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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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June’s Activity Of The Month: Fishing

Fishing in a Texas State Park or local Neighborhood Fishin’ lake stocked with fish is fun, affordable and a great way for family and friends to be together in nature.

06/01/2013

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May’s Activity Of The Month: Picnicking

Whether you relax on a blanket, sit at a picnic table or cook outdoors on an open grill — food just tastes better outside!

05/01/2013

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April’s Activity Of The Month: Birding

April is a great time to get outdoors with your family, and birding is an activity that the whole family can enjoy — even while hiking, biking or picnicking.

04/01/2013

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March’s Activity Of The Month: Photography

Visiting a state park offers plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs and outdoor family fun.

03/01/2013

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February’s Activity Of The Month: Biking

This month, take your family biking in a Texas State Park! Ride together along shaded creeks, limestone bluffs and stream beds while pedaling through prairies, deserts, fields or forests.

02/01/2013

I have a thing for trees...especially at sunset. (Photo's by Tasha Stevens, CBSDFW.com All rights reserved)

$18.9 Million Needed To Keep 20 State Parks

Texas might have to close 20 of its 95 state parks unless the Legislature approves $18.9 million in additional funding, wildlife officials said.

01/14/2013

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