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[ Media Contact: TPWD News, news@tpwd.texas.gov, 512-389-8030 ]
Oct. 17, 2017
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site Hosts 23rd Annual Interpretive Fair
EL PASO - With over 10, 000 years of history, Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is filled with historical and cultural gems left behind by early hunter gatherers and Native Americans. Experience two days of Hueco Tanks history come to life at the 23rd annual Interpretive Fair Oct. 21-22.
The free event, which runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., will include Native American song and dance demonstrations, cultural presentations and educational tours.
Other planned activities include birding, nature and pictograph tours, living history presenters and folklorico dancers.
The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation is co-hosting the event with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this year.
Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is located 32 miles East of downtown El Paso on Highway 62/180. Turn north onto Ranch Road 2775 and continue 8 miles to the site.
For more information about Hueco Tanks, visit the TPWD website.
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Oct. 17, 2017
Tricks and Treats at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
ATHENS - Halloween at the Hatchery is Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center's way of giving East Texas families a safe place to go trick-or-treating outdoors while raising money for local causes.
The outdoor venue will be decorated with a fright-free Halloween theme and feature family-friendly games and activities Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Local businesses and organizations will hand out free candy from booths located on the center's grounds.
Admission for Halloween at the Hatchery is $1 per person, and all proceeds will benefit local nonprofit organizations.
Trick-or-treaters can enter the event from three areas including the Visitor Center entrance, the bus and trailer parking lot gate, and the overflow parking lot gate. The overflow parking lot is close to the Anglers Pavilion and is located on Peninsula Point Road.
On the day of the event, the TFFC will be open during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will reopen at 6 p.m. for this special event.
No one will be admitted between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and no pets are allowed. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Event sponsors are Texas Farm Bureau, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Athens Chamber of Commerce, Citizens National Bank, Texas Trust Credit Union, Sonic of Athens, Island Tan, Cricket Wireless, Loan Express, MedTex Converters, Virtual Communications Specialists, Athens Dental Works, Prosperity Bank, Country Place Senior Living, Aaron's, Crestway Park Dental, Holiday Inn Express Athens, Athens Screen Printing, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, Heaton Eye Associates, Walmart Supercenter of Athens, Kens Pizza, BriteSmile Dental, ETMC, Acme Brick Company Center.
Businesses or organizations interested in reserving a booth or helping to decorate the grounds for the event can contact Kyle Brookshear at (903) 670-2285.
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