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Aug. 26, 2010

TPWD Implements Land and Water Plan, Ramps Up Park Repairs, Manages 5% Cut in 2011 Budget

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will focus spending next year around a revised strategic plan created with input from stakeholders and field staff, plus continue major repairs and improvements at dozens of state parks as part of the agency’s 2011 budget.

Game Warden named Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year

AUSTIN – Long-time Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Warden Arthur McCall of Pleasanton has been recognized as Texas Wildlife Officer of the Year by Shikar-Safari Club International.

Aug. 11, 2010

Lake Fork Catch Bodes Well for Coming Toyota ShareLunker Season

ATHENS—The 2010-2011 Toyota ShareLunker season start is only six weeks away—hard to believe in this August heat—but the big bass are already biting on Lake Fork.

Aug. 4, 2010

Lake Fork Trophy Bass Catches Looking Up

ATHENS—Anglers seeking to catch one of Lake Fork’s legendary lunkers are off to a great start to the 2010 fishing season.

Aug. 2, 2010

New Season Hunting, Fishing Licenses Go On Sale Aug. 15

AUSTIN — Current year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except year-to-date fishing licenses) expire Aug. 31, and new licenses for 2010-2011 will go on sale Sunday, Aug. 15.

July 26, 2010

TPWD Set to Graduate 41 New Game Wardens

AUSTIN – After seven months of training in everything from water rescue and state-federal law to alligator handling, the 41 cadets of the 55th Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden class will close one chapter of their lives and start a new one with their graduation Tuesday as state game wardens.

July 20, 2010

Liberty, Texas, Student Wins Top Honors in State-Fish Art Contest

ATHENS—Anh Thu Do of Liberty is the 2010 winner of the Art of Conservation Stamp Award in the 12th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest, it was announced Saturday at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, site of this year’s contest expo.

July 19, 2010

Lifetime License Winner Happy His Luck Hadn’t Run Out

AUSTIN – Daniel Hidalgo won $1,000 in Las Vegas many years ago and hadn’t won anything since.

July 9, 2010

Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Season Opens July 15

AUSTIN — The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both state and federal waters will open 30 minutes after sunset Thursday, July 15.

July 8, 2010

Biologists sampling Texas coast to prepare for oil spill impacts

AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department biologists are working their way down the state’s long coast line collecting environmental samples so that a baseline record is available to gauge any impact in Texas from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The effort is part of a plan developed by multiple natural resource trustee agencies in coordination with BP.