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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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Raven Nest Ranked Among State’s Best Golf Courses

By Wes Hamilton While this newest ranking will come as no surprise to locals, recognition continues to spread statewide for Sam Houston State University’s Raven Nest golf course, which was recently recognized in the Top 25 Economy Courses in Texas by The Dallas Morning News. The Bearkats home course was ...

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Forest Service Waives Day-Use Fees for National Get Outdoors Day

The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is waiving fees at day-use recreation sites June 9 for National Get Outdoors Day. “We hope this free day offers an incentive to all people to experience the great outdoors in our forests and grasslands,” Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor said. Camping fees remain in effect, ...

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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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Huntsville Pool to Open June 2nd

Time to get out those swim suits and trunks, and stock up on sunscreen, because the Frank D. “Poncho” Roberts Aquatic Center will open for summer hours on June 2. Aquatic Center Manager Jay Miller invites the public to come dip their toes in the cool water of the pool, ...

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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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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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Enter TPWF’s “We Will Not Be Tamed” Sweepstakes

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) is encouraging Texans to get involved in conserving the wild things and wild places of our state with a new campaign called “We Will Not Be Tamed.” TPWF calls you to appreciate the wildness of Texas, the vastness of our Texas spirit and why ...

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Five Tips and Tricks for Spring Breaking at a Texas State Park

by TPWD staff Ahead of the busy spring break season, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department experts have come up with a list of tips and tricks to help families reconnect with the outdoors even if it’s only for an afternoon. Texas State Parks offer a chance for families to get ...

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