AWARDS & EVENTS
Texas Lineman's Rodeo
Linemen across Texas stand at the ready 24/7/365, regardless of the weather to ensure you have power when you need it. Each year, those linemen come together to showcase their abilities in the Texas Lineman’s Rodeo. Linemen from co-ops, municipals and IOUs come together to show off their talents and compete in events that mirror their daily job duties.
The Texas Lineman’s Rodeo offers the line workers of the State of Texas a way to showcase their skills in a family-oriented, fun and competitive environment. In many cases, the Rodeo is the only way for the line worker’s family to witness first-hand what their job is all about.
This year, two City of Seguin apprentices placed at the Texas Lineman’s Rodeo. Dustin Ortiz (pictured below left) won 4th place overall in the Apprentice Division. He also earned a 2nd place finish in the Mystery Event – Transformer Bank competition with a time of 1 minute 41 seconds. Tanner Cockle (below right) also placed in the Mystery Event – Transformer Bank competition. He finished in 3rd place with a time of 1 minute 43 seconds.
Lineman's Appreciation Day
A resolution ceremony was held in 2019 at the State Capitol in Austin recognizing May 4, 2019 as "Texas Lineman Appreciation Day." The resolution honors the thousands of men and women who risk their lives each day to ensure the reliable delivery of electricity throughout the great State of Texas - including in Seguin, Texas.
Since 2013, the City’s Electric Utilities Department has had an approved U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship program. During this time, several qualified Journeymen Lineman have completed the rigorous program. This gives young men and women an opportunity to learn a trade without having to attend college.
The Apprenticeship combines paid on-the-job training with classroom instruction to help prepare Seguin’s electric workers for highly skilled careers as Journeymen Lineman.