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Nov
30

Changes in the 2018 GCAA Application

Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation, is excited to announce the 2018 Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA). For more than 30 years, these prestigious awards have been awarded Texas communities for outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. This year, ten winning communities will sh...
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Nov
27

Preview the 2018 GCAA Questions!

It's almost time for the 2018 Governor's Community Achievement Awards! Every year, 10 winning communities share $2 million in landscape awards in recognition of their efforts to keep their communities beautiful. For more than 30 years, these prestigious awards have been awarded to deserving communities across the state of Texas. This year, the appl...
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Nov
10

Have a Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We've been highlighting and thanking different contributors to Keep Texas Beautiful these past few days (in case you missed them, check them out here, here, and here), but it's important to remember and be thankful for how every component of Keep Texas Beautiful and our network fit together. We here at KTB are thankful for each ...
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Nov
10

Green Thanksgiving Tips From Waste Management

Leaves on the ground and Black Friday "sneak peek" ads can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving is just around the corner! For 2017, Waste Management is challenging Texans to make Thanksgiving a green holiday this year. Here are a few ways to reduce, reuse and recycle this Thanksgiving: Buy and eat locally grown food: Buying only locally grown food is...
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Nov
10

Giving Tuesday: An International Day of Giving

While you're planning which bargains to hunt on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, don't forget to budget to give back this holiday season! The Tuesday following Thanksgiving is a new holiday known as #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that kick-starts the charitable season. This year, start your holidays off right by...
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Nov
10

Giving Thanks: Volunteers

This Thanksgiving week, Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks each day to a different member of our Keep Texas Beautiful family. Check this blog each day in the lead-up to Thanksgiving to learn more about the wonderful people and organizations who create positive change in Texas. Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks to the indivi...
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Nov
10

Giving Thanks: Supporters

This Thanksgiving week, Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks each day to a different member of our Keep Texas Beautiful family. Check this blog each day in the lead-up to Thanksgiving to learn more about the wonderful people and organizations who create positive change in Texas. Today, Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks to our...
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Nov
10

Giving Thanks: Community Affiliates

This Thanksgiving week, Keep Texas Beautiful would like to give thanks each day to a different member of our Keep Texas Beautiful family. Check this blog each day in the lead-up to Thanksgiving to learn more about the wonderful people and organizations who create positive change in Texas. First up, the people who are out every day doing t...
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Aug
14

Apply for the 2017 Native Garden Grants!

Keep Texas Beautiful, in partnership with AEP Texas, is excited to announce the 2017 Keep Texas Beautiful Native Garden Grants! Coinciding with National Planting Day on September 9, the Native Garden Grants will be awarded to communities looking to create and improve demonstration gardens that promote native species.  In previous yea...
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Aug
08

GCAA Cat. 10 Winner: Fort Worth

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. Categorized by population, these ten cities share a prize of $2 million in landscaping projects. In Fort Worth, garnering the prestigious Governor's Commu...
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Aug
08

GCAA Cat. 9 Winner: McAllen

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. Categorized by population, these ten cities share a prize of $2 million in landscaping projects. The Rio Grande Valley, often referred to simply as "the V...
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Aug
08

GCAA Cat. 8 Winner: Longview

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. Categorized by population, these ten cities share a prize of $2 million in landscaping projects. Longview is a mid-sized city in East Texas, where towerin...
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Aug
08

GCAA Cat. 7 Winner: Flower Mound

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. Categorized by population, these ten cities share a prize of $2 million in landscaping projects. The key to litter prevention in Flower Mound has been a v...
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Aug
08

GCAA Cat. 6 Winner: Copperas Cove

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. Categorized by population, these ten cities share a prize of $2 million in landscaping projects. Copperas Cove is an active community located in the heart...
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Aug
08

GCAA Cat. 5 Winner: Murphy

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. Categorized by population, these ten cities share a prize of $2 million in landscaping projects. The city of Murphy, like many North Texas communities, ha...
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Aug
08

GCAA Cat. 4 Winner: Athens

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. Categorized by population, these ten cities share a prize of $2 million in landscaping projects. Athens is nestled in East Texas and is home to 12,710 res...
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Aug
08

GCAA Cat. 3 Winner: Bastrop

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. Categorized by population, these ten cities share a prize of $2 million in landscaping projects. Bastrop is a resilient city. In 2011, the largest wildfir...
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Aug
07

GCAA Cat. 2 Winner: San Saba

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. Categorized by population, these ten cities share a prize of $2 million in landscaping projects. San Saba is known for its pecans, vineyards and picturesq...
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Aug
07

GCAA Cat. 1 Winner: Muenster

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their achievements in litter prevention, beautification, public awareness, and other focus areas. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Each year, the Govern...
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Jul
26

Check out the 2017 Green Bag Grant Applications!

The opportunity to win up to $3,000 dollars for your community's KTB programs is here again, thanks to H-E-B and Central Market's Green Bag Grants! We are excited to announce that the application for the 2017 Green Bag Grants is now open and accepting enthusiastic applicants!  In previous years H-E-B/Central Market have provided $25,000 i...
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