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Sept. 4, 2008

Fortress Cliffs Ranch Added to Palo Duro Canyon State Park

AUSTIN, Texas — The views from inside Palo Duro Canyon State Park will remain grand thanks to the addition of a 2,912-acre property known as Fortress Cliffs Ranch. The tract has been purchased by a coalition that includes The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), protecting almost six miles of scenic cliffs along the park’s northeastern edge.

Sept. 2, 2008

TPWD Stands Down After Hurricane Gustav

East Texas appeared to have dodged a bullet by this Tuesday, as thousands of evacuees returned to their homes, hundreds of Texas game wardens prepared to de-mobilize and several state parks that had closed prepared to reopen in the wake of Hurricane Gustav’s passage.

Sept. 1, 2008

Hurricane Gustav Update From TPWD: Texas Game Wardens Deploy, Some State Parks Close, Other Parks Accept Evacuees

Below is information sent by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Governor's Press Office earlier today. The governor's office is coordinating official communication about Gustav for the State of Texas, including TPWD activities. The following information is provided as a service and convenience for TPWD's audience. For complete information, see the Texas govenor's web site at http://governor.state.tx.us/, or news media may phone the press office at (512) 463-1826.

Hurricane Gustav Update From TPWD: Texas Game Wardens Deploy, Some State Parks Close, Other Parks Accept Evacuees

Below is information sent by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the Governor's Press Office earlier today. The governor's office is coordinating official communication about Gustav for the State of Texas, including TPWD activities. The following information is provided as a service and convenience for TPWD's audience. For complete information, see the Texas govenor's web site at http://governor.state.tx.us/, or news media may phone the press office at (512) 463-1826.

Aug. 30, 2008

Officials Call for Caution over Busy Boating Weekend

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials are urging boaters and swimmers to be especially careful as thousands take to the state’s lakes and bays over the last holiday weekend of the summer.

New East Texas Fish Hatchery Construction Underway

JASPER, Texas — Construction of the new $27 million East Texas Fish Hatchery, expected to be completed in early 2010, is now underway.

TPWD Biologists Seek Info on Turtle Collections as Commission Amends Prohibited Nongame Regs

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission acted Aug. 21 on staff recommendations to amend regulations on prohibited nongame species.

Game Warden Field Notes, Aug. 30, 2008

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Aug. 21, 2008

TPWD Continues Park Upgrades, Faces Increased Costs in 2009 Budget

HOUSTON — Texans will continue to see benefits in 2009 from significant new funding for state and local parks, as well as new money to build a new East Texas fish hatchery and to help game wardens enforce wildlife laws and border security, all part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department 2009 budget.

July 29, 2008

Game Warden Field Notes, July 29, 2008

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.