Outdoors

Reminder to Take Hunter Education before Heading to the Field

AUSTIN – With hunting season right around the corner, it’s time to get your hunter education certification. To hunt legally in Texas, anyone born on or after Sept. 2, 1971,...
Half Of Texas Has Re-Entered Drought Status, Says Texas A&M Expert
COLLEGE STATION, Sept. 1, 2015 – Don’t look now, but Texas has entered another drought, with at least 50 percent of the state rated as either abnormally dry or in moderate...
Why No Seaweed This Year? Thank The Ocean Currents, Says Texas...
GALVESTON, Aug. 20, 2015 – A year ago, Galveston and parts of the Texas coast were awash with sargassum, the technical name for seaweed, as the stinky stuff made its way to...
East Texas Master Naturalist’s Program on the Alligator Gar
The East Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist will meet Thursday, August 27th, for its regular monthly meeting. Spencer Dumont, Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland...
Texas A&M Expert: Bombs In Gulf Of Mexico Pose Serious Problems
COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 3, 2015 – Recent reports of unexploded bombs and other military ordnance washing up on the Florida coast bring awareness that material dumped decades...
Neighborhood Fishin’ in Texas Gets Even Better
ATHENS—With the addition of new Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes in Abilene, Tyler and Missouri City, more Texans and their families than ever have good fishing close to...
Toyota Texas Bass Classic to Air on NBC Sports Network
QUITMAN, TX. (June 24, 2015) – A one-hour special broadcast of the Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) can be viewed on NBC Sports on Sunday, June 28, 2015. TTBC brought 35 of...
Southern Group of State Foresters to meet in San Antonio
June 18, 2015—COLLEGE STATION, Texas—What’s your question? Trees are the answer. That is what several hundred forestry experts who are converging on San Antonio June 21 –...
Weather Whys_ UFO Clouds
Q: There were sightings recently in Texas of “UFO clouds” that are oddly shaped. What kind of cloud is it? A: These are most likely the lenticular cloud, says Brent...
Bass Habitat at Lake Austin to be Enhanced with Fish-Attracting Brush
Austin—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is partnering with Texas Tournament Zone (TTZ) and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Watershed...
THESE BEACH TIPS CAN BE LIFESAVERS
GALVESTON, June 1, 2015 – Texas has a big shoreline – 367 miles to be exact – and the state has a lot to offer to any beach lover. But it helps to know some of the basic...
Land/Habitat Experts to Host Restoration Workshops for Blanco River...
AUSTIN — The Nature Conservancy, Texas Parks and Wildlife, City of Wimberley, Texas A&M Forest Service and other Central Texas conservation agencies and non-profit...
Gulf-Formed Storms Catch People Off Guard
GALVESTON, May 26, 2015 – September may be the peak month for hurricanes, but history shows the calendar can play tricks – some surprisingly strong storms have formed in...
ATHENS—Brent Ehrler of Redlands, California, won the Toyota Texas...
ATHENS—Brent Ehrler of Redlands, California, won the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Fork over the Memorial Day weekend, taking home a check for $100,000, a fully rigged...
Game Warden Field Notes
• Not Just Drugs But Assault Too After seeing two individuals in the woods on the roadside, an Ellis County game warden stopped next to a vehicle parked partially on...