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July 1, 2022

El TPWD está aceptando las Solicitudes para el Sorteo de Licencias de Caza para 2022-23

AUSTIN — Este otoño los cazadores tendrán nuevas oportunidades y escenarios disponibles a través del Programa de Sorteo de Licencias de Caza del Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD), que ahora está aceptando las solicitudes para tener la oportunidad de ganar alguna de las casi 10,000 licencias en 62 categorías de caza.

TPWD Accepting 2022-23 Drawn Hunt Permit Applications

AUSTIN – New opportunities and scenery are available to hunters this fall through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) drawn hunt permits program, now accepting applications for a shot at almost 10,000 permits in 62 hunt categories.

June 30, 2022

TPWD Stresses Importance for Boaters to “Clean, Drain, and Dry”

AUSTIN – The upcoming holiday weekend offers numerous opportunities for Texans to enjoy the summer sun and water during the heart of boating season. Now more than ever, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is urging boaters to do their part to fight back against aquatic invasive species that threaten Texas lakes.

June 29, 2022

Texas Game Wardens Advise Texans to “Stay Dry” While Boating This Fourth

AUSTIN – The slips and boat ramps of Texas will soon buzz with activity as Fourth of July weekend approaches. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) reminds boaters to follow basic safety precautions while on the water.

June 28, 2022

Texas State Parks Share Six Tips for Staying Safe on the Trails

AUSTIN— As we enter the summer months, Texans are heading to Texas State Parks to enjoy time outdoors. Last year, 43 state parks reported 102 heat-related illnesses in humans and pets. Since January 1, 54 heat-related incidents have already been reported, compared to 34 reported by this time last year.

El Departamento de Parques Estatales de Texas les Comparte Seis Consejos para Mantenerse a Salvo en los Senderos

AUSTIN — Al entrar en los meses del verano, los tejanos estarán visitando los Parques Estatales de Texas para disfrutar el tiempo en la naturaleza.  El año pasado, 43 parques estatales reportaron 102 casos de enfermedades relacionadas con el calor en humanos y en mascotas.  Desde el 1 de enero a la fecha ya se han reportado 54 incidentes relacionados con el calor, comparado con los 34 que fueron reportados para este momento el año pasado. Al dispararse las temperaturas hasta los tres dígitos, el Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas está compartiendo sus sugerencias para mantenerse seguros al estar al aire libre.

June 22, 2022

Galveston Island State Park Reopens June 27 After Beachside Renovations

GALVESTON— Galveston Island State Park is reopening the beachside of the park on June 27 after completing a major redevelopment project which began in the summer of 2019. The Galveston Island State Park Beach Redevelopment project was brought to fruition thanks to $10.6 million in Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) Phase III Early Restoration funds from the Texas Trustees.

June 21, 2022

Applications Being Accepted for Bird City Texas Program

AUSTIN – Audubon Texas and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), partners in the Bird City Texas program (BCT), are now accepting applications from communities that wish to receive Bird City Texas certification.  Now in its fourth year, the program recognizes the contributions that communities make to improve nature in and around where people live, work and play.

June 17, 2022

TPWD Executive Director Carter Smith Announces Retirement

AUSTIN—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Executive Director Carter Smith announced today he will retire effective January 2023, ending a nearly 15-year tenure that strengthened private-lands stewardship, expanded state parks and wildlife management areas, bolstered conservation, law enforcement, and park funding, and brought a renewed focus on connecting Texans young and old with the state’s natural resources.

June 9, 2022

Retired Florida Largemouth Bass Broodfish Headed to Rio Grande Valley Community Fishing Lakes

CORPUS CHRISTI – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries Division will stock several retired Florida largemouth bass broodfish into three Rio Grande Valley community fishing lakes in June. Dean Porter Park Resaca in Brownsville, Town Lake at Fireman’s Park in McAllen and the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse Channel in Hidalgo will receive these special fish.