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Dec. 27, 2022

Toyota ShareLunker Program Launches 37th Season This Weekend

ATHENS – Anglers across Texas and the nation have their calendars marked for opening day of a new Toyota ShareLunker season. The 37th season kicks off New Year’s Day as anglers cast their lines in hopes of landing a Legacy Lunker largemouth bass (13-plus pounds) in Texas’ world-class fisheries.

Dec. 20, 2022

Parques Estatales de Texas Arranca la Celebración del Centenario con Excursiones del Día Primero

AUSTIN — ¡Tres, dos, uno! ¡Feliz Aniversario, Parques Estatales de Texas! Los amantes de los parques en todo el estado están invitados a ayudarles a los Parques Estatales de Texas a empezar su celebración de 100 años, este 1º de enero, con una Excursión del Día Primero.  Casi todos los Parques Estatales de Texas serán anfitriones este día primero para caminatas autoguiadas o guiadas con guarda forestal, paseos en bicicleta y en bote de remos y zambullidas del oso polar, todo en honor de la iniciativa nacional enfocada en hacer que las personas disfruten la naturaleza.

Texas State Parks Kicks Off 100-Year Birthday Celebration with First Day Hikes

AUSTIN— Three, two, one ... Happy Birthday, Texas State Parks! Park lovers everywhere are invited to help Texas State Parks begin celebrating 100 years Jan. 1 with a First Day Hike. Almost every Texas State Park will host ranger-guided and self-guided walks, bike rides, paddling trips and polar plunges in honor of the national initiative aimed at getting people outdoors.

Dec. 6, 2022

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Happenings at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN— Texas State Parks will be commencing its holiday season festivities with special seasonal events across the state. Throughout the month of December, state parks across Texas will host themed guided walks, scavengers hunts and more for all visitors to enjoy.

Nov. 18, 2022

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Happenings at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN— Texas State Parks will be commencing its holiday season festivities with special seasonal events across the state. Starting this Saturday, state parks across Texas will host themed guided walks, scavengers hunts and more for all visitors to enjoy.

Nov. 17, 2022

Gear Up for 2023 With Official Texas State Parks Centennial Merch

AUSTIN— Ring in Texas State Parks’ 100th birthday in style when hitting the trails in 2023. Starting today, park lovers can purchase official Texas State Parks 100-year celebration merchandise from a state park or the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website.

Oct. 13, 2022

Halloween at the Hatchery Set for Oct. 27 at TFFC

ATHENS – Families are in for a treat Thursday, Oct. 27 at the annual “Halloween at the Hatchery” event hosted by the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC). The annual event provides a safe place to go trick-or-treating while raising money for three local beneficiaries, The Rainbow Room, East Texas Crisis Center and the Athens High School Fishing Team.

Oct. 11, 2022

Parques Estatales de Texas Invita a los Tejanos a Unirse en la Celebración de 100 Años de los Parques Estatales este 2023

AUSTIN — La Celebración del Centenario de los Parques Estatales de Texas está a la vuelta de la esquina y todos aquellos que aman los parques están invitados a salir a la naturaleza y unirse a las celebraciones por todo el estado.  El Departamento de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWD) en asociación con la Fundación de Parques y Vida Silvestre de Texas (TPWF) celebrará los 100 años de existencia de los Parques Estatales de Texas a partir de enero de 2023.

Texas State Parks Invites Texans to Join in Celebrating 100 Years of State Parks in 2023

AUSTIN— The Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks is right around the corner, and park lovers are invited to get outside and join celebrations across the state. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) will celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks beginning January 2023.

Sept. 15, 2022

“The Sunfish Showdown” is Slated for Sept. 24 at TFFC

ATHENS – Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) is hosting “The Sunfish Showdown” tournament Sept. 24 in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day. The event, scheduled for 8 a.m.-1 p.m., offers a day of fun for the whole family.