National Parks and Recreation Month

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This year, the month of July has been designated as National Parks & Recreation Month. It is important to recognize the importance of parks and recreation in establishing and maintaining quality of life and in contributing to the physical, economic, and environmental well-being of communities. In the United States, the month of July has been…

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National Pollinator Month

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In this week’s article, I would like to discuss National Pollinator Month. June is used to educate the public on the importance of pollinators and how we can help them. There are animals that help pollinate over 75% of flowering plants and our crops. Common pollinators are hummingbirds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, small…

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National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

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Each year, the month of June is designated as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. This awareness month began to educate communities about PTSD and provide support and resources to those individuals living with this condition. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event such…

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Nature Tourism in the Coastal Bend

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he Coastal Bend is one of the top tourism destinations in the State of Texas. This is in great part due to our region’s many historical, cultural, and coastal attractions. With the summer travel season well underway, I would like to spend some time discussing the different components of the tourism industry in our region.…

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Hurricane Season Begins

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In this week’s article I would like to remind everyone of the importance of being prepared for the upcoming storm and hurricane season. When storms and hurricanes make landfall, they can affect the lives of thousands of Texans along the coast and across the state. As storm and hurricane season continues, being prepared, being aware…

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