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May 26, 2024

Official Media Statement: Jefferson County Boat Accident

May 23, 2024

National Safe Boating Week Encourages Boating and Water Safety Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

AUSTIN – Just in time for one of the busiest boating weekends of the year, Texas Game Wardens and agency partners are celebrating National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24. The week-long campaign emphasizes the importance of safe boating practices and the use of boating safety equipment.

May 16, 2024

Official Media Statement: Pelican Island Bridge Collision

Make a Splash Safely During Water Safety Month

AUSTIN – As temperatures across the state start to heat up, many Texans will begin taking refuge in the water. May is National Water Safety Month and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds boaters to follow some simple yet effective safety precautions to prevent accidents and save lives.

May 6, 2024

Bois d’Arc, Texas’ Newest Lake, Opens for Great Fishing Following Intense Stocking and Habitat Installation Efforts

BONHAM — When Bois d’Arc Lake in Fannin County officially opened for use in April, Texas got its first major reservoir in more than 30 years. But early results indicate anglers may have a budding new fishing haven as well, thanks to a partnership formed between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD).

May 2, 2024

Official Media Statement: Flood Impacts to TPWD

April 18, 2024

Comunicado Oficial de Prensa: Ahogamiento en Canyon Lake

Official Media Statement: Drowning at Canyon Lake

April 16, 2024

Texas Game Warden Dewayne Noble Named Shikar Safari Officer of the Year

AUSTIN – Texas Game Warden Dewayne Noble was recognized as the 2024 Texas Officer of the Year by the Shikar-Safari Club International during March’s Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) Commission meeting.

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.