Happy Friday! Texas state agencies have so much to offer in the way of information, services and fun activities on their various social media channels. We've compiled a list of this week's most informative, useful and/or fun posts from Texas state agencies this week:

Earth Day
In honor of Earth Day, Texas Parks and Wildlife (TP&W) posted about sustainability pros in the animal kingdom.  BONUS: Don't forget that TP&W has a full schedule of live streams for the whole family to enjoy - check out their full schedule here!

Sales Tax Holiday - April 25-27
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts let us know that this weekend (April 25-27, 2020) is an Emergency Preparation Supplies Tax Holiday, which means that you can buy qualifying emergency preparation supplies tax-free! Here's the list of qualifying items.

Rebuilding After Harvey
Donnie and Linda Mikulenka lost their home during Hurricane Harvey rebuild their home after Hurricane Harvey, and the General Land Office (GLO) helped them rebuild. Now, the GLO recovery team has surpassed 1,000 homes rebuilt! Congratulations to the GLO employees who made it happen.

Educational Programming for Kids

Texas Education Agency (TEA) and Texas PBS have teamed up to provide the At-Home Learning Initiative, which will bring FREE educational shows to PBS stations all over Texas. "Affiliates will air educational programming each weekday, with the slate of programming divided into three distinct age groups: Pre-K through 3rd grade, 5th through 8th grade, and high school." Click here for full details. 

Who knew we were this connected to our 1870 ancestors? Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) shared a document from the former Mayor of Harrisburg, Texas, published on September 29, 1870, establishing a quarantine in the town during the prevalence of yellow fever. We can relate!

Texas History at Home
Need more at-home learning activities for kids? Texas Historical Commission is providing free educational resources about Texas history on their website. Click here to explore. 

See you next Friday for another Social Media Roundup!