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You want to plant your garden as soon as possible to allow vegetables to grow and mature during ideal conditions. Using transplants, instead of seeds, can extend the productive period of many crops. Vegetables that are easy to transplant include...
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...
For your convenience, we've created an infographic with the tips listed below. Click here to view it. You can also download and share it! Ask your friends to do their part this winter to Take Care of Texas. Winter is...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced the winners of the 23rd annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. These prestigious awards bring attention to the most innovative and effective projects that strive to protect the state’s natural resources. Among this...
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...
It's the holiday season in Texas—a time of generosity, festivity, family, and friends. We adorn our homes, celebrate with a special meal, and show our affection by giving to others. Also, during this season many people give thanks for their...
Dual-sided in English and Spanish, this new publication offers many tips for conserving energy around the house while also saving money. You can order FREE copies on the TCOT publications page:
Did you see November's e-newsletter, News You Can Use ? To celebrate Texas Recycles Day, which is November 15th, we announced a contest to find out how our readers recycle and reuse. The winner will be selected at random and...
Take Care of Texas encourages every Texan to get involved in community activities. The following links give you access to programs where Texans can volunteer or just learn more about local efforts to Take Care of Texas: Texas Parks and...

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