Holiday Closures

Colorado Valley Communications will be closed to observe Christmas  Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, December 25 and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Should you need assistance while we are closed, you may contact the following:

24/7 Internet Tech Support 1-877-452-9035
24/7 Info Line 1-877-242-1292
Telephone trouble 242-5915 or 1-800-242-5915

We Wish All Our Loyal Customers a Blessed Christmas and a Healthy, Happy New Year!

 

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Fayette County Deputy Santa Program

The Fayette County Office has announced the dates for this year’s Deputy Santa Program: November 26 – December 27, 2018.

Toys will be handed out to participants at three different locations on December 20th.  Donation bins will be distributed throughout Fayette County to collect toys for children less fortunate this holiday season. The Deputy Santa Program will solicit new and gently used unwrapped toys. Monetary donations will be to purchase additional new toys for the children from Fayette County that sign up for the program.

To receive assistance from this program children must be 12 years old and under and be a resident of Fayette County. Parents must sign their children up in person; no telephone registrations will be accepted. A birth certificate or copy of your child’s report card must be shown. For more information about the Deputy Santa Program, contact Lt. David Beyer at (979) 968-5856.

 

 

Scam Alert- “You’re Today’s Lucky Visitor!”

Do not click on pop-ups stating “Congratulations, you’re today’s lucky visitor”. These pop-up ads may state you have won a chance at a gift card, an iPhone or something similar. If you click the pop-up, it will take you to a website with claims from people stating they received their freebie and you will be asked to provide your personal information to also receive the freebie. In some cases these are marketing scams but they could also be more harmful phishing attempts.

In many cases people have received this pop-up while browsing Facebook on an iPhone or iPad but customers with any type of tablet, phone or desktop should be wary of pop-ups ads offering anything free.

Apple has more detailed advice on how to block these pop-up ads in their support pages.

 

Watch Out For Fraudulent Email

If you receive an email claiming to be from Colorado Valley Communications that is requesting your account name and password, you are likely the target of a scam. Colorado Valley Communications will never ask for personal information, like your password, over email. If you believe your Colorado Valley account has been compromised, change your password immediately.

When you receive an email that looks suspicious, here are a few things to check for:

  • Check that the email address and the sender name match
  • Hover over any links before you click on them. If the URL of the link doesn’t match the description of the link, it might be leading you to a phishing site.
  • Check the message header to make sure the “from” header isn’t showing an incorrect name.

If you have questions about suspicious emails please call us at (979) 242-5911 or (800) 242-5911 or email info@coloradovalley.com.

 

 

 

Texas Antique Weekend

Thursday, March 21 – Sunday, April 7, Round Top and Warrenton

The Texas Antique Weekend is held twice a year.  The event consists of more than 60 antique collectors, décor and fashion shows in barns, dance halls, under tents and in fields in and around the Round Top – Warrenton area over a three week period.

The “weekend” event originally was held over a three day period but now extends over two and one-half weeks that end the first weekend of April and October every year.

Visit their webpage at http://www.antiqueweekend.com/indexmain.html

 

 

Unplug Modems During Lightning Storms

PLEASE remember to unplug your high-speed modem and router during lightning storms.  Surge protector can’t always protect your equipment.  If your internet connection runs through the phone line, disconnect the cord from the jack because power surges can also travel through the phone line and fry your equipment.