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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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Huntsville MLB Competitions Rescheduled

Originally scheduled for March 3, this event has been rescheduled for May 5 The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ and MLB® Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, Saturday, May ...

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Forest Service Discusses Options for Stubblefield Bridge

by USFS staff Officials with the U.S. Forest Service, Walker County and Rep. Kevin Brady’s office recently met to discuss options to repair or replace Stubblefield Bridge which was heavily damaged due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey last fall. The bridge, located off FM 1374 about 11 miles west of ...

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TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2018-19

Simplifying largemouth bass regulations at 12 public lakes highlight this year’s list of proposed freshwater fishing regulation changes. The potential changes are intended to increase recreational opportunity, make regulations less complex, promote enforcement, and provide for the sound biological management of fisheries resources. Twelve of the 20 lakes affected by ...

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Controlled Burns Planned for National Forest

Forest Service reduces wildfire risk, improves forest health with controlled burns by USFS staff U.S. Forest Service fire personnel will be burning areas in the national forests during the next few months. “The public may see a helicopter overhead, smoke columns rising and smoke settling in low-lying areas at night,” ...

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Area Youth Invited to Compete in MLB Program

The City of Huntsville Parks and Leisure Department will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run™ and MLB® Jr. Home Run Derby Competition for boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, Saturday, March 3rd, at Kate Barr Ross Park.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with ...

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