March 1, 2004
Media Contact: TPWD News, Business Hours, 512-389-8030
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Information from Texas Parks and Wildlife is available on radio and television, as well as the newsstand.
Passport to Texas, TPWD’s radio series of weekday, 90-second stories is broadcast on about 100 Texas stations. Airing the week of March 1-5, we’ll tell you how you and a carload of your friends and family can visit all 120 state parks and historic sites and pay only one price. Plus, when it comes to visiting one state park, you can either walk or crawl.
For more information, visit the Web (http://www.passporttotexas.org/).
TPWD provides video news reports that run in newscasts on numerous Texas stations, as well as on cable and satellite outlets around the nation. This month’s stories include: the story of the Buffalo Soldiers, African Americans who helped open the west for settlement; state parks and historic-site destinations for romantic getways; TPWD’s game warden academy is seeking Spanish-speaking cadets; and this March 2, celebrate Texas Independence Day by taking a trip down the Texas Independence Trail.
“Texas Parks & Wildlife” is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Stories airing the week of Feb. 29-March 7 are: following a fanatical family of birders; go underground at Longhorn Cavern State Park; personal watercraft safety; fishing lure evolution; and all about Cooper Lake.
For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web (tpwd.texas.gov/tv).
In the March issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, mountain biker Dan Oko challenges the desert conditions of Franklin Mountains State Park and seasoned hunter Steven R. LaMascus rekindles his love of hunting by going after spring turkeys. Saltwater fishing writer Larry Bozka casts for reds and seatrout in Copano Bay and Mary-Love Bigony reviews the comeback of Kemp’s ridley turtle on the Texas coast.
Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine is always available on newsstands throughout the state and by subscription for $19.95 a year. To subscribe, call (800) 937-9393 or order online at (http://www.tpwmagazine.com/).