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May 3, 2004

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, May 3, 2004

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

Stay Tuned, May 3, 2004

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

April 26, 2004

Bass Pro Shops Founder To Match Raised Funds for Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Education Building

ATHENS, Texas-Bass Pro Shops founder John L. Morris is serious about the value of teaching young people principles of natural resource conservation by involving them in fishing.

Teens Use Hunter Education Skills To Help Save Man’s Life

AUSTIN, Texas — Hunting accidents are relatively few nowadays, thanks mainly to safety skills gained from hunter education. Last year there were only 44 hunting-related mishaps in Texas among a hunting population of more than one million, and a majority of those incidents could be considered minor. Some were not.

First Local Access Plan Created for Riverbed Vehicles

MASON, Texas — The first local community plan to allow controlled motor vehicle access in a state-owned riverbed has been approved by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Conservancy Marks Four Decades of Partnership With TPWD

AUSTIN, Texas — The Nature Conservancy of Texas this year commemorates its 40th anniversary, marking four decades of partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to save important lands and waters in the Lone Star State.

West Texas Students Bring Home Top Prizes in Horned Lizard Essay Contest

AUSTIN, Texas — If you want to find horned lizards in Texas, go west. If you want to find winning student researchers and writers, you also need to look west of IH-35. West Texas schools produced all the winners in this year’s Hometown Horned Toads essay contest, sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Stay Tuned, April 26, 2004

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

April 20, 2004

San Jacinto Symposium To Announce New Archeology Findings

HOUSTON — Historians, state archeologists and Texas history buffs will gather on the University of Houston campus Friday, April 23, for this year’s San Jacinto Symposium titled "Digging for History: New Insights Into the Battle of San Jacinto." The annual symposium is organized by the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board, a state board that advises Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

April 19, 2004

Park Staff Helps Save Life After Lightning Strike

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — On Saturday, April 10 a storm had arrived in the area, and Huntsville State Park boathouse supervisor Jessica Rosalez radioed her bosses that she had just seen a man get struck by lightning under a pine tree in a public use area behind the boathouse.