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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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July 26–August 1, 2015

Program 2315-R — Originally Aired January 25–31, 2015

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Featured Segments

The Legend of Ethel

Ethel was the very first bass in the ShareLunker Program. She became a symbol of how good management and forward thinking could drive conservation efforts to wonderful results. Over the years, millions of people have traveled to see Ethel, only a few were aware of the dramatic events behind Ethel's survival, and because of her survival, the establishment of the ShareLunker Program.

Parks & Wildlife People: Kris Shipman

Meet the unsung hero who organizes the events that have educated thousands of Texans about our coastal resources.

Resaca de la Palma State Park

With its 1,700 semi-tropical acres, Resaca de la Palma comprises the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network. Etched by the ancient curves of the Rio Grande River, this state park is a quiet birding retreat on the outskirts of the City of Brownsville.

Liberty Ships, Artificial Reefs

The Liberty Ships of World War II served our country during a time of need. Today, they’re serving as artificial reefs off the Texas coast, providing habitat for marine life, research areas for scientists, and new opportunities for anglers.

Postcard From Texas

See some squirrels at work in the trees and on the ground.


August 2–8, 2015

Program 2316-R — Originally Aired February 1–7, 2015

Featured Segments

SOS, Save Our Sharks

Sharks are disappearing from the world's oceans at an alarming rate and biologists are worried. From shark finning to unregulated fishing these apex predators are in trouble. We take a look at what’s being done along the Texas coast to help save these wolves of the ocean.

Biking Big Bend Ranch

Carry extra water and pack some spare tubes. It’s worth the trouble to hit the trails of Texas’ mountain biking Mecca, Big Bend Ranch State Park.

Big City Biologists

Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and El Paso don’t seem like the natural habitats of biologists…but these and other Texas cities are home to urban biologists. Meet some big city biologists who strive to help wildlife and urban life coexist in harmony.

Postcard From Texas

Take a dip in Barton Springs. This cool, clear pool is the heart and soul of Austin.


August 9–15, 2015

Program 2317-R — Originally Aired February 8–14, 2015

Featured Segments

Pronghorn CSI

Pronghorn antelope have been roaming Texas grasslands for centuries but herds are experiencing an unexplained decline in west Texas. Scientists join forces with hunters and landowners to solve the mystery of the disappearing pronghorn in this Texas-style CSI.

Lake Tawakoni State Park

Lake Tawakoni was built to supply water to the city of Dallas. Occupying almost 400 adjacent acres and with 5 miles of shoreline, Lake Tawakoni State Park offers visitors access to fishing, boating and swimming. And if you are there during the spring, you might get to see giant spider webs constructed by tiny spiders.

Frog People

Amphibians may be trying to tell us something, and some concerned citizens are listening. At backyard ponds, suburban creeks, and rural wetlands, participants in the Texas Amphibian Watch program monitor the health of frogs and toads, both for science and for fun.

A Not-So-Easy Rider

Travel through Texas with a young man making his way cross-country on a handcycle. Being a paraplegic hasn’t handicapped his effort to get out and enjoy a trip across America.

Postcard from Texas

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park won’t be open for several years, but you can see what makes this place special.


August 16–22, 2015

Program 2318-R — Originally Aired February 15–21, 2015

Featured Segments

The Crappie Guys

Meet Tommy Tidwell, a high school science teacher and part time crappie fishing guide. Tommy spends a lot of time helping anglers learn the finer points of crappie catching. Then there’s Mr. Crappie, Wally Marshall. Everything Wally does revolves around his favorite fish. Everything.

Wild Game Cooking: Cooking Crappie

Ok, so now you’ve got some crappie in the boat. It’s time to make ‘em into a tasty meal, frying style. TPWD resident chef Tim Spice shows us how.

The Natural Place

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin is more than just a place to see wildflowers. It’s also a research and resource center for information on native plants, landscape restoration, and water conservation.

Postcard From Texas

The floating fall leaves of McKittrick Creek in Guadalupe Mountains National 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 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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