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April 19, 2024

Centennial Time Capsule Begins 50-Year Trek to Every Texas State Park

AUSTIN— How do you encompass 100 years of Texas State Parks’ history? That was the challenge state parks staff has spent the past year tackling.

April 9, 2024

New Texas Paddling Trail Opens on Oso Bay

CORPUS CHRISTI – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is opening a new paddling trail on Oso Bay in Corpus Christi. The Ron R. Smith Memorial Paddling Trail, the 82nd official Texas paddling trail, is named in memory of TPWD biologist Ron Smith. He was a founding member of the Texas Paddling Trails team and an alumnus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

April 3, 2024

Don’t Let the Eclipse Overshadow Boating Safety

AUSTIN – With the widely anticipated total eclipse fast approaching, we know many may be planning to view this phenomenon from a boat or the shores of area waterways. With their often-unobstructed view of the horizon, scenic beauty and lower levels of light pollution, any of the more than 50 bodies of water in the path of totality across the state will make for a truly unique vantage point.

March 21, 2024

18th Annual Texas-National Archery Championship to Draw Record Number of Student Competitors to Belton March 26-27

AUSTIN – For the 18th year, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is hosting the state’s National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®) tournament in Belton. The competition will give more than 4,000 students from 150 Texas schools the opportunity to compete in Bullseye and 3D Archery competitions March 26-27 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton. Participants have a chance to contend for scholarships, awards and qualify for the NASP® National Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky.

March 13, 2024

Hunting Accidents at a New Record Low in Texas

AUSTIN — Texas recorded a new all-time low number of hunting-related accidents across the state, according to the 2023 Texas Hunting Accident Report.

March 1, 2024

CO-OP Program Awards Over $1.9 Million in Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN — Communities throughout Texas will have more opportunities to get outside, thanks to grants awarded through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP).

Feb. 27, 2024

Official Media Advisory: Media Passes Available for Eclipse Viewing at Texas State Parks

Feb. 21, 2024

Executive Director Appointed to the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council

AUSTIN — The Secretaries of Interior and Commerce recently appointed Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Executive Director, David Yoskowitz, Ph.D., to serve on the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council.

Feb. 2, 2024

Brazos Bend State Park Hosts ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event Rescheduled for February 24

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Brazos Bend State Park on Feb. 24 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.”

Dec. 15, 2023

TPWD Seeks Input on Proposed Changes to Spotted Seatrout Bag, Size Limits

AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeks public input on proposed rules which, if passed, would change bag and size limits for spotted seatrout on the Texas coast. The proposed rules would reduce the spotted seatrout bag limit to three fish and restrict the allowable size to 15-20 inches, with one fish over 25 inches allowed daily.