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June 21, 2018
Summer is here. It's a great time to get your compost pile started. It takes three to four months for organic ingredients to break down and form compost, so starting in the summer means you'll have a finished product ready...
May 14, 2018
Take Care of Texas, a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has tapped rising country music star Cody Johnson to perform on public service announcements that begin airing on Texas TV stations today. A native Texan, Johnson grew...
April 2, 2018
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announces the winners of its 4th annual art contest. Kindergarten through 5th grade students submitted artwork showing how they help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and...
March 20, 2018
Now that Spring is here, the arrival of warmer weather and longer days means many Texans are spending more time outdoors enjoying and caring for their lawns. Mowing seems like the most basic and simple of all outdoor chores. But...
February 20, 2018
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, conserve...
January 3, 2018
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...
December 20, 2017
A lower energy bill can be one of the many reasons to celebrate this holiday season. Take Care of Texas offers the following tips to help you not only reduce lighting and heating costs, but also give you that warm...
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...

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