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Oct. 22, 2007

Proposition 4 Would Fund State Parks, Historic Sites, Crime Labs and More

AUSTIN, Texas — Almost every Texan would feel the effects of Proposition 4 on the Nov. 6 statewide ballot, but few people may understand the proposition’s ballot language.

Alamo Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists Marks 10th Anniversary

SAN ANTONIO — The Alamo Area chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is this year celebrating a decade of achievement in environmental conservation, restoration and education. The movement to produce a trained corps of dedicated citizen volunteers has since spawned a nationally-recognized statewide program with 41 other local chapters across Texas, but it all began here 10 years ago.

Program Offers Easy Way to Donate Venison

AUSTIN, Texas — With hunting season around the corner, many hunters will soon find their freezers packed with venison. The Hunters for the Hungry program offers a convenient way to donate extra venison to help feed people in need.

Oct. 15, 2007

Bastrop’s 1st Annual NatureFest Celebrates New Paddling Trail Nov. 3

BASTROP, Texas– City and state officials will come together Saturday, Nov. 3, to officially launch the newest Texas Paddling Trail. El Camino Real Paddling Trail is a six-mile long route along the Colorado River that begins at Fisherman’s Park in downtown Bastrop. The trail will become the fourth inland paddling trail in Texas.

Big Bass Keep Anglers Guessing

ATHENS, Texas — Should you find yourself with the biggest bass you’ve ever seen on the end of your line, do you know who to call?

Top Whiz Bang Clay Target Shooters Compete

AUSTIN, Texas —Clay target sports competitors from Corpus Christi, Alvin and Burleson took home lifetime hunting and fishing licenses as winners of the 15th Annual state Whiz Bang finals for 4-H Shooting Sports Clubs in Texas. The event was held during the Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo on Oct. 5.

TPWD Dedicates Justin Hurst WMA in Honor of Fallen Warden

FREEPORT, Texas — The site formerly known as Peach Point Wildlife Management area near here is being formally rededicated as the “Justin Hurst WMA” in recognition of the game warden and former wildlife biologist who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year. The renaming of the site was made official during a special ceremony Oct. 12.

Record Whooping Crane Migration Expected This Fall

AUSTIN, Texas — Wildlife scientists are predicting that a record-breaking 250 whooping cranes will reach the Texas coast this winter, and they’re asking the public to report whooper sightings.

Free Children’s Book Distributed to Promote Bat Education

AUSTIN, Texas — Approximately 37,000 copies of a new children’s book entitled “Frankie the Free-tailed Bat” are being distributed free to schools across Texas and in parts of Mexico by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Oct. 11, 2007

San Jacinto River Dioxin Site Proposed for Federal Cleanup

HOUSTON, Texas — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed listing an abandoned toxic waste site in the San Jacinto River for the federal National Priorities List (NPL). If approved for inclusion on the NPL the site will be eligible for cleanup in the federal Superfund program.