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Jan. 18, 2005

Stay Tuned, Jan. 18, 2005

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

Jan. 10, 2005

Cronkite Narrates Texas Water Documentary Airing Feb. 3

AUSTIN, Texas – Walter Cronkite has narrated a one-hour video documentary about Texas water resources, which will air Feb. 3 on all Texas public television stations. “Texas: the State of Water—Finding a Balance” explores what’s at stake in the struggle to provide enough clean water for wildlife and the environment, cities, industry and agriculture.

Free Access Available For Guadalupe River Trout Anglers

AUSTIN, Texas — Free trout fishing access is available on the Guadalupe River below Canyon Lake until March 17 at two sites leased by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Nominations Sought For Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

ATHENS, Texas – Each year the public has a chance to nominate a favorite fishing icon for consideration as an inductee to the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Nominations will be accepted until Feb. 28.

Wardens Offer Tips to Avoid Serious Deer/Car Collisions

FORT WORTH – With rutting, or deer mating season and also hunting season, deer are moving about more than usual. And as a recent fatality in this area demonstrates, there is a greater risk of damage to your car, serious injury or even death from hitting a deer. Experts offer tips to avoid doing so, or at least tips that could help avoid a more serious crash.

Co-Op Grants Fund Programs to Make Science Fun

AUSTIN, Texas — According to the 2003 statewide Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) summary reports, more Texas students are underperforming when it comes to science in schools. The latest round of 15 grants totaling $394,266 from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department may help address that issue and promote outdoor recreation and wildlife conservation.

Stay Tuned, Jan. 10, 2005

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

Jan. 5, 2005

Golden Alga Blooms Causing Problems on Lake Granbury

AUSTIN, Texas — A couple of isolated and relatively minor active fish kills on Lake Granbury have been traced to elevated levels of golden alga toxins, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials.

Jan. 3, 2005

Webcast To Follow School Wagon Train History Project

AUSTIN, Texas — Students and history buffs of all ages can follow along Jan. 4-27 via the Internet as dozens of school students from California and Texas board horse-drawn wagons to retrace the route of gold rush adventurer William P. Huff.

Dec. 20, 2004

Top Texas Conservation Stories of 2004

EDITORS NOTE: In this issue of TPWD News, we forsake our usual format for the most part and provide a summary of the top conservation stories of the year. Details about these topics can be found in the online news archive. Please note that TPWD will take its customary two-week annual hiatus from distributing weekly news during the coming holidays. Unless important news develops that is worth sharing, we are not at this time planning to issue news on Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Our current plan is to resume news distribution on Jan. 10. Happy Holidays!