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Solar Charging Stations Come to Huntsville City Pool

Patrons of the City Pool can now enjoy splashing around in the pool while charging mobile devices on the newly installed solar-powered table and bench. The City of Huntsville partnered with students and staff from the Sam Houston State University (SHSU) Engineering department to provide solar-powered shade structures at the ...

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Huntsville Hosting MLB® Pitch Hit & Run™ Competition

The City of Huntsville’s Parks & Leisure Department will host a FREE Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ Competition for boys and girls ages 7 to 14 on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Kate Barr Ross Park. Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major ...

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Two ShareLunkers Caught Back to Back from Lake Fork, Lake Conroe

Two largemouth bass over 13 pounds were caught by anglers in Texas, bringing the total number of “Legacy Class” Toyota ShareLunker entries up to four for the selective breeding program’s 2019 donation season ending March 31. The fish were caught out of the top two ShareLunker producing lakes of 2018 – Lake ...

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Texas Turkey Hunters Should See Abundance of Boss Gobblers this Spring

With lots of mature toms across the Rio Grande turkey range, persistent Texas hunters should have a good shot at a long beard this spring. Wildlife biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department say conditions are shaping up for a productive nesting season, which could also make for challenging ...

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Forest Service Closes Damaged Roads in Sam Houston National Forest

by USFS staff Sections of roads damaged by rain and flooding in the Sam Houston National Forest are closed until the U.S. Forest Service can make repairs. On the west side of the forest, portions of Forest Service Roads 222, 233, 234, 203 and 271 are closed, according to Acting ...

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Texas State Parks Reservation System Unveils New Features Ahead of Spring Break

Park visitors can now buy a “Save the Day” pass, book specific campsites, cabins and shelters and buy a Texas State Park Pass online Planning a day or overnight trip to a Texas State Park just got easier with new online features available in the Texas State Parks reservation system.  ...

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Recent Flooding, Cold Weather Curbing Invasive Giant Salvinia Growth in East Texas

In 2017, Caddo Lake was covered by more than 6,000 acres of invasive giant salvinia that was reproducing rapidly due to a warm winter and unusually long growing season. Access for anglers, boaters and waterfowl hunters was blocked on much of the lake, and hired contractors struggled to keep up ...

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Sam Houston National Forest to Begin Controlled Burns

by USFS staff U.S. Forest Service fire personnel will be burning areas in the national forests during the next few months. Last year, National Forests and Grasslands in Texas accomplished more than 135,000 acres of controlled burning. “The public may see a helicopter overhead, smoke columns rising and smoke settling ...

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Toyota ShareLunker Program Wraps up 2018 with 486 Entries from 89 Lakes Across the State

At the beginning of 2018, the Toyota ShareLunker program debuted a new year-long season for anglers to enter their 8 pound and larger bass for prizes, recognition, and to help the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department promote and enhance bass fishing in Texas. On Dec. 31, staff wrapped up the first year ...

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Forest Service to Raise Camping and Day-Use Fees at Recreation Areas

Fees at some National Forest recreation areas will increase Jan. 1, according to Forest Supervisor Eddie Taylor. The last increase for most sites in Texas was in 2003. “The changes will help to ensure fees are more comparable to similar public and private sites in the area, be consistent with ...

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