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TPWD News Releases

March 22, 2004

Stay Tuned

Information from Texas Parks and Wildlife is available on radio and television, as well as the newsstand.

March 15, 2004

Valley Residents Pioneer Birding for the Blind

EDINBURG, Texas — Supported by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department grant funding, a group of visually impaired people in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is breaking new ground in what may seem an unlikely area-competitive birdwatching for the blind.

TPWD Seeks Public Input on Variety of Resource Issues

AUSTIN, Texas — Gauging stakeholder attitudes and opinions about a variety of proposed changes in hunting and fishing regulations, and related resource issues, is the focus behind a series of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department public hearings continuing across the state during March.

Endangered Species Conservation Funds Available

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking proposals from universities, cities and counties, private conservation groups and others interested in acquiring land or conducting conservation planning for endangered species.

Partners Work To Conserve Rare Texas Plant

AUSTIN, Texas — The bracted twistflower (Streptanthus bracteatus) is a beautiful and rare mustard that exists only on the Edwards Plateau of Central Texas. For three years, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the City of Austin, Travis County, the Lower Colorado River Authority, and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center have worked to conserve this globally rare plant growing in the Austin area.

Landowner Recognized for Efforts To Conserve Rare Toad

AUSTIN, Texas — Government wildlife agencies and nonprofit conservation groups recently recognized Robert K. Long, Sr. and his family for their dedication to conserving a rare amphibian species that resides in central Texas.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, March 15, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, March 15, 2004

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March 8, 2004

3rd Annual Crab Trap Cleanup Clears More Than 3,000 Traps

AUSTIN, Texas — With the close of the third annual crab trap cleanup, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and hundreds of volunteers have removed at least 3,571 abandoned or lost traps from the Texas coast, with a few results still coming in. The number is a slight dip from last year’s total of 3,838.

Renovated Sabine Pass Battleground Re-Opening April 3

SABINE PASS, Texas — Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historic Site will be celebrating its grand re-opening April 3 after nearly a year of intensive construction and face-lifts.