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Making Conservation Part of Your Mission – Pioneer Natural Resources

November 7, 2018

On Ocotober 29, Mark Berg, EVP of Corporate & Vertically Integrated Operations at Pioneer Natural Resources presented at Texan by Nature’s first annual Conservation Wrangler Summit & Celebration at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. This important event brought together over 200 Texas leaders to engage in a thought-provoking summit exploring the beneficial connection between conservationRead More

Conservation and the Bottom Line – Dell Technologies, Inc.

November 7, 2018

On Ocotober 29, Michael K. Murphy, VP of Environmental Affairs at Dell Technologies, Inc. presented at Texan by Nature’s first annual Conservation Wrangler Summit & Celebration at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. This important event brought together over 200 Texas leaders to engage in a thought-provoking summit exploring the beneficial connection between conservation andRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Audrey Ponzio

November 2, 2018

Texas has defined my sense of place and perspective throughout my entire life, only I hadn’t been paying attention till asked the question, “What makes me Texan by nature?” Born in El Paso, my earliest of memories of my hometown are that of a desert, big beautiful skies, a mountain range defining the city skylineRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Matt Wagner

October 4, 2018

I am passionate about the outdoors and love to share how blessed we are to live in this  unique and diverse state. Texas contains a wealth of biodiversity. We are tops in the nation when it comes to the number of bird species (over 600) and reptiles (nearly 150), second in number of plant species (aboutRead More

What makes me Texan by Nature – Teri Piersall

September 12, 2018

It’s been about twenty years since I last stood there, but I can still picture the loquat trees along the east side of my grandmother’s back yard in San Antonio. I think there were four or five of them. All were pruned into tree-form, and planted in a straight row. Loquat trees are beautiful tropical-lookingRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Patrick Kelleher

September 6, 2018

I grew up on 8 acres in the Texas hill country. I moved away for school and realized how much I missed Texas. I came back for some years before moving again only to realize how much this state has that I took for granted. I missed the ability to easily escape into the wilderness,Read More

Dark Skies, Bright Futures in the Permian Basin

September 5, 2018

by Carl Olsen and Taylor Keys | Sep 4, 2018 | Oil and Gas Industry On September 7, 2016, Apache Corporation announced in The Wall Street Journal they had discovered the equivalent of at least two billion barrels in a new field in West Texas called the Alpine High. In the oil and gas business, most of these new discoveriesRead More

Texas Bats: Natural Pest Control & Stars of Their Own Music Festival

September 4, 2018

On June 14th, the Texan by Nature team was invited to the home of recently-appointed Bat Conservation International board member George ‘Timo’ Hixon to celebrate his appointment and mingle with BCI staff and partner group representatives. After a rousing speech by BCI Executive Director Mike Daulton, who emphasized the keystone importance of bats and batRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Taylor Keys

August 29, 2018

I was born in Madison, Wisconsin, a state where Aldo Leopold, who some call the father of wildlife management, spent a long period of his life living, a state where he wrote the well known book a Sand County Almanac—filled with pages of wisdom and beauty and words that truly resonate with me, “There areRead More

What Makes Me Texan by Nature – Amy Brown

August 23, 2018

Medina Memories I have many ties to Texas. Both sets of military grandparents retired in Texas, my parents went to high school and my Mother, myself and two sisters have seven degrees from Texas universities between us. My family has all lived permanently in Texas since the beginning of the 80’s. My fondest memories ofRead More