Press Posts

Joni Carswell – Texan by Nature Conservation

SoundCloud - November 17, 2019

Listen to Texan by Nature CEO and President, Joni Carswell, talk conservation on Sunday Night Live show on SoundCloud!

Houston Methodist is tapping into virtual reality technologies to ease the pain for cancer patients

Houston Innovation Map - November 15, 2019

Virtual reality goes far beyond playing games with titles like Arizona Sunshine, Moss, Robo Recall, and Tetris Effect. VR also is playing an ever-growing role in health care settings. The global market for VR in health care could reach $3.8 billion in 2020, according to one estimate. VR is touching all corners of heath, including robotic surgeries, training, painRead More

Faces in the Valley: Allen Williams

RG Vision - November 1, 2019

Traditionally, student learning takes place inside a classroom, within the walls of a school. Students aren’t expected to go outside during class time or get their hands dirty. One school district employee is taking steps to change that. Allen Williams, landscape habitat specialist for PSJA ISD, says his goal is “to expose as many teachersRead More

Field Day to focus on playas, wind development

My Plainview - October 2, 2019

Landowners, Master Naturalists, educators, and the interested public are invited to a Playa Field Day Oct. 8, that features a timely panel presentation on “Playas & Wind Development: Practices, Protocols, & Outcomes.” The field day will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center at 990 FM 786, adjacentRead More

7 Oaks Ranch named Business of the Month by Ozona Chamber of Commerce

Ozona Chamber Dialogue - August 30, 2019

The Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize 7 Oaks Ranch as our Business of the Month. 7 Oaks Ranch (known to many previously as The Jack Ward Ranch) is a hunting, livestock and recreational property primarily focused on wildlife conservation and responsible land stewardship. Kelly Walker owns the ranch and manages the property withRead More

Laura Bush-supported plan helps Galveston Bay oyster beds

AP News - June 14, 2019

Impressions: 100,000,000+ GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A program meant to help restore storm-battered Galveston Bay oyster beds has gained support from a statewide conservation initiative founded by former first lady Laura Bush. The Galveston County Daily News reports Texan By Nature has picked Galveston Bay Foundation’s oyster shell recycling program as one of six programsRead More

The Sky is the Limit: Laura Bush on Conservation

The Catalyst - May 14, 2019

A Conversation with Former First Lady Laura Bush From admiring the Texas sky as a child to passionately advocating for conservation both during and after her time in the White House, Mrs. Laura Bush has been a longtime admirer — and protector — of nature. Mrs. Laura Bush among the bluebonnets in the Native TexasRead More

The Future of Conservation is Collaboration

The Catalyst - May 14, 2019

An Essay by Joni Carswell, CEO and President of Texan by Nature Environmental solutions will come as citizens — all citizens — make conservation a part of their daily life and decision-making process.   I dream of a future where non-profit groups focused on conservation are no longer needed. It’s a future where all citizens,Read More

Spring Creek Nature Trail receives certification for being Texan by Nature

Houston Chronicle - May 2, 2019

Spring Creek Nature Trail, a 14-mile natural hike and bike trail, was recognized for being a project that not only conserves natural areas but also benefits people. Its managing organization, the Bayou Land Conservancy, received the Texan by Nature Project Certification for the trail this month. Jill Boullion is the executive director of the BayouRead More

Why some doctors are prescribing a day in the park or a walk on the beach for good health

The Conversation - May 1, 2019

Taking a walk on a wooded path, spending an afternoon in a public park, harvesting your backyard garden and even looking at beautiful pictures of Hawaii can all make us feel good. Certainly, for many of us, it’s beneficial to have time outside in natural environments. Being cooped up inside can feel unnatural and increaseRead More