The City of Vernon has presented its first Smart Yard Program award.
The Mestizo Restaurant, owned by Esperanza Huerta and her son, Rudy, is the winner of the first award.
The award encourages businesses and residents to landscape with plants that require very little water.
It's called xeriscaping.
The mayor plans to recognize a xeriscaped property each month.
To nominate a yard call Monica Wilkinson with the Vernon Community Development Department at 940-552-2581.