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San Antonio Man Catches 809-Pound Shark In Gulf

A San Antonio man landed an 809-pound tiger shark near Port Aransas in the Gulf of Mexico after reeling it in for more than seven hours.

08/05/2014

Sally Jewell testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee during her confirmation hearing to be the next Secretary of the Interior on March 7, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Jewell Pledges $43 Million To Conservation

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced that more than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for recreation and conservation projects nationwide.

07/08/2014

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Low Water Levels At Lake Texoma Benefit Environment

ake Texoma is currently nearly eight feet below the level of water it should be during this time of year. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

07/01/2014

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Boat Draining For Zebra Mussels Goes Statewide

Holiday boating over Fourth of July weekend in Texas will include more regulations meant to stop the spread of invasive zebra mussels.

06/29/2014

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State Goes Paperless For Public Hunt Drawings

Hunters eager to apply for the state’s public hunt drawings can throw away pencil and paper and log onto the internet.

06/11/2014

Zebra mussels. (credit: Kilian Fichou/AFP/Getty Images)

Rules To Combat Zebra Mussels Extended Statewide

A new Texas rule, just passed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, expands boat draining rules from 47 counties to statewide to combat the spread of Zebra mussels.

05/22/2014

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New Zebra Mussel Rules Set To Begin

New rules begin this week to protect Texas waterways against invasive zebra mussels. The pesky creatures were first confirmed in Texas in Lake Texoma in 2009.

12/09/2013

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State Toughens Zebra Mussel Attack In 17 Counties

A state commission has made permanent requirements for boaters to clean, dry and drain their watercraft before and after entering lakes and streams in 17 North Texas counties.

11/07/2013

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August’s Activity Of The Month: Swimming

How can you escape the dog days of summer? Why not join thousands of Texans who take their families swimming in a Texas State Park to beat the heat — while enjoying a fun, healthy activity in the outdoors?

08/01/2013

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July’s Activity Of The Month: Paddling

Keep cool this summer and have fun with your family! Go paddling in a state park or along a designated Texas Paddling Trail.

07/01/2013

Woodland Trust Inspect Trees For Signs Of Ash Dieback Disease

Racism Allegations Hit Texas Parks Agency

Racism and discrimination allegations are troubling the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, where employees bemoaned “a legacy of intolerance” in a report.

06/06/2013

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Boosts Water Conservation

Texas Parks & Wildlife is launching a campaign to promote water conservation this summer. Country-rock musician Kevin Fowler made a video that has started airing across the state.

06/04/2013

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