Keep Texas Beautiful, a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization, recently named Keep Kingsville Beautiful a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation granted to 85 of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates.

Gold Star recognition is the membership’s highest recognition status that any community affiliate can achieve. 

To remain in good standing with KTB, community affiliates must submit a report, pay dues, attend training and participate in a KTB-endorsed activity annually. In 2004, the organization introduced the concept of Gold Star recognition to reward those communities who sought to go above and beyond the established requirements.

To achieve this status, affiliates must share information on their mission and goals, answer questions about their economic development and diversity and inclusion practices, or participate in the Keep Texas Beautiful Awards or Governor’s Community Achievement Awards programs, and provide a letter of support from their community.

KTB will formally recognize Gold Star communities during its 52nd Annual Conference in Rockwall, which will be held June 18-20. 

“We are proud to honor our most active affiliates who have such a large impact on their communities,” KTB Executive Director Suzanne Kho said. “Our Gold Star Affiliates are educating and engaging the community, actively recruiting and managing volunteers, hosting beautification events throughout their community and so much more. They deserve this great honor.” 

In 2018 alone, KTB affiliates and their local volunteers contributed 198,304 hours to collect more than 4.2 million pounds of waste and recyclables, including 167,689 pounds of electronics and 6,293 pounds of tires.

Keep Kingsville Beautiful successfully implemented programs to clean up litter, reduce and recycle waste, educate local citizens and beautify and enhance the local community.

For more information on the projects and events Keep Kingsville Beautiful participated in, or to become a member, please visit the Keep Kingsville Beautiful Facebook page at or call at (361) 221-8705.

The mission of Keep Kingsville Beautiful is to inspire, encourage, support and educate Kingsville citizens to take pride in their community. 

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