In 1985, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department introduced its “Made In Texas” television show to raise public awareness of the agency's work. Since then, television audiences have been not only entertained, but inspired to experience the outdoors and to care more for wildlife and conservation of our natural resources. So tune in to our 30th anniversary season and enjoy special “blast from the past” stories, meet some of the folks who have been behind the camera over the years, and watch new segments that bring wild things and wild places to your world.
Appear on the TV show or be part of the TV crew!
In 250 words or less, tell us a story idea you would like to see featured on the TPW television series on PBS. Tell us why you'd like to see it covered, and why you think our viewers will enjoy it. Win and you'll appear on the show (which will be based on your idea) or be part of the TV crew—plus win some exciting prizes.
Originally titled “Made in Texas,” the program began production in 1985 as a monthly magazine-style show with three to four different topics each episode.the very first show.
For a few years the show focused on one topic each week, documentary style. In 1991 the name of the show changed to Texas Parks & Wildlife and reverted to the magazine-style format.
By 2003 the show's storytellers had won 13 Emmys and 61 other awards. They also began the first of five one-hour documentaries on the state of water conservation in Texas..
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. Additional funding is provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.