Onward! To the Senate!

We are so pleased to announced that the Texas House of Representatives has passed House Bill 1884! In a session where so many bills and issues are getting ignored, we are so happy that lawmakers chose to make the fight against litter a priority. But the fight isn’t over yet. The Texas Senate still needs […]

One step closer!

  The staff at Texas Heritage Protection is proud to announce that we are one step closer in passing laws that will address the state’s growing litter and illegal dumping problems. As many of you know, Texas Heritage Protection has spent the last two years education state lawmakers and the public about litter and illegal […]

The Skinny on Plastic Bags

What’s really the big deal about plastic bags? Simple: Bacteria don’t like them.

Case Study: A Texas Scrap Tire Pile

A scrap tire pile brings health risks, fires hazards, and sometimes even feral hogs. An example of the havoc tire fires can cause and what messes they usually make

A Scrap Tire’s Legislative History

Ever wonder about scrap tire’s regulatory history? Here’s a brief rundown. Quick fact: That $2 tire fee implemented way back when is still around, except now it doesn’t go into the state’s pocket, it goes to your local discount tire store. We hope they don’t charge you a lot (because they can), and we hope […]

Scrap Tires and Zika

If you’re unlucky enough to live by a scrap tire pile, you risk of contracting Zika is probably higher than those that don’t. Here’s a brief explanation of the link. Please excuse the strange spacing. We’ve had some difficulties in formatting past blog posts!

Success in San Antonio!

We are happy to report that hard work does, indeed, pay off. After months long effort with state lawmakers, Texas Heritage Protection has succeeded in helping get San Antonio’s most notorious scrap tire pile cleaned up. In June, we took State Rep. John Lujan to San Antonio to see the more than 2 million tires […]

Join us in San Antonio!

Texas Representative John Lujan, R–San Antonio, will be hosting a town hall 7 p.m. Monday, August 15th at Palo Alto College in San Antonio to discuss ways to cleanup the Applewhite Safe Tire Facility. The facility, which contains more than 2.3 million unauthorized scrap tires, is the second largest scrap tire site in Texas. Piles […]

Applewhite, tires, and a problem that needs fixin’

San Antonio’s Applewhite Safe Tire Facility, an unauthorized scrap tire site, currently contains over 2.3 million tires which have become home to swarms of mosquitoes, rodents, and (at times) feral hogs. This site, which is the second largest unauthorized scrap tire pile in Texas, is only a few miles away from a school and residential […]

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