News Releases Archive - 2019

June 17, 2019
Keeping electricity use to a minimum is difficult during hot Texas summers, since so much of a household’s energy usage—up to 18 percent—is dedicated to cooling, higher than the national average of 12 percent. Texas generates more electricity than any...
April 15, 2019
Richmond 5th grader Mira Patel selected from 5,200 other entries The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announces the winners of its 5th annual K-5 art contest. Mira Patel, a 5th grader at Madden Elementary in...
March 18, 2019
Fix a Leak Week Raises Awareness about Water Waste Next time you hear your toilet running, take note. That could be the sign of a toilet leak. Although you may not worry much about leaks, your family could be wasting...
February 26, 2019
This year the TCEQ’s Take Care of Texas program received the most entries in the contest’s history, with six videos beating 511 other entries. Taking the top prize in the high school category is Dominique Barraza from Pebble Hills High...
January 3, 2019
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality invites Texas kindergarten through fifth-grade students to enter the Take Care of Texas Kids Art Contest. The contest is a fun way for students to learn about protecting the environment and come up with...

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