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News & Events

Feb
20

Community Engagement in the Legislative Process

On February 21, KTB is visiting the State Capitol for Keep Texas Beautiful Day. We'll be visiting our elected officials to educate the new legislature on the value of KTB programs and the positive impact that our affiliates have in their local communities. Follow along online and @KeepTXBeautiful on social media to learn about affili...
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Feb
12

Staff Blog: Event Planning 101

Hi there, Tina Litzner here, Operations & Events Manager at KTB. One of the many hats that I wear is event planning for all things Conference. This is my favorite part of my job. Keep Texas Beautiful has been churning out a conference for our members, volunteers and affiliates for many years. The KTB conference is a unique event ...
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Feb
08

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Houston Beautiful - Forty and Fabulous!

Each month, KTB highlights a new affiliate organization on the blog and through an Instagram takeover. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful. Check out past highlighted affiliates here. Houston, home to more than two million people and spanning close to 670 square miles, is currently the country's f...
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Feb
14

Eco-Friendly Valentine's Day Gift Guide

​Love is in the air! Valentine's day is just around the corner, and everyone is planning what gifts to give their loved ones. This year, ditch the wasteful paper cards and plastic chocolate boxes. Get your Valentine a more eco-friendly gift. It can be hard to think of environmentally friendly gifts, so we came up with a few ideas for you. These ide...
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Jan
29

KTB 101: Acronyms

Are you versed in the KTB lingo? When I began working at Keep Texas Beautiful, I admittedly was not. I actually printed a list of KTB acronyms to refer to, so I could know what everyone was talking about! Affiliates would call and email wanting supplies for the GAC (Great American Cleanup) and DMWTTO (Don't mess with Texas Trash-Off)...
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Jan
24

Share-A-Project: Learn from your Affiliates

​"Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't." -Bill Nye  Our growing Affiliate Network is home to many diverse organizations. On a day to day basis, Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) sees the success of each organization in big and small ways. While one affiliate is winning a recycling grant, another is on the news promoting their cl...
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Jan
22

GCAA 2018 Category 10: Irving

Category 10: Irving Population 180,001+ Landscape Award: $310,000 Irving lives up to its motto "We Have It All Together." A tiny village, established in 1903 and named for author Washington Irving, has grown into a 67.9 square mile city that welcomes three million visitors annually and represents a vibrant mix of ethnicities, faiths and countries o...
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Jan
17

Guest Blog: Scenic City Now Accepting 2019 Applications

Since 2010, the Scenic City Certification Program has recognized Texas municipalities that implement strong scenic standards for public roadways and public spaces. The Program is a project of Scenic Texas, Keep Texas Beautiful, and 15 other statewide Program Partner organizations. Thanks to the solid support of this large base of associations, the ...
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Jan
15

GCAA 2018 Category 9: Abilene

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Jan
10

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful

Each month, KTB highlights a new affiliate organization on the blog and through an Instagram takeover. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful. Check out past highlighted affiliates here. Nacogdoches, a town as unique as its name, is coined as the oldest town in Texas. Pine trees, azaleas, and Japanes...
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Jan
10

Guest Blog: Engage and Educate Young Drivers with Drive Clean Texas Teacher Resources

We live Texas. We Breathe Texas. There's something special in the Texas air, whether its taking a deep breath of fresh country air after a long hike or inhaling the delicious scent of barbecue off the grill. Drive Clean Texas is here to encourage Texans young and old to do their part to keep the air clean, and it's citizens healthy. Last year, the ...
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Jan
08

GCAA 2018 Category 8: Baytown

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Jan
03

GCAA 2018 Category 7: Grapevine

​Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citize...
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Dec
19

GCAA 2018 Category 6: Lake Jackson

​Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citize...
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Dec
18

GCAA 2018 Category 5: Katy

​Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citize...
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Dec
13

GCAA 2018 Category 4: Seabrook

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Dec
10

GCAA 2018 Category 3: Brady

Each year, the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) celebrate ten Texas communities for their outstanding efforts to keep their communities beautiful. From the Texas coast to the Panhandle, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has awarded cities with this honor since 1986. Winners are selected for their ability to engage citizen...
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Dec
07

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Katy Beautiful on Celebrating Christmas in Katy

Each month, KTB highlights a new affiliate organization on the blog and through an Instagram takeover. This campaign recognizes the diverse organizations working hard to keep Texas beautiful. Check out past highlighted affiliates here.  ​Katy is known to many as the "huge suburb west of Houston," but what many people don't know is that the cit...
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Dec
05

Staff Blog: Turning Holiday Heroes into Annual Champions for Your Cause

It's the holiday season and the season when 1/3 of donors are looking to give back and get a nice tax break in return. In fact, 12% of all giving happens in the last three days of the year. So, make it easy for them! Make your campaign easy to access on your website, ensure the least number of clicks and information collection possible on your...
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Dec
04

Guest Blog: Share These Tips and Infographic to Help Your Community Save Energy this Winter

Frosty weather has arrived in Texas. Although it's rare to see extremely low temperatures in much of our state, the cold weather still has an impact on your energy bill. Across Texas, heating accounts for 22 percent of a household's energy consumption, on average. And, due to rising fuel prices, most households in the United States can expect highe...
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