TPWD News Release — April 19, 2004
Passport to Texas, TPWD’s radio series of weekday, 90-second stories is broadcast on about 100 Texas stations. Airing the week of April 19-23, you can fish for fun and prizes and improve coastal fishing in the state; plus anglers are encouraged to share their love of the sport with a child.
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 bagging 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 April18-25 are: largemouth bass are the most popular game fish in Texas, but they haven’t always flourished on their own. We’ll take a look at some of the research and work that’s gone into helping today’s Texas bass; a visit to the Battleship TEXAS near Houston reveals a living piece of American history; summer is here, and so are the sounds of the cicada; join a group of veteran birdwatchers as they travel throughout the Rio Grande Valley in search of their feathered friends; and finally, see some unusual and unique bugs.
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 at (http://www.tpwmagazine.com/).