State Senator Robert Nichols invites East Texans to an Electricity Town Hall & Annual Meeting with the Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel , from 5:30 to 7 today in Lufkin. O-P-U-C is the state agency that represents consumer interests for homeowner, renter and small business utility ratepayers in electric and telephone proceedings before appropriate regulatory entities. Senator Nichols is bringing O-P-U-C’s Public Counsel & staff to Lufkin to discuss: Shopping for retail electric providers in the Texas competitive electric market & how to reduce your costs; and Energy efficiency & ways to reduce electricity use. You’re urged to bring your electric bill and staff will review for important information that may affect your per month cost. The meeting is taking place at Lufkin City Hall, in Room 202 above the Council Chambers. Address is 300 East Shepherd Avenue. Due to other activities in the area, attendants should look for signage directing them to designated parking at city hall for the O-P-U-C meeting.