News Releases Filter
Topics:






TPWD News Releases

April 5, 2004

Stay Tuned, April 5, 2004

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

March 22, 2004

Golden Alga Hits Lake Texoma, Remains Active Elsewhere

AUSTIN, Texas — Fish kills along the southern shoreline of Lake Texoma are being attributed to golden alga, which is naturally occurring and secretes a fish killing toxin. This dashes the hopes of environmental scientists and fisheries biologists in Oklahoma and Texas that any extensive damage from the lingering presence of the alga on this border lake might be avoided.

Conditions Prime for Outstanding Spring Turkey Season

AUSTIN, Texas — Wildflowers are blooming against a backdrop of bright green — signs of spring. But, it’s the sounds of spring that stir the hunter; like the bellowing of a mature gobbler responding to a hen’s invitation.

TPWD Looking at Series of Deer Management Proposals

AUSTIN, Texas — With only about one percent of the total land mass in Texas being managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, wildlife conservation will have to happen on private land to be successful in Texas.

TPWD Game Wardens To Be Federally Commissioned

AUSTIN, Texas — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agents are attending a series of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department game warden meetings in March and April to federally commission the wardens.

Record Catfish Still Drawing Crowds to Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas-The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center has a big fish story. ’Splash,’ the new record blue catfish now swimming in the dive tank at the center, has sent visitation through the roof. Attendance the first weekend in March was 979, an increase of 30 percent from last year. Visitation for the year to date is up 6,000 compared with the same period last year.

Texas Gulf Coast Roundup Enters 7th Year

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking to coastal anglers to help gather specimens for use in hatchery production, research projects and for educational purposes during upcoming Gulf Coast Roundup events.

Texas Farm Bill ’EQIP’ Wildlife Funds Available

AUSTIN, Texas — A total of $1,697,386 in federal Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) money is available from the for funding grazing practices that benefit quail and other grassland birds.

TPWD Sponsors Outdoor Extravaganza for Physically Challenged

DALLAS — Turning P.O.I.N.T., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing outdoor recreation opportunities for the physically challenged, is hosting the ’2004 Extravaganza’ May 16 at Bachman Lake in Dallas. P.O.I.N.T. stands for Paraplegics on Independent Nature Trips, and the 13th annual Extravaganza promises a weekend of outdoor fun in the second-largest event of its kind in the United States for the physically challenged.

TPWD Taking Part in Tidal Stream Study

AUSTIN, Texas — Beginning March 22, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists will be studying five tidal streams along the middle and upper Texas coast and will continue to do so through November.