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!

January 2021 Texas Co-op Power

January Featured Articles:

Serving new developments at a record pace takes planning and coordination

North Texas experienced remarkable growth in 2020, and this kept CoServ’s Construction Management Team busy: CoServ’s combined electric and gas meter count surged past 400,000 in 2020. In October, CoServ had already added more electric meters than in all of 2019 and, by year’s end, on pace for a record number of electric meters set; CoServ Gas was on pace to add 7,000 meters in 2020, about the same as in 2019.

Customer Care Team takes 90,000 service calls in 2020

COVID-19 may have kept CoServ’s Customer Care Specialists away from the office for most of 2020, but while they worked from home they answered more than 90,000 service-related calls.

'We are out there every day reading meters'

In a tech-driven industry, CoServ still steps up to serve gas customers. Gas meter readers perform an essential function, walking to every house and business in the heat, the cold, the rain and all other weather conditions. The job also has its share of dangerous situations involving dogs and, sometimes, homeowners.

You can reach us in the middle of the night. But can we reach you?

Because gas leaks and power outages don’t occur on a set schedule, a CoServ crew member could be dispatched to your neighborhood in the middle of the night. Gaining access to gas lines and transformers can be complicated if they are located behind a locked fence or within a gated community.

Cover Story: Captured!

Take memorable wildlife photos with preparation, research and sleuthing

TCP Kitchen: The Main Event

Focus on Texas: On Wheels

January 2021 Web Extras

Read the full January 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: Tomatoes | Ice Creams and Sorbets | Kids Cooking | Sweet Potatoes

PHOTOS: Historic Texas | Manmade vs. Nature | Night Life | Portraits

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!