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What are artificial reefs?

The Gulf of Mexico has a lot going for it, except for hard substrate, which is necessary to attract marine life. The little bit of hard substrate that we do have out there, we want to maintain and enhance. Dale Shively program leader for the artificial reef program at Texas Parks and Wildlife says they use various materials to create substrate. TPWD's artificial reef program:

Celebrate Monahans Sandhills State Park's 60th Birthday!

Monahans Sandhills celebrates 60 years as a state park on Saturday, June 10. Located about 30 minutes west of Odessa, the park consists of nearly 4000 acres of sand dunes. More about the park at

Monarch Malaise

Habitat loss along its migration route may be one reason the monarch butterfly is in decline. You can create pollinator habitat and help turn around this negative trend. More info: This is a Passport to Texas video.

360 video: Texas Game Warden search-and-rescue helicopter hoist training

Get a 360-degree view of what it's like to do a helicopter rescue. Texas Game Wardens were training on search-and-rescue operations in preparation for flooding and other natural disasters. To learn more about Texas Game Wardens, visit

Lake Dudes Episode 4: What? WHAT?

Texas lakes are all about fun — until they get infested with giant salvinia. Don't ruin the fun for everyone. Clean, drain and dry your boat, trailer and gear every time. Learn more at