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Below are featured articles produced by the TCEQ on issues affecting Texas and the environment.
Aerial view of the Rio Grande River
March 25, 2021. El Rio Bravo del Norte - The Fierce River of the North
Video produced by TCEQ for presentation at the Western States Water Council Conference on March 23, 2021.
John Hall as young man and as he is now along with a photo of his old home.
Feb. 25, 2021. Celebrating Black History Month: A Conversation with John Hall
Former TCEQ chairman John Hall has been a leader in the environmental field for over 40 years.
Jade, an environmental investigator for TCEQ
Feb 8., 2021. Envision Video Series - Fredrick
Envision highlights some of TCEQ’s scientists who work across the state to protect our environment.
Naomi, a solid waste investigator in TCEQ’s Houston region.
Feb. 3, 2021. Envision Video Series - Naomi
Envision highlights some of TCEQ’s scientists who work across the state to protect our environment.
Jade, an environmental investigator for TCEQ
Jan. 27, 2021. Envision Video Series - Jade
Envision highlights some of TCEQ’s scientists who work across the state to protect our environment.
North side view of Lake Valley Water plant
Jan. 8, 2021. TCEQ Water Rescue: Engineer Don Rauschuber stepped in to help save troubled water system.
TCEQ's Emergency Management Support Team and the 6th Civil Support Team prepare to leave Austin to provide support to the agency's Beaumont Region.
Dec. 4, 2020. TCEQ responds to Hurricane Laura amid COVID 19: Power outages, rain among challenges faced
L’Oreal Stepney, P.E., and Ramiro Garcia, Jr., being interviewed about their respective career journeys at the 2019 Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program Conference in June, 2019.
Nov. 4, 2020. TCEQ Deputy Executive Directors: Career highlights of these two TCEQ staffers.
An aerial view of Hurricane Laura in the Texas Gulf Coast
Sept. 14, 2020. 2020 TCEQ Response: Hurricane Laura: View a storymap of TCEQ’s preparation and response activities to this natural disaster.
TCEQ Chairman Jon Niermann discusses TCEQ plans during Covid-19
Aug. 7, 2020. Our work has not stopped: Watch our video: No matter what area of the state you call home, TCEQ is here for you
The Gatesville scrap tire pile and the area after cleanup
June 29, 2020. Remediation success story: Gatesville tire site cleanup: TCEQ, GLO, EPA work together, return land to natural state
Collage of TCEQ employees working during the pandemic
April 30, 2020. Going the Distance During Covid-19: TCEQ staff maintain public health and safety from a (social) distance
An open letter from Chairman Niermann on TCEQ's Covid-19 response
April 6, 2020. TCEQ message to concerned citizens, public advocates, and members of the regulated community: The following is an open letter from Chairman Jon Niermann regarding COVID-19 response.
Left to right: Susan Clewis, Susan Jablonski, Nicole Bealle, Lorinda Gardner, Alyssa Taylor, Kathy Sauceda
March 19, 2020. Amplifying women's voices and accomplishments at TCEQ: Women who strive to protect the environment and public health
L to R: Isaac Jackson, Yolanda Davis, Chris Gobert, Darrell McCant
Feb. 4, 2020. Celebrating the contributions of our diverse cultures: TCEQ commemorates Black History Month
Erin McDonald, a work leader in TCEQ’s Monitoring Division, checks on a stationary air monitoring site.
Jan. 23, 2020. Air Pollutant Defense System: TCEQ’s extensive air monitoring network helps protect public
TCEQ employees hold signs explaining why they volunteer for Meals on Wheels
Dec. 10, 2019. Volunteerism is alive and well at TCEQ: TCEQ employees give back to their community
Left to right: TCEQ Commissioner Bobby Janecka
Oct. 18, 2019. Asked to serve: TCEQ's newest commissioner a dedicated public servant, familiar face
Left to right: TCEQ Employees Jason Ybarra, Jaya Zyman, and Jaime Garza.
Sept. 26, 2019. Recognizing and celebrating the contributions of our diverse cultures: TCEQ commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month.
Mathew Ooi explains how the GIS layers he and another intern are developing will be implemented into the NPS Program Public Viewer.
July 19, 2019. Internships offer valuable experiences that will help protect the environment: Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program interns learn job skills through hands-on projects.
American and Texas Flags fly at Texas Capitol
July 9, 2019. 86th Texas legislative session is complete: Hard work pays off as lawmakers improve TCEQ
Nate Hickman, Grant Development Team Leader, Implementation Grants Section of the Air Quality Division.
June 13, 2019. Spotlight: Nate Hickman: Building a team that improves air quality in Texas
Commissioner Lindley, Executive Director Baker and Chihuahua Secretary of the Environment Luis Felipe Siqueiros sign four-year memorandum of cooperation.
June 7, 2019. Bi-national collaboration along Texas-Mexico Border: Environmental leaders work on shared environmental issues
Important information Find past features on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Trail Web ArchiveExit the TCEQ.