For the fifth year in a row, Reliant Energy is teaming up with Corpus Christi Senior Community Services for the Beat the Heat project, aimed at keeping South Texas residents cool in this summer heat while minimizing their home electricity use.

Reliant Energy has helped turn two local senior centers -- the Greenwood Senior Center at 4040 Greenwood Drive, and the Lindale Senior Center at 3135 Swantner Drive -- into "Beat the Heat" Cooling Centers, giving people a place to go to stay out of the heat.

A press conference was held Thursday morning at the Lindale Senior Center to provide information about this year's summer assistance programs and details about heat relief.