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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.

July 7, 2010

Legendary Angler-Artist to be Featured at July Event at TFFC

ATHENS—Professional angler and artist Judy Wong of Many, Louisiana, will be a featured exhibitor at the Art’s Better Outside show and Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Contest national expo at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center July 17. She will show and sell her wildlife art and demonstrate fishing techniques.

June 29, 2010

Texas Parks & Wildlife Gears Up for Alex

AUSTIN – In advance of a growing Tropical Storm Alex, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department today announced the closure of three state parks in the lower Rio Grande Valley effective today and the deployment of game wardens to South Texas to assist with emergency operations.

June 24, 2010

Big Bass Retire to Little Lake

ATHENS—What happens to a big bass after it spends 10 or so years at a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) hatchery making little bass to be stocked into Texas lakes?

June 23, 2010

Fair to Feature Art, Food, Fishing and Fun at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS—When the 12th annual Wildlife Forever State-Fish Art Expo comes to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center July 17, there will be more to do than just look at 2010’s best student-rendered artwork of fishes.

TPWD Offers Free Fishing in Texas State Parks

Nintendo’s fishing video game with a fishing-rod adapter costs about $75. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, however, is giving families several opportunities this summer to fish for real – and for free.

June 22, 2010

Anglers and Biologists to Meet in Athens August 7–8

ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries biologists will host a meeting with anglers interested in learning more about fisheries management in Texas at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on Saturday, August 7.

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Gearing up for July 4 Fireworks

ATHENS, Texas—Preparations are under way for the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center. The show will last approximately one-half hour and is one of the biggest in East Texas.