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The Texas Parks & Wildlife series on PBS is made possible in part by a grant from the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

  PBS - Texas Parks & Wildlife Telvision

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May 17–23, 2015

Program 2305-R — Originally Aired November 16–22, 2014

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Featured Segments

The Real Bears of East Texas

An animal that was almost wiped out due to unregulated hunting, and loss of habitat, the black bear is slowly making its way back to the bottomland forests along the states eastern border. Now a team of bear trackers from Stephen F. Austin State University are on the lookout. It’s a unique bear study that sends the team into some of the most remote habitat found in the state.

Wild Things: Turtles and Roads

Many folks find turtles crossing busy roads and wonder “What’s the right thing to do?” State Herpetologist Andy Gluesenkamp helps answer that question.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Way, way, way up in the Texas Panhandle lies Palo Duro, the second largest canyon in the country (guess what’s first?). With its truly breathtaking scenery, Palo Duro is also one of our most popular parks. On this weekend, hundreds of cyclists come to ride 24 hours in the canyon, all in memoriam to friends or family members lost to cancer.

The Spring Trackers

We know a lot about the major springs in Texas, but very little about the estimated 3500 scattered around the state. Biologists Chad Norris and Janet Nelson trek to remote spring sites gathering a variety of information that will provide a greater understanding of one of our most important sources of freshwater.

Postcard From Texas

It can be difficult to get all of your ducks in a row. But at Hornsby Bend in Austin, sometimes they line up all by themselves.


May 24–30, 2015

Program 2306-R — Originally Aired November 23–29, 2014

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Texas Bass

Not only are largemouth bass the most popular game fish in Texas, but they seem to get bigger every year. The Micropterus salmoides hasn’t flourished on its own. It’s taken a lot of research and work to get bass where they are today.

Lone Star Land Steward: Bear Creek Ranch

In Parker County just outside Fort Worth you'll find Bear Creek Ranch. The 2014 Lone Star Land Steward winner for the Cross Timbers and Prairies Region.

Lake Arrowhead State Park

Close to the Red River in both location and hue, this North Texas park offers family fun and fine fishing.

Bat Capital of the World

Austin is well-known for the millions of Mexican free-tailed bats that live under the city’s bridges and overpasses. These bats were once considered a nuisance. But thanks to a group called Bat Conservation International, Texans have become mindful of this species’ vital role in the control of insects.

Postcard From Texas

Stick your head underwater to see some of the endangered desert spring fish at Balmorhea State Park.


May 31–June 6, 2015

Program 2307-R — Originally Aired November 30–December 6, 2014

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School of Fish

The whistle blows, and the championship battle is underway. We’re not talking about Texas high school football, it’s the finals for high school fishing. The hottest sport to hit the south these days isn’t on the field, it’s in the water. Check out a profile on high school fishing.

Wild Things: Rat Snakes

Check out a snake that often times gets a bat rap, State herpetologist Andy Gluesenkamp introduces you to the Texas Rat Snake.

Eisenhower State Park

At Eisenhower State Park it’s all about the water. Campsites sit high on the bluffs overlooking Lake Texoma. Boaters flock to the park’s marina and ramps. Swimmers enjoy lake access by land and by boat. Even hikers eventually end up taking a cool dip in the refreshing waters that make this park special.

Island Assault 1944

Working guns, artillery, running tanks and an operational flamethrower make the Second World War come alive at the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site. These sights and sounds bring back memories of the war for observers in poignant and painful ways.

Postcard From Texas

Early morning on Matagorda Bay is a magical and beautiful time.


June 7–13, 2015

Program 2308-R — Originally Aired December 7–13, 2014

Featured Segments

Acquiring Powderhorn

A coalition of partners has raised nearly $38 million dollars to purchase 17,000 acres of one of the largest remaining unspoiled tracts of coastal prairie in the state. The Powderhorn Ranch in Calhoun County is expected to become a future state park and wildlife management area for the people of Texas.

Outdoor Info: Campfire Tips

Sitting around the campfire is one of the best things about going camping. Park Interpreter Katie Raney has some tips for getting your campfire going safely.

I Love a Mystery

Kids at Texas A&M's SeaCamp solve mysteries using biology, chemistry, and physics. Their lab experiences are paralleled with the work done in the "real world" by TPWD's Forensics group in San Marcos.

Building the Canyon

Government Canyon State Natural Area has grown out of an unprecedented partnership of groups rallying to preserve a unique resource. Its pristine Hill Country land helps protect the aquifer below it, making it all the more important to nearby San Antonio.

Postcard From Texas

The Texas Bighorn Society and Texas Parks and Wildlife celebrate finishing the construction of two guzzlers (above-ground rainwater catchments that provide water for wildlife) with a feast. What’s on the menu? Yard birds, beans, and a good time.

Stations and Air Times

Times and dates are subject to change, especially during PBS membership drives.

  • Amarillo, KACV-TV, Channel 2, Thursday 7:30 p.m.
  • Austin, KLRU-TV, Channel 18, Sunday 10 a.m.; Thursday 5:30 a.m. KLRU-Q, Channel 18-3, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.
  • Bryan-College Station, KAMU-TV, Channel 15, Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 6:30 p.m.
  • Corpus Christi, KEDT-TV, Channel 16, Sunday 12 p.m.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, KERA-TV, Channel 13, (October Through April Only) Saturday 10:30 a.m. Also serving Abilene, Denton, Longview, Marshall, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Wichita Falls and Sherman.
  • El Paso, KCOS-TV, Channel 13, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
  • Harlingen, KMBH-TV, Channel 60, Sunday 11:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. Also serving McAllen, Mission and Brownsville.
  • Houston, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Saturday 3 p.m. Also serving Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Texas City and Victoria.
  • Killeen, KNCT-TV, Channel 46, Sunday 5 p.m. Also serving Temple, Waco.
  • Lubbock, KTTZ-TV, Channel 5, Saturday 10 a.m.
  • Odessa-Midland, KPBT-TV, Channel 36, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
  • Oklahoma Educational TV Authority, OETA, OKLA Channel, Sunday 2:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday 2:30 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m.
  • San Antonio and Laredo, KLRN-TV, Channel 9, Sunday 11 a.m, Thursday 11:30 a.m.
  • Nashville, Tennessee, NPT2-TV, Channel 8.2, Saturday 9:30 a.m.
  • Portales, New Mexico, KENW-TV, Channel 3, Sunday 2:30 p.m.

Cable

Texas Parks & Wildlife can also be seen on a variety of government, educational and access cable channels in the following communities: Abilene; Alamo Colleges-San Antonio; Alice; Allen; Atlanta-KAQC; Baytown; Big Spring; Boerne; Brownsville; Cedar Park; Colleyville; Coppell; Corpus Christi; Crockett-KIVY; Dallas; Deer Park; Del Mar College-Corpus Christi; Denton; El Paso; Euless; Flower Mound; Fort Stockton; Fort Worth ISD-EdTV; Fort Worth; Frisco; Garland; Haltom City; Highland Village; Houston Community College; Houston; Irving; Keller; Killeen; Lubbock; Lufkin; McKinney; Mesquite; Midland; Nassau Bay; North Richland Hills; Ocean TV 20, Toms River, NJ; Pasadena; Rogers State University; Round Rock; San Antonio College; Seabrook; Stephen F. Austin U.; Sugar Land; Temple; Texarkana College; The Colony; Trophy Club; Tyler; Victoria; Waco. Check your local listings for days and times.

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