News

11/14/2019
BEC and the Lower Colorado River Authority award $10,636 grant for new two-way radios to Utopia Volunteer EMS.
11/14/2019
BEC and LCRA award $15,676 grant for new radios to aid first responders at Tarpley VFD.
11/14/2019
BEC and LCRA award $23,000 grant to area veterans of foreign wars for buidling improvements in Comfort.
11/1/2019
BEC competes at the 2019 International Lineman's Rodeo in Overland Park, Kansas.
10/30/2019
Before dawn on Tuesday, October 29, power went out for more than 3,900 members in the Leakey and surrounding areas. Bandera Electric Cooperative crews were quick to respond, and located the source of the problem on an LCRA transmission line just outside of the BEC service territory.
10/28/2019
Mobile technology has come a long way, and while SmartHub has been a great resource for our members, it’s time to bring it into the future. This month, a new upgrade will roll out for the SmartHub mobile application that will help users get to the features they need quickly and efficiently.
10/14/2019
BEC is happy to let you know that the Nissan EV Rebates have been extended through the end of the year!
10/4/2019
BEC recently presented The Comfort Education Foundation with a $2,500 donation for teacher classroom enhancement project grants at Comfort ISD.
10/1/2019
Each year, BEC offers scholarships to eligible high school seniors and currently enrolled postsecondary students. BEC is committed to the education of our members and their children—our leaders of tomorrow.
9/1/2019
The BEC Foundation recently granted more than $5,000 to organizations that provide services to youth in Bandera County.
5/29/2019
Bandera Electric Cooperative is extending its commercial solar business into San Antonio with the installation of panels on the roof of Bauhaus Media Group.
5/28/2019
BEC Solar, the renewable energy subsidiary of Bandera Electric Cooperative, recently completed the installation of its first commercial solar energy system at Bauhaus Media Group in San Antonio.
5/20/2019
Bandera Electric Cooperative held its 80th Annual Meeting on May 18 at Mansfield Park in Bandera, and 350 member-owners and 128 guests attended. BEC CEO Bill Hetherington highlighted several areas of growth in 2018 for the cooperative.
5/14/2019
1.8 million Texans lack broadband Internet access, and most of them live in rural Texas. Studies from the U.S. chamber and others have shown the massive impact connecting Texas could have. This is part one of a multi-part series focusing on Connecting Rural Texas.
4/29/2019
In observance of national Lineman Appreciation Day on April 18, Bandera Electric Cooperative donated $3,000 to the Fallen Linemen Organization April 25.
 
4/1/2019
Ten area outstanding students have been selected as recipients of the BEC Scholarship, an award of $2,500 for the 2019-2020 school year.
2/19/2019
Bandera, Texas - Four area high school students will get the chance to see democracy in action this June at the 2019 National Electric Cooperative Government-in-Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The all-expense paid trip is sponsored by Bandera Electric Cooperative.
2/19/2019
Bandera, Texas - On Friday, Feb. 15, employees from Bandera Electric Cooperative presented Comfort ISD with a check for $1,500 to fund their Shattered Dreams program. 
 
Shattered Dreams is a two-day, school-based program that promotes responsible decision-making among high school students regarding underage drinking and impaired driving. 
1/18/2019
With the help of BEC members and employees, more than 250 coats were distributed in January.
12/17/2018
The average internet speed in San Antonio puts it among the top five U.S. cities, according to internet speed tests captured by Ookla, a Seattle-based technology company.
11/5/2018
For years, the top executive of a rural electric cooperative attempted to cajole major telecommunications companies to invest in fiber internet to connect residents between Austin and San Antonio — to no avail.
Since then, Bandera Electric Cooperative launched its own fiber internet business, BEC Fiber, and is ahead of projections to hook up 2,000 Texas Hill Country residents and companies northwest of San Antonio by the end of the year.
10/10/2018
BEC is asking for your help this season. We will be collecting new and gently used coats through November 16, to give to those in need in the BEC service territory. Designated donation boxes are set up at our office locations in Bandera, Boerne, Comfort and Leakey.  
8/23/2018
BEC members and employees help make the BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive a success.
8/13/2018
Make a difference in the community and improve your mood by rounding up your BEC bill to benefit BEC Operation Round Up.
8/13/2018
Upgrades underway for Leakey to Utopia transmission line in Bandera and Real counties.
8/2/2018
BEC Fiber is adding connections at record speed.
7/25/2018
BEC journeymen: Best in Texas!
7/18/2018
BEC members and employees help make the BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive a success.
7/11/2018
BEC is taking donations for the BEC Powering Education School Supply Drive at all office locations through Friday, August 17.
6/21/2018
BEC employees hit a safety milestone in June.
6/4/2018
BEC and the Lower Colorado River Authority awarded a $25,000 community development grant to the Bandera Natural History Museum. The museum will use the grant and more than $7,800 in matching contributions to install a new rainwater catchment system.
6/4/2018
An area prone to flash flooding will get a new rescue vehicle thanks to a $16,512 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) and BEC.
6/1/2018
BEC Fiber is alerting its customers concerning the recent news of malicious software (malware) attacks on certain consumer grade routers. At least 500,000 small office/home office (SOHO) router devices in at least 54 countries could be infected by a sophisticated and potentially destructive malware known as “VPNFilter,” according to news outlets and Cisco’s cyber-intelligence unite Talos.