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Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Nominations Accepted Through Nov. 1

by TPWD staff The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame committee is seeking nominations for next year’s hall of fame winners through Nov. 1, 2018. “Since 1997, the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame has recognized 34 outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to Texas fishing,” said Dan Kessler, TFF Hall ...

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US Forest Service Seeking Committee Members

US Forest Service seeks applicants for Recreation Advisory Committee by Ernie Murray, USFS The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations to fill four positions on the Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee to serve national forests across the Southeast. The committee is tasked with reviewing fee proposals for the forests ...

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Forest Service Pausing Forest Plan Revision Process

by USFS staff The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas (NFGT) is pausing revision of its Land and Resource Management Plan. The document, commonly referred to as the Forest Plan, provides overall direction for the use and management of the forest and is typically revised on a 15-20 year cycle. ...

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SJRA: Lake Conroe Update

by SJRA staff The Lake Conroe water level is currently at 200.87′ and is expectedto reach normal pool elevation of 201.00′ within the next day or two.In the last 24 hours, the watershed has received an average of 1.70″ of rain, but over the past seven days, the area received an average of 4.19″ of rain. Based on the final rainfall totals for this event, lake operators do not expect to have to make any releases from the dam. SJRA staff are continuing to coordinate on weather and operational updates with our partners in the region, including the National Weather Service, the City of Houston, the Coastal Water Authority, the Harris County Flood Control District, and emergency management personnel from Harris and Montgomery counties. Anyone interested in monitoring Lake Conroe levels, releases, rainfall totals, or stream flows can visit SJRA’s Contrail ...

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TPWD Launches Online Survey

TPWD Urging Anglers, Non-Anglers to Participate in Brief Alligator Gar Survey The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is asking anglers and non-anglers to participate in a brief online survey to share their experiences and opinions about alligator gar, Texas’ largest freshwater fish. The results from this survey will help ...

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Huntsville State Park Gets New Superintendent

by Rich Heiland WHEN HE GRADUATED from Louisiana Tech in 2004, Kody Waters didn’t have his eyes set on one day being the leader of the busiest state park in Texas. But he is. “I graduated with a degree in ag business and assumed I would do something in ag lending, ...

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Stubblefield Bridge Repair to Begin

Stubblefield Bridge, damaged by Hurricane Harvey in September 2017, to be repaired and reopened by December. by USFS staff Repair of Stubblefield Bridge, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey in September 2017, is expected to be completed by December, according to officials with the U.S. Forest Service. National Forests ...

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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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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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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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