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TPWD News Release — March 22, 2004

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

Wardens Rescue Girls from Tree During Flood — March 15, game wardens rescued girls from up in a tree in a flooded area. Two vehicles had washed off of a Blanco Creek low-water crossing between Sabinal and Concan in Uvalde County after heavy rains. There were six people and one dog total in the vehicles. All were rescued approximately three miles down-stream from the crossing. Game Wardens Dennis Gazaway, Mark McQueary, Mark Chapa, and Steve Backor all responded to the call.

Wrong Number or Incriminating Call? Game wardens in Val Verde County were patrolling Amistad Lake when they came in contact with three people who were bank fishing. None of the suspects had fishing licenses, one individual had outstanding warrants, and the other two were in possession of marijuana. Much to the dismay of one of the suspects in possession, his cell phone went off with a text message stating "Are you smoking yet, Dopey?" Charges are pending.