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Dec. 29, 2016

Game Warden Field Notes, Dec. 29, 2016

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Dec. 28, 2016

Winners of the Youth Arts Contest Announced

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Arts in the Parks program has announced the winners of the Texas State Parks Youth Arts Contest, which ran from May 1 to Nov. 1. TPWD will showcase the winning art pieces in the 2017 calendar and on the Arts in the Parks webpage.

Dec. 27, 2016

‘Trails to Trout’ Bringing Free Youth Fishing to Tyler’s Nature Center

TYLER – Take your favorite kid on a fishing trip and help them bag seasonal sport fish for free during the 11th annual “Trails to Trout” fishing days in January at The Nature Center. The East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation (ETWWF) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) are stocking 2,000 rainbow trout at the pond for adult and child team fishing from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 and 14.

Dec. 16, 2016

Start the Year on the Trails with a First Day Hike

AUSTIN— Start 2017 with a walk on the wild side by participating in a guided stroll through a Texas State Park as part of the national First Day Hikes initiative.

Game Warden Field Notes, Dec. 16, 2016

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Dec. 14, 2016

TPWD Supports USFWS Proposal to Remove Black-capped Vireo from Endangered Species List

AUSTIN – Citing a decline in threats, increased bird populations and improved habitat, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking public comment on its proposal to remove the black-capped vireo from the federal endangered species list. Much of the songbird’s U.S. range is in Texas, so the Lone Star State is where much of the work to aid it has occurred.

Dec. 8, 2016

“Crappie Condos” Deployed into Lake Pat Cleburne

AUSTIN – Fisheries biologists call them “crappie condos;” artificial underwater fish habitat created in this case out of undesirable stands of exotic bamboo. Thanks to a recent joint project between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), parks and recreation staff from the cities of Waco and Cleburne and student members of the Tri-Beta Biology Club at Baylor University, fish on Lake Pat Cleburne call them home.

Dec. 7, 2016

Effort To Fight Arundo Ramps Up Along Hill Country Rivers

AUSTIN — A coalition of government and nonprofit conservation groups is greatly expanding the war on Arundo (Arundo donax), an invasive plant that threatens to take over scenic Hill Country rivers. It’s one aspect of a broader statewide effort made possible by a record $6.3 million to control invasive aquatic species approved by the Texas Legislature for the 2016-2017 biennium, an increase from $1.1 million in the previous two-year cycle.

Dec. 5, 2016

Celebrate the Holidays at a Texas State Park

AUSTIN— With the Christmas holidays approaching, Texas State Parks are helping friends and families get into the spirit by offering gift items and hosting holiday events statewide.

Dec. 1, 2016

Runnels County Man Apprehended after Ramming Game Warden Vehicle

AUSTIN – A 52-year-old Ballinger man is in custody facing numerous felony charges following a confrontation with law enforcement Wednesday afternoon during which he allegedly rammed two patrol vehicles, including a Texas Game Warden’s vehicle head on in an attempt to avoid apprehension.