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Nov. 8, 2023

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Commission Thank Texans for Approving Prop 14

AUSTIN— Ballots have been tallied from election day and voters have made it clear— state parks matter to the people of Texas. Proposition 14, which creates the Centennial Parks Conservation Fund, passed with overwhelming support from Texas voters.

Nov. 7, 2023

Official Media Statement: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Commission Thank Texans Ahead of Expected Passage of Prop 14

Oct. 31, 2023

Free Admission to Texas State Parks on Nov. 5

AUSTIN —Texas State Parks Day is Nov. 5 and, as part of continued centennial celebrations, visitors will get free day-use entrance at all Texas state parks.

TPWD Hosting Career, Volunteer Fair at Guadalupe River State Park

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is hosting a Nov. 11 agency-wide career and volunteer fair at Guadalupe River State Park.

Oct. 30, 2023

Official Media Statement: Drowning at Huntsville State Park

Oct. 27, 2023

Brazos Bend State Park Hosts ‘Explore Bowhunting’ Event November 11

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Community Archery Program is joining forces with Brazos Bend State Park on Nov. 11 to help the public “Explore Bowhunting.”

Oct. 26, 2023

Traveling Art Exhibit Honoring 100 Years of Texas State Parks Moves to Panhandle

AUSTIN— In honor of the Centennial Celebration of Texas State Parks, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon will display a new traveling art exhibit Oct. 27– Feb. 18, 2024.

Oct. 20, 2023

Texas State Parks Named Texas Travel Alliance 2023 Heritage Award Winner

AUSTIN— Texas Travel Alliance (TTA) named Texas State Parks the 2023 Heritage Award winners Oct. 17 at the annual Texas Travel Summit.

Early Voting Begins Oct. 23; Constitutional Amendment on Ballot Would Dedicate Surplus Funding Towards Parkland Acquisition, Maintenance

AUSTIN— Next week, Texans will have an opportunity to head to their local voting centers and cast their ballots on several constitutional amendments, including Proposition 14. If adopted, Prop 14 would create the Centennial Parks Conservation Fund, allocating $1 billion from state government surplus to acquire and develop new state parks across Texas.

Oct. 19, 2023

Partial Closure of Big Bend Ranch State Park Runs Oct. 25-28 for Wildlife Surveys

TERLINGUA— Campsites and many facilities at the Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex will be closed for the safety of park visitors during wildlife surveys Oct. 25 – 28. During the surveys, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Wildlife Biologists will be counting desert bighorn sheep by helicopter and performing the lethal removal of non-native aoudad (barbary sheep) when encountered.