Outdoors

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...
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...
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...
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...
East Texas hosts 18th annual Interagency Wildfire and Incident...
June 2, 2015—LUFKIN, Texas—Natural disasters are frequent in Texas. To collaboratively meet the demands of responding to wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes and flood events,...
17 Recreational Trail Projects to Share $2.38 Million in Grants
AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday approved $2.38 million in federal grants for 17 recreational trail projects across the state. The National...
Severe Weather Affects Texas State Parks
AUSTIN— Numerous storms have rolled through much of the state recently, and the volume of much needed rain is having impacts on some state parks.Affected parks...
TPWD NEWS BRIEFS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Texas Game Warden Receives NASBLA Texas Boating Officer of the Year Award Texas game warden Braxton Harris is the recipient of the 2015 National Association of State...
Mustang Island State Park Grows by 690 Acres, Benefits from...
AUSTIN -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a 690-acre land acquisition that increases the size of Mustang Island State Park near Corpus Christi to 4,783...
National Safe Boating Week Highlights Importance of Boating and...
AUSTIN— Safe Boating Week runs May 16-22 nationally and in Texas as proclaimed by Gov. Greg Abbott and partners across the country are advocating safe and responsible...
National Fishing Day at TFFC June 6
ATHENS—The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week on June 6 by making a family fishing trip affordable with free...
Severe Weather Affects Texas State Parks
AUSTIN— Numerous storms have rolled through much of the state recently, and the volume of much needed rain is having impacts on some state parks. Affected parks...
TPWD Temporarily Closes Alligator Gar Fishing in Trinity River...
AUSTIN -- Due to flooding conditions on the Trinity River, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is temporarily prohibiting fishing for alligator gar in portions of the...