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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
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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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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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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Nov
18

How to Involve Kids in Your Cleanup (with advice from a young person!)

This blog was written by Hannah Langley, a 2021-2022 KTB Young Texan Ambassador from Troy, about her experience including kids in a cleanup, why you should too, and steps to take to ensure success. I had an amazing experience hosting my first cleanup as a Keep Texas Beautiful Young Texan Ambassador! I was proud to see elementary-aged school ki...

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Nov
03

KTB's Volunteer of the Month: Babji Yalamanchili

Babji Yalamanchili, a native of India, is the organizer and founder of Keep Amarillo Clean and Keep the Panhandle Clean. With his wife, Dr. Devi Yalamanchili, the two are working their way across school districts, counties, cities, and towns in the Texas Panhandle garnering support for what every Texan should be able to get behi...

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