ contribution is the first step in a five-year commitment to supporting workforce development efforts across Southeast Texas.

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Entergy Texas Kicks Off Super Tax Day on Super Bowl Weekend

Super Tax Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 in Willis at the Parent Support Center, located at 606 N. Campbell Street. In addition to tax preparation assistance, Entergy’s local community partners are also offering a number of programs designed to help families use tax refunds to increase savings and financial well-being. Programs such as financial coaching, budget workshops, healthy food and lifestyle choices are some of the many services offered at Super Tax Day.

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Entergy Texas Kicks Off Super Tax Day on Super Bowl Weekend

Super Tax Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 4 in Beaumont at the Gloria Ramirez Neighborhood Resource Center, located at 2850 Gulf Parkway.

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New Year; New Tools for Entergy Customers

In February, Entergy Texas will be upgrading its customer care system to better serve its customers. This upgrade will provide customers new tools to better understand and manage energy usage. Due to this upgrade, all Entergy Texas customers will receive new account numbers starting on the February bill. Customers must use this new number with their payment.

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Pictured at the check presentation to the City of Beaumont are: Pamela Williams, Entergy Texas customer service representative; Carlos Aviles, City of Beaumont roadway designer and Vernon Pierce, Entergy Texas vice president of customer service.

Light Up Beaumont!

Entergy Texas announced a $75,000 donation to the City of Beaumont to help fund the installation of new Light Emitting Diode (LED) streetlights at today’s City Council meeting.

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Work Starts to Ensure Reliability in Calvert / Franklin

Power lines serving much of Robertson County are about to get a service reliability makeover. Contract crews are set to begin work on removing vegetation and trimming trees near the line to help keep the lights on for the 1,576 customers it serves across Robertson County.

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Winter is Coming: The Time to Implement Energy-Saving Measures is Now

Wet weather and cold air are rolling through southeast Texas just in time for the holidays. As you break out your coat and gloves, there’s no time like the present to implement helpful energy-saving tips so you can keep the cash in your wallet while keeping the cold outside where it belongs.

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The Night Time is the Right Time for Security Lighting

People around Texas joined most of the country by setting their clocks back one hour on Nov. 6, marking the end of daylight savings time. With daylight growing shorter, now is a good time to consider outdoor security lighting, an economical and effective crime-prevention tool.

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Powering Southeast Texas for the Future

Entergy Texas, Inc. (ETI) filed an application with the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for the construction of Montgomery County Power Station, a combined-cycle natural gas unit. This filing is a major step towards providing the next generation of reliable, low-cost power for ETI’s customers.

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Businesses Beware: Scam artists on the prowl

Con artists are using old tricks to target businesses across Southeast Texas.

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The Heat is On! Stay One Step Ahead by Implementing Simple Solutions

The heat is on! While summer temperatures are reaching sweltering levels outside, you can stay one step ahead of their effect on your energy bill by implementing some simple and efficient solutions inside your home or business.

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Lower Energy Bills Headed to Entergy Texas, Inc. Customers; Fuel Refund, Credits to Drop Entergy Texas Bills by $9.30 Through Hot Summer Months

With temperatures on the rise in Southeast Texas, there’s good news ahead for Entergy customers. Average residential electric bills will drop below $100 per month when fuel-related refunds and credits begin showing up on bills in July. The lower rates will remain on bills through October.

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Entergy Texas, Inc. Helps Ensure Good School Year for Vidor-area Children; $1,500 Grant to Nonprofit to Buy School Supplies for Those in Need

For the sixth year in a row, Entergy Texas, Inc. is partnering with the United Christian Care Center in Vidor, providing a $1,500 grant to help ensure children here will have the supplies they need to start the school year.

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Rainer Named ‘Breakthrough Woman’ by Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce; Honor Recognizes Leadership, Cites Women Considered Trailblazers

Trailblazing leadership in the utility industry brought Sallie Rainer, president and chief executive officer of Entergy Texas, Inc., a new honor when the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce named her one of its 2016 Breakthrough Women.

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Nearly Half-Million Feet of Underground Power Line in SE Texas Tested; Method Helps ID Lines with Deteriorating Insulation, Potential for Outages

Burying power lines underground may improve the landscape, but it does have its drawbacks. Most notably, when a power outage occurs, it may be more difficult to find the exact place in the line that needs to be repaired. Plus, making repairs becomes more complicated because of the digging involved to get to the line.

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Entergy Texas Prepares Electrical System for Historic Flooding

Beaumont, Texas – Last week's rains have become this week's floods and personnel with Entergy Texas, Inc. are hard at work to ensure evacuees and other Southeast Texans will have safe and reliable power as the event unfolds.

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Declining Fuel Costs to Result in Lower Electricity Bills

Lower costs for the fuel Entergy Texas, Inc. uses to make electricity will translate into lower bills for customers this spring and summer.

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Entergy Texas, Inc. Advocates for Energy Assistance for Low-Income Customers

During LIHEAP Action Day March 2, Entergy Texas representatives and community partners will make the case for increased funding of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The funding goal is at least $4.7 billion for 2017.

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Entergy Charitable Foundation Fuels Community Improvements

Beaumont, Texas – The Entergy Charitable Foundation is powering life in Southeast Texas communities with recent grants to nonprofit partners totaling more than $47,000. Charitable organizations may apply for support by completing the application form by Feb. 1, 2016.

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Save Money: Practice Energy Efficiency All Year Round

The Woodlands, Texas – Conventional wisdom in the south assumes your highest electricity bills will come in summer when air conditioning becomes a necessity for comfort and, for some, survival. That wisdom, however, is no longer so conventional.

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An 'Evergreen' Gift: Dedicate a Tree in Honor of Family, Friends

In traditional holiday fashion, Southeast Texans are bringing the outdoors inside by decorating homes with evergreen trees both artificial and real. This year Entergy Texas, Inc. customers and community advocates can share this love of the outdoors with lasting, free holiday gifts for family and friends.

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Don't Take a 'Vacation' when Decking the Halls!

Don't take a 'vacation' when decking the halls! Entergy reminds you to be safe and save energy when lighting up the season.

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Special 'Spinners' Keep Squirrels off Power Lines Leading into Substations; Installation Helps Prevent Animal-Related Outages

Southeast Texas' sizeable population of squirrels may prove entertaining to watch in the backyard. But there's nothing amusing about the way they deftly dart along power lines, slip into electric substations and cause power outages to neighborhoods.

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Entergy Bolsters Red Cross Response with $450,000 Donation

Entergy Corp. has partnered with the American Red Cross in a providing a $450,000 contribution that will be paid out over two years and that will support disaster response in Entergy communities. By making the contribution in advance of disaster, should the need arise, funds will be immediately available to areas served by Entergy, including Entergy Texas, Inc.

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Entergy Bolsters Red Cross Response with $450,000 Donation

Entergy Corp. has partnered with the national American Red Cross in a providing a $450,000 contribution that will be paid out over two years and that will support disaster response in Entergy communities. By making the contribution in advance of disaster, should the need arise, funds will be immediately available to areas served by Entergy, including Entergy Texas, Inc.

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'Some Other Place' to Administer Power to Care Funds in Beaumont; Entergy Program Annually Helps About 500 Elderly, Disabled With Energy Bills

Beaumont's elderly and disabled in need of assistance with energy bills have a new resource for help.

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Time Change Spotlights Opportunity to Consider Security Lighting

With daylight saving time ending on Nov. 1, shorter days and earlier nightfall make this a good time to consider outdoor security lighting, an economical and effective crime prevention tool.

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Vidor Area Customers to Benefit from Service Reliability Work

Customers in an area of Vidor will soon see workers in their neighborhoods when an eight- to 10-week project to help ensure service reliability begins.

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Grant Provided to Keep Cooling Station Open Through September; Salvation Army Provides Relief for Those in Need During Hot Weather

While the 100-degree days of mid-summer may be behind us, Southeast Texans know there are still plenty of uncomfortably warm temperatures ahead. To help provide relief for those without air conditioning or the homeless, Entergy Texas, Inc. has provided a $1,000 grant to the Beaumont Chapter, Salvation Army, to help it keep the doors open to its cooling station through at least the end of September and as needed after that.

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Wellington Place, Bevil Oaks Community Next up for Service Reliability Work

Two new electric service reliability projects are set to begin in the Beaumont area over the next two weeks. The first includes neighborhoods along Beaumont's busy Dowlen Road while the other will take care of rural neighborhoods off Highway 105.

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Dog Days of Summer have Arrived, Along With Higher Energy Bills; Entergy Offers DIY Videos, Tips

The dog days of summer are here. Southeast Texas' mid-day temperatures are hovering near the century mark and high pressure is keeping the rains at bay, meaning little relief from the baking-hot sunshine.

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Entergy Charitable Foundation Awards Some $78,000 to SE Texas Charities

The Entergy Charitable Foundation has completed its first cycle of grant awards, giving some $78,000 in grants to Southeast Texas charitable agencies.

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Entergy Texas Files to End Bid to Purchase Union Power Station Unit; Entergy New Orleans Positioned to Purchase the 495 MW Unit

Together with other parties, Entergy Texas, Inc. filed a motion today with the Public Utility Commission of Texas to dismiss the company's application requesting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for one of the four 495 MW generating units at the Union Power Station near El Dorado, Arkansas.

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"Beat the Heat" Comes Back for 15th Year

The summer heat is on and Entergy Texas, Inc. wants to help low-income customers stay cool through its annual "Beat the Heat" program.

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"Beat the Heat" Comes Back for 15th Year

The summer heat is on and Entergy Texas, Inc. wants to help low-income customers stay cool through its annual "Beat the Heat" program.

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Keep Your Cool this Summer with Entergy Texas’ Hot Weather Tips

Beaumont, Texas – The mercury is beginning its climb up the thermometer, and you can bet it will be a good long while before it begins to retreat. Don’t let your electric bills climb with it. By taking steps to be more energy-efficient, your air conditioner will run less and that, in turn, will help keep your electricity bill down.

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Eye on the Gulf: Entergy Texas, Inc. Watching Storm Path

The Woodlands, Texas—Entergy Texas officials have their eye on the Gulf of Mexico today as preparations are underway for the first storm of the 2015 hurricane season, a season that began just two weeks ago.

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Entergy Texas, Inc. Prepares for Hurricane Season

The month of June is traditionally known for weddings, school vacations and the official start of summer. There's much to celebrate, but there's also something to prepare for: Monday, June 1 was the official start of the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season.

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Entergy Confirms Lewis Creek Dam Safe and No Threat to the Public

Entergy Texas, Inc. has completed all short-term soil stabilization work at the Lewis Creek reservoir dam. Results from geotechnical experts' analysis show the dam is safe and poses no threat to the public.

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Lewis Creek Levee Remains Intact; More Preventive Measures on the Way

Repairs continue at the Lewis Creek levee after recent heavy rainfall resulted in soil movement in some areas earlier this week.

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Lewis Creek Dam Intact After Storms; Repair Work Continues

Early this morning Entergy Texas, Inc. performed inspections of the Lewis Creek Reservoir dam with a geotechnical engineer and have confirmed that the dam remains intact. Previously installed protective covering continues to hold.

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The company will continue to work around the clock with remediation efforts.

Lewis Creek Dam Intact After Storms; Repair Work Continues

Early this morning, the company performed inspections of the Lewis Creek dam with a geotechnical engineer and has confirmed that the dam remains intact.

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The company has performed an initial inspection of the dam and has confirmed that there is no breach and no visible damage. The protective coverings remain in place.

Lewis Creek Dam Intact After Storms Move Through the Area

Most of the heavy rain and thunderstorms have moved through area near the Lewis Creek reservoir. The company has performed an initial inspection of the dam and has confirmed that there is no breach and no visible damage. The protective coverings remain in place.

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Reservoir Repairs Improve Dam Condition

As a result of the around-the-clock work on the Lewis Creek Reservoir dam, Entergy Texas President and CEO Sallie Rainer reported to Montgomery County officials today that the threat of a dam failure has substantially decreased, but has not been completely eliminated.

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Montgomery County Emergency Management Media Release: Mandatory Evacuations Cancelled

Based on revised weather forecasts that lowered rainfall predictions, County Judge Craig Doyal, in concert with Sheriff Tommy Gage, Precinct 1 Commissioner Mike Meador, and emergency officials, has cancelled the mandatory evacuation for neighborhoods near the Lewis Creek Reservoir.

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With rains holding off through the morning, workers have had additional time to continue efforts to protect and repair the levee in order to prevent a breach.

Visual Inspection Reveals No Additional Areas Of Concerns, Lewis Creek Levee Holding

After early rains today, geotechnical engineers and officials with Entergy Texas, Inc. inspected the Lewis Creek levee and found no additional areas of concern.

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Entergy is hauling in truckloads of limestone rock to stabilize the base of the levee, after building more than 665 yards of matted road to gain access to hard-to-reach areas.

Lewis Creek Units Taken Offline; Dam Repair Work Continues

To reduce the risk of levee failure and help protect the community, Entergy Texas, Inc. officials took Lewis Creek units 1 and 2 offline last night. This will allow the continued reduction of water level in the Lewis Creek Reservoir.

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The work plan for today is to continue soil stabilization efforts, installing berms and protective covering to minimize further slide movement.

Progress Made to Mitigate Soil Slides at Lewis Creek Reservoir

Workers made good progress yesterday and last night to mitigate the soil slides along the Lewis Creek Reservoir levee. Efforts continue in advance of expected heavy rains.

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Lewis Creek Dam Repair

Joint Press Release: Entergy Lewis Creek Reservoir Dam Update

The dam surrounding the reservoir at the Lewis Creek Power Station near Willis continues to hold with no seepage or breaches. 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.

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Lewis Creek Reservoir Update

Entergy Texas, Inc. notified local authorities this afternoon of the potential for dam failure at the Lewis Creek Reservoir near Conroe. The persistent rainfall experienced in the surrounding area has caused extensive saturation of the soils that make up the reservoir dam.

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Montgomery Area Gets Service Reliability Make-Over

Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. are taking their vegetation management expertise to the Montgomery area where they will spend the next three months working to help ensure service reliability.

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MISO Membership Produces Millions in Savings to Entergy Texas Customers

Customers saved an estimated $25 million during the first year of Entergy Texas' membership in MISO, formally known as the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.

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Entergy Texas Seeks Proposals to Satisfy Growing Power Needs

The Woodlands, Texas – In a step toward ensuring long term reliable electricity in the region, Entergy Texas, Inc. on Thursday posted an announcement on its website that it intends to request proposals for capacity and energy, including proposals requiring the construction of a high-efficiency combined-cycle gas turbine generating plant in the western portion of Entergy Texas’ service area.

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Number of Restoration Workers Increases; Nearly 90 Percent of Customers Affected by Storm Have Power

The number of workers helping Entergy Texas, Inc. restore power in Southeast Texas continues to build today with most of the 1,300-strong workforce focused on the hardest hit areas, communities in and around Navasota, Huntsville, Conroe and Silsbee.

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Entergy Texas Amasses Significant Workforce Following Strong Thunderstorms; Scouts, Line Workers, Vegetation Workers and Others Number 1000

With a goal of restoring power as safely and as quickly as possible, Entergy Texas, Inc. has amassed a workforce of some 1,000 workers to restore power following the severe thunderstorms that struck Southeast Texas early this morning.

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Courtesy The Nature Conservancy in Texas

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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Rural North Orange Area Gets Service Reliability Make-Over

Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. are taking their vegetation management expertise to the Little Cypress community north of Orange where they will spend the next month working to help ensure service reliability in the area.

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Port Arthur Area Service Reliability Work Moves to New Areas

Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. have already completed one project in Port Arthur and are moving on to three others in new neighborhoods.

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Navasota Area Gets Service Reliability Make-Over

Contract workers for Entergy Texas, Inc. are taking their vegetation management expertise to Navasota where they will spend the next two months working to help ensure service reliability in the area.

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College Street Targeted in Ongoing Service Reliability Projects

One of Beaumont’s busiest streets is the latest target in Entergy Texas, Inc.'s ongoing efforts to keep service reliable by managing vegetation in and around power lines.

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Entergy Earns EEI 2014 Emergency Recovery Award; 22nd Award Continues 17-year Record

Entergy today received the Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Recovery Award to recognize the company's exceptional power restoration efforts during five different storm events over the course of the past year.

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Ten-Hut! Utility Poles Inspected as Part of Reliability Work

Since early this year, contractors have been in cities and rural communities throughout Southeast Texas conducting reliability inspections of more than 30,000 utility poles spread throughout the Entergy Texas, Inc. service area.

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Work Begins to Keep Power Reliable in the Tamina Community

A 38-mile power line that originates in the heart of The Woodlands is about to get a service reliability makeover.

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Newest Dayton Service Project to Include FM 563 Right-of-Way

Dayton area residents will benefit from yet another service reliability project when contract crews begin work to remove vegetation from a power line that includes the FM 563 right-of-way.

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Good News for Entergy Texas Customers: Lower Fuel Costs Mean Lower Bills

Lower costs for the fuel Entergy Texas, Inc. uses to make electricity will translate into lower bills for customers this spring and summer.

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Another Service Reliability Project Added to Winnie List

The number of projects to clear vegetation away from power lines and help ensure reliable electric service in the Winnie area is growing, with yet another added to the list. Contract crews working for Entergy Texas, Inc. have already either completed or are working on power lines served by the Bayshore Substation off Highway 563.

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Third Service Reliability Project Set for Conroe Customers

Contract crews working for Entergy Texas, Inc. are keeping their focus on Conroe with two 2015 projects down and a third underway.

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Huntsville Becomes Latest Area for Service Reliability Project

Contract crews working for Entergy Texas, Inc. are on the move, trimming vegetation, limbs and brush away from power lines in Huntsville.

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Friends Helping Friends to Administer Power to Care Funds in Orange County

Entergy Program Annually Helps 200-Plus Orange Countians With Energy Bills

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Entergy Texas VP Earns Recognition from LATINA Style Inc.

Deanna Rodriguez Honored for Leadership in Business

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January’s Cold Weather May Show up on February Electricity Bills

Company offers tips for managing energy use, saving money

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Third Project Begins to Keep Power Reliable for Conroe Customers

Motorists Urged to Drive Cautiously in Work Areas

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2nd Service Reliability Project Gets Underway for Beaumont Customers

Motorists Urged to Drive Cautiously in Phelan and Major Drive Work Areas

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Free Tax Prep Sponsored by Entergy Texas During Super Tax Days

IRS-Certified Volunteers help residents claim Earned Income Tax Credit

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Entergy Texas Agrees to Buy Portion of Union Power Station

In a move that will help meet the energy needs of southeast Texas while keeping costs to customers down, Entergy Texas, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase a portion of the Union Power Station near El Dorado, Arkansas.

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