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Nov. 18, 2022

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Happenings at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN— Texas State Parks will be commencing its holiday season festivities with special seasonal events across the state. Starting this Saturday, state parks across Texas will host themed guided walks, scavengers hunts and more for all visitors to enjoy.

Texans Encouraged to Practice Bear Safety This Fall

AUSTIN — With winter quickly approaching, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) encourages residents in the western, southwestern and northeastern portions of Texas to practice appropriate safety measures and report bear sightings.

Nov. 17, 2022

El Reabastecimiento de Trucha Arcoíris Regresa el 23 de Noviembre en Todo el Estado

AUSTIN – La tradición anual de invierno en Texas del reabastecimiento de Trucha arcoíris está por iniciar en los cuerpos de agua de todo el estado para lanzar la temporada festiva.  El Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) empezará a reabastecer con miles de Trucha arcoíris el 23 de noviembre, justo un día antes del Día de Acción de Gracias.

Rainbow Trout Stocking Returns Statewide Nov. 23

AUSTIN – The annual Texas winter tradition of rainbow trout stocking is heading back to waterbodies across the state to kick off the holiday season. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will begin stocking thousands of rainbow trout on Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving.

Gear Up for 2023 With Official Texas State Parks Centennial Merch

AUSTIN— Ring in Texas State Parks’ 100th birthday in style when hitting the trails in 2023. Starting today, park lovers can purchase official Texas State Parks 100-year celebration merchandise from a state park or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.

Nov. 10, 2022

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission aprueba el cierre del complejo Mesquite Bay, los arrecifes de restauración de ostras para la recolección

AUSTIN- Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPW) aprueba dos cambios a la regulación sobre ostras en la reunión del 3 de nov. Estas nuevas regulaciones prohíben la recolección de ostras en Carlos Bay, Mesquite Bay y Ayres Bay (complejo Mesquite Bay) y prohíbe temporalmente la recolección en áreas de restauración para arrecifes específicos en San Antonio Bay, Galveston y Trinity Bay.

Nov. 9, 2022

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts.  The winners were selected in a random drawing from 154,551 entries and the 14 lucky individuals have been notified.

Nov. 8, 2022

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Closing Mesquite Bay Complex, Restoration Oyster Reefs for Harvest

AUSTIN- AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPW) approved two oyster regulation changes at its Nov. 3 meeting. These new regulations prohibit oyster harvest in Carlos Bay, Mesquite Bay and Ayres Bay (Mesquite Bay complex) and temporarily prohibit harvest in restoration areas for specific reefs in in San Antonio Bay, Galveston and Trinity Bay.

Nov. 7, 2022

Whooping Cranes Spotted on the Texas Coast During Annual Migration

AUSTIN — With the first sightings of iconic, endangered whooping cranes along the Texas coast being reported, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding Texans to be on the lookout for these impressive birds as they move through the state.

Nov. 4, 2022

TPWD Establishes Two New Surveillance Zones to Test for Chronic Wasting Disease

AUSTIN –Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has directed Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Executive Director Carter Smith to establish by emergency rule two new chronic wasting disease (CWD) surveillance zones located primarily in Gillespie and Limestone counties. The two new surveillance zones will go into effect prior to the start of the general hunting season beginning Nov. 5.