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TPWD News Release — June 20, 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 June 20-24, one of the state’s largest state parks is getting even bigger. We’ll chat with Jack Bauer about the additional real estate at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Plus when you search the Internet it’s called surfing, but when you search a net that has been in a surf, that’s called seining. Galveston Island State Park’s own Hans Haglund explains how it’s not all a drag.

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 Jun 19-26, with more work to do than staff to do it, state park managers look for some innovative ways to get the job done. At Fort Boggy State Park, Construction Engineer David Morris got some help from an unlikely source; inmates from the nearby state prison. A summer float is just one of the activities you can enjoy at Guadalupe River State Park. Joan Nitschke and Rex Shaddox have a few more suggestions for enjoying this Hill Country get away. Aquatic Education Specialist Brenda Justice of Dickinson has some tips on keeping your tackle box organized and ready. Canyons, rolling plains and thick grasslands blanket much of the Texas Panhandle. Ride along with Texas game wardens Mark Collins, Win Bishop, Matt Marshall, Frank Ricketson and Ewel McCrary as they patrol this diverse landscape. And finally, explore the ‘Lost Pines’ of Bastrop 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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