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July 26, 2004

Texas’ Wild West Days To Be Recreated at Fall Event

ALBANY, Texas — What promises to be the largest Wild West re-enactment Fort Griffin has ever staged, featuring more than 500 re-enactors, will unfold just north of Albany Sept. 17-19.

Stay Tuned, July 26, 2004

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July 19, 2004

Texas Gets 9-Day Teal Season, Shift in Dove Zone Boundary

AUSTIN, Texas — A shorter teal season in Texas this September won’t necessarily mean less hunting success, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles Set Texas Nesting Record

AUSTIN, Texas-The world’s most endangered sea turtle has returned to nest on Texas beaches in record numbers this year, a hopeful sign for biologists watching the species come back from the brink of extinction.

How To Avoid Pitfalls When Buying Used Boats

AUSTIN, Texas — The transfer of boats and motors appears to be getting sloppier, with more and more people not getting titles, some sellers altering sale prices on transfer documents to avoid higher taxes and others who are inadvertently purchasing stolen crafts. So game wardens want to advise people to treat the buying or selling of a boat like they would that of an automobile.

Stay Tuned, July 19, 2004

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

July 12, 2004

Rains a Welcome Change for Troubled Rio Grande

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Often cited as one of the most endangered rivers in North America, the Rio Grande is this year gushing with hope. After years of punishing drought, recent rains have refilled reservoirs, flushed out water-sucking non-native plants and sent rejuvenating pulses of freshwater into the river’s coastal estuary.

Caddo Lake State Park To Host Reunion of CCC Veterans

KARNACK, Texas — The men whose hands built the backbone of the Texas State Park System will gather at Caddo Lake State Park this fall to renew old acquaintances and provide oral histories of their labor experiences in the federal Civilian Conservation Corps during the height of the Great Depression in the 1930s. The theme of the Sept. 24-25 CCC reunion is: "We get it done."

Experts Dispel Drowning Myths, Stress Safety Tips

AUSTIN, Texas — Contrary to what’s portrayed in movies, drowning victims usually don’t scream and splash when in distress — they just go underwater.

Game Wardens Ensure There’s ’No Catch’ in Fish Markets

AUSTIN, Texas — Having a meal of fresh fish is one of the rewards of angling, but as many seafood lovers have come to know you don’t necessarily have to wet a line to enjoy the catch of the day.