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National Safe Boating Week Reminds Texans to Stay Safe on the Water

As part of National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boater education and law enforcement are reminding Texans to be safe this summer by following the law and taking basic safety precautions while on the water. In 2017, 45 boating fatalities occurred on Texas waters, an increase of ...

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State Historic Sites Free Day

Celebrate THC State Historic Sites Free Day on May 6 In celebration of National Preservation Month and Texas Travel and Tourism Week, the THC will offer free admission to state historic sites on Sunday, May 6. From military strongholds to house museums, plantations, and American Indian settlements, these historic sites ...

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Texas Game Wardens Crack Down on Illegal Fish Trade in Markets, Restaurants

by TWPD staff State game wardens issued more than 150 citations to 19 fish markets and restaurants in the Houston area that illegally purchased game fish from undercover officers during a recently completed sting conducted by the Special Operations unit of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement Division. ...

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission to Revisit Air Gun/Air Bow Rules at May Public Meeting

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has delayed until its public meeting in Lubbock on May 24 any final rulemaking on the use of air guns and air bows as legal means for taking certain game animals, game birds, alligators and furbearers.  At the meeting the Commission expects to hear further public ...

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TPWD Commission Approves Changes to Fishing Regulations for 2018-19

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a suite of changes to this year’s fishing regulations that includes standardizing harvest regulations for largemouth bass to the statewide limits at 12 lakes and increasing the daily bag limit for commercial and recreational take of king mackerel from two to three. The ...

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Hunting Regulation Changes for 2018-19

South Zone Dove Hunters to See Earliest Opener in Seven Decades by TWPD staff This fall, several changes to hunting regulations will take effect following amendments approved recently by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission. Among a suite of modifications include an early opener for dove season in the South ...

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Fungus Causing White-Nose Syndrome in Bats Spreads into Central Texas

First Ever Detection in Popular Mexican Free-Tailed Bat The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome (WNS) in bats, detected for the first time in Texas in early 2017 in the Panhandle, has now spread into Central Texas. Though no bat deaths have been attributed to WNS in Texas, the syndrome has ...

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Lake Conroe Open to Normal Lake Traffic

Lake Conroe water levels are slowly receding, and the lake will soon reach a point where navigational conditions will become much safer. by SJRA staff At noon Saturday, SJRA opened the reservoir to normal boat traffic. Boaters are still urged to use extreme caution due to floating debris and submerged objects that ...

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Lake Conroe Temporarily Closed

SJRA Says Due to High Levels, Submerged Objects, and Floating Debris by SJRA staff Effective immediately, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) is temporarily closing Lake Conroe due to high lake levels, the presence of submerged objects, floating debris, and other hazards that could put people’s safety at risk.  We ...

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Historic Commission Promoting Independence Trail with Giveaway, Caravan

Enter to win trip in Independence Trail Region 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Texas Heritage Trail Regions, and the Texas Historical Commission is celebrating by offering a travel getaway in all 10 regions! Why take a daytrip when you can stay an #ExtraDayInTx? We’re kicking things off with ...

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