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How can trees have knees if they don't have bones? The tree with knees is a bald cypress. It lives along rivers and in swamps. Its knees are actually part of its roots, which stick out of the water or...
Across the state, Texans are finding fun, creative ways to do their part, and they're garnering impressive results. We invite you to share your story on the ways you Take Care of Texas at
The State of Texas has unveiled , a dedicated online resource for Deepwater Horizon recovery efforts. features links and background information on the three funding sources available, RESTORE (Resources & Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of...
More than $56 million is now available for projects on the Texas Gulf Coast! The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Commissioner Toby Baker announced that requests for grant applications will be accepted beginning Friday, Jan. 15 for environmental, ecological, or...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program today announced that country music star Kevin Fowler has released a follow-up to last year’s popular Take Care of Texas radio and TV public service announcement. “Kevin’s creative contribution...
The City of San Marcos and Texas State University, San Marcos Recreation on the San Marcos River has long been central to the lifestyle of residents and visitors alike. A recent population boom has impacted the river’s delicate ecosystem, causing...
Our 2016 Kids Art Contest is now open for entries! Students can enter by submitting a unique piece of artwork showing how they can help Take Care of Texas! Fifteen lucky kids across Texas will win a Samsung tablet and...
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...

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