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Want to save water and money? The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has declared a sales tax holiday on water-efficient and water-conserving products. The 2016 holiday is from Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30. There is no limit on...
Here in Texas, we’re fortunate to have a vast array of wonders to experience, from Goose Island State Park to Big Bend National Park. We can all play a part in preserving our beloved state. This holiday season, give the...
If you’re like many Texans, the first warm, sunny weekend gets you motivated to spruce up your home. Developing simple, smart spring cleaning and home improvement habits can make a big difference for the environment and your pocketbook. Start by...
What is nonpoint source pollution? Nonpoint source pollution , also called runoff, results when contaminants from a variety of sources are carried by rainfall into surface water and groundwater sources. Pollutants include fertilizers, herbicides, oil, sediment, and bacteria and can...
You may qualify for rebates or tax incentives that will help you save money while conserving water, energy, and fuel. Click on your location to start saving! In addition to rebates, there are also federal tax credits available for certain...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program today unveiled a specialty license plate, encouraging drivers to proudly show their commitment to the state’s environment. “With more than 9 million automobiles on the road in Texas, and...
The How Do You Take Care of Texas? Elementary School Art Contest received 3,991 entries—an increase of 1,355 over last year! It was extremely difficult to select just 16 winners from such beautiful, creative, and inspiring artwork. Gabriella Almaguer, a...
Organic landscape materials, including leaves, wood trimmings, and grass clippings often contribute significantly to a communities’ annual solid waste. During peak leafdrop in fall when residents are bagging and placing leaves at the curbside, organic materials may account for as...
Learn how to recycle items like glass, plastics, used oil, and tires, how you can celebrate Valentine's Day with many events at Texas State Parks, and read all about the new "Two Steps One Sticker" vehicle inspection and registration program...

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