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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...
May 7, 2012
TCEQ officials and state legislators gathered at Keller Elementary School in Brownsville today to present a $1.7 million check to Brownsville ISD officials that will outfit 129 school buses with pollution-control equipment to reduce schoolchildren’s exposure to particulate matter. State...
April 24, 2012
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality announced the winners of the 20th annual Texas Environmental Excellence Awards today. These awards recognize nine projects that provide superior resource conservation, waste reduction, and pollution prevention. Among this year’s honorees are: a company...
February 14, 2012
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality today announced that Texans turned in more than 20 million pounds of electronics to computer manufacturers for recycling last year. In addition to recycling computer equipment as required, many computer manufacturers also voluntarily collect...

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