News Releases

September 11, 2014
As Texas slowly moves out of its devastating drought, and precipitation totals begin to increase, Take Care of Texas, a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has produced a video on how to build a rain barrel, and...
June 17, 2014
Now that summer is here, many Texans look forward to enjoying the warm weather and spending time traveling with family and friends. Take Care of Texas , a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, is offering some simple...
April 29, 2014
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announces the winners of the 22nd annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards . These prestigious awards bring attention to the most innovative and effective projects that prevent pollution and preserve natural resources in Texas. Among...
April 21, 2014
On Earth Day, April 22, Take Care of Texas is offering “Take Six for Texas,” a bundle of six yard care guides that not only help you maintain a healthy yard, but save you money and time, while protecting Texas’...
April 10, 2014
As executive director, Covar revamped the agency’s Take Care of Texas program and put a strong emphasis on educational outreach.“Commissioner Baker, Chairman Shaw, and I are all huge champions of protecting Texas, of the natural beauty and resources of the...
March 20, 2014
Today marks the first day of spring, and while we can enjoy milder temperatures, the TCEQ says now is the time to prepare our living and outdoor spaces for the eventual arrival of summer heat. The agency’s Take Care of...
February 28, 2014
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced that Texans turned in more than 38 million pounds of electronics to computer and television manufacturers for recycling in 2013. Computer manufacturers reported collecting 22,220,731 pounds of computer equipment. TV manufacturers reported...
June 4, 2013
In a shared announcement today, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department unveiled a statewide public service campaign to promote outdoor recreation and encourage personal responsibility in protecting our state’s natural resources. Country music star...
April 29, 2013
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today formally announced the winners of the 21st annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards. The statewide honor recognizes 10 projects that demonstrate positive effects on air, water, and land resources. Among this year’s award recipients:...
February 12, 2013
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced that Texans turned in more than 43 million pounds of electronics to computer manufacturers for recycling. In addition to recycling covered computer equipment, many computer manufacturers also voluntarily collect televisions and other...

Hot Wire

Stay in the know with our informative regularly updated HOT WIRE blog featuring tips, stories, events and a lot more from across the State of Texas.

News Releases

Stay up to date with official News Releases featuring informative articles with downloadable graphics.


Radio & TV

Check out our current radio and TV spots!kevin-rick-cody4.png



Download free environmental widgets to display on your website.

Seasonal Tips


Take Care of Texas Seasonal Tips is a quarterly e-mail with helpful ideas on how you can do your part every winter, spring, summer, and fall.

Style Guide


Be sure and review the Take Care of Texas Public-Use Style Guide for rules regarding the usage of the TCOT logo. 

Check out your lifetime impact on the environment and learn how you can make a difference.

Do your part

Do Your Part

Take The Pledge

Take th e Pledge and we will send you a FREE Texas Parks & Wildlife "Texas State Parks: Official Guide" and a FREE sticker!


News You Can Use Newsletter

Do your part

Take Care of Texas License Plate

Order Your Plate

License Plate