Airing Now and Coming Soon
August 30–September 5, 2015
Program 2320-R — Originally Aired March 1–7, 2015
Texas on Two Wheels
From short pedals at local parks, to epic journeys through rugged landscapes, mountain biking is a great way to experience the wild side of Texas. And Texas State Parks offer the full range of off-road opportunities to riders of all ages.
Running of the Bass
Freshwater anglers all across the state look forward to the annual spring run of White Bass. When the conditions are right, the fishing is easy. When the conditions aren’t right, the anglers just have to work a little bit harder.
Outdoor Info: Shooter’s Eye & Ear Protection
Shooting sports provide great recreation but remember these simple precautions to protect your precious sight and hearing.
Parks & Wildlife People: License Sales Migration Team
Meet the team behind our hunting and fishing license system, of which 100% of fees go toward on-the-ground conservation efforts in Texas such as habitat management, wildlife research, fish stocking, public hunting opportunities and more.
Postcard from Texas
Take a dip in the cool pool at Bastrop State Park.
September 6–12, 2015
Program 2321-R — Originally Aired March 8–14, 2015
Texas Paddling Trails
There are new paddling trails popping up all over Texas. Grab your canoe and come along as we check out some of the state’s best river trips, on the coast, in Houston, and on the Guadalupe River. All you need is a paddle and an excuse to get wet.
In the heart of the hill country is the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, and here you will find the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. Join some biologists as they monitor these unique birds during their nesting season.
Big Spring State Park
Stop and see why travelers have long enjoyed this birds-eye view of Big Spring. It’s not your traditional state park, but it attracts runners, hikers, and folks who like to see what’s below.
Parks & Wildlife People: Jason Singhurst
Say What? Knowing the scientific names and watching out for all the native plants in Texas sounds like a daunting job for most folks, but for Texas Parks and Wildlife botanist Jason Singhurst, it’s completely natural.
Postcard From Texas
A group of mountain bikers wind down with some musical instruments after a fun and memorable weekend of riding the scenic trails at Big Bend Ranch State Park.
September 13–19, 2015
Program 2322-R — Originally Aired March 15–21, 2015
Garner State Park
Built by the CCC in the 1930s, Garner has long been one of the most popular parks in the state, and with good reason. From the spring fed Frio River, to the vast hiking trails, to the summer dances, there is a lot here. That’s why generations of Texans have been making this Hill Country gem the place to be year round.
The Climate Detective
What can old Texas trees teach us about our climate? One researcher is finding out. Follow him as he taps the secrets of the trees and learns the warnings they may hold for water planners.
Birding has become big in Texas, with the numbers of Texas birders topping 2 million. The Lone Star state has more documented birds than any other state, and some rare beauties that you’ll find nowhere else in North America. So what does it take to get into this hobby? We’ll take a look at some of the basic gear you’ll need, fill you in on where to go, and highlight a way to bring the birds to you.
Outdoor Info: Canoe Basics
Get some tips on how to get going as a canoeist. There’s more than one type of canoe, and more than one way to get started.
Postcard From Texas
Enjoy a fall day at Austin’s McKinney Falls State Park.
September 20–26, 2015
Program 2323-R — Originally Aired March 22–28, 2015
A Migrating Muse
Texas is the winter home to the largest concentration of Sandhill Cranes in the world. Some spend the winter months in the Panhandle and High Plains while others head for the Texas coast. We’ll visit some of the best spots to see Sandhill Cranes up close to learn more about these migrating wonders.
Outdoor Info: Hunting Sandhill Cranes
In some states Sandhill Cranes are known as ‘steaks in the sky’. Yes, you can hunt these big birds, but there are some things you need to be aware of before you shoot.
Fort Boggy State Park
Visit a park on the edge of East Texas where families find water, woods, and wildlife.
Inner City Sanctuary
For kids growing up in one of the largest cities in the country, learning about nature can take some doing. See how some Houston residents are making sure kids don’t miss out on the outdoors.
Postcard from Texas
Relax. The water of the Devil’s River moves slowly.
Stations and Air Times
Times and dates are subject to change, especially during PBS membership drives.
- Amarillo, KACV-TV, Channel 2, Thursday 7:30 p.m.
- Austin, KLRU-TV, Channel 18, Sunday 10 a.m.; Thursday 5:30 a.m. KLRU-Q, Channel 18-3, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.
- Bryan-College Station, KAMU-TV, Channel 15, Thursday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday 6:30 p.m.
- Corpus Christi, KEDT-TV, Channel 16, Sunday 12 p.m.
- Dallas-Fort Worth, KERA-TV, Channel 13, (October Through April Only) Saturday 10:30 a.m. Also serving Abilene, Denton, Longview, Marshall, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Wichita Falls and Sherman.
- El Paso, KCOS-TV, Channel 13, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
- Harlingen, KMBH-TV, Channel 60, Sunday 11:30 a.m.; Saturday 4 p.m. Also serving McAllen, Mission and Brownsville.
- Houston, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Saturday 3 p.m. Also serving Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Texas City and Victoria.
- Killeen, KNCT-TV, Channel 46, Sunday 5 p.m. Also serving Temple, Waco.
- Lubbock, KTTZ-TV, Channel 5, Saturday 10 a.m.
- Odessa-Midland, KPBT-TV, Channel 36, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
- Oklahoma Educational TV Authority, OETA, OKLA Channel, Sunday 2:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Tuesday 2:30 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m.
- San Antonio and Laredo, KLRN-TV, Channel 9, Sunday 11 a.m, Thursday 11:30 a.m.
- Nashville, Tennessee, NPT2-TV, Channel 8.2, Saturday 9:30 a.m.
- Portales, New Mexico, KENW-TV, Channel 3, Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Texas Parks & Wildlife can also be seen on a variety of government, educational and access cable channels in the following communities: Abilene; Alamo Colleges-San Antonio; Alice; Allen; Atlanta-KAQC; Baytown; Big Spring; Boerne; Brownsville; Cedar Park; Colleyville; Coppell; Corpus Christi; Crockett-KIVY; Dallas; Deer Park; Del Mar College-Corpus Christi; Denton; El Paso; Euless; Flower Mound; Fort Stockton; Fort Worth ISD-EdTV; Fort Worth; Frisco; Garland; Haltom City; Highland Village; Houston Community College; Houston; Irving; Keller; Killeen; Lubbock; Lufkin; McKinney; Mesquite; Midland; Nassau Bay; North Richland Hills; Ocean TV 20, Toms River, NJ; Pasadena; Rogers State University; Round Rock; San Antonio College; Seabrook; Stephen F. Austin U.; Sugar Land; Temple; Texarkana College; The Colony; Trophy Club; Tyler; Victoria; Waco. Check your local listings for days and times.