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Aug. 9, 2004

Boating Safety Reminders for All

UNDATED — Since the Memorial Day week kick-off of boating season, Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens have been out in full force attempting to make Texas waters safer.

Fishing Seminar Scheduled for Port Aransas

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Anheuser-Busch, the Coastal Conservation Association, , and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring special weekend-long events in September to help anglers enjoy and succeed in fishing shallow water.

Step Back in Time at Castroville Pioneer Day

CASTROVILLE, Texas — The folks at Landmark Inn State Historic Site invite you to step back in time to the mid 1800s and experience Castroville Pioneer Day on Sept. 18.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, Aug. 9, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, Aug. 9, 2004

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

Aug. 5, 2004

TPWD Seeks Input on Proposed Waterfowl Seasons

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas waterfowlers will have the same hunting opportunities as last year, based on proposed federal framework that once again provide a standard season, with harvest restrictions on canvasback and pintail. Determining when those opportunities will occur is still up for discussion and consideration.

Aug. 2, 2004

Time To Apply for Drawings on Public Hunting Lands

AUSTIN, Texas — For a quality, affordable hunting experience, few opportunities can beat the special drawings for hunts offered through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s public hunting program.

Construction Starts on New State Park Near Weslaco

WESLACO, Texas — Views across the restored wetlands of the World Birding Center at Estero Llano Grande State Park will be a special treat for visitors here soon. Construction began July 28 on a new 2,800-square-foot visitor center, trails, an observation deck and other amenities.

Texas State Railroad Offers Kids Free Rides Through Sept. 5

RUSK, Texas — From now through Labor Day weekend, youngsters accompanied by a paying adult can ride the historic Texas State Railroad through the Piney Woods for free.

Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site Remains Open Despite Hotel Renovations

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — The Nimitz Hotel museum at the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site-National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg will be closed for renovations beginning July 31. However, all other facilities located on the campus will remain open to the public.