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Conservation Alert In Effect Despite Energy Emergency Alert Cancellation

With the extreme cold weather expected Monday and Tuesday this week, StarTex Power and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) ask all customers to conserve electricity wherever possible. ... Read More

BBB Recognizes StarTex Power with Customer Care Award

We are proud recipients of the 2012 Better Business Bureau Winner of Distinction Award for our quality customer care.  This marks the third year the BBB has presented us an award for service excellence.

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The Better Business Bureau Awards StarTex Power "A+" Review Rating

StarTex Power, an acclaimed Constellation Energy retail electricity provider in Texas, announced today that the greater Houston and South Texas Better Business Bureau has upgraded the company’s review rating from an "A" to "A+."

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StarTex Power Places 11th in Houston Business Journal's Fast 100

StarTex Power, a Constellation company, announced today it ranks 11th in the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100. The list recognizes for-profit, non-franchise, Houston-based companies for their revenue growth over a two-year period.

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StarTex Power Offers Residential Month-to-Month Customers Hit With Indexed Rates Free Self-Selected Switches to Lock in Fixed Rate

StarTex Power, a Constellation company, announced today it will waive the utility fee that may be imposed on a customer who switches to StarTex Power on a date other than the utility-determined switch date, in order to help Texans on month-to-month indexed rates recover funds lost due to market electricity prices in August.

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StarTex Power Receives Fourth Award from Houston Business Journal as a Best Place to Work

StarTex Power, one of the nation’s fastest growing retail electric providers ,was recognized today by the as the 7th Best Place to Work in Houston. This is StarTex Power’s fourth consecutive year to be recognized by the HBJ as an award recipient.

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StarTex Power Signs Definitive Merger Agreement to be Acquired by Constellation Energy

StarTex Power announced today that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG). Constellation, headquartered in Baltimore with approximately 12,000 megawatts of generation capacity, will leverage StarTex Power’s model based on award-winning customer care and low prices to drive their mass market growth.

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StarTex Power Recognized as the First Retail Electric Provider to Repeat as Top Better Business Bureau Pinnacle Award Winner

On Wednesday, May 4th, StarTex Power, a Houston-based retail electric provider, received the Better Business Bureau Pinnacle Award. This marks the second year in a row for StarTex Power to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with its top award for superior commitment to ethics, excellence and quality in the workplace. StarTex Power is the only Retail Electric Provider to win the Pinnacle Award.

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StarTex Power CEO Bob Zlotnik Shares Perspective on Texas - and Global - Energy Market Leading into Summer

With the astounding number of unusual occurrences the last six months, it has already been a big year in energy - globally and in Texas. StarTex Power CEO Bob Zlotnik shares his perspective on the retail electricity market as we enter the second half of the year, and informs consumers on what they should do to protect themselves. ... Read More

Sugar Land Skeeters Announce StarTex Power as Naming Rights Partner

StarTex Power, a Houston-based retail electricity provider, was announced today as the naming rights partner for the new $30 million local baseball stadium by the City of Sugar Land and the Sugar Land Skeeters, the new minor league baseball team. The stadium will be named "StarTex Power Field."... Read More

StarTex Power Named a Houston Chronicle Top Workplace

StarTex Power was named a 2010 Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle on Sunday, the Houston-based energy company's fifth award as a great place to work since its founding in 2004.... Read More

StarTex Power Protects Customers from Price Increase Due to Nodal

The ERCOT Board of Directors voted yesterday to affirm that all market readiness criteria have been met to proceed with the December 1, 2010 “go-live” date for the transition of the Texas retail electricity market from its current zonal structure to the new nodal market design. StarTex Power announced today that it will not pass through any costs or charges to any of its customers and affirms its commitment to protect customers from the risk of price increases associated with this market change.... Read More

StarTex Power Launches "Return the Favor" Campaign to Give Back to Employees, Customers, and Communities

StarTex Power recently launched its “Return the Favor” campaign as a way of saying “thank you” to its loyal customers, hard-working employees and Texans everywhere who have contributed to its amazing success.... Read More

StarTex Power Rewards Employees with Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Today, StarTex Power announced their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). This is the first phase of StarTex Power’s new “Return the Favor” campaign, which begins this month.... Read More

StarTex Power is the Only Texas Business to be named a Finalist for “Top Small Company Workplace”

Inc. Magazine and Winning Workplaces announced the winners and finalists of the 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces competition – the best small and mid-sized places to work in the country – in Inc.’s June issue.... Read More

Texas Golfer Jerod Turner Represents StarTex Power in PGA Tour

Rookie makes statewide debut on the PGA Tour in Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex... Read More

StarTex Power Receives Better Business Bureau 2010 Pinnacle Award

Last week, StarTex Power, a Texas-based retail electricity provider, was awarded the 2010 Better Business Bureau Pinnacle Award. The Pinnacle Award is the top honor awarded to a company by the Better Business Bureau.... Read More

StarTex Power Selects Steel to Help Strengthen Award-Winning Customer Service

StarTex Power & Steel Advertising & Interactive entered into a partnership on March 1, 2010. The partnership aims to demonstrate how StarTex Power is making a difference in Texans’ lives through superior customer service and competitive energy rates. StarTex Power and Steel Advertising & Interactive will work together to provide a new level of customer experience in the retail electricity industry today.... Read More

StarTex Power Partners With PGA TOUR Pro Jerod Turner For 2010 Season

StarTex Power, a Houston-based electricity provider, entered into a partnership this January with PGA TOUR rookie and fellow Texan, Jerod Turner. Turner will represent StarTex during the 2010 TOUR while both make their climb to the top.... Read More

StarTex Power Ranks 30 in Inc. Magazine's List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Chances are, you have never seen a utility quite like StarTex Power. The company delivers energy at a set price for three years, a compelling pitch amid wild swings in commodity prices... Read More

StarTex Power Ranked Highest by J.D. Power and Associates in Customer Satisfaction Among Texas Electricity Providers

StarTex Power, the leading retail electricity provider in Texas, has been recognized as the company with the highest level of customer satisfaction among all electricity retailers in the state, according to the J.D. Power and Associates’ 2009 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Study.... Read More

J.D. Power and Associates Reports: StarTex Power Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Texas Residential Electric Retail Providers

StarTex Power achieves a score of 714 on a 1,000-point scale and performs particularly well in the price factor.... Read More

Marcie and Robert Zlotnik Selected as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Finalists

Felling Giants - How Marcie and Robert Zlotnik have Tackled the Biggest in the Industry to Grow their Company... Read More

Smart Business Magazine Interview with Marcie Zlotnik: Co-Founder, Chairman, and COO of StarTex Power

Talk ain't Cheap - How to Maintain a Healthy Dialogue with your Employees... Read More

Denver Harbor Clinic receives donation from StarTex Power

A $250 donation from StarTex Power will provide dental and other medical services to children served by the Denver Harbor Clinic.... Read More

Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned Businesses

StarTex Power's Marcie Zlotnik leads her firm to No. 1 ranking... Read More

Answers to your Deregulated Electricity Questions -- Loren Steffy's BIZ BLOG

“If you could buy gasoline for $3.50 for the next two years, would you take the deal?"... Read More

StarTex Power is STRONGER then EVER!

In light of recent uncertainty in the stability of Retail Electric Providers in Texas, we are writing to let you know that StarTex Power is as secure as ever and working hard for YOU!... Read More

StarTex Power named Houston Business Journal "Best Places to Work" Finalist

StarTex Power, a leading Texas-based retail electricity provider, announced today that it has been named a finalist in the Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work in Houston.... Read More

StarTex Power’s Founding Partners Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Award Finalists

StarTex Power’s Founding Partners Marcie & Robert Zlotnik have been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008 Award Finalists in Houston & Gulf Coast Area... Read More

StarTex Power and South Campus Sports Association Team Up With a Winning Energy Partnership

Marcie and Bob Zlotnik, long-time West University Little League volunteers and benefactors, are continuing their solid support of youth sports in our community. Their company, StarTex Power, has signed a generous partnership agreement with South Campus Sports Association.... Read More

With deregulation coming Jan. 1, customers should be ready to shop around for the best electricity provider

Choosing an electricity company these days is getting as complicated as picking a cellphone plan or a variable-rate mortgage.... Read More

Houston power couple electrifies energy community

Working side by side, the Zlotnicks lead the vibrant new StarTex Power Corp... to their knowledge, the only woman-owned force to be found in the Lone Star state's energy market today.... Read More

Power Couple

Bob and Marcie Zlotnik have electrified industry newcomer Startex Power by focusing on benefits of being small.... Read More

Energy industry pioneer says policy coexists with politics

With the kind of high-powered energy she exudes, it is no wonder that Marcie Zlotnik, 44, is president and chief operating officer of StarTex Power, 3200 Southwest Freeway, an independent electric utility company she started with her husband Bob Zlotnik in early 2004.... Read More