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2014-05-29

No Meth, Just Tech

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

John Parks of Tech 1 Computers says the only things he and business partner Jesse Arreola 'break bad' at their shop are computers in need of repair. Some local folks have apparently made the mistaken assumption that the duo were involved with a man recently arrested and charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.



Sometimes front page stories have unintended consequences. The Courier's recent news articles about the arrest and charges against former city computer technician Nat Hay have caused some people to think that the owners of Tech 1 Computers are meth dealers.
"Our business has dropped off ever since the 'breaking bad in Bandera' story ran," said owner John Parks. Tech 1 Computers moved into the former location of Hay's business, Bandera Computers, in fall 2013. Tech 1 Computers even purchased Hay's business phone number, 830-796-4450, hoping to be able to serve some of his former customers.
"We've gotten some calls on that number and the people want to know if we are the drug dealer because if that's the case, they don't want to do business with us!" John said.
The Courier would like to make it perfectly clear that Tech 1 Computers and its owners, John Parks and Jesse Arreola, have nothing to do with the long defunct Bandera Computers, nor do they have any connection whatsoever with Nat Hay.
They were in business in Boerne for seven years before opening their branch office here in Bandera at 158 State Highway 16 after Hay closed his computer business.
Personalized service is a key to the success of Tech 1 Computers. "When you call us, you talk to a human being," said Parks.
Both Parks and Arreola are well trained and highly qualified to solve your computer problems, set up high speed internet service, install satellite TV services for both Dish Network and DirectTV, and handle repairs. If you aren't as tech savvy as you would like to be, they'll even set up training sessions.
"We want to bring big city quality service to customers in this rural area," said Parks, "by meeting industry standards. And we want our customers to be able to use their technology to its full potential."
Give them a call at 830-522-2888 for quality tech service.

You'll have to buy your drugs elsewhere.