Before we fast forward too far into the new year, we wanted to pause, rewind and remember some of our favorite video stories from 2014. Here are some highlights of the past year and ways the company contributed to communities across Texas:
New Life for Big Brown Mine B Area
Luminant’s unique approach to transforming a 1.6-mile-long mining pit into a 112 surface-acre lake provides a rare opportunity for genetic research of largemouth bass. Through a partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department the research at Big Brown Mine may one day lead to a world record in the size of largemouth bass.
See how the project reeled in recognition in early 2014:
Planting for the Future
To help Houston overcome the damages of drought, TXU Energy donated and helped plant more than 200 trees in Houston’s Herman Brown Park, alongside Mayor Annise Parker, City of Houston employees, Houston Parks and Recreation Department representatives and volunteers from Aldine High School’s Honor Society.
See what’s taking root:
Interns Give Back at Habitat for Humanity
In July, interns from EFH, Luminant and TXU Energy rolled up their sleeves and helped build walls, roofing and insulation at two Habitat for Humanity homes in Dallas. They also gathered at Habitat’s workshop, completing walls and door frames that will be used at future homes across the city.
Hear what they had to say about putting their Energy in Action for Habitat for Humanity:
Moving Mega Machines
Summer was filled with BIG moves for Luminant! Using an innovative and groundbreaking approach, crews transported four draglines to new mining areas on a specialized 1,000-wheel vehicle.
See what put the mega relocation project in motion:
Calling All Turkeys
On Thanksgiving morning, TXU Energy was proud to hit the pavement with more than 15,000 Houstonians for the TXU Energy Houston Turkey Trot. Prior to the race, Houston media personalities got their gobble on to raise awareness for the trot and the importance of supporting Neighborhood Centers Inc.
See who came out top turkey:
Luminant Unearths the Past at Kimik Kiln
Luminant’s commitment to preserving Texas’ rich history has unearthed some impressive archeological finds. Most recently, a piece of Limestone County’s past – a long forgotten pottery kiln – was discovered at Kosse Mine and designated by the Texas Historical Commission with an official Texas Historical Marker in December.
Find out why archeologists believe the kiln site is a “treasure trove” of artifacts: