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San Antonio Express-News
Venomous caterpillar makes annual appearance around San Antonioand bushes. Tis the season for the southern flannel moss caterpillar, said Ben
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
and bushes. Tis the season for the southern flannel moss caterpillar, said Ben Hutchins, an invertebrate biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. This particular caterpillar injects a venom as a defense mechanism using its hollow-like... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
TPWD issues statement regarding sailboat accident that killed three Boy ScoutsThe Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently completed a report regarding a
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 2 days ago
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently completed a report regarding a fatal sailboat accident that killed three East Texas Boy Scouts. The accident occurred on Lake O' the Pines in August. The report about the incident was prepared by... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Ray Sasser: New business focuses on matching hunters with affordable hunting options | OutdoorsCrable said that's something he hopes to do in the future. In fact, he wants a
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
Crable said that's something he hopes to do in the future. In fact, he wants a harvest program that he can share with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He asks his landowners to reduce their prices late in the season when hunting pressure... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Texas man catches 60-old alligator gar in Brazos Rivercaught the 197-pound, 7.39-foot fish while bow fishing on Sept. 9. It is among
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 9 days ago
caught the 197-pound, 7.39-foot fish while bow fishing on Sept. 9. It is among the oldest fish aged and documented by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Michael Baird, a biologist with the department, said in a release that the fish was... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Texas man catches 60-old alligator gar in Brazos Rivercaught the 197-pound, 7.39-foot fish while bow fishing on Sept. 9. It is among
Houston Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
caught the 197-pound, 7.39-foot fish while bow fishing on Sept. 9. It is among the oldest fish aged and documented by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Michael Baird, a biologist with the department, said in a release that the fish was... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
It looks like a small bobcat tried to go shopping at a South Texas state parkvery excited too (sic) see it," she said in response to a Facebook comment. Ot
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 9 days ago
very excited too (sic) see it," she said in response to a Facebook comment. Others thought maybe the animal was hungry. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials shared the photos to their main page, and did not confirm the animal was a... Read more
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FOX News
Woman returns 'bad luck' stone from Enchanted Rock park The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department received an unexpected package this w
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department received an unexpected package this week. A visitor to Enchanted Rock sent back a stone she took claiming it had supernatural powers. “I'm returning... Read more
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FOX News
Woman returns 'bad luck' stone from Enchanted Rock parkA woman claims a stone she took from Enchanted Rock Park in Texas is giving her
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
A woman claims a stone she took from Enchanted Rock Park in Texas is giving her bad luck. (Fox 7 Austin) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department received an unexpected package this week. A visitor to Enchanted Rock sent back a stone she took... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
26 rattlesnakes under this Texas deer blind is the making for a nightmare and a viral Facebook postit and killed 26 rattlesnakes and one that we weren't sure what it was this mor
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 10 days ago
it and killed 26 rattlesnakes and one that we weren't sure what it was this morning at the lease. Steve Lightfoot of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department previously told mySA.com rattlesnakes are secretive, shy and not usually aggressive... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Ray Sasser: TPWD's ShareLunker program adds incentives and prizes for particpation | OutdoorsThe Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced a restructured version of
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 10 days ago
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has announced a restructured version of its Toyota Sharelunker program. The revised program will be more inclusive, allowing anglers who catch largemouth bass weighing 8 pounds or more to post photos on social... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Importance of Texas’ Angler Recognition Program not a fish storydoubts were washed away in the wake of the unprecedented damage triggered by Hu
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 11 days ago
doubts were washed away in the wake of the unprecedented damage triggered by Hurricane Harvey. It wasn't that Smith, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist who manages the Angler Recognition Program, didn't already know how... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Head 38/38 duisl utlam on ip enibh el indoubts were washed away in the wake of the unprecedented damage triggered by Hu
Houston Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
doubts were washed away in the wake of the unprecedented damage triggered by Hurricane Harvey. It wasn't that Smith, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries biologist who manages the Angler Recognition Program, didn't already know how... Read more
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FOX 31 Denver
Woman returns rock to Texas park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
FOX 31 Denver / Posted 12 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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FOX 13 Utah
Woman returns rock she took from state park after string of bad luck“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 12 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Drugs seized after Laredo man drove SUV into Rio Grande to avoid arrestAnna Avenue and Markley Lane. On Saturday morning, divers from the Laredo Fire
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 12 days ago
Anna Avenue and Markley Lane. On Saturday morning, divers from the Laredo Fire Department, U.S. Border Patrol agents and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game wardens assisted in retrieving five bundles from inside the vehicle. Police said the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Woman returns rock to Texas park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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FOX 43 Harrisburg
Woman returns rock to park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
FOX 43 Harrisburg / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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FOX 8 WGHP
Woman returns rock to park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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FOX 8 Cleveland
Woman returns rock to Texas park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
FOX 8 Cleveland / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
Woman Returns Rock to Texas Park after Having ‘Nothing But Bad Luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Woman returns rock to Texas park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Woman returns rock to Texas park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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Q13 FOX Seattle
Woman returns ‘enchanted’ rock to Texas park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
Q13 FOX Seattle / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Woman returns rock to Texas park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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FOX 2 News St. Louis
Woman returns rock to Texas park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
FOX 2 News St. Louis / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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KPLR 11 St. Louis
Woman returns rock to Texas park after having ‘nothing but bad luck’“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies nor
KPLR 11 St. Louis / Posted 13 days ago
“P.S. Not able to do it in person.” Enchanted Rock State Natural Area lies north of Fredricksburg in Central Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department posted a photo on Facebook of the nondescript rock and note, adding a link to several... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Texas Parks and Wildlife: Please stop painting rocksY'all, please stop painting the rocks in the state's parks. The Texas Parks and
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 13 days ago
Y'all, please stop painting the rocks in the state's parks. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking nicely. "Help us keep our parks natural and always remember to leave no trace when enjoying Texas State Parks," they said. A commenter... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Enchanted Rock visitor returns stone to park after blaming it for her bad luckbad luck since I took it. Sorry I did it," reads a note signed by a woman named
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 13 days ago
bad luck since I took it. Sorry I did it," reads a note signed by a woman named Maria. "P.S. Not able to do it in person." Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials shared a photo of Maria's note to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and the... Read more
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Denton Record-Chronicle
Ray Sasser: Javelina added to Texas Big Game Awards season | OutdoorsNo doubt, some animals have already been taken that qualify for the program. T
Denton Record-Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
No doubt, some animals have already been taken that qualify for the program. TBGA is a cooperative program between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) that recognizes outstanding big-game... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather the Gilmer National Night Out has been moved from the city square to the Yamboree Grounds beside the Civic Center. It will still start at 6:00pm. - Public parties are set at 10 Upshur County locations Tuesday eveni...Stoppers include the Upshur County Sheriff's Office, Gilmer Police Department,
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 19 days ago
Stoppers include the Upshur County Sheriff's Office, Gilmer Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Webb said first responders who will visit the Upshur gatherings include law enforcement... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
National Night Out scheduled for Tuesday October 3 - Public parties are set at 10 Upshur County locations Tuesday evening to celebrate National Night Out an event aimed at making communities safer said Sheriff Larry Webb. National Night Out is...Stoppers include the Upshur County Sheriff's Office, Gilmer Police Department,
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 22 days ago
Stoppers include the Upshur County Sheriff's Office, Gilmer Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Webb said first responders who will visit the Upshur gatherings include law enforcement... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Father-son team lands state-record 'silver king'Shane LaRue's tarpon weighed 229 pounds. It took the LaRues a couple of weeks
Houston Chronicle / Posted 22 days ago
Shane LaRue's tarpon weighed 229 pounds. It took the LaRues a couple of weeks to file the fish-record application with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Hurricane Harvey intervened; the storm flooded Mike LaRue's home in Dickinson, claiming... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Texas man indicted on 2 counts of killing bald eaglesDALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagle
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 23 days ago
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagles. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Friday that 82-year-old Jackie Brister, of Bend, Texas, had been indicted by a Lampasas County grand jury on the... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Texas man indicted on 2 counts of killing bald eaglesDALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagle
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 23 days ago
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagles. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Friday that 82-year-old Jackie Brister, of Bend, Texas, had been indicted by a Lampasas County grand jury on the... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Texas man indicted on 2 counts of killing bald eaglesDALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagle
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 23 days ago
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagles. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Friday that 82-year-old Jackie Brister, of Bend, Texas, had been indicted by a Lampasas County grand jury on the... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Texas man indicted on 2 counts of killing bald eaglesDALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagle
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 23 days ago
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagles. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Friday that 82-year-old Jackie Brister, of Bend, Texas, had been indicted by a Lampasas County grand jury on the... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Texas man indicted on 2 counts of killing bald eaglesDALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagle
KXXV Waco / Posted 23 days ago
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagles. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Friday that 82-year-old Jackie Brister, of Bend, Texas, had been indicted by a Lampasas County grand jury on the... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Texas man indicted on 2 counts of killing bald eaglesDALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagle
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 23 days ago
DALLAS (AP) - A Texas man has been indicted on two counts of killing bald eagles. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Friday that 82-year-old Jackie Brister, of Bend, Texas, had been indicted by a Lampasas County grand jury on the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Deer bowhunters should like what they see this seasonlooking like an average or above-average year for deer and deer hunters," said
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 25 days ago
looking like an average or above-average year for deer and deer hunters," said Alan Cain, whitetail deer program leader for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. And in Texas, "average" pretty much means world-class. Whitetails in much of Texas have... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Texas Fishing ReportThe weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departme
KXXV Waco / Posted 25 days ago
The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 27 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com : CENTRAL BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Texas Fishing ReportThe weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departme
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 25 days ago
The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 27 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com : CENTRAL BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Texas Fishing ReportThe weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departme
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 25 days ago
The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 27 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com : CENTRAL BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Texas Fishing ReportThe weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departme
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 25 days ago
The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 27 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com : CENTRAL BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Texas Fishing ReportThe weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departme
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 25 days ago
The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 27 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com : CENTRAL BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Texas Fishing ReportThe weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departme
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 25 days ago
The weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Sept. 27 and also available on the internet at http://www.txfishing.com : CENTRAL BASTROP: Water stained; 83-87 degrees. Black bass are good on green pumpkin soft... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Morgan's Point Resort Chief to take job at Constable's officehad been chief since March of 2011 accepted a position as a deputy constable at
KXXV Waco / Posted 25 days ago
had been chief since March of 2011 accepted a position as a deputy constable at Bell County Pct. 2. State Game Warden with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for nearly 30 years with the last 10 of those being a Game Warden Captain. He also served... Read more
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Wise County Messenger
Bridgeport electricity rates decreaseis 11.87 cents per kilowatt hour. All base rates will remain the same. The cou
Wise County Messenger / Posted 25 days ago
is 11.87 cents per kilowatt hour. All base rates will remain the same. The council also: authorized the submission of a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Small Community Grant application. The Parks and Recreation Department is applying for a... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
'Hero' victim identified in Falcon Lake drowninghis 16-year-old daughter from drowning but he was not able to swim back to shor
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 26 days ago
his 16-year-old daughter from drowning but he was not able to swim back to shore, authorities said. The Sheriff's Office, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Border Patrol, park rangers, Department of Public Safety and the Zapata County Fire... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
State Deer Breeding Rules to Stave Off Deadly Disease Upheld in Courtto the Attorney General’s Office, Texas discovered its first case of CWD in a w
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 27 days ago
to the Attorney General’s Office, Texas discovered its first case of CWD in a white-tailed deer in 2015. Since then, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has worked with breeders and hunters on updated rules that protect the population and the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
TPWD shares video of Coastal Bend parks still recovering from Hurricane Harveyparks in the Texas Coastal Bend remain closed, almost a month after the area wa
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 30 days ago
parks in the Texas Coastal Bend remain closed, almost a month after the area was ravaged by a Category 4 hurricane. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department shared images of Mustang Island and Goose Island State Parks on Facebook Thursday, weeks... Read more
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