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April 11, 2005

Recreational Snapper Fishery Re-Opens April 21

AUSTIN, Texas – The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced the re-opening of the recreational fishery for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal waters, which begin 9 nautical miles from the Texas shoreline, will open at 12:01 a.m. local time on April 21, 2005 and remain open until midnight on Oct. 31, 2005 when the recreational quota of 4.47 million pounds is projected to be caught.

TPW Commission Awards $1,309,463 in Boat Ramp Grants

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $1,309,463 on April 7 for four boat ramp grants across the state.

Stay Tuned, April 11, 2005

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April 7, 2005

TPWD Passes Changes to Hunting, Fishing Regulations

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has adopted a series of changes to state hunting and fishing regulations that offer greater harvest flexibility on lands managed for mule deer and prairie chickens, while simplifying and expanding hunting opportunity in other areas.

April 4, 2005

San Jacinto Day Festival, Battle Re-Enactment Will Be April 23

LA PORTE, Texas – The San Jacinto Day Festival will be held April 23 to celebrate the 169th anniversary of the battle that earned Texas’ independence from Mexico in 1836.

Experienced Anglers Sought for Coastal Fisheries Bay Team

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking for some skilled anglers to help catch spotted sea trout and flounder for its hatchery breeding program. Rough work, but someone’s got to do it, and TPWD is dangling some nice bait—one angler at each of four special tournaments coming up on the Texas coast will win a lifetime fishing license.

‘Texas State Parks Pass’ Popularity Grows As It Enters Second Year

AUSTIN, Texas— Campers, anglers, cyclists, hikers and other state park users are snapping up the new $60 Texas State Parks Pass in growing numbers as the busy spring and early summer seasons beckon folks to the great outdoors.

Funding Sought To Save State Fish of Texas

ATHENS, Texas—When the Texas Legislature named the Guadalupe bass the state fish of Texas in 1989, it did so because of the fish’s distinctive nature. Found nowhere else in the world outside the San Antonio, Guadalupe, Colorado and Brazos river systems, the Guadalupe bass exemplifies the qualities and resources of the Texas Hill Country.

TV Series To Feature State Park Equestrian Trails

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas horses and riders will make a television appearance in July, in a new television series featuring several of Texas’ equestrian trails and facilities.

Love Is in the Water at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas—If you think all it takes to raise a baby bass is a momma bass, a poppa bass and a cozy pond, you’d be wrong.