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TPWD News Release — July 25, 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 July 25-29, we’ll visit three Wildlife Management Areas, all from the comfort of your radio this week. We’ll talk to Scott Blank at the Granger WMA, Donnie Frels, at the Kerr WMA and Mark Mitchell, at Mason Mountain WMA, who take us on our a tour of some of the most diverse natural areas of our state. Plus if you think the Caribbean has a variety of underwater critters, head out to Galveston Island State Park. Education Coordinator Mary Jean Hayden offers a glimpse into the murky waters with the park’s “Exploring Sea Life” program.

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 July 24-31, less than an hour outside of Fort Worth, the crystal waters and towering cliffs at Lake Possum Kingdom State Park are a great setting for camping, fishing, and boating. The Outdoor Learning Programs’ Ann Miller shows us how different species of animals use sights and sounds to communicate. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Barton Warnock Environmental Education Center. See how exhibit sculptor Mike O’Brien and photographer Earl Nottingham contributed to the interesting look of this West Texas wonder. Where do all those exotic pets end up when their owners don’t want them anymore? The Austin Zoo is one sanctuary for exotic animals from far away places. And finally, whether its bass, red fish, or trout, a fish on the line can’t be beat.

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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