Financial Partnerships for Expansion

December 8, 2021

Featured in Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative’s newsletter Capital Connections, below is the article about how a partnership between Peoples and RTFC will impact Peoples cooperative membership. Peoples Telephone Cooperative (PTC) began in 1952 as a dream to link one neighbor to another. Today, the Quitman, Texas-based provider has evolved to connect rural citizens of East […]

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This business is for the birds

November 12, 2021

Local duck call companies are a hit with hunters Story by Fernando Carrasco Marcus Keith’s love of the outdoors and duck hunting started when he was a child. As he grew older, he became dissatisfied with the quality of the available duck calls. An engineer by profession, he decided there was room for improvement. “I […]

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CELEBRATING SERVICE

November 8, 2021

Heroes Ranch offers a retreat for disabled veterans and their families Story by Andrea Agardy Growing up as part of a family of veterans and military contractors in Military City USA, Freeman Sawyer developed a deep appreciation for the armed forces at an early age. Now a successful mortgage banker, the San Antonio native has […]

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The Heart of Creativity

September 20, 2021

Bras for the Cause supports fight against breast cancer Story by Sheila Flynn The reasons Texans gather to celebrate in small towns every autumn are almost too many to count:  homecoming, football, Halloween, Thanksgiving … A display of elaborately decorated bras may seem wildly out of place within that lineup, but one community has engineered […]

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High Steaks Grilling

September 16, 2021

Cattleman’s Classic cooks vie for the title of best ribeye Story by ANDREA AGARDY Seth Bowdoin knows a thing or two about cooking beef. As the owner of Seth’s Lake Fork Creek, a Quitman steak and seafood restaurant, Bowdoin prepares more than 100 ribeyes a week. And for the past several years, he’s put his […]

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Have you herd?

May 11, 2021

The Waldo Way dairy pairs teaching and tasty products NaRisa Waldo traded her classroom for a farm, but her devotion to education is unwavering. Today, instead of instructing classes of future medical professionals, Waldo teaches the community about where food actually comes from.Alongside her son, Trenton Montgomery, she owns and operates The Waldo Way, a […]

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Scott Thompson appointed Assistant General Manager

March 26, 2021

Quitman, TX – March 26, 2021 – Peoples Telephone Cooperative Board of Directors appoints Scott Thompson to Assistant General Manager. Thompson has been with Peoples for 24 years in various positions dealing with accounting, finance, and sales. Thompson currently serves as chief financial officer for Peoples and will continue to perform these duties in conjunction […]

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Teamwork makes the dream work

October 16, 2020

A growing number of families and businesses across East Texas have access to fast and reliable broadband service thanks to the partnerships between Peoples Telephone Cooperative, Wood County Electric Cooperative and Farmers Electric Cooperative. Teaming up where their service footprints overlap, Peoples Telephone and the electric cooperatives collaborate to get telecommunication services into the community […]

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Old-Fashioned Fun

September 3, 2020

YesterLand Farm is a throwback to classic family adventures. Story by Andrea Agardy Kama and Chuck Bozeman are old souls. When they were rebranding their business into an “agritainment venue,” they got a little nostalgic about the fun family outings of their youth. As they reminisced about cotton candy and carousels, YesterLand Farm emerged as […]

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Peoples takes steps to protect against COVID-19

June 24, 2020

Resuming Disconnect Process As part of our connectivity initiative, Peoples temporarily suspended non-pay disconnects and waived all late fees in an effort to support our customers impacted by COVID-19. This initiative began with the March 1st bill cycle and continued through June. Customers were notified their charges were not being waived and would be due […]

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