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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.

April 11, 2023

TPWD Hosts Spring ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event April 22

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Inks Lake State Park on April 22 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.” The event gives participants an opportunity to learn more about hunting with a bow and get a jump on preparations for the new fall season.

April 4, 2023

TPWD, DPS Advise Gun Storage Safety for Spring Hunting

AUSTIN — Now that spring turkey hunting season has begun, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) want to remind gun owners that safe gun storage saves lives. Proper storage protects those you love and keeps firearms out of the hands of criminals.

April 3, 2023

TFFC Hosts First Deaf Day and Picnic Event April 15

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is pleased to announce a brand-new, daylong event on Saturday, April 15. The first-ever Deaf Day and Picnic at the TFFC will run during the center’s regular hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with a variety of family-friendly activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic, try their hand at fishing with loaner gear provided by TFFC and enjoy a fun spring day.

March 24, 2023

Galveston Island Celebrates Grand Re-opening

GALVESTON— Galveston Island State Park invites the public to a grand reopening event with two days of festivities March 31 and April 1 as part of the ongoing, yearlong Texas State Parks Centennial.

March 20, 2023

“Fishing Fools Day” Kicks Off April at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is welcoming in the month of April with its annual “Fishing Fools Day” on Saturday, April 1. The event is designed to celebrate all things fishing, with activities scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 8, 2023

Mother Neff State Park Receives Lone Star Legacy Designation

WACO— Mother Neff State Park in Waco received the Lone Star Legacy Park designation by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) at a ceremony at their annual institute in Frisco on March 2. Mother Neff State Park was the only state park to receive the award from seven parks nominated this year.

March 1, 2023

TPWD Program Celebrates State Park Centennial With $2.9 Million in Grant Awards

AUSTIN – In honor of the State Park Centennial Celebration, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) has awarded the largest sum of grant funding in the program’s history and support a record-breaking number of organizations connecting under-represented audiences to Texas State Parks.