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TCEQNews Features

Below are featured articles produced by the TCEQ on issues affecting Texas and the environment.
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
Cari-Michel LaCaille, director of TCEQ’s Water Supply Division.
Apr 4, 2019. Spotlight: Cari-Michel LaCaille: More than 27 million people and 6,900 public water systems rely on TCEQ
Jackie Keltner collects effluent samples at a wastewater treatment plant.
Mar 14, 2019. Women now make up majority of TCEQ’s workforce: Sensible employment policies make agency attractive place to work
A large pile of scrap tires
Feb. 26, 2019. Scrap and used tires find new life: 44 million scrap tires no longer harmful to the environment
Image of the Texas state capitol's dome
Dec. 27, 2018. Looking ahead to the new year: Agency's recommendations to lawmakers seek to make doing business with the TCEQ easier and faster
TCEQ lead meteorologist Weslee Copeland points at a display created by the modeling software he uses.
Oct. 11, 2018. Modeled for success: TCEQ meteorologists constantly seek to improve: Air quality forecasts critical for both public, agency missions
Staff and contractors perform prescribed burns at the center.
Sept. 24, 2018. Supplemental Environmental Projects have direct impact on the ecosystem: Good things come from environmental penalties.
New TCEQ Commissioner Emily Lindley
Sept. 17, 2018. Meet TCEQ Commissioner Emily Lindley: A leader who examines all angles.
Workers from Jonah Special Utility District repair pipelines near Holiday Beach
Aug. 15, 2018. People helping people: Water systems recognized for their assistance during Hurricane Harvey: TCEQ honors systems at TCEQ Public Drinking Water Conference
Water collected during well head flushing
July 16, 2018. Mobilizing, taking quick action, and collaborating: TCEQ’s actions protect drinking water and residents
Know your water
June 29, 2018. Know your water: TCEQ expert explains Consumer Confidence Reports: Check your June or July water bill
Yukio Nemoto walks along the rolling stack shelving in TCEQ's Central File Room.
May 23, 2018. TCEQ fine tunes open records processes: New tip sheet, internal improvements speed up responses
Andrea Gustavson, TCEQ team lead, and National Guardsman Jorje Hernandez enter information about a simulated hazmat container into the Response Manager database.
April 23, 2018. Training and Cooperation Key to Successful Hurricane Response: Natural Disaster Operational Workgroup conducts exercise
Sprinkler head watering a lawn.
March 6, 2018. Preparing Your Irrigation System for Spring: Time to tune up your system for safety and efficiency
(Left to right) Yessenia Jaramillo, Jennifer Kirby, and Erika Crespo, three past Mickey Leland interns who are now working at the TCEQ to protect our state's air, water, and land resources.
Feb. 5, 2018. Internship Provides TCEQ With Highly Qualified Employees: Students learn technical and communication skills that help them land jobs
3,000-gallon tank of filter media, which the company dubs an Electromedia coagulation filtration system
Dec. 21, 2017. Pilot Perfect: Innovative water treatment technologies extensively tested before use