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Plant Now to get Bluebonnets this Spring

by:  Take Care of Texas Each spring, beautiful displays of wildflowers can be seen across the state. The most iconic Texas wildflower is, of course, the bluebonnet. While bluebonnets are often seen along roadways, you can also create a bluebonnet patch in your very own yard! Fall is the best ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by US Forest Service staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 30 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, ...

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Fall: An Ideal Time for Planting Trees & Shrubs

Fall is finally here, and you may find yourself taking advantage of the cooler temperatures by planting trees and shrubs. The cooler weather allows their root systems to develop and get established so that the tree or shrub can take full advantage of springtime growth. This more established root system ...

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EPA/TCEQ: Harvey Update

Air quality improving, number of water systems operational increasing in affected areas Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially ...

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National Forests and Grasslands in Texas Seeks Input on Wild and Scenic Rivers

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is holding meetings to get public input on Wild and Scenic River eligibility and Wildernesses as part of its ongoing Forest Plan Revision. Meetings will be Sept. 12 in Lufkin at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center and Sept. 14 at the San Augustine Chamber of Commerce, 611 ...

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New Chronic Wasting Disease Management Response Rules Adopted

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved amendments to chronic wasting disease (CWD) management response rules based in part on discovery of the disease in a free-ranging white-tailed deer west of San Antonio. The changes address containment and surveillance measures, and permitted movement of live deer, in portions of ...

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Texas Game Wardens Crack Down on Illegal Internet Wildlife Trade

Trading on the internet can be a wild experience with deals on practically anything and everything one can imagine just a click away. Some online sellers in the Houston area learned this week that illegal sales of wildlife products can become high ticket items. Texas game wardens made multiple criminal ...

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New CWD Case Discovered at Deer Breeding Facility

A case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been validated in a captive white-tailed deer at another breeding facility in Medina County. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are conducting an epidemiological investigation into this new case. The latest finding is from a ...

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Forest Service: Controlled Burns Create Temporary Smoke, Long-Term Benefits

Since the first of the year, U.S. Forest Service fire personnel on the four National Forests have treated more than 84,000 acres with controlled burns.   “These controlled burns dramatically reduce the chances of potential wildfires spreading out of control and ultimately improve overall grassland vegetative health,” said Peter Goetzinger, ...

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E-Recycling Day Set for Saturday

Every April the Huntsville Solid Waste/Recycling Division hosts E-Recycling Day to allow residents a convenient time to get rid of unwanted electronics and recycle them correctly. We are always striving to make Huntsville a more green community and E-Recycling Day gets us one step closer. Items including laptops, copiers, printers, ...

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