News Releases Archive - 2017

September 22, 2017
Fall is finally here, and you may find yourself taking advantage of the cooler temperatures by planting trees and shrubs. The cooler weather allows their root systems to develop and get established so that the tree or shrub can take...
September 5, 2017
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality invites kids in grades six through twelve to enter the second annual Take Care of Texas Video Contest. The contest is a fun way for students to learn about protecting the environment and come...
June 21, 2017
You might often assume that the heat of summer will lead to more water consumption. That’s because lawns, gardens, and even swimming pools demand a lot of it. But the truth is during summer even indoor water costs are still...
April 3, 2017
For the second year in a row, one of Frank Barrera's students at Driscoll Elementary has won the grand prize in the Take Care of Texas Kindergarten through 5th grade art contest. Fourth grader Delilah Saenz' colorful, detailed drawing of...
March 20, 2017
Spring weather in Texas can be beautiful, with sunny skies and seemingly clear air. But what we don’t always see is ozone forming in the atmosphere because of that bright sunshine. Take Care of Texas has ways you can decrease...
February 15, 2017
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announces the winners of its 6th through 12th grade video contest. Students throughout the state submitted 30-second videos showing how Texans can help keep the air and water clean,...
January 2, 2017
The TCEQ and Samsung Austin Semiconductor invite Texas kindergarten through fifth grade students to submit their artwork depicting how they, along with their friends and family, help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste....

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