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TPWD News Release — May 9, 2005

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 more than 100 Texas stations. Airing May 9-13, we’ll head down on the farm, with presidential roots. Plus we'll tell how birds give new meaning to the word “recycling.” And we'll tell you all about a camp that gives disadvantaged children the opportunity to enjoy the excitement and the thrills of hunting.

For more information, visit the Web.

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.

For more information, go to the Web.

Television

Texas Parks & Wildlife” is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Airing May 8-15: The comeback of the American Alligator is a success story, especially in southwest Texas. With more gators comes the need for more information on their biology and habitat. A team of biologists led by Amos Cooper of Port Arthur has been spending a lot of time in the swamps studying these interesting creatures. Join researchers Marc Early, David Lobpries and David Heinicke as they look into some Texas gators; parks interpreter Lupita Barrera explores the history and culture of Mission Espiritu State Historic Site and Goliad State Park; flashlight technology has changed over the years. Get some help in finding a useful flashlight; learn how millions of years of geologic changes have shaped the landscape of Big Bend Ranch State Park; and finally bikes and birds go together at San Angelo State Park.

For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web.

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.

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