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Young Texan Ambassador: Planning a Volunteer Clean-Up Event

Written by Priscilla Villarreal, Young Texan Ambassador LAREDO, TX - Planning an event is not as easy as it sounds, but with the assistance of Keep Texas Beautiful and Keep Laredo Beautiful, it made me feel so at ease. First, I went ahead and spoke to the director of Keep…
lara
January 11, 2023
Programs

Houston Road Trip: EPA Trash Free Waters

  Thursday, 03 November 2022 In 2020, KTB was awarded a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under their Trash Free Waters Program. This grant has been used to fund infrastructure, research and programming in three regions of Texas: Central, Houston/Galveston and the Rio Grande Valley. I recently had the opportunity…
lara
November 10, 2022
Recycling

Bee City USA: Saving Bees One Community at a Time

Written by Noor Alhomsi, Digital Management Coordinator for Keep Texas Beautiful  Bees are keystone species in essentially every ecosystem on earth, enabling the reproduction of over 85% of all flowering plants and 67% of agricultural crops. They transfer pollen between flowers, enabling the incredible diversity of plants on our planet…
keeptxbeauty
June 22, 2022
Recognition

Mentor of the Month: Michael Rosales

Written by Sara Walters, Programs Manager at Keep Texas Beautiful Michael Rosales is the Community Outreach Coordinator for the City of Andrews and serves as the President and Affiliate Coordinator for Keep Andrews Beautiful. Michael is newer to working on the operational side of nonprofits but has expertise in taking a struggling…
keeptxbeauty
June 21, 2022
Programs

Tour Austin’s Famous Bat Bridge with KTB!

This post was written by Noor Alhomsi, Digital Marketing Coordinator for Keep Texas Beautiful  Every year, nearly 1.5 million Brazilian free-tailed bats migrate to Austin roosting between the beams of the Congress Ave bridge. As evening falls, a spectacular sight can be seen as the bats emerge en masse to hunt. The columns of…
keeptxbeauty
June 7, 2022
RecognitionRecycling

Mentor of the Month: Kim Casey

Kim Casey is the Executive Director of Keep Longview Beautiful. Keep Longview Beautiful is a 501(c)(3) organization run by Kim and 25 volunteer Directors.As the only employee of Keep Longview Beautiful, Kim is involved in every part of the organization's work. Keep Longview Beautiful is a busy community organization, so…
keeptxbeauty
May 18, 2022
Programs

Beautify Texas Awards – 2022 Organizational Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 winners for the Beautify Texas Awards! These outstanding organizations will be honored at the BTA Luncheon during our 55th Annual KTB Conference in June. We hope you will join us in Austin to celebrate! Read on to learn more about these amazing Texas Organizations that work…
keeptxbeauty
May 4, 2022
Programs

Beautify Texas Awards – 2022 Individual Winners

Congratulations to our 2022 winners for the Beautify Texas Awards!  These outstanding individuals will be honored at the BTA Luncheon during our 55th Annual KTB Conference in June.  We hope you will join us in Austin to celebrate! Read on to learn more about these amazing Texans that work hard every day to keep…
keeptxbeauty
April 21, 2022
Affiliate

Mentor of the Month: Vicki Gist

Did you know that all Keep Texas Beautiful provisional and official affiliates have access to an Affiliate Mentor? Keep Texas Beautiful started the affiliate mentor program back in 2018 as a way to help meet the needs of the nearly 300 affiliates across the state. The program aims to provide guidance…
keeptxbeauty
April 6, 2022
AffiliateRecognition

Mentor of the Month: Tanya Gray

Tanya Gray is the former Executive Director for Keep Temple Beautiful. She served in the non-profit sector as an advocate, community builder and organizer for over 20 years with over 15 years of experience in economic, community and business development. Tanya developed programs in MS and TX. Before moving to Fort Hood,…
keeptxbeauty
April 1, 2022
HistoryRecognition

Women’s History Month: Ruthe Jackson

Written by Elizabeth Early, Communications-Programs Intern Keep Texas Beautiful has a long legacy of extraordinary and innovative women. This Women's History Month, we want to celebrate the contributions that women have made to Keep Texas Beautiful's mission. At Keep Texas Beautiful, we believe that the conservation and beautification movements need…
keeptxbeauty
March 30, 2022
Programs

Keep Texas Birds Safe this Migration Season

Written by Elizabeth Early, Communications-Programs Intern for Keep Texas Beautiful  From March 1st to June 15th, nearly two billion birds will fly through Texas on their migratory paths. When these birds travel through our cities and rural areas, bright artificial lights at night attract and disorient them which can result…
keeptxbeauty
March 11, 2022
AffiliateRecognition

Affiliate of the Month: Keep Woodway Beautiful

Written by Kasia Redden, Administrative Assistant for the City of Woodway. Kasia took the lead in renewing Keep Woodway Beautiful's partnership status with Keep Texas Beautiful. KWB had been on probation for the last couple of years, but this year they worked hard and achieved a Silver Star status with KTB. Kasia has the intention…
keeptxbeauty
January 27, 2022
Affiliate

Mentor of the Month: Chris Lash

Written by Sara Walters, Program Manager for Keep Texas BeautifulDid you know that all Keep Texas Beautiful provisional and official affiliates have access to an Affiliate Mentor? KTB started the affiliate mentor program back in 2018 as a way to help meet the needs of the nearly 300 affiliates across…
keeptxbeauty
January 20, 2022
Recycling

Litter on the Bayou

Written by Dylan Manshack, Communications Coordinator for KTB Last month, Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), in collaboration with Texans for Clean Water and Indorama Ventures, hosted a boat tour of the Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas to witness first-hand the impact of litter on the waterway. Executive Director of KTB, Suzanne…
keeptxbeauty
December 22, 2021
Holiday

Sustainable Landscaping: Planning for Spring

Written by Katie Harris, Intern for KTB  With spring just around the corner, many people are planning their upcoming landscape or garden layout. While planning your landscape, it is important to consider the impact on the surrounding wildlife and environment. Creating a beautiful landscape for your house or farm that beautifies your…
keeptxbeauty
December 21, 2021