News Releases

April 1, 2016
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program is proud to announce the winners of its 2nd annual kindergarten through 5th grade art contest. Students throughout the state submitted artwork showing how they help keep the air...
March 17, 2016

Springtime and green lawns go hand in hand. Take Care of Texas has lawn care tips that will help your lawn look its best, improve water quality, and conserve water while saving you time and money. Water wisely Water in...

January 14, 2016
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Commissioner Toby Baker announced today that requests for grant applications will be accepted beginning Friday, Jan. 15 for more than $56 million in funding available for environmental, ecological, or economic projects. Baker made the...
January 8, 2016

The TCEQ and Samsung Austin Semiconductor invite Texas kindergarten through fifth grade students to submit their artwork depicting how they, along with their friends and family, help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste...

December 17, 2015

Winter is here, and with it comes frosty weather. Although it's rare to see temperatures in the low 20's in much of Texas, the cooler weather still has an impact on your fuel economy. So whether you’re taking a road...

September 16, 2015

This week not only marks the start of autumn, but it also marks Pollution Prevention Week. Pollution prevention is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source. Source reduction allows for the greatest and quickest environmental improvements...

June 22, 2015
Summer is here, and Texans have already seen rising temperatures. Warmer, drier weather can be hard on your garden and backyard, but composting is a great way to not only nourish your soil but reduce waste and save a little...
May 12, 2015
(MEDIA: Both TV and radio public service announcements are available for download.) The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program today announced that country music star Kevin Fowler has released a follow-up to last year’s popular Take...
May 7, 2015
(MEDIA: Public service announcements are available for download.)The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program today announced that Grammy-award winner Rick Trevino will join country music star Kevin Fowler as the voice of its successful radio and...
May 5, 2015
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program has announced the winners of its K-5 art contest. Students were asked to submit artwork showing how they help keep the air and water clean, conserve water and energy...

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