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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Bodies of Two Canoers Recovered in Kaufman Cty.The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department confirmed the bodies of 18-year-old Ant
Bodies of Two Canoers Recovered in Kaufman Cty.
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 18 hours ago
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department confirmed the bodies of 18-year-old Anthony Aleman of Dallas and 25-year-old Onesimo Cabriales were recovered. Aleman, Cabriales and another man went fishing early Saturday morning when high winds on the lake... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Red tide has the Texas coast on edgeSouth Padre beachgoers are on edge after the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departmen
Red tide has the Texas coast on edge
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 5 days ago
South Padre beachgoers are on edge after the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently confirmed a "red tide," or a bloom of toxic algae that can kill fish or cause breathing problems in humans. The strange phenomenon changes the color of the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Apache drilling won’t hurt Balmorhea springs, Texas park officials sayon 350,000 acres surrounding the famous pools and canals of Balmorhea State Par
Apache drilling won’t hurt Balmorhea springs, Texas park officials say
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
on 350,000 acres surrounding the famous pools and canals of Balmorhea State Park. Stephanie Salinas, a spokeswoman for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, said the oil wells are lower than or equal in depth to the springs. Since water “doesn’t... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Bridge on Greenbelt Equestrian Trail to open Sept. 25trail the best, so that’s why we were very disappointed when it got shut down.”
Bridge on Greenbelt Equestrian Trail to open Sept. 25
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
trail the best, so that’s why we were very disappointed when it got shut down.” The association was awarded $132,313 from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, $35,000 from the Judy Odem Fund and $5,000 from the CoServ Charitable Foundation,... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
'Monarch wrangler' Laura Bush touts Texas efforts to save iconic butterflywith the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Federation, the
'Monarch wrangler' Laura Bush touts Texas efforts to save iconic butterfly
Dallas Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Federation, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Part of the goal is to recruit businesses — such as BAE Systems in Austin — to the... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
First lady to 'monarch wrangler': Laura Bush touts efforts in Texas to save iconic butterflywith the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Federation, the
First lady to 'monarch wrangler': Laura Bush touts efforts in Texas to save iconic butterfly
Dallas Morning News / Posted 12 days ago
with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Federation, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Part of the goal is to recruit businesses — such as BAE Systems in Austin — to the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Former First Lady and ‘Monarch Wrangler’ Laura Bush pushes butterfly recoveryto Texan by Nature. A survey this year showed a significant increase in monarc
Former First Lady and ‘Monarch Wrangler’ Laura Bush pushes butterfly recovery
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 days ago
to Texan by Nature. A survey this year showed a significant increase in monarchs, but later storms killed butterflies, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said in its Texas Monarch and Native Pollinator Conservation Plan earlier this... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Low levels of red tide found near Bob Hall PierThe Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials detected a low cell density o
Low levels of red tide found near Bob Hall Pier
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 17 days ago
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials detected a low cell density of red tide near Bob Hall Pier. Water samples confirmed a small presence of Karenia brevis, or red tide, after an underwater image-generating cytometer picked up particles... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Mountain Lion Sightings at West Texas Parkand located tracks and paw prints that could have been from a mountain lion, ac
Mountain Lion Sightings at West Texas Park
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 17 days ago
and located tracks and paw prints that could have been from a mountain lion, according to a release. Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are en route to Comanche Trail park to attempt to locate the mountain lions, OPD... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Two mountain lion sightings reported at Odessa's Comanche Trail Parkthere are several acres of undeveloped land that could possibly harbor mountain
Two mountain lion sightings reported at Odessa's Comanche Trail Park
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 17 days ago
there are several acres of undeveloped land that could possibly harbor mountain lions as a food source. As a result, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be heading to Comanche Trail Park in an attempt to locate the mountain lion. Police... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
TPWD: Man in graphic video confesses to hammering turtle to death on Lady Bird Lake in Austinsurrounding the suspect in the footage, identified by police as Terry Washingto
TPWD: Man in graphic video confesses to hammering turtle to death on Lady Bird Lake in Austin
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 17 days ago
surrounding the suspect in the footage, identified by police as Terry Washington. The case was initially handled by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department when an Austin news station notified the office of a video circulating on social media,... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
TPWD: Grass Carp harvesting legal in Lake AustinAUSTIN - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced it has revoked the T
TPWD: Grass Carp harvesting legal in Lake Austin
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 18 days ago
AUSTIN - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced it has revoked the Tripold Grass Carp Permit for Lake Austin, opening up fishing on the plant-eating fish. TPWD said any angler who catches a grass carp in the lake “may now legally retain... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Man fears losing thumb after being bitten by rattlesnakethe inside out on my thumb. That's the easiest way I can describe it, like a fi
Man fears losing thumb after being bitten by rattlesnake
KXXV Waco / Posted 19 days ago
the inside out on my thumb. That's the easiest way I can describe it, like a fiery, burning feeling," said Lemire. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says rain may have displaced some of our rattlesnake population. That's why more may be... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Man fears losing thumb after being bitten by rattlesnakethe inside out on my thumb. That's the easiest way I can describe it, like a fi
Man fears losing thumb after being bitten by rattlesnake
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 19 days ago
the inside out on my thumb. That's the easiest way I can describe it, like a fiery, burning feeling," said Lemire. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says rain may have displaced some of our rattlesnake population. That's why more may be... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
UTSA junior killed in wakeboarding accident on Lake LBJ during Labor Day Weekendmembers confirmed via social media that Dominiq Castillo Porterfield died Satur
UTSA junior killed in wakeboarding accident on Lake LBJ during Labor Day Weekend
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 19 days ago
members confirmed via social media that Dominiq Castillo Porterfield died Saturday following a wakeboarding accident. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens responded to the scene to perform CPR, but he died shortly after. Officials... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Keller Mother Wins Decade-Long Battle To Install Cameras In Special-Needs Classroomspost that’s been shared 15,000 times. “At least I can do whatever it takes to p
Keller Mother Wins Decade-Long Battle To Install Cameras In Special-Needs Classrooms
KERA North Texas / Posted 20 days ago
post that’s been shared 15,000 times. “At least I can do whatever it takes to put a smile on that face.” [WFAA] The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are making changes to help oysters. The state’s oyster reefs have taken a beating in the... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Midland neighborhood fearful of increasing amount of rattlesnakes in communitygotten bit by a dead snakes by the head just going up and down in a biting moti
Midland neighborhood fearful of increasing amount of rattlesnakes in community
KXXV Waco / Posted 20 days ago
gotten bit by a dead snakes by the head just going up and down in a biting motion." If you do get bit by a rattlesnake, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recommends you keep as calm as possible in order to reduce the spread of venom, remove... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Midland neighborhood fearful of increasing amount of rattlesnakes in communitygotten bit by a dead snakes by the head just going up and down in a biting moti
Midland neighborhood fearful of increasing amount of rattlesnakes in community
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 20 days ago
gotten bit by a dead snakes by the head just going up and down in a biting motion." If you do get bit by a rattlesnake, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recommends you keep as calm as possible in order to reduce the spread of venom, remove... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Midland neighborhood fearful of increasing amount of rattlesnakes in communitygotten bit by a dead snakes by the head just going up and down in a biting moti
Midland neighborhood fearful of increasing amount of rattlesnakes in community
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 20 days ago
gotten bit by a dead snakes by the head just going up and down in a biting motion." If you do get bit by a rattlesnake, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recommends you keep as calm as possible in order to reduce the spread of venom, remove... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Game Warden Field Notes - The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Out (of it) for a Swim A Tarrant County game warden received a call from the sheriff’s department reporting an over...The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Departmen
Game Warden Field Notes - The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Out (of it) for a Swim A Tarrant County game warden received a call from the sheriff’s department reporting an over...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 21 days ago
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Out (of it) for a Swim A Tarrant County game warden received a call from the sheriff’s department reporting an overturned kayak in the middle... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Minorities Own Nearly A Quarter Of Dallas-Fort Worth Businesses, Census Survey Findsit’s still going to be better than any other state, according to Shaun Oldenbur
Minorities Own Nearly A Quarter Of Dallas-Fort Worth Businesses, Census Survey Finds
KERA North Texas / Posted 24 days ago
it’s still going to be better than any other state, according to Shaun Oldenburger, who heads dove-related programs for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. But, he told the Houston Chronicle the 2016-2017 session is looking really good. Texas... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Brownwood hunters kick off dove season with morning hunthis semi-automatic pump action shotgun. “I shot over a box of shells and I stil
Brownwood hunters kick off dove season with morning hunt
KTXS Abilene / Posted 24 days ago
his semi-automatic pump action shotgun. “I shot over a box of shells and I still haven’t hit anything yet.” This year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department added 20 more days to the dove hunting season in Brown County. It runs from Sept. 1 to... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Dove season set to start in parts of Texasare preparing for the start of the annual dove season, which starts Thursday in
Dove season set to start in parts of Texas
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 25 days ago
are preparing for the start of the annual dove season, which starts Thursday in the north and central zones of Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department states on their regulations page for doves that the first part of the season runs Sept. 1... Read more
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Wilson County News
Dove hunting tipscan improve their game and increase their odds of having a successful outing by
Dove hunting tips
Wilson County News / Posted 26 days ago
can improve their game and increase their odds of having a successful outing by following these important tips from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). Practice with a purpose: Get the gun out well ahead of the hunt and take some... Read more
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Pleasanton Express
Flashback: Thousands view Pleasanton’s Homecoming ParadePippen was all smiles late last week when rumors started flowing in that Pleasa
Flashback: Thousands view Pleasanton’s Homecoming Parade
Pleasanton Express / Posted 26 days ago
Pippen was all smiles late last week when rumors started flowing in that Pleasanton’s bid for a $500,000 grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for a sports complex and swimming pool may be approved soon. Other funds will cover the... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Body Recovered From Sunday DrowningLEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens Tues
Body Recovered From Sunday Drowning
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 26 days ago
LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens Tuesday night recovered the body of a 28-year-old man who drowned in Lake Lewisville Sunday. Game wardens, the Lewisville Fire Department and the Denton County Sheriff’s... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Advocate: State park proposal would ban drinking on San Marcos River, eliminate 'drunken frat party'A proposal made to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last week could turn
Advocate: State park proposal would ban drinking on San Marcos River, eliminate 'drunken frat party'
Houston Chronicle / Posted 27 days ago
A proposal made to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last week could turn the San Marcos River into a state park, outlawing drinking on the popular tubing local nestled among the hills of Texas State University. Tom Goynes, president of the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
12 facts about Texas' river monster — the alligator garoccupy a stretch of the Red River, according to a map provided by the Heart of
12 facts about Texas' river monster — the alligator gar
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 27 days ago
occupy a stretch of the Red River, according to a map provided by the Heart of the Hills Fisheries Science Center. Photo: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department In Texas, alligator gar primarily reside in East and South Texas,... Photo-8103296.111061... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Advocate: State park proposal would ban drinking on San Marcos River, eliminate 'drunken frat party'A proposal made to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last week could turn
Advocate: State park proposal would ban drinking on San Marcos River, eliminate 'drunken frat party'
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 27 days ago
A proposal made to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department last week could turn the San Marcos River into a state park, outlawing drinking on the popular tubing local nestled among the hills of Texas State University. Tom Goynes, president of the... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Exotic snakes are popular, and legal, in Texasthe event state regulators ask to see them. By law, snake buyers then have 20 d
Exotic snakes are popular, and legal, in Texas
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted a month ago
the event state regulators ask to see them. By law, snake buyers then have 20 days to apply for the proper permit with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Meanwhile pet store owners, like Suzette Stidom of S&S Exotic Animals in Houston, who... Read more
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11 News Houston
Exotic snakes are popular, and legal, in Texasthe event state regulators ask to see them. By law, snake buyers then have 20 d
Exotic snakes are popular, and legal, in Texas
11 News Houston / Posted a month ago
the event state regulators ask to see them. By law, snake buyers then have 20 days to apply for the proper permit with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Meanwhile pet store owners, like Suzette Stidom of S&S Exotic Animals in Houston, who... Read more

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