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

  PBS - Texas Parks & Wildlife Telvision

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December 21–27, 2014

Program 2310 — Repeats June 21–27, 2015

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Featured Segments

Home Again

Desert Bighorn Sheep used to roam freely in west Texas. By 1950 they had been wiped out by indiscriminate shooting and diseases spread by domestic sheep. During the 1960’s and 70’s TPWD began to restore the population of desert bighorns to west Texas. The program has been such a success and the population has grown to such numbers that in 2011 about 30 desert bighorns were released on public land at Big Bend Ranch State Park. For the first time since 1950 anyone willing to make a hike in the desert has the chance again of spotting one of these majestic animals in its natural environment.

Cedar Hill Bike Trails

Just minutes away from Dallas, Cedar Hill State Park has a set of trails fit for all levels of mountain bikers. One reason riders find the trails so bike-friendly is the cyclists themselves build and maintain them.

Parks & Wildlife People: Coastal Fisheries Restoration Team

This team of Coastal Fisheries experts, along with numerous partners, preserved or created over 12,500 acres of coastal habitats, reclaimed over 4,000 acres of oyster reefs and protected over 12 miles of shoreline, leveraging funds from multiple sources to do it all.

Fishing Lures

Meet one man who collects antique fishing lures, and another who makes new ones. Discover the evolution of the fishing lure, from bone to plastic and several incarnations in between.

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

The Lyndon Baines Johnson State Park and Historic Site is all about history, from the visitor center honoring our country’s thirty-sixth president … to a living-history farm depicting life on the farmstead as it was back in 1918, when President Johnson was a young boy.

Postcard From Texas

From elementary schools to high schools, students in Houston are learning about the native prairies of Texas by building pocket-size ones at their school.


December 28, 2014–January 3, 2015

Program 2311 — Repeats June 28–July 4, 2015

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Featured Segments

Chihuahuan Desert Bike Fest

This West Texas mountain bike festival draws folks from around the world to the trails around Lajitas and Big Bend Ranch State Park. The annual event is a great time for anyone who would like to go fixin’ or freewheelin’ around the old frontier.

CCC Memories

During the Great Depression of the 1930’s, the Civilian Conservation Corps provided jobs for three million young men and helped establish the foundation of the state park system in Texas. Hear the stories of CCC veterans as they reunite in a park they helped build.

Desert Skies

Texas Parks and Wildlife photographer Earl Nottingham uses black and white imagery to document the majestic skies associated with the late summer rains that travel across the broad expanses of the Big Bend region of Texas.

Postcard From Texas

Watch the fireworks as the Battleship TEXAS celebrates 100 years.


January 4–10, 2015

Program 2312 — Repeats July 5–11, 2015

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Featured Segments

A Tale of Two Laurens

We head to Bay City, Texas for a weekend goose hunt with the ladies. For some it’s a first time experience, and for others it’s a weekend break from the family. No matter the reason, if you get a group of ladies together with some guns and geese… it’s going to be a blast.

Parks & Wildlife People: Michael Rezsutek

What do oil companies, conservation organizations, and government agencies have in common? A vested interest in restoring and maintaining the coastal marshes along the upper Texas Gulf coast. Watch how one Texas Parks and Wildlife employee brings these partners together to work towards creating a sustainable future for this critically important landscape.

New Wave Cave

The Devil’s Sinkhole near Rocksprings is a cavernous wonder. Visitors to the sinkhole can only peer into the abyss from a platform near the edge. Thanks to a crew of geologists and photographers, a 3D virtual map of the cave is in the works, one that will give visitors a unique view of this geologic oddity.

Estero Llano Grande State Park

The geographic center of the World Birding Center network is Estero Llano Grande State Park. What was once farmland is now a 176-acre refuge for a spectacular array of South Texas wildlife. The mix of thorn forest and man-made wetlands make it a popular destination for birds and birders.

Postcard From Texas

Watch the clouds go by with some time lapse photography.


January 11–17, 2015

Program 2313 — Repeats July 12–18, 2015

Featured Segments

Fishing for Cats

Catfish are the largest freshwater sport fish in Texas and are second only to bass in popularity among anglers. They are also quite popular on the dinner table, but for many, the fun is in getting them there.

Martin Creek Lake State Park

Fall is a great time to head outdoors in East Texas. At Martin Creek Lake State Park the fall foliage draws campers, hikers, and anglers, to this heavily wooded park on a 5000 acre lake.

Lone Star Land Steward: Laborcitas Ranch

Some south Texas landowners have turned an overgrazed cattle ranch into a wildlife oasis, inventing a special machine dubbed the “Quailerator” in the process.

Postcard From Texas

Bison babies hanging out at Caprock Canyon State Park.

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 11 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.
  • 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; Fort Worth ISD-EdTV; Frisco; Garland; Haltom City; Houston; Houston Community College; 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; and Waco. Check your local listings for days and times.

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