Texas Target Communities

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A Partner for Low-Capacity Communities

Texas Target Communities (TxTC) is the premier community engagement program at Texas A&M University. For over 25 years, TxTC has been working alongside local governments and community stakeholders to create sustainable communities across Texas. Through a threefold outreach approach, TxTC helps communities become more equitable, resilient, and adaptive.

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Current Community Partners

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  • City of Caldwell

    The City of Caldwell, a small rural community in Burleson County about 20 miles from College Station, seeks to create its first comprehensive plan. With increasing projected growth rates, the partnership with TxTC is focused on preparing the city and its residents for future development and redevelopment.
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  • Comanche County

    Comanche County, located in central Texas southeast of Abilene, is a rural community partnering with TxTC to develop a county-wide comprehensive plan to address the county’s immediate challenges and long-term needs.
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  • City of Wharton

    The City of Wharton is partnering with TxTC to develop a master plan and landscape improvement design for the Levee Green Space and the Downtown Business District. The project will explore downtown enhancement strategies and ideas to build the levee green space and trail system to  improve connectivity and meet the residents’ recreational needs.
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  • Galena Park

    Researchers at Texas A&M University have secured funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to explore the impact of disasters on industrial facilities in Galena Park, located in Harris County. This project aims to work with the community to identify green infrastructure strategies based on potential of hazardous releases and risk caused by natural disasters that damage near-by industrial facilities.
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Filling a Need for Expertise

Outreach Program

Communities face complex challenges that require access to specialized information from a variety of disciplines. We work to transform communities by offering technical assistance, training, and public engagement workshops.

Outreach Program

Become a Community Partner

TxTC provides critical support to low-resource communities. Texas A&M University students and faculty gain hands-on experience through these partnerships.

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Help Students Make a Difference

We are collecting donations for a new scholarship named for our former director Dr. John Cooper. This scholarship is for students working with low-capacity communities and an interest in community engagement. The scholarship focuses on under-represented students in the field.

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