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April 3, 2023

TFFC Hosts First Deaf Day and Picnic Event April 15

ATHENS — The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is pleased to announce a brand-new, daylong event on Saturday, April 15. The first-ever Deaf Day and Picnic at the TFFC will run during the center’s regular hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with a variety of family-friendly activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic, try their hand at fishing with loaner gear provided by TFFC and enjoy a fun spring day.

March 31, 2023

Lone Star Land Steward Ecoregion Winners Announced

AUSTIN –Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announces its 2023 Lone Star Land Steward Ecoregion Award winners, slated for recognition May 25 at the 27th annual Lone Star Land Steward Awards banquet.

March 30, 2023

Celebrating 100 Years of Texas State Parks with Special April Events

AUSTIN — The Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks is in full swing as spring brings more Texans outdoors. To commemorate 100 years, every state park will host at least one special community event during the 2023 Centennial year, along with regular park events all year long. In April, state parks across Texas will host a variety of events, including several that commemorate Earth Day. Everyone is invited to join in the fun.

March 29, 2023

April is Texas State Parks Month at Whole Earth Provision Co.

AUSTIN — For the 12th year, Whole Earth Provision Co. will celebrate “April is Texas State Parks Month” by hosting a fund drive supporting Texas State Parks. The Texas-based travel, adventure and nature store will give all funds gathered at its six Texas store locations to help finance day-to-day operational expenses, including enhanced visitor programs, park trail maps and facilities maintenance.

March 28, 2023

Boaters, Anglers Encouraged to Stay Clear of Coastal Waterbird Rookeries

AUSTIN — With peak boating season around the corner, Texans recreating on the coast are likely to spot iconic coastal birds such as brown pelicans, roseate spoonbills, black skimmers and reddish egrets nesting in dense colonies, called rookeries. These rookeries provide breeding homes (and nurseries) for thousands of birds and other species on barrier and smaller islands in Texas bays. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) encourages Texas boaters and anglers to watch out for these nesting birds while on the coast so they aren’t disturbed during this sensitive time.

March 27, 2023

O.H. Ivie Churns Out 15th Legacy Class Lunker

ATHENS – O.H. Ivie Lake’s historic run of Legacy Class Lunkers charged forward on Saturday with another massive largemouth bass. Kevin Winchester of Ballinger reeled in 13.08-pound ShareLunker 650, giving the lake its 15th Legacy Class fish of the 2023 Toyota ShareLunker collection season. Winchester’s catch was also the 18th overall Legacy Lunker that anglers across the nation have landed in Texas this season.

March 24, 2023

Galveston Island Celebrates Grand Re-opening

GALVESTON— Galveston Island State Park invites the public to a grand reopening event with two days of festivities March 31 and April 1 as part of the ongoing, yearlong Texas State Parks Centennial.

March 23, 2023

La Comisión de TPW Aprueba Cambios para los Reglamentos de Pesca en Agua Dulce para 2023–24 

AUSTIN — La Comisión de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas aprueba múltiples cambios a los Reglamentos de Pesca en Agua Dulce para la siguiente temporada 2023–24 en su reunión llevada a cabo el 23 de marzo.

TPW Commission Approves Changes to Freshwater Fishing Regulations for 2023-24

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted multiple changes to the freshwater fishing regulations for the upcoming 2023–24 season at the March 23 meeting.

TPW Commission Approves Changes to Saltwater Fishing Regulations for 2023–24

AUSTIN – On March 23, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved all the proposed changes to the saltwater fishing regulations. These changes are focused on matching federal regulations to streamline both enforcement and compliance issues.