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June 29, 2023

Texas Game Wardens Urge Water, Boating Safety During July 4 Holiday Weekend

Texas Game Wardens Urge Water, Boating Safety During July 4 Holiday WeekendAUSTIN—Across the state, folks are making plans for barbeques and relaxing days on lakes, rivers and the Texas coast to celebrate the Fourth of July. Before taking a dip, Texas Game Wardens urge everyone spending time in the water to remember to follow basic safety precautions while on the water.

June 23, 2023

Media Advisory: Operation Dry Water Event Promotes Boating Safety Ahead of July 4

CANYON LAKE — With summer temperatures soaring throughout the state, many Texans are seeking the cooling temperatures and fun of lakes, rivers and bays. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Comal County Sheriff’s Office and Water-Oriented Recreation District of Comal County (WORD) invite media to attend two upcoming events for coverage of boating safety for Canyon Lake and Operation Dry Water.

June 22, 2023

Partnership Adds 515 Acres to Honey Creek State Natural Area

SPRING BRANCH— Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announces 515 more acres of pristine land and water in Central Texas will be protected and stewarded for future generations of Texans.

June 1, 2023

Game Wardens Help Keep Public Safe during Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN — This past Memorial Day weekend, Texas Game Wardens patrolled Texas lakes and rivers to ensure visitors were recreating responsibly. They cited a decrease in accidents this year but noted an increase in citations issued, warnings and arrests.

May 30, 2023

El Día de Pesca Gratis en Texas está programado para el 3 de junio

AUSTIN — Cada año, el primer sábado de junio, los pescadores de todo el estado empacan su equipo para pesca y alistan sus cañas para disfrutar la tradición tejana del Día de Pesca Gratis. Este año el Día de Pesca Gratis cae en 3 de junio y los texanos pueden pescar en cualquier cuerpo de agua público en el estado sin necesidad de tener un permiso para pesca.

Free Fishing Day in Texas Slated for June 3

AUSTIN – Each year on the first Saturday in June, anglers across the state pack their tackle boxes and get their fishing poles ready for the Texas tradition of Free Fishing Day. This year, Free Fishing Day lands on June 3 and Texans can fish on any public waterbody in the state without a fishing license.

May 25, 2023

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Awards $5.14 Million in Recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

AUSTIN— During Thursday’s meeting, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved more than $5.14 million dollars in grants funding 15 construction projects and one educational development across the state.

May 4, 2023

Texas Game Wardens, Army Corps of Engineers Team Up for National Safe Boating Week

LEWISVILLE — Texas Game Wardens and the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Rangers will offer water safety education and outreach opportunities on Lake Lewisville this Memorial Day Weekend as part of National Safe Boating Week.

April 27, 2023

Stay Aware, Stay Safe During Water Safety Month in May

AUSTIN — Summer’s scorching temperatures are just around the corner and, to most Texans, that means taking refuge in the water. May is National Water Safety Month, so the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds boaters to follow some simple, yet effective, safety precautions to prevent accidents and save lives.

April 24, 2023

Texas State-Fish Art Contest Announces 2023 Winners

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is pleased to announce the Texas division winners of Wildlife Forever’s Fish Art Contest for 2023.