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Jan. 30, 2006

Crockett County Motorized Trail Grant Approved

AUSTIN, Texas – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Jan. 26 approved a $1,359,500 grant to the Texas Motorized Trails Coalition, a not for profit organization, to acquire 3,323 acres in Crockett County for the purpose of developing a managed off-highway vehicle recreation area.

TPW Commission Awards $2.74 Million in Recreation Grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Seven Texas communities will receive $2.74 million in outdoor and indoor recreation grants to help acquire parkland and develop recreational facilities as a result of Thursday’s action by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.

TPW Commission Approves $1.5 Million for Boating Access

AUSTIN, Texas — Thanks to action by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Thursday, the City of West Tawakoni will be able to build its first boat ramp on Lake Tawakoni, and the Willacy County Navigation District will be able to dredge the Port Mansfield channel to navigable depths.

Bass Anglers Invited To Meet With Fisheries Biologists

ATHENS, Texas–If you fish for black bass, fisheries biologists from throughout the southern United States want to hear from you.

Jan. 23, 2006

Frio River Bank Work Begins To Save Garner’s Dance Floor

CONCAN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will begin a project Feb. 23 at Garner State Park designed to save the pavilion high on a river bluff where generations of Texans have danced and courted since the 1930s.

Jan. 16, 2006

Historic Landmark Inn Offers February Valentine’s Special

CASTROVILLE, Texas — If you’re a Texas history buff and a romantic at heart, Landmark Inn in Castroville just west of San Antonio has the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Jan. 3, 2006

Nominations Sought for Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame

ATHENS, Texas — Individuals or organizations that have made a lasting contribution to freshwater fishing in Texas may be nominated through February 25 for induction into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

Dec. 29, 2005

Texas Schools, Nonprofits, Cities Receive CO-OP Grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Nine Community Outdoor Outreach Program grant applicants in communities across Texas will ring in the New Year with fresh funding to help more Texas children experience environmental education and outdoor recreational activities.

San Jacinto Fees Increase, Monument Closed for Repairs

LA PORTE, Texas — Starting Jan. 1, the San Jacinto Battleground will begin charging admission. This move coincides with the temporary closure of the museum at the base of the San Jacinto Monument for safety repairs during the next few months. However, the battleground and the Battleship TEXAS will remain open to the public.

Dec. 22, 2005

TPWD’s Top 10 News Stories of 2005

EDITORS NOTE: In this issue of TPWD News, we forsake our usual format for the most part and provide a summary of the top news stories of 2005. Details about these topics can be found in the department’s online news archive. Please note that TPWD will not be distributing weekly news during the coming holidays. News distribution will resume on Jan. 16, 2006. Happy Holidays!