Airing Now and Coming Soon
August 23–29, 2015
Program 2319-R — Originally Aired February 22–28, 2015
Ray Roberts Bike Trails
Just north of Dallas and Fort Worth, the trail system at Ray Roberts Lake State Park offers hours of riding for mountain bikers, from a smooth riverside greenbelt to hilly routes along the lake.
The threat of feral hogs to Texas agriculture and ecology looms large. Hunters and trappers have long aided landowners in keeping wild pig populations in check, but the problem may be growing too fast for traditional means to stop. To provide another tool for farmers and ranchers, research is being conducted that could offer a new kind of protection from this feral pig plague.
Charlie and His Cannon
What do a fireman, a computer analyst, and a semi-retired private land owner all have in common? The battle for Texas’ independence at San Jacinto, of course. One of the most significant historical events in the westward expansion of the United States took place in an unlikely marsh in south east Texas, now known as the Battle of San Jacinto. Each year hundreds of re-enactors gather to relive this pivotal battle that changed the path of Texas and all of North America.
Outdoor Info: Tackle Box Tips
Is your tackle box a mess? Get some advice on keeping it tidy for that next fishing adventure.
Postcard From Texas
At the end o’ the day, Lake O’ the Pines in Northeast Texas offers good fishing below the dam and a beautiful sunset above.
August 30–September 5, 2015
Program 2320-R — Originally Aired March 1–7, 2015
Texas on Two Wheels
From short pedals at local parks, to epic journeys through rugged landscapes, mountain biking is a great way to experience the wild side of Texas. And Texas State Parks offer the full range of off-road opportunities to riders of all ages.
Running of the Bass
Freshwater anglers all across the state look forward to the annual spring run of White Bass. When the conditions are right, the fishing is easy. When the conditions aren’t right, the anglers just have to work a little bit harder.
Outdoor Info: Shooter’s Eye & Ear Protection
Shooting sports provide great recreation but remember these simple precautions to protect your precious sight and hearing.
Parks & Wildlife People: License Sales Migration Team
Meet the team behind our hunting and fishing license system, of which 100% of fees go toward on-the-ground conservation efforts in Texas such as habitat management, wildlife research, fish stocking, public hunting opportunities and more.
Postcard from Texas
Take a dip in the cool pool at Bastrop State Park.
September 6–12, 2015
Program 2321-R — Originally Aired March 8–14, 2015
Texas Paddling Trails
There are new paddling trails popping up all over Texas. Grab your canoe and come along as we check out some of the state’s best river trips, on the coast, in Houston, and on the Guadalupe River. All you need is a paddle and an excuse to get wet.
In the heart of the hill country is the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, and here you will find the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. Join some biologists as they monitor these unique birds during their nesting season.
Big Spring State Park
Stop and see why travelers have long enjoyed this birds-eye view of Big Spring. It’s not your traditional state park, but it attracts runners, hikers, and folks who like to see what’s below.
Parks & Wildlife People: Jason Singhurst
Say What? Knowing the scientific names and watching out for all the native plants in Texas sounds like a daunting job for most folks, but for Texas Parks and Wildlife botanist Jason Singhurst, it’s completely natural.
Postcard From Texas
A group of mountain bikers wind down with some musical instruments after a fun and memorable weekend of riding the scenic trails at Big Bend Ranch State Park.
September 13–19, 2015
Program 2322-R — Originally Aired March 15–21, 2015
Garner State Park
Built by the CCC in the 1930s, Garner has long been one of the most popular parks in the state, and with good reason. From the spring fed Frio River, to the vast hiking trails, to the summer dances, there is a lot here. That’s why generations of Texans have been making this Hill Country gem the place to be year round.
The Climate Detective
What can old Texas trees teach us about our climate? One researcher is finding out. Follow him as he taps the secrets of the trees and learns the warnings they may hold for water planners.
Birding has become big in Texas, with the numbers of Texas birders topping 2 million. The Lone Star state has more documented birds than any other state, and some rare beauties that you’ll find nowhere else in North America. So what does it take to get into this hobby? We’ll take a look at some of the basic gear you’ll need, fill you in on where to go, and highlight a way to bring the birds to you.
Outdoor Info: Canoe Basics
Get some tips on how to get going as a canoeist. There’s more than one type of canoe, and more than one way to get started.
Postcard From Texas
Enjoy a fall day at Austin’s McKinney Falls 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 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.
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.