TPWD News Release — March 8, 2004
Passport to Texas, TPWD’s radio series of weekday, 90-second stories is broadcast on about 100 Texas stations. Airing the week of March 8-12, non-profit groups are getting much-needed funds to teach people about the outdoors. Plus, we’ll take you to one state park when early pioneers literally made their mark.
For more information, visit the Web (http://www.passporttotexas.org/).
TPWD provides video news reports that run in newscasts on numerous Texas stations, as well as on cable and satellite outlets around the nation. This month’s stories include: A World War II veteran is healing some old wounds by watching a reenactment of a 1944 island assault at the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site-National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg; women are learning about the outdoors through the ’Becoming An Outdoors-Woman’ workshop; a fisherman’s dream comes true when he catches the world’s largest Blue Catfish on a rod and reel; and ’wildscaping’ your yard not only cuts down on your water bill, it also gives wildlife a place to live.
"Texas Parks & Wildlife" is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Stories airing the week of March 7-14 are: the heritage of hunting passes from generation to generation; Mission Tejas State Park; kingfisher calling; creating artificial reefs; and wildflowers of East Texas.
For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web (http://tpwd.texas.gov/tv).
In the March issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, mountain biker Dan Oko challenges the desert conditions of Franklin Mountains State Park and seasoned hunter Steven R. LaMascus rekindles his love of hunting by going after spring turkeys. Saltwater fishing writer Larry Bozka casts for reds and seatrout in Copano Bay and Mary-Love Bigony reviews the comeback of Kemp’s ridley turtle on the Texas coast.
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 at (http://www.tpwmagazine.com/).