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Comment on Proposed Regulations and Transactions

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission

Appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Texas Senate, the commission adopts policies and rules to carry out all programs of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Every August, the Commission conducts an annual public hearing to receive input from our partners, stakeholders and constituents concerning any issues relating to Department policies, goals, programs, and responsibilities. Anyone who is interested in speaking to the Commission is encouraged to attend. Additional information on this and other public hearings is available at the links below.

Current Regular Commission Meeting

  • Work Session: 9 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Annual Public Hearing: 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016
  • Commission Meeting: 9 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016
  • Location: TPWD Headquarters, Austin — Directions
  • Read the agenda.
  • Rules of Conduct
  • Live streaming audio is available.

    If Passport to Texas radio programs are playing or the stream is on but there is no sound, the meeting may be in a break or executive session.

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park — Facilities and Recreational Uses

News Release

  • Public Meeting: Aug. 10 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Oak Hall of the Garden Center.
  • Public Meeting: Aug. 11 at the Strawn School cafeteria, 224 East Walnut Street, Strawn, Texas, 76475, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Written comments from the public on the project must be received by Sept. 1, 2016, in person, by mail or by e-mail
    • Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Superintendent John Ferguson, 1915 FM 2372, Strawn, TX 76475,
    • Chris Beckcom, 4200 Smith School Road, Austin, TX 78744,

Notice of Proposed Real Estate Transactions

  • Acceptance of Land Donations – Limestone County – Undeveloped Subdivision Lots at Fort Parker State Park
  • Acceptance of Road Transfer from Texas Department of Transportation – Palo Pinto County – Approximately 20 Acres at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
  • Acceptance of Donation of Land – Jefferson County – Approximately 350 acres at Sea Rim State Park
  • Acceptance of Land Donation – Brazoria County – Approximately 230 Acres at the Follets Island Coastal Preserve

Learn more and comment online through 7 a.m. August 25, 2016.

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