Outdoors

Master Naturalist to Offer 2016 Class
The East Texas Chapter of Master Naturalist, a non-profit organization, will hold its 2016 classes beginning, Tuesday, January 19th, from 6-9pm at the Tyler Nature Center,...
Rainbow Trout Coming to Tyler’s Nature Center
TYLER--The East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation (ETWWF) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will host two special fishing events in January 2016. Two...
Giant Salvinia Found on Lake Fork
ATHENS—The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has confirmed the presence of giant salvinia in Chaney Branch on Lake Fork. The infestation appears to be confined to this...
SFA Gardens to host Nacogdoches Naturally Outdoor Adventures Day
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens, in partnership with the SFA student chapter of the National Association for Interpretation, will host...
Governor Abbott Declares State Of Disaster In Bastrop County
October 15, 2015 AUSTIN – As severe wildfires continue, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Bastrop County, authorizing further mobilization of state...
Early Fall Color Could Be Sign of Tree Distress
In many parts of North America, people will soon enjoy one of nature's finest shows - fall foliage. Color-changing leaves make for a beautiful display, but early changes in...
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...