TPWD News Releases

Sept. 20, 2023

Texas State Parks Director Named Vice-President of National Association of State Park Directors

AUSTIN— The National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) has named a new leadership team to help guide the organization into the future.

TPWD Sets Public Meetings to Gather Input on Spotted Seatrout Management

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public input on spotted seatrout harvest regulations, including bag and size limits along the entirety of the Texas coast.

Hunter Education 101 Courses Offer Hands-on Hunting Opportunities for Beginners This Fall

AUSTIN —Fall hunting kicked off this month with the start of dove season, but it’s never too late to learn the skill and value hunting brings to Texas wildlife through upcoming hunter education classes. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Hunter Education Program offers in-person learning events through the end of February, which combine a classroom course with beginner hunting opportunities in the field with experts.

Sept. 19, 2023

Media Advisory: Special Olympics Fishing Tournament at Sea Center Texas

LAKE JACKSON— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is teaming up with Special Olympics of Texas to host a fishing tournament at Sea Center Texas for Special Olympians.

Reserve Now: Texas State Parks Offer Prime Viewing for Upcoming Annular Eclipse

AUSTIN – Less than a month remains until a much-anticipated annular solar eclipse graces Texas skies. On Saturday, October 14, an annular eclipse will pass over the state from Midland/Odessa to Corpus Christi, with 17 Texas State Parks along its path of greatest eclipse visibility. Visitors planning to visit state parks along the path are highly encouraged to reserve a day pass in advance since they will likely reach capacity.

Public Input Sought on Ocelot Recovery Proposal

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), is seeking public input on the application for an Enhancement of Survival Permit.

Sept. 14, 2023

Red Snapper Landings to be Reported on My Texas Hunt Harvest App, iSnapper Mobile App Discontinued

AUSTIN— Starting this month, anglers can voluntarily report red snapper landings on the My Texas Hunt Harvest (MTHH) app as Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) discontinues its iSnapper app.

Sept. 13, 2023

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Kimble County Deer Breeding Facility

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) received confirmation of a case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer-breeding facility in Kimble County, marking the second such detection in a deer-breeding facility located in the county.

Sept. 8, 2023

Texas Game Wardens see Rise in Fatalities, Accidents During Labor Day Weekend

AUSTIN— Texas Game Wardens patrolling water bodies across the state noticed an increase in water-related fatalities and boating accidents compared to last year’s Labor Day holiday weekend.

Sept. 7, 2023

Join the Celebration at the 29th Annual Hueco Tanks Community Fair

EL PASO— Experience the magic of Hueco Tanks as we celebrate Texas State Parks’ 100th birthday! Pencil in a day or two of excitement, education and unforgettable memories Oct. 21 and 22 at the 29th Annual Hueco Tanks Community Fair.