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Happy Notes

November 17, 2023

3D printed device helps Quitman band student hold his instrment Story by PATRICK SMITH From improved health care to remote work and enhanced communication, there are countless ways technology makes our lives easier. For freshman Cole Ochoa, 3D printing not only helped him build connec­tions with his fellow students, but it also helped make the […]

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Low, slow and delicious

November 17, 2023

CowBurners is Texas barbecue and beer done right Story by PATRICK SMITH In Texas, barbecue is serious business, and opening a restaurant serving the Lone Star State’s most famous fare is no easy task. CowBurners BBQ and Taproom owner Jason Herring isn’t just succeeding, he’s found a way to thrive. The business has weathered tough […]

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Emory, TX getting fiber optics.

September 19, 2023

Emory Economic Development and Peoples Partnering for Fiber Broadband Deployment. In July 2023, the Emory Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the City of Emory joined forces in a strategic partnership with Peoples Communication to embark on an ambitious endeavor: bringing fiber broadband connectivity to every household within the city’s boundaries. This initiative represents a significant […]

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Wood County Commissioners Court and Peoples partnering for broadband deployment.

July 17, 2023

Wood County – In December 2022, Wood County Commissioners allocated $2.5 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for broadband expansion in Wood County. Peoples has been selected as the partnering broadband provider following a competitive proposal process.  Peoples has been at the forefront of network upgrades for cooperative members over the past four […]

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Helpful Horses

July 14, 2023

Programs build coincidence, self-esteem Story by Marilyn Jones Five retired racehorses, as well as two ponies, are changing lives for the better on a ranch outside Yantis. They’re part of Riders Up!, a nonprofit created to aid the horses, children in need of therapy and those who don’t have the means to fulfill their dreams […]

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Tropospheric Ducting

June 28, 2023

How this weather phenomenon can impact your Peoples service. We like to believe technology is immune to things such as the weather… but that’s simply not the case. There are times when natural phenomenon interferes with telecommunication signals – and one of those is called tropospheric ducting. When ducting is occurring, you may also notice […]

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Bursting at the seams

May 5, 2023

The growth of Stitchin’ Heaven is nothing short of extraordinary Story by Patrick Smith Stitchin’ Heaven operates with a simple mission statement: “Wow people. Have fun. Be happy.” The quilt shop exceeds its mission every day. The shop’s location in Quitman, a tiny town of barely 1,900 people more than an hour outside of Dallas, […]

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2023 Annual Meeting

March 15, 2023

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Members of Peoples Telephone Cooperative is scheduled for March 21st – March 23rd. Drive Thru Event This year we will host the drive thru voting and gift retrieval event March 21st & 22nd. Swing by anytime between 10:00am – 3:00pm to vote for board vacancies, receive your door prize […]

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Supporting & Strengthening FAMILIES

March 31, 2022

Arms of Hope is a lifeline for single moms and kids in crisis Story by Andrea Agardy Every day, Joel Derrough sees how struggling single moms and children can build happy and healthy futures when they have the help they need. “We’re changing the trajectory of their lives,” says Joel, the executive director of the […]

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March 18, 2022

Symmetry Sports Construction is proud to call Mount Pleasant home Story by Andrea Agardy Symmetry Sports Construction specializes in artificial turf playing fields. But there’s nothing artificial about the company’s commitment to the school districts, communities and teams it serves. “I feel like we’re a breath of fresh air for a lot of our customers,” […]

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