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Feb. 26, 2007

Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center Announces Longer Operating Hours for Spring Break

LAJITAS, Texas — Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center, which serves as the eastern entrance to Big Bend Ranch State Park, will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from March 13 through March 22.

Learn About True Texas Women March 24-25 at Washington-on-the-Brazos

WASHINGTON-ON-THE-BRAZOS, Texas — Visit Barrington Living History Farm March 24 and 25 to learn about the “True Texas Women” who helped tame the wild Texas frontier. The special program commemorates Texas History Month and Women’s History Month.

Feb. 20, 2007

Student Archers Gather in Temple for Statewide Competition

TEMPLE, Texas — Upwards of 250 student archers from 20 public, private and charter schools will be competing here at the Mayborn Convention Center Feb. 23 in the second annual Texas Archery in Schools Program tournament.

Two-Day Celebration of 171st Anniversary of Texas Independence Slated for Washington-on-the-Brazos March 3-4

WASHINGTON, Texas — The birthplace of Texas will celebrate the 171st birthday of Texas independence from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 and 4 at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.

Capture Big Bend’s Spring Splendor at Photo Workshop

PRESIDIO, Texas — Flowing desert springs and blooming Chihuahua Desert wildflowers, cacti and shrubs should provide colorful subjects for shutterbugs attending Big Bend Ranch State Park’s twice-annual digital photography workshop April 13-15.

Fulton Mansion Dig Turns up Piles of Bones

FULTON, Texas — Make no bones about it. The Fulton family, who lived along the South Texas coast in the late 1800s, ate pretty high on the hog.

Feb. 12, 2007

TPWD, CCA Texas Team up to Retire Record Number of Inshore Shrimping Licenses

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Coastal Conservation Association Texas teamed up to retire a record number of inshore shrimping licenses this year.

Quail Need Help Rebuilding Numbers

AUSTIN, Texas — For some, the 2006-07 Texas quail hunting season may not have been as rewarding as in recent years, with dry conditions contributing to below-average quail production and fewer birds in the field.

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center to Host Fly Fish Texas March 3

ATHENS, Texas—Somewhere out there—in Texas, or Colorado, or Alaska, or the Florida Keys or Patagonia—a fish is waiting for you to present a fly to be engulfed.

Springs Documentary Airs Feb. 15, Some Airtimes Revised

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will air its latest video documentary about water resources, “Texas the State of Springs,” the evening of Thursday, Feb. 15 on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations statewide.