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July 18, 2005

Stay Tuned

Information from Texas Parks and Wildlife is available on radio and television, as well as the newsstand.


Passport to Texas, TPWD’s radio series of weekday, 90-second stories, is broadcast on more than 100 Texas stations. Airing July 18-22, how much do you think you know about alligators? TPWD biologist, Gary Calkins takes a “bite” out of the misconceptions. Plus, if you live in a metro area, you don’t have to fill up the gas tank and pack the suitcases in order to visit a state park near you. State Park Division Director Walt Dabney tells about state parks located within one hour from the big city.

For more information, visit the Web.

Video News

TPWD provides video news reports that run in newscasts on numerous Texas stations, as well as on cable and satellite outlets around the nation.

For more information, go to the Web.


Texas Parks & Wildlife” is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Airing July 16-23, analyzing the archeology of the San Jacinto Battleground will help to tell the story of how Texas came to be. According to a State Parks Regional Director, new studies will help interpret the 1836 battle, and allow the park to be restored to what it may have looked like at the time of Texas’ struggle for independence. At Brazos Bend State Park near Houston, alligators rule. David Heinicke and Sharon Hanzik take us on a tour of this unique park. Get some tips from Hunter Education Specialist Ty Harris on how to prepare and care for game in the field. Not only are sporting clays are growing in popularity, but it’s a great way to introduce newcomers to the shooting sports. Charlie Wilson takes the TPWD mobile sporting clays range to a group of high schoolers for some lessons in shooting safety. This week’s ‘postcard’ is underwater in the cool, clear waters at Pedernales Falls State Park.

For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web.


Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine is always available on newsstands throughout the state and by subscription for $19.95 a year. To subscribe, call (800) 937-9393 or order online.

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