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April 19, 2004



Stay Tuned

Information from Texas Parks and Wildlife is available on radio and television, as well as the newsstand.

Radio

Passport to Texas, TPWD’s radio series of weekday, 90-second stories is broadcast on about 100 Texas stations. Airing the week of April 19-23, you can fish for fun and prizes and improve coastal fishing in the state; plus anglers are encouraged to share their love of the sport with a child.

For more information, visit the Web (http://www.passporttotexas.org/).

Video News

TPWD provides video news reports that run in newscasts on numerous Texas stations, as well as on cable and satellite outlets around the nation. This month’s stories include: Spring turkey season is here and with it come many hunters from both in and out of state to try their luck at bagging one of these creatures; the Great Texas Birding Classic brings bird watchers from all over the country to compete in a week-long ’birdathon.’ This year, however, some contestants will leave their binoculars at home; this spring there are two new ways to enjoy state parks; buy a new State Parks Pass to get into the more than 120 state parks and then fish free when you get there; and once they were cargo ships during World War II, now they are home to marine life in the sea.

Television

"Texas Parks & Wildlife" is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Stories airing the week of April18-25 are: largemouth bass are the most popular game fish in Texas, but they haven’t always flourished on their own. We’ll take a look at some of the research and work that’s gone into helping today’s Texas bass; a visit to the Battleship TEXAS near Houston reveals a living piece of American history; summer is here, and so are the sounds of the cicada; join a group of veteran birdwatchers as they travel throughout the Rio Grande Valley in search of their feathered friends; and finally, see some unusual and unique bugs.

For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv).

Magazine

Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine is always available on newsstands throughout the state and by subscription for $19.95 a year. To subscribe, call (800) 937-9393 or order online at (http://www.tpwmagazine.com/).

KE 2004-04-19


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