Television Awards

Texas Parks & Wildlife television series can be seen on a variety of government, educational and access cable channels in the following communities. Check your local listings for days and times.


Lone Star Emmy Awards

  • 2016 — “The Night’s Watch” — Public/Current/Community Affairs — Feature/Segment — Jeffrey Buras
  • 2016 — “The Night’s Watch” — Photographer — Program (Non-News) — Jeffrey Buras
  • 2016 — “Owls Underground” — Magazine Program — Feature/Segment — Alan Fisher

  • 2014 — “Texas Above and Below” — Informational/Instructional-Feature/Segment, Ron Kabele

  • 2013 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — Magazine Program/Series, Bruce Biermann, Whitney Bishop, Don Cash, Alan Fisher, Ron Kabele, Karen Loke, Abe Moore
  • 2013 — “Bastrop: Back To Its Roots” — Magazine Program-Feature/Segment, Alan Fisher
  • 2013 — “Wildlife Permits Division” — Writer-Program, Ron Kabele

  • 2012 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife #2012” — Magazine Program/Series, Abe Moore, Alan Fisher, Bruce Biermann, Ron Kabele, Don Cash

  • 2011 — “Sauer-Beckman Living History Farm” — Historic/Cultural Feature, Ron Kabele
  • 2011 — “I Love a Mystery” — Informational/Instructional Feature, Ron Kabele
  • 2011 — “The State of the Gulf” — Documentary-Topical, Lee Smith, Ron Kabele

  • 2009 — “The $130,000,000 Cleanup” — Environment Feature, Ron Kabele
  • 2009 — “Epitaph” — Human Interest Feature, Ron Kabele
  • 2009 — “Texas: The State of Flowing Water” — Documentary, Lee Smith

  • 2006 — “How to be a Game Warden in Six Easy Months“ — Magazine Program, Feature/Segment, Bruce Biermann, Ron Kabele

  • 2003 — “Texas: The State of Water“ — Outstanding Achievement in High Definition Programming, Richard Roberts, Curtis Craven, Mary Beth Boehm, KERA

Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards

  • 2000 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — Information Oriented Program

  • 1999 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — Information Oriented Program
  • 1999 — “Rescuing History” — Camera/Non-News, Karen Loke
  • 1999 — “Rescuing History” — Feature Segment, Ron Kabele, Karen Loke
  • 1999 — “Battlestations 1944” — Feature Segment, Ron Kabele

  • 1998 — “Rehab at the Mall” — Feature Segment, Ron Kabele & Kieran Lindsey

  • 1997 — “The Butterfly Palace” — Feature Segment, Ron Kabele
  • 1997 — “The Butterfly Palace” — Camera/Non-News, Ron Kabele
  • 1997 — “The Butterfly Palace” — Editing/Non-News, Ron Kabele

  • 1996 — “Building a New Trail” — News/Public Affairs/Human Interest Segment, Ron Kabele
  • 1996 — “A Man in Paradise” — Feature Segment, Ron Kabele

  • 1995 — “World Stone Skipping Tournament” — Editing, Ron Kabele

  • 1993 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — Information Oriented Program

  • 1992 — Information/Instructional Segment
  • 1992 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — Magazine Program/Series or Segment

Association for Conservation Information Awards

  • 2016 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place Television Series
  • 2016 — “The Texas Water Safari, a Race to Remember” — 1st Place Video Long, Abe Moore, Kyle Banowsky, Don Cash
  • 2016 — “Traversing the Trinity” — 2nd Place Video Short, Abe Moore, Kyle Banowsky
  • 2016 — “The Cup Crusaders” — 3rd Place Video Short, Alan Fisher
  • 2016 — “The Night’s Watch” — 3rd Place Video Long, Jeffrey Buras

  • 2015 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 2nd Place Television Series
  • 2015 — “Owls Underground” — 1st Place Video Long, Alan Fisher

  • 2013 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place Television Series
  • 2013 — “The Wizard of Wildlife” — 1st Place Video Other, Whitney Bishop
  • 2013 — “Take Care of Texas” — 2nd Place Television PSA

  • 2012 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place Television Series
  • 2012 — “112 Million Years in the Making” — 1st Place Video Other, Bruce Biermann, Ron Kabele
  • 2012 — “Saving the Southern Plains Bison” — 2nd Place Video Other, Bruce Biermann, Whitney Bishop

  • 2011 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place Television Series
  • 2011 — “The State of the Gulf, America’s Sea” — 1st Place Video Other

  • 2010 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 2nd Place Television Series
  • 2010 — “Play It Safe in the Water” — 3rd Place Television PSA
  • 2010 “To Save the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle” — 3rd Place Video Other, Bruce Biermann

  • 2009 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 3rd Place Television Series
  • 2009 — “Bald Eagle in the O.R.” — 1st Place Video News Release, Karen Loke
  • 2009 — “Eli’s Super Hunt” — 2nd Place Video News Release, Karen Loke
  • 2009 — “When Plants Attack” — 3rd Place Video News Release, Alan Fisher & Karen Loke

  • 2008 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 2nd Place, Television Series
  • 2008 — “Open Line” — 1st Place, Internal Communications, Cynthia Griesser
  • 2008 — “Texas Toads in Trouble” — 1st Place, Video News Release, Abe Moore & Karen Loke
  • 2008 — “Eggs-otic Collection” — 2nd Place, Video News Release, Karen Loke
  • 2008 — “Ike’s Aftermath” — 3rd Place, Video News Release, Karen Loke

  • 2007 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series
  • 2007 — “Open Line” — 1st Place, Internal Communications, Cynthia Griesser
  • 2007 — “Chester’s Island” — 1st Place, Video News, Abe Moore
  • 2007 — “Frontier Days at Ft. Griffin” — 2nd Place, Video News. Karen Loke
  • 2007 — “Scouting for Fish” — 3rd Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 2006 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 2nd Place, Television Series
  • 2006 — “Open Line” — 1st Place, Internal Communications, Cynthia Griesser
  • 2006 — “Policing Pollution” — 1st Place, Video News, Alan Fisher
  • 2006 — “Frog People” — 2nd Place, Video News, Alan Fisher
  • 2006 — “Gordon Make His Move” — 3rd Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 2005 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series
  • 2005 — “Open Line” — 1st Place, Internal Communications, Cynthia Griesser
  • 2005 — “Save Our Seagrass” — 2nd Place, Video News, Karen Loke
  • 2005 — “Evacuees in State Parks” — 3rd Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 2004 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 2nd Place, Television Series
  • 2004 — “Open Line” — 1st Place, Internal Communications, Cynthia Griesser
  • 2004 — “Eternal Reefs” — 1st Place, Video News, Karen Loke
  • 2004 — “Adventure Racing” — 2nd Place, Video News, Alan Fisher

  • 2003 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 2nd Place, Television Series
  • 2003 — “Open Line” — 2nd Place, Internal Communications
  • 2003 — “Trout Stocking” — 3rd Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 2002 — 2nd Place — Outdoor Women Video News Report — Karen Loke
  • 2002 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series
  • 2002 — “Lisa Engeling’s 50th” — 1st Place, Video News, Karen Loke
  • 2002 — “Bighorn Transplant” — 2nd Place, Video News, Karen Loke
  • 2002 — “Making the Gator Grade” — 4th Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 2001 — 1st place — Lisa Engeling’s 50th — Video News Report
  • 2001 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 3rd Place, Television Series

  • 2000 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series
  • 2000 — “Lyme Disease” — 2nd Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 1999 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 2nd Place, Television Series

  • 1998 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series
  • 1998 — “Buffalo Capture” — 1st Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 1996 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series

  • 1995 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series
  • 1995 — 3rd place — Stress Survival Tactics

  • 1994 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series

  • 1993 — “Managing Deer in East Texas” — 3rd Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 1992 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series

  • 1990 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 1st Place, Television Series

Houston Press Club — Lone Star Awards

  • 2017 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife: Water Safari, Shrikes & Woodpeckers” 3rd Place TV Documentary or Public Affairs
  • 2017 — “The Night’s Watch” 1st Place TV Soft News Feature, Jeffrey Buras
  • 2017 — “A Race to Remember, The Texas Water Safari” 1st Place TV Sports Feature, Abe Moore, Don Cash, Kyle Banowsky

  • 2015 — “Flocking With Friends” — 3rd Place Soft News Feature, Alan Fisher
  • 2015 — “Texas Above and Below” — 2nd Place Television Documentary or Public Affairs, Ron Kabele & Lee Smith
  • 2015 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 3rd Place Television Documentary or Public Affairs

  • 2012 — “Home Again” — 1st Place Soft News Feature, 1st Place Feature Photography, Bruce Biermann
  • 2012 — “Charlie and His Cannon” — 1st Place Editing, Ron Kabele, 2nd Place Soft News Feature, Bruce Biermann & Ron Kabele
  • 2012 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 2nd & 3rd Place Public Affairs
  • 2012 — “Paddling Texas” — 3rd Place Sports Feature, Abe Moore

  • 2011 — “Help for the Horned Lizard” — 1st Place Public Affairs, Alan Fisher
  • 2011 — “I Love a Mystery” — 1st Place Feature Photography, 2nd Place Editing, Ron Kabele
  • 2011 — “LBJ’s Hill Country Legacy — 2nd Place Feature Photography, 3rd Place Editing, Ron Kabele

  • 2010 — “When Plants Attack” — 2nd Place, Public Affairs, Alan Fisher
  • 2010 — “Spreading His Wings” — 2nd Place, News Feature, Ron Kabele

  • 2009 — “Epitaph” — 2nd Place, Feature Photography, Ron Kabele
  • 2009 — “The Invaders” — 2nd Place, Public Affairs, Alan Fisher
  • 2009 — “Pond #2, A Texas Toad in Trouble” — 3rd Place, Abe Moore

  • 2008 — “A Day at Livingston” — 1st Place, Feature Photography, Ron Kabele
  • 2008 — Photojournalist of the Year — 2nd Place, Ron Kabele

  • 2006 — “Texas, The State of Water: Finding a Balance” — 1st Place, Documentary, Lee Smith
  • 2006 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 2nd Place, Public Affairs
  • 2006 — “Frog People” — 2nd Place, Soft News Feature, Alan Fisher
  • 2006 — “Iwo Jima +60” — 3rd Place, Soft News Feature, Bruce Biermann
  • 2006 — “Volunteer Vacation” — 3rd Place, Editing, Ron Kabele

  • 2005 — “Monarch of the Marsh” — 1st Place, Soft News Feature, Abe Moore
  • 2005 — “Adventure Racing” — 2nd Place, Sports Feature, Alan Fisher
  • 2005 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — 3rd Place, Public Affairs

  • 2002 — “Out Yonder, Down Under” — 2nd Place, Broadcast Feature — Feature Photography, Bruce Biermann
  • 2002 — “Texas Jellies” — 3rd Place, Soft News Feature, Don Cash
  • 2002 — “Change in the Bend” — 3rd Place, Documentary, Alan Fisher, Nancy Holden

  • 2000 — “Capturing History” — 1st Place, Feature Segment, Ron Kabele

  • 1997 — “Rehab at the Mall” — 1st Place, Feature Segment, Ron Kabele

  • 1996 — “Veterinarian at Large” — 1st Place, Feature Segment, Ron Kabele

  • 1995 — “The Natural Classroom” — 1st Place, Feature Segment, Ron Kabele

Press Club of Dallas — Katie Awards

  • 2003 — “Black Bears of Black Gap” — Feature Story/Light, Bruce Biermann, Ron Kabele
  • 1998 — “Battlestations 1944” — Outstanding Feature, Ron Kabele

Telly Awards

  • 2012 — “Home Again” — Silver, Nature/Wildlife, Bruce Biermann
  • 2012 — “Charlie and His Cannon” — Bronze, Miscellaneous category, Bruce Biermann & Ron Kabele

  • 2010 — “To Save the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle” — Bronze, Nature/Wildlife, Bruce Biermann

  • 2008 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — Silver, Nature/Wildlife Program
  • 2008 — “Images for Conservation” — Silver, Nature/Wildlife, Bruce Biermann
  • 2008 — “Fire on the Prairie” — Silver, Nature/Wildlife, Don Cash
  • 2008 — “Big-City Biologists” — Bronze, Nature/Wildlife, Alan Fisher
  • 2008 — “How to Be a Game Warden in Six Easy Months” — Bronze, Videography/Cinematography, Bruce Biermann

  • 2007 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — Bronze, Nature/Wildlife Program
  • 2007 — “The Flying Photographers” — Bronze, Nature/Wildlife
  • 2007 — “Gordon Makes His Move” — Bronze, News Feature, Karen Loke

  • 2006 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — Silver, Nature/Wildlife Program
  • 2006 — “The State of Water: Finding A Balance” — Silver, Documentary, Lee Smith
  • 2006 — “Policing Pollution” — Silver, Nature/Wildlife, Alan Fisher
  • 2006 — “Iwo Jima +60” — Bronze, Broadcast Feature, Bruce Biermann
  • 2006 — “Old Man and the Sea” — Silver, News Feature, Karen Loke

  • 2005 — Eternal Reefs — Video News Report
  • 2005 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” — Silver, Nature/Wildlife Program
  • 2005 — “Eternal Reefs” — Silver, News Feature, Karen Loke

  • 2004 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife Show Open” — Silver, TV Programming, Bruce Biermann
  • 2004 — “Working on the Mountain” — Bronze, TV Programming, Bruce Biermann
  • 2004 — “CCC Memories” — Bronze, Alan Fisher

  • 2003 — “Black Bears of Black Gap” — Silver, TV Programming, Bruce Biermann & Ron Kabele
  • 2003 — “Gardens of the Gulf” — Bronze, TV Programming, Bruce Biermann
  • 2003 — “Secrets of a Barrier Island” — Bronze, TV Programming, Bruce Biermann

  • 1998 — “Return of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle” — Finalist, Nature/Wildlife, Bruce Biermann

  • 1996 — “Desert Oasis” — Silver, Broadcast Documentary, TV or Cable Program — Information, Bruce Biermann

  • 1994 — “To Catch the Wind“ — Randall Maxwell

  • 1992 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife“

WorldFest/Houston International Film Festival

  • 2008 — “Images for Conservation” — Gold, Ecology/Environment/Conservation, Bruce Biermann
  • 2008 — “Show Open” — Silver, Station/Program Open/Promo, Bruce Biermann
  • 2008 — “How to Be a Game Warden in Six Easy Months” — Gold, Cinematography, Bruce Biermann

  • 2006 — “Iwo Jima +60” — Bronze, Historical Programming Segment, Bruce Biermann

  • 2003 — “Black Bears of Black Gap” — Gold, Broadcast Feature, Ecology/Environment/Conservation, Bruce Biermann & Ron Kabele
  • 2003 — “Gardens of the Gulf” — Gold, Broadcast Feature, Underwater and Marine Sciences, Bruce Biermann

  • 1999 — “Return of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle” — Silver, Broadcast Educational, Film & Video Production, News & Documentary Program Videography, Bruce Biermann

The Communicator Awards

  • 2012 — “Home Again” — Award of Excellence, Nature/Wildlife, Bruce Biermann
  • 2012 — “Charlie and His Cannon” — Award of Distinction, History/Biography, Bruce Biermann & Ron Kabele

  • 2008 — “How to Be a Game Warden in Six Easy Months” — Silver Award, Videography/Cinematography, Bruce Biermann
  • 2008 — “Images for Conservation” — Silver Award, Bruce Biermann

  • 2003 — “Black Bears of Black Gap” — Crystal Award of Excellence, Nature/Ecology/Environment, Bruce Biermann & Ron Kabele
  • 2003 — “Secrets of a Barrier Island” — Award of Distinction, Nature/Ecology/Environment, Bruce Biermann

  • 2002 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife” Crystal Award of Excellence

  • 1998 — Safeguarding Our Heritage — Award of Distinction
  • 1998 — “Singing Park Ranger” — Crystal Award of Excellence, Karen Loke

  • 1997 — “Return of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle” — Award of Distinction, Educational, Bruce Biermann

National Association of Government Communications

  • 2002 — 1st place - Texas Bighorn Society — Karen Loke, Bruce Biermann, Lydia Saldana

  • 2003 — 1st place — Trout Stocking — Karen Loke, Sarah Adams, Lydia Saldana

National Press Photographers Association

  • 2009 — “Living History” — 1st Place, Video News Editing, 2009 Best of Television Photojournalism, Ron Kabele

  • 2008 — — 3rd Place — Eggs-otic Collection — 48-Hour Feature — Karen Loke

  • 2006 — “How to Be a Game Warden in Six Easy Months” — 1st Place, Editor’s Feature, 2006 Best of Television Photojournalism, Ron Kabele

  • 2004 — “Nesting Bald Eagles” — 3rd Place, In-Depth, Karen Loke

  • 2002 — “Gateway to the Desert” — 3rd Place, Magazine Style Editing, Ron Kabele

  • 1999 — “Capturing History” — 1st Place, Magazine Style Editing, Ron Kabele

  • 1997 — “Great Texas Birding Classic” — 1st Place, In-Depth, Karen Loke

  • 1996 — “A Man in Paradise” — Honorable Mention, In-Depth, Ron Kabele

  • 1993 — “Time Together” — 2nd Place, In-Depth, Ron Kabele

Outdoor Writers Association of America

  • 2017 — 1st Place — “Urban Pocket Prairies” — Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education Television & Video – Karen Loke
  • 2017 — 3rd Place — “San Pedro Ranch” — Conservation/Nature Television & Video – Karen Loke

  • 2013 — 2nd Place — Cook’s Branch Conservatory — Conservation Category — Karen Loke
  • 2013 — 3rd Place — School of Fishing: Hutsell Fishing Derby — Family Participation/Youth Outdoor Education Category — Karen Loke

  • 2012 — 1st Place — Bastrop Wildfire, More Toad Trouble — Conservation Category - Karen Loke

  • 2009 — 1st Place — Shooting For Success — Shooting Sports Category - Karen Loke
  • 2009 — 1st Place — Eggs-otic Collection — Humor Category — Karen Loke

Texas Outdoor Writers Association

  • 2013 — 2nd Place — 9-Year boating Fatality Case Ends — Outdoor Television - Karen Loke
  • 2013 — 3rd Place — Women’s Goose Hunt Video News Report — Outdoor Television — Karen Loke
  • 2013 — “The Pronghorn Puzzle” — 1st Place, Outdoor Video, Alan Fisher

  • 2011 — “The International Pursuit” — 1st Place, Outdoor Video, Alan Fisher

  • 2010 — “Fishing for Cats” — 1st Place, Outdoor Video, Alan Fisher

  • 2009 — “Shooting for Success” — 1st Place, Outdoor Video, Karen Loke

  • 2008 — “Fishing the Late Shift” — 1st Place, Outdoor Video, Alan Fisher

  • 2007 — “Scouting For Fish” — 3rd Place, Outdoor Video, Karen Loke

  • 2006 — “Gordon Makes His Move” — Honorable Mention, Outdoor Video, Karen Loke

  • 2005 — “Game Warden Hurricane Help” — 1st Place, Outdoor Video, Karen Loke

  • 2004 — 2nd Place — Trout Stocking — Non-Profit Production — Karen Loke
  • 2004 — “The 2000 Acre Water Filter” — 1st Place, Outdoor Video, Lee Smith
  • 2004 — “TFFC Hall of Fame Winner Shorty Powers” — 1st Place, Outdoor Video, Karen Loke

  • 2003 — “Outdoor Women” — 1st Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 2002 — “Lighthouse Lakes Trail — 1st Place, Video News, Karen Loke

  • 1995 — “Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center” — 1st Place, Karen Loke

  • 1993 — 1st Place — Texas Wetlands: A Learning Adventure — Non-Commercial Broadcast Television — Karen Loke

Texas Festivals & Events Association

  • 2005 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife Expo Marketing Video” — Gold Award, Best Sponsor Solicitation
  • 2005 — “Texas Parks & Wildlife Expo TV Spot” — Silver Award, Best TV Promotion

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