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Former First Lady Laura Bush Takes Us on a Tour of Her Prairie Chapel Flower Garden

Texas Highways - November 1, 2018

Post-White House life includes family, nature, and letters Written by Michael Hoinski. On a warm summer morning, former First Lady Laura Bush walked among the butterflies in the garden behind her dogtrot-style vacation house on Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford. The likes of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and U2 singer Bono have venturedRead More

Monarch Butterfly Populations Experience Dramatic Decline

ParkCitiesPeople - November 1, 2018

November 1, 2018 | Jordan Kiefer Monarch butterflies play their part in the ecosystem, pollinating flowers and providing a food source for wasps, lizards, birds, spiders, and other predators. The Texas state insect also serves as what scientists call an “indicator species.” “By their abundance or by their absence, they tell us how Mother Nature is feeling,”Read More

Simone Biles, Laura Bush among inductees into Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

KHOU 11 - October 23, 2018

“Each of the honorees is recognized as a trailblazer, an inspiration for the next generation of leaders who will follow in their footsteps.” Author: Michelle Homer HOUSTON — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and former First Lady Barbara Bush are among the 2018 Texas Women’s Hall of Fame honorees. Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’sRead More

Governor Abbott Announces 2018 Texas Women’s Hall Of Fame Honorees

- October 23, 2018

Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Commission for Women today announced seven Texas women, recognized for outstanding achievement and for changing the course of history, have been selected for induction into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. “The Texas Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates remarkable Texas women not only for their individual achievements,Read More

Learn habitat improvement at Texas FOR meeting

Bass Master - September 28, 2018

Robert Montgomery ATHENS, Texas – Bass clubs and organizations nationwide who are interested in improving habitat in their home fisheries are invited to send a representative to the 9th annual Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership Meeting Oct. 6-7 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center here. “People from all over the country are coming, and they canRead More

Texan by Nature Helps Conserve Our Beautiful State

KHOU 11 - September 21, 2018

Joni Carswell, CEO of Texan By Nature, stopped by to share how the organization is making a difference in the current landscape of Texas and helping to preserve our landscape. You can find out more info about Texan by Nature, click here.

Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership/Friends of Reservoirs Annual Meeting

- September 21, 2018

TPWD Inland Fisheries Seeking Partners for Habitat Restoration in Texas Reservoirs Interested Organizations Invited to Habitat Workshop Oct. 6-7 in Athens AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries staff conduct dozens of habitat restoration projects each year to enhance fish habitat in Texas’ aging reservoirs. But fisheries biologists can’t do these large-scaleRead More

Women’s land stewardship conference offered Oct. 1-2 in Fredericksburg

AgriLife TODAY - September 19, 2018

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Larry Redmon, 979-845-4826, l-redmon@tamu.edu FREDERICKSBURG – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a two-day land stewardship conference, “Empowering Women – New Stewardship Traditions,” Oct. 1-2 at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg. The conference, funded in part by the Ruth and Eskel Bennett Trust, is an effortRead More

TCC South to Host Mayors’ Monarch Summit Featuring Discussion about Butterfly Conservation Efforts

Tarrant County Community College News - September 19, 2018

Posted on September 19, 2018 by Reginald E. Lewis In keeping with its commitment to serve the community, Tarrant County College is hosting an event that will convene elected officials, community leaders and industry experts to develop a collaborative strategy to aid in the recovery of the monarch butterfly, a species that’s seen its population decline by 90Read More

Wetlands transform a murky mess into viable water supply

Tarrant Regional Water District - September 6, 2018

The rain-swollen Trinity River flowing by resembles thin, foamy chocolate milk. Being carried along in the river’s murky mix are chunks of wood, bits of paper and a small whitewall tire and wheel. It’s not the kind of water you want to see flowing out of a tap. But five miles away and gushing intoRead More