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Identify Common Texas Wildflowers

Author:  Take Care of Texas More than 5,000 species of flowering plants are native to the Lone Star State. Many of these beautiful wildflowers can be seen blooming along Texas roadways. To help maintain more than 800,000 acres of highway right-of-way across the state, the Texas Department of Transportation buys and sows nearly ...

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Huntsville City Council Holding Recycling Workshop

The Huntsville City Council will be holding a workshop on recycling Tuesday, March 19th, beginning at 5 p.m. in the large conference room. The regular Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The agenda for the full evening is posted here. The complete meeting packet is available here.

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Huntsville Electronic Recycling Day Announced

The City of Huntsville’s 12th annual Electronics Recycling Day will be held Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Recycling Drop-Off Center, located at 590 Interstate 45 North. The event is free to the citizens of Huntsville and is held yearly to recycle computers, printers, monitors, mice, ...

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Herb Festival in its 8th Year

The Texas Thyme Unit of the Herb Society of America will host its eighth annual Herb Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The free event will be held on the grounds of the historic Wynne Home Arts Center, 1428 Eleventh St., and will be open to ...

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Is it Illegal to Pick Bluebonnets?

Author:  Take Care of Texas There’s a rumor going around Texas that it’s illegal to pick bluebonnets, the state flower. Anyone who has spent at least one spring season here has probably heard it. But is there any truth to it? There is actually no law that prohibits picking bluebonnets in ...

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SHSU Earns Energy Saving Bonus

by SHSU staff Sam Houston State University is continually pursuing smart energy management, and reaping the rewards. SHSU has participated in the Entergy Solutions Program since 2009, completing a wide variety of energy efficiency projects that in total have saved over 7.3 million kWh, and recently SHSU received an incentive ...

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Clean & Greener Huntsville back for Spring Cleaning

by City of Huntsville staff Huntsville’s Solid Waste Division will be hosting Clean & Greener Huntsville by providing large roll-off dumpsters for a free residential cleanup the week of March 4-9. The community-wide event will allow residents to easily access these larger trash containers. Public Works Director Brent Sherrod said the City ...

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Oak Wilt Disease Threatens Texas Oaks in Spring

by TAMUFS staff From February through June, oak trees should not be pruned or wounded to prevent the spread of oak wilt disease. Texas A&M Forest Service reminds Texans that it is especially critical to avoid pruning oaks in Texas counties affected by oak wilt. When springtime comes, oak trees ...

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Forest Service Certifies 2 From Jena Band of Choctaw Indian Tribe

Trained in Sam Houston National Forest Two members of the Jena Band of the Choctaw Indians received timber cruiser certification from the National Forests and Grassland in Texas for training they accomplished in the Sam Houston National Forest. From left are Kristi Keach, Timber Program Manager, Lendon LeGrande, Sherwin Williams ...

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SJRA Partners on Grant to Provide Funding for San Jacinto River Watershed Master Drainage Plan

Walker County included in study area by SJRA staff Harris County, the lead agency on the grant, received a State Award letter in the amount of $2,708,208.00 (Federal $2,031,156.00 |Local $677,052.00) from the Texas Division of Emergency Management to provide necessary funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to complete a comprehensive ...

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