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April 10, 2008

Amistad Rise Fuels Economic Bonanza

DEL RIO, Texas — Travel U.S. 90 through Del Rio and out to Amistad International Reservoir and it’s obvious there’s something going on in this border town.

April 7, 2008

Budweiser ShareLunker: Lake Casa Blanca Fish Repeats

ATHENS, Texas — A Lake Casa Blanca largemouth bass has made its second trip to Athens as a Budweiser ShareLunker.

March 31, 2008

TPW Commission Adopts 2008-2009 Hunting/Fishing Regulations

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, at its March 26 meeting, adopted changes to hunting and fishing regulations designed to create additional recreational opportunities while effectively managing the state’s natural resources.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Receives Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Awards

AUSTIN, Texas — A host of organizations working to save the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle recognized four Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees March 27 for playing key roles in helping to recover the turtle, which nests only in Texas and Mexico.

March 21, 2008

Toyota Texas Bass Classic Only One Month Away

HOUSTON, Texas — The Toyota Texas Bass Classic, a Professional Anglers Association sanctioned event, is only one month away from its return to Lake Fork. The April 18-20 team competition benefits Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) efforts to introduce young people and urban families to fishing and the outdoors.

March 19, 2008

Tyler State Park Lake Produces Budweiser ShareLunker

ATHENS, Texas — Tyler State Park Lake sent its second Budweiser ShareLunker and a new lake record to Athens Monday.

March 17, 2008

Applications Being Taken for Game Warden Academy

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is taking applications for a game warden cadet class scheduled to start Nov. 1, 2008. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2008.*

Budweiser ShareLunker: Amistad, Richland-Chambers, Waco, Fork

ATHENS, Texas — Three lakes produced Budweiser ShareLunkers March 9: Lakes Amistad, Richland-Chambers and Waco. Lake Fork sent its first fish of the season to Athens March 10.

Bass Anglers: Don’t Leave Home Without ShareLunker Phone Numbers

ATHENS, Texas — If you bass fish in Texas, these two phone numbers should be in your fishing license holder and programmed into your cell phone: (903) 681-0550 and (888) 784-0600.

March 3, 2008

Nominations Sought for Environmental Flows Committees

AUSTIN, Texas — Anglers, paddlers, birders, waterfowl hunters, scientists and other conservation-minded Texans are invited to nominate representatives to local stakeholder advisory committees charged with determining and recommending flow regimes adequate to "support a sound ecological environment" for Texas rivers, bays and estuaries.