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Cable applauds veterans – year-round

Cable joins the rest of the nation on Veterans Day to give a well-deserved salute to our nation’s former military service men and women. For the 13thyear, cable companies in Texas will partner with cable channel HISTORY to honor veterans and bring history to life for students at schools across the state as part of the cable programmer’s annual Take a Veteran to School initiative.

While cable participates in Veterans Day events, it is firmly committed to celebrating and supporting veterans every day, through hiring initiatives, training programs, providing low-cost broadband access, and more.

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Sparklight to host Electronic Recycling Event Nov. 15

Sparklight has partnered with Keep America Beautiful to host a free electronic recycling event in Aransas Pass on Friday, Nov. 15, as part of America Recycles Day. Items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sparklight office at 1045 S. Commercial St. in Aransas Pass.

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NewWave to host Electronic Recycling Event Nov. 15

NewWave Communications has partnered with Keep America Beautiful to host a free electronic recycling event in Kingsville on Friday, Nov. 15, as part of America Recycles Day. Items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NewWave office located at 1629 S. Brahma Blvd. in Kingsville.

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Spectrum Hosts First Community Impact Day in Austin

More than 80 Spectrum employee volunteers will be here Saturday to help celebrate Spectrum’s Community Impact Day, the first of its kind in Austin.

As part of the day, volunteers will support Charter Communications, Inc.’s national philanthropic initiative, Spectrum Housing Assist. Helping others is rooted in our commitment to improve 50,000 homes in the communities we live in and serve by 2020.

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Spectrum Internet®Launches in George West

Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that following an all-digital upgrade of its network, the company has launched Spectrum Internet offerings for residential and business customers in George West, Texas.

“Our investment brings a whole new world of digital access and opportunity tothis rural community,”said John Owen, Regional Vice President for Spectrum’s Texas Region. “Upgrading the Spectrum footprint to a two-way, interactive digital service, gives residents and businesses the tools they need to succeed in today’s economy.”

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Cable in the Workforce

Cable’s annual Investing in America studyfinds that cable’s economic impact in Texas has grown by almost $4 billion over the past two years, to a total of $26.13 billion in 2018. Likewise, cable’s workforce also continues to grow, reaching 18,530 employees and generating 166,170 direct and indirect jobs. Cable’s jobs are spread across the state, with at least 300 employees in each of Texas’ 36 congressional districts.

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October Programming Highlights

Country music icon Trace Adkins hosts INSP’s first-ever cowboy competition series, Ultimate Cowboy Showdown. Twelve modern-day working cowboys, both men and women from across America, will compete head-to-head to win this six-episode, week-long event. Contestants put their diverse real-world cowboy skills to the test in team challenges that determine how well they work together, and individual challenges that prove who can rise above. Tensions flare, egos clash and values collide as each contestant tries to show they have the passion and grit to be left standing after every elimination. The danger they face is real. The stakes are high. In the end, only one will ride off a winner, earning the coveted Ultimate Cowboy belt buckle and a prize of a lifetime. Tune into INSP on October 14th at 8 PM CT for the premiere of the six-night event of Ultimate Cowboy Showdown!

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

The explosion of Wi-Fi enabled gadgets through the Internet of Things had made everyday life easier and more efficient in many ways. With this convenience, however, also comes more stories of hacking, data breaches, identity theft, malware and other cybersecurity breaches for consumers and businesses.

This month – the 16thannual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month – we encourage you to learn how the cable industry is taking steps to protect your data and the safeguards you can enact. With the holidays and increased online shopping quickly approaching, now is a good time to protect yourself, your devices and your data.

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September TCA Newsletter

It might not have been on your student’s official back-to-school supply list, but broadband today is an educational necessity both in and out of the classroom. Now that Texas kids are back in school, arming them with the latest technology, devices and access to high-speed broadband is part of the cable industry’s commitment to furthering education.

Cable companies work with schools to expand internet connectivity, make going online more affordable, promote distance learning, and facilitate students’ increasing use of tablets and digital devices both at home and school. Connecting kids to the information superhighway is critical for their educational development and to prepare them for an increasingly technical and competitive U.S. economy.

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September Programming Highlights


Country music icon Trace Adkins hosts INSP’s first-ever cowboy competition series, Ultimate Cowboy Showdown. Twelve modern-day working cowboys, both men and women from across America, will compete head-to-head to win this six-episode, week-long event. Contestants put their diverse real-world cowboy skills to the test in team challenges that determine how well they work together, and individual challenges that prove who can rise above. Tensions flare, egos clash and values collide as each contestant tries to show they have the passion and grit to be left standing after every elimination. The danger they face is real. The stakes are high. In the end, only one will ride off a winner, earning the coveted Ultimate Cowboy belt buckle and a prize of a lifetime. Tune into INSP on October 14th at 9 PM ET for the premiere of the six-night event of Ultimate Cowboy Showdown!



Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Burt Reynolds
Tuesday, September 3 @ 8pm CST
In one of his most in-depth interviews before his death in 2018 legendary actor Burt Reynolds sat down with renowned TV host, reporter and personality Piers Morgan for a one-on-one interview to share his thoughts on being the biggest box-office draw in America in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s with hits including the Smokey and the Bandit movies, The Cannonball Run and The Longest Yard. Reynolds also opened up to Morgan about his personal life and relationships with fellow stars including his storied romance with Sally Field and his take on posing nude for Cosmopolitan magazine and how he says it cost him an Oscar®.

Joan Rivers: Behind Closed Doors Hosted by Natalie Morales
Wednesday, September 4 @ 8pm CST
Joan Rivers was a true showbiz pioneer. She was funnier, smarter and more risqué than her male counterparts at a time when comedy was unquestionably a man’s world. But despite all of the success of her 55-year career Rivers believed she never got the recognition she deserved and her acerbic and aggressive stand-up style let you know that she knew it. In Joan Rivers: Behind Closed Doors host Natalie Morales explores how Rivers became a groundbreaking comedian and entertainer and sheds light on who the real woman was beyond the footlights. Joan Rivers: Behind Closed Doors offers an intimate look at the tough, relentless woman who broke or ignored the prevailing rules of show business, hit rock bottom more than once and who rose to greater heights every time.
https://www.reelz.com/joan-rivers-behind-closed-doors/

Patrick Swayze: Ghosts and Demons
Saturday, September 7 @ 8pm CST
Patrick Swayze was a beloved leading man in Hollywood. But Swayze’s public face masked a world of pain, fear and self-sabotage. In the two-hour special, Patrick Swayze: Ghosts and Demons, see Swayze’s rise to fame lead him to his breakout role in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 The Outsiders. Swayze’s incredible acting range had him starring in TV shows as well as movies and the surprise hit Dirty Dancing also gave him an opportunity to show his skills as a singer and songwriter. Despite his many successes Swayze often battled with personal setbacks including his battles with alcohol and other personal tragedies that rattled the star to the core.

Capturing Chris Watts
Sunday, September 15 @ 7pm CST
He made a brazen missing persons plea for help to find his family just hours after they were reported missing but what Chris Watts didn’t reveal was that he had already strangled his pregnant wife Shannan and their daughters four-year-old Bella and three-year-old Celeste. In this chilling hour-long special Capturing Chris Watts draws upon more than 200 hours of never-before-seen police bodycam footage and surveillance footage from security cameras around the Watts’ Colorado home. It gives viewers a riveting inside look at a real-time police investigation as the cold-blooded killer unravels from his distraught family man façade, to the police’s interrogation, a failed lie detector test, before he breaks down in a tearful confession to his own father.

Stephen King: Master of Horror
Sunday, September 22 @ 8pm CST
From Hollywood stars John Lithgow and Jason Clarke on the set of Stephen King’s new remake of his classic movie Pet Sematary to the stars of Carrie and many old friends and movie critics this special tells the incredible tales behind King’s most famous books and movies. Known as the master of horror, King’s work is back on the big screen with Pet Sematary and the recent adaptation of IT becoming the biggest-selling horror movie of all time. With more than 350 million books sold and countless movies made King’s popularity knows no bounds but the road to success has been plagued with death, disappearance and addiction.

https://www.reelz.com/

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