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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 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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How to Avoid Costly Septic System Repairs

Author:  Take Care of Texas SepticSmart Week, Sept. 17 through 21, is an annual event focused on helping people learn about the proper care and maintenance of their septic systems. Taking care of your septic system is not only good for the environment, it could also save you a lot of ...

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TPWD Seeking Public Input on Potential Changes to Recreation Grants Process

Public Meetings Set to Discuss Criteria for Community Outdoor Outreach, Local Park Grants Awards A series of public input meetings will be held across the state to discuss and assess evaluation criteria for awarding funds through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) Grant and for ...

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Stubblefield Bridge to be Replaced

by US Forest Service staff A year after Hurricane Harvey heavily damaged Stubblefield Bridge, the structure is still impassable. Originally, the plan was to make repairs to the bridge and have it open by December, but after engineers from the Central Federal Lands Highway Division inspected the extensive damage it ...

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It’s Time to Start Your Compost Pile

Conserve water, reduce waste, and save money by composting by TCEQ staff Summer is here. It’s a great time to get your compost pile started. It takes three to four months for organic ingredients to break down and form compost, so starting in the summer means you’ll have a finished ...

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Huntsville Offers Grease and Antifreeze Recycling

Like many other residential customers, do you plan on replacing the antifreeze in your vehicle this winter? Do you plan on disposing other kinds of liquids, including motor oil, peanut oil or cooking oil? Don’t run those materials down the drain – recycle them! The City of Huntsville Solid Waste ...

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Recycling Program Under Consideration for Lake Livingston Area

by Polk County staff Trash around the lake, along roadways and in fields has become a major issue across the Piney Woods region.  Because all of the counties in lake area (Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity and Walker) are rural and have limited resources, taking a regional approach to recycling make sense. ...

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Texas Game Wardens Crack Down on Illegal Fish Trade in Markets, Restaurants

by TWPD staff State game wardens issued more than 150 citations to 19 fish markets and restaurants in the Houston area that illegally purchased game fish from undercover officers during a recently completed sting conducted by the Special Operations unit of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement Division. ...

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SHSU Department of Biological Sciences Celebrates Earth Day With BioBlitz Event

By Brooke Carson   The Department of Biological Sciences at Sam Houston State University will host its first Bioblitz community event on Sat., April 21 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Center for Biological Field Studies. Taking place the same weekend as Earth Day, the free event is open to ...

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Local Businesses, Individuals May Qualify for Grant for Replacement Vehicles

The Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program is offering grant funding to repower or replace heavy-duty diesel or gasoline powered vehicles with natural gas engines, or new natural gas vehicles. Grants will be awarded only to applicants who will operate their repowered or new vehicle in one or more of ...

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