Texas Parks & Wildlife is a weekly, half-hour program airing on Texas PBS stations, as well as other public television stations around the country. You can also see the show on about 60 city government and educational access channels across the state. Watch the show on your schedule through PBS Online, the PBS app, or our YouTube channel.
This year marks our 37th broadcast season. Originally titled Made in Texas, the program began production in 1985 as a magazine style show, featuring three or four different stories each week. For a few years the show focused on one topic per week, documentary style. In 1991 the name of the show changed to Texas Parks & Wildlife and reverted to the magazine format that we continue to this day.
Each week, our program travels to multiple destinations around Texas. The stories cover a wide range of topics, from in-depth issues concerning conservation and the environment, to fun family activities in the outdoors. Covid-19 and short staffing have impacted production schedules this season, but we still have a slate of new stories from around the state.
This season we'll learn why some anglers target tiny fish, as we explore the intriguing, underwater world of microfishing. We'll take a paddle on the Sabine River, spend a day at Guadalupe River State Park, and meet some people working to sustain the wild side of Texas' largest city. We'll see how zoos are leading the charge to restore the Texas horned lizard. We'll meet some biologists fighting a fungus harmful to bats and see how weevils are being bred to tackle invasive aquatic plants on Caddo Lake. We also will meet a new crop of Lone Star Land Stewards, safeguarding habitats around the state, and we'll showcase our rich array of state parks and historic sites. Each week we'll present our award-winning stories about the people and places that make the outdoors of Texas the natural place to be.
Our hope is to inspire you to get outside to enjoy the wild things and wild places of Texas. We want to provide compelling reasons for you to care about the state's natural and cultural heritage, and we want to inform you about ways we can conserve that heritage. We hope our program fosters a deeper appreciation of our diverse natural world, and all the ways we can connect with it. Please join us as we explore the natural State of Texas.
Broadcast rights to Texas Parks & Wildlife are free to all public television stations in the United States. Our program is offered in HD by the National Educational Telecommunications Association to member stations. Public, Educational and Governmental channels wishing to broadcast the show can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
History of the Series
Originally titled “Made in Texas,” the program began production in 1985 as a monthly magazine-style show with three to four different topics each episode.the very first show.
For a few years the show focused on one topic each week, documentary style. In 1991 the name of the show changed to Texas Parks & Wildlife and reverted to the magazine-style format.
By 2003 the show's storytellers had won 13 Emmys and 61 other awards. They also began the first of five one-hour documentaries on the state of water conservation in Texas..