TPWD News Releases

Jan. 28, 2022

Red Hot January Continues for Toyota ShareLunker Program

ATHENS – The 2022 Toyota ShareLunker season had a hot start in week one thanks to a pair of Legacy Lunkers from reigning fishery champion O.H. Ivie. In week two, Lake Daniel made history by producing its first Legacy Lunker in program history Friday Jan. 14. However, not to be outdone, O.H. Ivie got back on the board with two more Lunkers in week three. The Lunkers bring the season total to five, surpassing last year’s January total of four with a weekend still to go in the month.

Texas State Parks Welcomes 4,440 Hikers New Year’s Day for First Day Hikes

AUSTIN— Across the state, 4,440 Texans laced up their hiking shoes and hit the trail on New Year’s Day for a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park. They hiked, biked and paddled 8,764 miles to commemorate the start of 2022. Throughout the day, 69 Texas State Parks hosted 128 self-guided and guided hikes.

Jan. 27, 2022

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in Aransas Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-30 in Aransas Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.

Lake Corpus Christi State Park to Host Kid Fish 2022 Event

MATHIS – Saturday, Jan. 29, park rangers at Lake Corpus Christi State Park are hosting their Kid Fish 2022 event as an opportunity for young anglers to learn how to fish and to enjoy the wonders of outdoor recreation.

Jan. 26, 2022

Independent Panel to Examine Rolling Pines Wildfire

AUSTIN— At today’s meeting of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced the selection of an independent panel to review the circumstances and cause of last week’s escape of a prescribed fire at Bastrop State Park.

Jan. 19, 2022

TPWD Issues Update on Rolling Pines Fire

BASTROP – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff continue to respond with agency partners to the Rolling Pines Fire in Bastrop County. Crews worked throughout the night and day to manage containment without injuries or loss of residential structures at this time. Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management has rescinded its evacuation order for most residents in the affected area.

Jan. 18, 2022

Rolling Pines Fire Prompts Evacuations in Bastrop County

BASTROP – On Tuesday, Jan 18, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) initiated a prescribed fire at Bastrop State Park that spread beyond the intended fire boundaries.  The cause of that spread is unknown at this time. TPWD is working with the Bastrop County Office of Emergency Management, Texas A&M Forest Service (TAMFS), the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and other partners to contain the fire, provide resources and support, and protect the health and safety of its neighbors.

Jan. 17, 2022

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in Aransas Bay

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in Aransas Bay

Jan. 13, 2022

TPWD Closing Oyster Harvest Area in San Antonio Bay

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is closing TX-25 in San Antonio Bay to commercial and recreational oyster harvest beginning at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022.

Jan. 11, 2022

2022 Toyota ShareLunker Legacy Class Season Kicks Off with Pair of Entries from O.H. Ivie

ATHENS – It didn’t take long for the first pair of Legacy Class largemouth bass of the 2022 Toyota ShareLunker season to find their way into angler’s boats. It was more than fitting that Tyler Anderson from Austin and Wendell Ramsey, Sr. of San Angelo, landed 14.48 and 14.92 – pounders respectively during week one of the season at O.H. Ivie. Last year, the fishery produced 12 of the 23 Legacy Lunkers during a remarkable 2021 season.