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Jul
08

Keep Texas Recycling & HEB open recycling center in San Patricio County

INGLESIDE, TX - The City of Ingleside hosted the grand opening of its new drop-off recycling center on July 7, 2022. The facility will be accessible to the 68,750-plus residents of San Patricio County and begin accepting recyclable materials at regular Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday hours, starting July 12th. Funded in part by San Antonio-bas...

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Jun
22

Bee City USA: Saving Bees One Community at a Time

Written by Noor Alhomsi, Digital Management Coordinator for Keep Texas Beautiful  Bees are keystone species in essentially every ecosystem on earth, enabling the reproduction of over 85% of all flowering plants and 67% of agricultural crops. They transfer pollen between flowers, enabling the incredible diversity of plants on our planet to flow...

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Jun
21

Mentor of the Month: Michael Rosales

Written by Sara Walters, Programs Manager at Keep Texas Beautiful Michael Rosales is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the City of Andrews and serves as the President and Affiliate Coordinator for Keep Andrews Beautiful. Michael is newer to working on the operational side of nonprofits but has expertise in taking a struggling and dor...

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Jun
07

Tour Austin's Famous Bat Bridge with KTB!

This post was written by Noor Alhomsi, Digital Marketing Coordinator for Keep Texas Beautiful   Every year, nearly 1.5 million Brazilian free-tailed bats migrate to Austin roosting between the beams of the Congress Ave bridge. As evening falls, a spectacular sight can be seen as the bats emerge en masse to hunt. The columns...

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May
18

Mentor of the Month: Kim Casey

Kim Casey is the Executive Director of Keep Longview Beautiful. Keep Longview Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) organization run by Kim and 25 volunteer Directors. As the only employee of Keep Longview Beautiful, Kim is involved in every part of the organization's work. Keep Longview Beautiful is a busy community organization, so Kim keeps up with the day-t...

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May
17

Beautify Texas Awards - 2022 Organizational Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 winners for the Beautify Texas Awards! These outstanding organizations will be honored at the BTA Luncheon during our 55th Annual KTB Conference in June. We hope you will join us in Austin to celebrate! Read on to learn more about these amazing Texas Organizations that work hard every day to keep Texas beautiful! Ebby Ha...

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May
04

The Lone Star Hiking Trail: Parks and Trails Cleanup Month

As part of the Great American Cleanup, May is designated as Parks and Trails Cleanup Month. Texas is home to thousands of miles of trails and hundreds of thousands of acres of parks. One trail of great significance in Texas is the Lone Star Hiking Trail (LSHT). This trail is the longest continuous hiking trail in the state, connecting private land ...

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May
13

Beautify Texas Awards - 2022 Individual Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 winners for the Beautify Texas Awards!  These outstanding individuals will be honored at the BTA Luncheon during our 55th Annual KTB Conference in June.  We hope you will join us in Austin to celebrate! Read on to learn more about these amazing Texans that work hard every day to keep Texas b...

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Apr
06

Mentor of the Month: Vicki Gist

Did you know that all Keep Texas Beautiful provisional and official affiliates have access to an Affiliate Mentor? Keep Texas Beautiful started the affiliate mentor program back in 2018 as a way to help meet the needs of the nearly 300 affiliates across the state. The program aims to provide guidance for new, struggling, or disengaged affiliat...

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May
02

Mentor of the Month: Tanya Gray

Tanya Gray is the former Executive Director for Keep Temple Beautiful. She served in the non-profit sector as an advocate, community builder and organizer for over 20 years with over 15 years of experience in economic, community and business development. Tanya developed programs in MS and TX. Before moving to Fort Hood, she worked with th...

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Mar
30

Women's History Month: Ruthe Jackson

Ruthe-Jackson

Written by Elizabeth Early, Communications-Programs Intern Keep Texas Beautiful has a long legacy of extraordinary and innovative women. This Women's History Month, we want to celebrate the contributions that women have made to Keep Texas Beautiful's mission. At Keep Texas Beautiful, we believe that the conservation and beautification movements nee...

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Mar
21

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Sugar Land Beautiful

Written by Vicki Gist, Executive Director for Keep Sugar Land Beautiful. In this Affiliate of the Month blog, we asked KSLB about their extremely successful Youth Advisory Board and how other affiliates can engage youth in their respective communities in the same way. Q: Can you tell us a bit about your community?: A: Sugar Land is the state's 49th...

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Mar
11

Keep Texas Birds Safe this Migration Season

Bird Migration

Written by Elizabeth Early, Communications-Programs Intern for Keep Texas Beautiful  From March 1st to June 15th, nearly two billion birds will fly through Texas on their migratory paths. When these birds travel through our cities and rural areas, bright artificial lights at night attract and disorient them which can result in fatal collisions...

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Feb
23

Recognizing Dr. Robert Bullard, Father of Environmental Justice

 Written by Elizabeth Early, Communications-Programs Intern Known as the father of environmental justice, Dr. Bullard is a Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning at Texas Southern University and has received achievement awards from the National Wildlife Foundation, Sierra Club, and the United Nations Environment Program. Dr. Bullard has had...

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Jan
27

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Woodway Beautiful

Written by Kasia Redden, Administrative Assistant for the City of Woodway. Kasia took the lead in renewing Keep Woodway Beautiful's partnership status with Keep Texas Beautiful. KWB had been on probation for the last couple of years, but this year they worked hard and achieved a Silver Star status with KTB. Kasia has the in...

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Jan
20

Mentor of the Month: Chris Lash

Written by Sara Walters, Program Manager for Keep Texas Beautiful Did you know that all Keep Texas Beautiful provisional and official affiliates have access to an Affiliate Mentor? KTB started the affiliate mentor program back in 2018 as a way to help meet the needs of the nearly 300 affiliates across the state. The program aims to provide guidance...

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Dec
21

Litter on the Bayou

Written by Dylan Manshack, Communications Coordinator for KTB Last month, Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), in collaboration with Texans for Clean Water and Indorama Ventures, hosted a boat tour of the Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas to witness first-hand the impact of litter on the waterway. Executive Director of KTB, Suzanne Kho, and KTB Board Presiden...

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Dec
21

Sustainable Landscaping: Planning for Spring

Written by Katie Harris, Intern for KTB  With spring just around the corner, many people are planning their upcoming landscape or garden layout. While planning your landscape, it is important to consider the impact on the surrounding wildlife and environment. Creating a beautiful landscape for your house or farm that beautifies your ...

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Dec
13

Mentor-of-the-Month: Timothy Hamilton

Written by Sara Walters, Program Manager for Keep Texas Beautiful Did you know that all Keep Texas Beautiful provisional and official affiliates have access to an Affiliate Mentor? KTB started the affiliate mentor program back in 2018 as a way to help meet the needs of the nearly 300 affiliates across the state. The program aims to provide guidance...

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Dec
06

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Wolfe City Beautiful

Written by Betty Teel Malone, Affiliate Coordinator of Keep Wolfe City Beautiful.Keep Wolfe City Beautiful is a new affiliate of Keep Texas Beautiful. For more information about the process to become an affiliate please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit here for more info.Wolfe City is a small rural community, and in my eyes, the best pl...

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