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July 11, 2005
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Passport to Texas, TPWD’s radio series of weekday, 90-second stories, is broadcast on more than 100 Texas stations. Airing July 11-15, they say everything is bigger in Texas, but not so at Acton State Historic Park. Park Manager Bill Grubbs tells us there’s only room for three people at the smallest state park in Texas—and they aren't leaving anytime soon. Plus, we’ll head out to Eisenhower State Park where Interpretive Specialist, Roger Siems has a fish story (or two) to tell with a slide show and presentation about the many species found in Lake Texoma.
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“Texas Parks & Wildlife” is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Airing July 10-17, more than 150 years ago the Landmark Inn in Castroville served as a general store and rest stop for travelers. Today it’s a bed and breakfast and a State Historic Site. Park manger Ken Conway shows us how to experience frontier Texas with all the modern conveniences. Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame inductee Shorty Powers hasn’t let physical challenges slow him down. In fact, it’s made him more determined to help others enjoy the outdoors. Ann Miller introduces us to some of the wild symbols of the state. Marine education goes from the ocean to the classroom as a group of teachers from the Houston area go underwater to explore the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. On this week’s ‘postcard’ take an airboat ride at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area.
For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web.
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.
On the Net:
- Passport to Texas: http://www.passporttotexas.org/
- TPWD Video News: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/news/tv/vnr/thismonth/
- TPWD on PBS: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv
- TPW Magazine: http://www.tpwmagazine.com/
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