Airing Now and Coming Soon
March 22–28, 2015
Program 2323 — Repeats September 20–26, 2015
A Migrating Muse
Texas is the winter home to the largest concentration of Sandhill Cranes in the world. Some spend the winter months in the Panhandle and High Plains while others head for the Texas coast. We’ll visit some of the best spots to see Sandhill Cranes up close to learn more about these migrating wonders.
Outdoor Info: Hunting Sandhill Cranes
In some states Sandhill Cranes are known as ‘steaks in the sky’. Yes, you can hunt these big birds, but there are some things you need to be aware of before you shoot.
Fort Boggy State Park
Visit a park on the edge of East Texas where families find water, woods, and wildlife.
Inner City Sanctuary
For kids growing up in one of the largest cities in the country, learning about nature can take some doing. See how some Houston residents are making sure kids don’t miss out on the outdoors.
Postcard from Texas
Relax. The water of the Devil’s River moves slowly.
March 29–April 4, 2015
Program 2324 — Repeats September 27–October 3, 2015
Buffalo Soldiers: Making the Connections
When an aspiring nature photographer joins a group of Buffalo Soldier re-enactors, he discovers history’s ultimate outdoorsmen.
Dealing With Kills & Spills
When there’s an oil spill along the coast or down a small county creek the fish and wildlife that live there are often hit the hardest. When it’s time to investigate meet the team of biologists who are called in to action.
Once upon a time, in a Wildlife Management Area far, far away, a group of dedicated conservationists put their skills to work, building special rainwater catchment systems, aka "guzzlers." These magical guzzlers were designed to provide water for bighorn sheep, and any other animal looking for a drink in the desert.
Biking Colorado Bend
Load up the bikes as we try out some of the newest mountain bike trails at Colorado Bend State Park.
Postcard From Texas
Take in the sunrise along the Trinity River from a different perspective.
April 5–11, 2015
Program 2325 — Repeats October 4–10, 2015
People have been climbing rocks since rocks were invented, but college climbing teams are a new thing. Meets some of the students on the national champion University of Texas club climbing team, and see what it takes to excel at this demanding sport.
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.
Texas shorebirds are in trouble. From the endangered piping plover to the threatened snowy plover, shorebirds in Texas continue to lose habitat as beach development booms. Follow along with some biologists as they work to save these struggling shorebirds.
Postcard From Texas
Get a bird’s eye view of Mason Mountain.
April 12–18, 2015
Program 2326 — Repeats October 11–17, 2015
The Dove Hunter
You don’t have to grow up in a family of hunters to enjoy hunting. Meet an Austin man who took up hunting and fishing as an adult, and is determined to pass along these traditions to his sons.
Wild Game Cooking: Buffalo Dove Breasts
It’s time for some wild game cooking with Chef Jeff Martinez. Jeff introduces us to a new twist on an old favorite, a dove recipe buffalo style.
Big Bend Plants
The west Texas desert may look harsh but its unique plants are like nature’s grocery store for the wildlife and humans who call the desert home. At first glance scrubby, thorny and spindly, Big Bend plants take on new beauty when you learn how to read them.
The Spirit Rises
Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a park of immense beauty, but it also was the site of a historic battle. While the general facts about the 1874 Battle of Palo Duro Canyon are known, specific details are not. That is until now. Archeologists working hand in hand with Indian tribe elders are putting the pieces together. See what it takes to unearth artifacts from a battle that took place over a hundred years ago, and learn more about Palo Duro Canyon State Park and the historic battle that took place there.
Postcard From Texas
Get up eye to eye with some Texas gators.
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.
- Portales, New Mexico, KENW-TV, Channel 3, Sunday 2:30 p.m.
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.