News & Press

2 Oct

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, in partnership with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, is pleased to announce the second annual #WhoPowersYou Contest, honoring local heroes. It’s a chance for [name of local co-op]Sam Houston EC members and employees to nominate someone who’s making...

3 Sep

Crews are working to change out regulators in the southern half of the affected areas to help stabilize our system. This work should be complete by 9 p.m. Please continue to conserve energy once your power is restored to help minimize system overload.

3 Sep

Members in the Fred, Spurger, Hillister and Silsbee areas have been experiencing power surges and outages today. Conserving energy after power is restored to such a large area can help the system remain stable. It’s similar to a breaker being tripped in your...

3 Sep

Repairs have been completed on the Entergy transmission line that was damaged by a tree that fell last night around 2:30 a.m. Power has been restored to the Fred/Spurger/Silsbee areas.  The past week has been a trying time for all East Texans....

3 Sep

After a monumental effort, accomplishing in just 18 hours a job that would normally take several days, the new substation transformer was placed late last night and our crews restored power to the Fred and Spurger area. However just a short time after, around 2:30 a.m.,...

2 Sep

(Fred/Spurger area) After having to take a long detour, the crane arrived earlier this evening. Work is progressing well. Due to traffic and road closures causing delays in getting the crane to the site, work may not be completed until after 10:00 p.m. Thank...

2 Sep

Of the 2,100 currently without power, 1,300 are in the Spurger/Fred area and are being affected by the transformer change-out that is currently taking place. The crane that was used to lift the transformer and put it on the trailer broke down. The transformer, however, was...

2 Sep

This morning has brought lights to another large area, as power has been restored to a portions of Tyler and Hardin Counties. Power has been restored to 31,000 members this week.  In the Fred/Spurger area, there are currently 1,300 members without service as a substation...

2 Sep

Issues with the Entergy transmission line were repaired late yesterday and we were able to restore power to the north Polk County area. The electricity transmission & distribution system must be brought back up in sections following a large outage, so that it may stabilize...

1 Sep

As of 2:45 p.m., the problem on the Entergy's transmission line that went out of service last night has been located. Crews are on site, and working to make repairs to the equipment. Once repairs have been made, Sam Houston EC crews will begin...

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