TPWD News Release — April 5, 2004
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 about 100 Texas stations. Airing the week of April 5-9, an outdoor wildlife competition that’s for the birds and also, the latest birding tournament that’s really out of sight.
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: Spring turkey season is here and with it come many hunters from both in and out of state to try their luck at snagging one of these creatures; the Great Texas Birding Classic brings bird watchers from all over the country to compete in a week-long ’birdathon.’ This year, however, some contestants will leave their binoculars at home; this spring there are two new ways to enjoy state parks; buy a new State Parks Pass to get into the more than 120 state parks and then fish free when you get there; and once they were cargo ships during World War II, now they are home to marine life in the sea.
"Texas Parks & Wildlife" is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Stories airing the week of April 4-11 are: using a 2,000-acre wetlands system to naturally clean water from the Trinity River before returning it to the river system; luxury and history are on display at the Fulton Mansion State Historic Site; animal call expert Ralph Duren mimics the deer ’snort’ — helping ranchers and farmers learn about the benefits of prescribed burning; and an early morning on a marsh reveals spider webs glistening with dew.
For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv).
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 (http://www.tpwmagazine.com/).