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April 20, 2015

Deepwater Horizon Trustees Announce Agreement in Principle for Next 10 Early Restoration Projects

GULF COAST (April 20, 2015) — The Deepwater Horizon oil spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (Trustees) today announced another milestone in Gulf of Mexico early restoration.

April 15, 2015

Game Warden Field Notes, April 15, 2015

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

Life’s Better Outside for TPWD CO-OP Grantees

AUSTIN –Texas children will have more opportunities to explore the state’s natural resources thanks to the 26 grants awarded this year through Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program. The grants help fund community-based youth and family outdoors-oriented programs and activities like camping, backpacking, kayaking and service projects.

Big Sit! an Easy Fun Way to Compete in Great Texas Birding Classic

AUSTIN – The 19th annual Great Texas Birding Classic is kicking off this Wednesday, April 15, with a bang! With 100 teams and more than 550 participants registered to participate from April 15 to May 15, this year’s event has 40% more people going out birding throughout the state than last year. Eleven state parks are joining the fun by hosting Big Sit!s in their park, and they are inviting the public to come join them.

April 14, 2015

New Mobile App, Online Reporting are Now Options for Eastern Turkey Harvest

AUSTIN - Eastern turkey hunting in Texas begins Wednesday, April 15 and runs through May 14 and hunters are reminded all eastern turkeys must be reported to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department within 24 hours of harvest.

April 9, 2015

San Jacinto Day Festival, Battle Re-enactment Set for April 18

HOUSTON — The largest battle re-enactment in the Southwest highlights the annual San Jacinto Day Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at San Jacinto Battlegrounds State Historic Site in La Porte.

April 8, 2015

Colorful Blooms Decorate Texas State Parks

AUSTIN – Texas State Parks have gone Technicolor this spring; rolling waves of bright blue, deep red and rich yellow blanket Texas’ hills and plains.

Toyota ShareLunker 563 Comes From Lake Conroe

ATHENS—David Campbell Perciful of Conroe caught Toyota ShareLunker 563 Tuesday night while fishing in a tournament on Lake Conroe.

April 6, 2015

Game Warden Field Notes, April 6, 2015

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

Whole Earth Provision Co. Hosts Two Events Benefitting Texas State Parks

AUSTIN— For the fourth year in a row, Whole Earth Provision Co. is stepping up to support Texas State Parks. This Texas-based travel, adventure and nature store is hosting two events with proceeds going to helping state parks day-to day operational expenses and enhanced visitor programs.