Texas is a great state, and you can read all about it every month in Texas Co-op Power magazine. In addition to featuring fun places to visit, interesting things to do and great recipes to cook, every edition delivers news and information about CoServ and the communities we serve. Have a story/photo idea for us? Let us know!

June 2021 Texas Co-op Power

June Featured Articles:

Want summer camp fun with a local twist? The YMCA has it covered

Sometimes, kids just need to be kids, which means getting muddy, canoeing on the lake and ziplining through the trees on a beautiful summer day. Weekly YMCA summer camps are back at Collin County Adventure Camp and Camp on the Lake.

Surprising ways to save this summer

We all want to be comfortable during the hot months, right? But if you have energy usage anxiety (sometimes known as energy bill anxiety), we can help!

Beyond pools: These HOAs take water amenities to another level

In reality, builders typically offer the same floorplan in multiple communities so it’s the HOA offerings that help neighborhoods compete with each other.

Stay cool at the pool without increasing your energy bills

Swimming pools are great for relaxing, exercising and staying cool during those sizzling hot Texas summers. If the pool is in your own backyard, you might also notice that it consumes a lot of electricity and natural gas, too. As your trusted energy advisor, CoServ is here to provide some tips so your pool runs as efficiently as possible.

A day in the life of a CoServ Customer Care Specialist

CoServ Customer Care Specialist Connie Schmitz talks about the variety of calls she gets from CoServ Members. 

Cover Story: 'That's What Co-ops Are For'

Texas cooperative linemen provided mutual aid after hurricanes battered the Gulf Coast in 2020 and then had a disaster of their own when the Winter Storm hit in February. They share some of their stories in this month's cover story.

TCP Kitchen: Tomatoes

Focus on Texas: Man-made vs Nature

June 2021 Web Extras

Read the full June issue: PDF | Statewide Content


Monthly Contests

Every month, Texas Co-op Power features mouth-watering recipes and eye-catching photos sent in by readers like you. The magazine is currently seeking recipes for and photos of the following topics:

RECIPES: Pies | Recipes for Gifting | Soups and Stews | Pasta

PHOTOS: Fillin' Stations | Funny Signs | Bridges | Fired Up!

The recipes and photos deemed the best for each category will be published in future editions of the magazine. (Also, the winning recipe each month wins $500, bragging rights and a TCP apron.) Visit for details on how to enter.

Best of Typically Texas Cookbook

What happens to all the winning recipes? They’re put in a cookbook that you can order for your family, friends or yourself here.

Hit the Road

“Daytripper” Chet Garner has a show on PBS and monthly column in TCP. Catch up with his Texas travels here.


With 1.5 million readers, Texas Co-op Power magazine has the largest monthly circulation in the state. Want to get the word out about an upcoming event in your community? Submit it two months ahead of time for consideration here, and TCP may publish it!

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