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Nov. 13, 2023

Texas Master Naturalist Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

AUSTIN— Over the last 25 years, more than 15,300 Texas Master Naturalist volunteers have made their mark by dedicating their time to helping protect and conserve the state’s natural resources.

Nov. 9, 2023

Big Time Texas Hunts Winners Announced

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announces the winners of this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts.

TPWD Commission Approves the 2024–2033 Land and Water Plan

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (Commission) approved the 2024–2033 Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Land and Water Plan) during its Nov. 2 meeting in Austin.

Nov. 8, 2023

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Commission Thank Texans for Approving Prop 14

AUSTIN— Ballots have been tallied from election day and voters have made it clear— state parks matter to the people of Texas. Proposition 14, which creates the Centennial Parks Conservation Fund, passed with overwhelming support from Texas voters.

Nov. 7, 2023

Official Media Statement: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Commission Thank Texans Ahead of Expected Passage of Prop 14

Migrating Whooping Cranes Arrive on Texas Coast

AUSTIN – On November 1, the first pair of whooping cranes of the year were spotted flying toward the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on the southwest side of San Antonio Bay. Their arrival is about 10 days later than last year, but well within the typical arrival window, according to Kevin McAbee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Whooping Crane Coordinator.

Nov. 3, 2023

Texas Game Warden Recognized During November Commission Meeting

AUSTIN – At Thursday’s Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting, Texas Game Warden Tyler Zaruba received recognition as the 2023 recipient of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Texas Boating Officer of the Year award.

Nov. 1, 2023

The Future of Light Goose Harvest Management in Texas

AUSTIN — At two upcoming scoping meetings along the Gulf Coast, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will seek public comment on the future of light goose harvest management in Texas.

Applications Open for Texas Game Warden, State Park Police Cadet Class

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has opened applications for the 67th Texas Game Warden and State Park Police Cadet class, aimed at those interested in joining the next generation of elite state law enforcement officers.

Oct. 31, 2023

Free Admission to Texas State Parks on Nov. 5

AUSTIN —Texas State Parks Day is Nov. 5 and, as part of continued centennial celebrations, visitors will get free day-use entrance at all Texas state parks.