University of Texas Alumni Orange County Texas Exes Chapter coordinate 16th Street Trash Pickup as Part of Global Texas Exes Month of Service

Published 11:14 am Wednesday, January 29, 2020

To The Leader


The Orange County Texas Exes, a group of University of Texas at Austin alumni, will meet on Saturday, February 1, to pick up trash along 16th Street as part of a global month of service organized by the Texas Exes. 

UT alumni in the area are encouraged to participate. 

The community trash pick-up is part of “Texas Exes Project Worldwide,” a program designed to unite alumni nationwide and globally for a single day of service during the month of February. This is an extension of “The Project”–the premier service event at The University of Texas at Austin, designed by students. During this month of service, the combined efforts of alumni will have a tremendous impact on communities nationwide, and, locally, will help to beautify the main avenue into Orange accessed by residents and visitors alike.   

Details: Texas Exes and their family/friends are encouraged to bring their own and wear burnt orange (bags will be provided). You do not have to be a member of Texas Exes to participate in the event from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 and will start at the HEB Parking Lot on 16th Street in Orange. 

The Orange County Texas Exes Chapter was started by the University of Texas at Austin alumni in 1986. Since then, the group has given over $90,000 in scholarships to Orange County students attending UT-Austin.

The Texas Exes is one of the most active alumni associations in the country. 

Established in 1885, the organization’s primary function is to promote, protect, and preserve The University of Texas at Austin through scholarships, teaching awards, advocacy efforts, student relations, and alumni outreach. The Texas Exes strives to connect its 96,000 members to each other and to the University through communication, local chapter engagement, events, career counseling, travel, and advocacy in support of higher education.