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Aug. 23, 2004

Wise Prize Winner Seeks Boater Education

HOUSTON — Adhering to boating safety laws is the single greatest factor in reducing boating accidents, injuries and fatalities, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Each year TPWD coordinates hundreds of classes across the state. If you plan on operating a boat, whether you own one, rent one or win one, a boating education class is a good idea.

Aug. 17, 2004

Texas Group Commits To Conserve Prairie Dog

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas working group committee of ranching and farming organizations, environmental groups, state and federal biologists, private landowners and others has said it will continue efforts to conserve and manage the black-tailed prairie dog, even though the federal government has announced it will no longer consider listing the animal as a threatened species.

Aug. 16, 2004

BWI Arrests Up Statewide as TPWD Readies for Labor Day Traffic

AUSTIN, Texas — So far this year, TPWD game wardens have arrested 231 people statewide for Boating While Intoxicated. Through the same time period (Aug. 9) of 2003, there were only 180 arrests.

Texas Giving Away Gun Safety Locks to Hunters

AUSTIN, Texas — As part of a nationwide firearms safety initiative called Project ChildSafe, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is giving away 80,000 gun safety locks to hunters.

Master Naturalist Program Seeks Applicants

AUSTIN, Texas — Twelve chapters of the Texas Master Naturalist program are offering fall training classes for volunteers who want to learn about and help conserve the state’s natural resources.

Aug. 9, 2004

Boating Safety Reminders for All

UNDATED — Since the Memorial Day week kick-off of boating season, Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens have been out in full force attempting to make Texas waters safer.

Step Back in Time at Castroville Pioneer Day

CASTROVILLE, Texas — The folks at Landmark Inn State Historic Site invite you to step back in time to the mid 1800s and experience Castroville Pioneer Day on Sept. 18.

Aug. 2, 2004

Construction Starts on New State Park Near Weslaco

WESLACO, Texas — Views across the restored wetlands of the World Birding Center at Estero Llano Grande State Park will be a special treat for visitors here soon. Construction began July 28 on a new 2,800-square-foot visitor center, trails, an observation deck and other amenities.

Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site Remains Open Despite Hotel Renovations

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — The Nimitz Hotel museum at the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site-National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg will be closed for renovations beginning July 31. However, all other facilities located on the campus will remain open to the public.

July 26, 2004

Texas Master Naturalist Program Spreads Nationwide

AUSTIN, Texas—Approximately 30 states are interested in developing citizen volunteer training projects using the Texas Master Naturalist program as a framework, according to a new coordinator hired by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to help spread the movement nationwide.