Getting Better All the Time
Caddo Lake State Park
This spring, Charles Hubbard began leading nature walks and planning canoe tours as Caddo Lake State Park’s first full-time interpreter.
A Campfire Chat
With Jamie Hackett
In every issue of State Parks Getaways, we go behind the scenes. In this issue, we interview Jamie Hackett, a Site Manager and Park Police Officer at Buescher State Park.
Holiday shopping made easy, just visit the newly updated Shop section of our Web site for a multitude of gifts for the outdoor enthusiast.
Welcoming Wild Things (Native Gardening)
Wildscaping is gardening with wildlife in mind. This doesn’t mean allowing the grass and weeds to grow so high the neighborhood association gets involved. What it does mean is creating areas in your yard that supply the basics of food, water and shelter so wildlife will come for a visit or come for good.
A Closer Look At...
The Pileated Woodpecker
Looking for a Quick Getaway?
Destination: El Paso
January 3, 2009 - Hill Country SNA - Cowgirl Round-up and Show-deo
Bandera County Cowgirls gather for panoramic photo on horseback followed by a parade in the arena highlighting the modern-day cowgirl and how she makes her living with horses. There will be trainers, coaches, wranglers and rodeo stars, showmanship and dressage demonstrations, ranchers and stock handlers, a female farrier and a young trick and fancy roper, as well as pleasure riders of all ages. The history of the American cowgirl, singer/songwriters, storytellers, and artists will be featured as well as non-profit organizations for rescuing horses. There will be exciting speed events such as barrel racing, pole bending and lots of good hot food and beverages. Anyone who loves Texas, horses and cowgirls should make plans to come! Accessible for the mobility, visually and hearing impaired. Noon-6 p.m.; fee free Texas State Parks Pass members, $6 non-members, free for children 12 and under (830) 796-4413.