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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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Take a Hike with a First Day Hike at a Texas State Park

Hit the trails at a state park on New Year’s Day and participate in a First Day Hike. As part of the national initiative, Texas State Parks will be hosting a variety of programs for the whole family to enjoy. First Day Hikes at Texas’ state parks and natural areas aim ...

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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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Lake Conroe to Opened to Normal Lake Traffic and Activities at Noon Today

Lake Conroe water levels are slowly receding, and the lake will soon reach a point where navigational conditions are safe enough for boats and other watercraft to operate on the reservoir. At noon today, the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) and Montgomery County Constable Precinct 1 will open the reservoir ...

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Lake Conroe Exceeds Full Level; SJRA Beginning Controlled Releases

With an average of 1.7 inches of rainfall across the watershed in the last 24-hours, the Lake Conroe water level has risen above the normal pool elevation of 201′ above mean sea level (msl). Around 12:30pm, SJRA operations personnel at the Lake Conroe dam began controlled releases to slowly pass ...

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New Online Features Make Visits to Texas State Parks Easier in 2019

In 2019, it will be easier than ever to plan day and overnight visits to Texas State Parks thanks to improvements in the online reservation system. The new features will allow visitors to reserve a specific campsite, buy day passes in advance and buy or renew a Texas State Parks Pass online. ...

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SHSU to host 7th Annual “The Mind of a Sport Executive Series” Event

by Carla Clark, SHSU Influencing and monitoring the financial impact of a major sporting event is something Harris County Houston Sports Authority CEO, Janis Burke, knows very well. Burke, who is responsible for overseeing venues such as the Toyota Center, Minute Maid Park, and the George R. Brown Convention Center, will ...

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Deer and Hog Hunt for Persons with Disabilities set for Dec. 7-8

by USFS staff   The 10th Annual Angelina Wheelin’ Sportsmen Event for people with disabilities will be Dec. 7-8 at Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest, Winston Tree Farm and Alazon Wildlife Management Area. The two-day deer and hog hunt is sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wheelin’ Sportsmen program, ...

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Forest Service Waives Fees for National Public Lands Day

by USFS staff Many recreation areas and other venues in the National Forest will be free to the public on Saturday, Sept. 22 in celebration of National Public Lands Day. “National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity for families to visit our national forests, experience the beginnings of fall, ...

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Stubblefield Bridge to be Replaced

by US Forest Service staff A year after Hurricane Harvey heavily damaged Stubblefield Bridge, the structure is still impassable. Originally, the plan was to make repairs to the bridge and have it open by December, but after engineers from the Central Federal Lands Highway Division inspected the extensive damage it ...

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