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March 24, 2021

Every year, students throughout the state grab their video cameras and head outside to compete in the annual Take Care of Texas Video Contest. The goal is to produce the most entertaining and compelling content demonstrating how to keep Texas’...

June 22, 2020

Take Care of Texas, a program of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has tapped Texas country music mainstays Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen to perform a public service announcement that will air on Texas TV stations and social media...

June 8, 2020

A 2nd grade student at Walker Station Elementary in Sugar Land has been named the grand prize winner in a statewide art contest. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program announced on Monday the winners of...

February 24, 2020

TCEQ’s Take Care of Texas video contest grows more competitive each year, as it has once again received the most entries in the contest’s history. This year the six finalists’ videos beat 579 other entries. Taking the top prize in...

January 3, 2020

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s public outreach and education campaign, Take Care of Texas, is unveiling a new logo in 2020 to coincide with the launch of the new TCEQ logo. As part of this effort, TCOT will also...

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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