Outdoors

Paddling Strokes – Fishing Devils River
Folks, There’s a drug out there that changes lives. It’s been around a long time. It’s not free and most need a license to feel it. Once you experience it, you’re hooked....
TPWD News Digest for April 16-23, 2015
Join a Birding Tour at Lost Maples State Natural Area The birding tours at Lost Maples State Natural Area are led by experienced birding hosts Les and Jane Hall, who have...
TPWD Taking Public Comment on Shrimp and Oyster Regulation Proposals
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is currently seeking public comment on proposed changes in commercial shrimp and oyster regulations. The proposals will be...
TFA Cancels 2015 Outstanding Tree Farm Tour 
LUFKIN, TEXAS - The Texas Forestry Association will postpone the 2015 Texas Outstanding Tree Farm Tour, originally scheduled for April 25th, due to extreme wet ground...
Competitive Trail Ride Returns to Athens, Texas
Athens, Texas, USA – May 2-3, 2015 - The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRCTM) will be holding its second annual trail ride competition May 2-3, 2015 at Trace...
Colorful Blooms Decorate Texas State Parks
AUSTIN – Texas State Parks have gone Technicolor this spring; rolling waves of bright blue, deep red and rich yellow blanket Texas’ hills and plains.Texas is blessed with...
San Jacinto Day Festival, Battle Re-enactment Set for April 18
HOUSTON — The largest battle re-enactment in the Southwest highlights the annual San Jacinto Day Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at San...
Mineola to Host Texas Master Naturalist’s Black Bear Program
The East Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist will meet Thursday, April 23rd, at the Mineola Library Annex located at 1721 N. Pacific St. in Mineola. Sarah Fuller,...
Count the Bats at Blanco State Park
From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17, Blanco State Park visitors can count the bats in the park’s bat house as part of this citizen science program. The park will use...
Doing the Devils – Paddling and Camping.
The closest city to Devils River is Del Rio, Texas, which is about 25 miles. About because who knows where Devils River ends and Lake Amistad begins. The River drains into...
Toyota Texas Bass Classic Announces Final Field for 2015
ATHENS—The Toyota Texas Bass Classic (TTBC) will feature 35 of the world’s best anglers Memorial Day weekend, May 23 – 25, 2015 on Lake Fork. The 2015 final field is made...
SFA Gardens to host popular spring plant sale and Earth Day...
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host its annual Garden Gala Day Spring Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m....
Binoculars, Enthusiasm All That’s Required for Texas Birding Event
AUSTIN – Hundreds of avid and backyard birders alike will head to the coast, forests, prairies and mountains next month to compete in the nation’s biggest, longest and...
Game Warden Field Notes
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.Up to No(se) GoodA Travis County game warden and K-9 partner,...
Texas Master Naturalist’s Program on East Texas Snakes
The East Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist will meet Thursday, March 26th, for its regular monthly meeting. Steven Hein, graduate student at the University of Texas...