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May 3, 2004

Two New Chiefs Named for TPWD Law Enforcement

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Law Enforcement division has two new chiefs who started as of May 1.

Teams Tie Top Spot in Great Texas Birding Classic

PORT ARANSAS, Texas — For the first time in the eight-year history of the ’Great Texas Birding Classic,’ two teams tied for first place in the weeklong competition.

TPWD’s Ted Hollingsworth To Lead Final San Jacinto Tour

HOUSTON — For 11 years, Ted Hollingsworth has led an annual tour for school groups at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. But May 4 will be his last such tour, when he leads a group of 7th graders from the Seabrook Intermediate School’s science program on environmental tours of the site. This will be the last hurrah for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employee, who is moving his family to Austin to take a new job with the agency.

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.