Texas Parks & Wildlife on PBS and Cable
Airing Now and Coming Soon
April 20–26, 2014
Program 2201-R — Originally Aired October 20–26, 2013
In the heart of the hill country is the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, and here you will find the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. Join some biologists as they monitor these unique birds during their nesting season.
The Leopold Conservation Award winner for the Texas Parks and Wildlife 2013 Lone Star Land Steward awards is split between the Buck Hollow Ranch and the Stockard-Sirianni Ranch. Both ranches are owned by Jack and Jan Cato, two role models for land stewardship in Texas. The Catos are working hard to fight invasive species, preserve water resources, and carry on a tradition of stewardship. The Buck Hollow Ranch is located in Uvalde and Real counties and the Stockard-Sirianni Ranch is located in Frio County. Both ranches present unique challenges and opportunities for conservation practices.
Pedernales Falls State Park is known for its falls of course. Lesser known are the 20 or so miles of hike and bike trails. Take a tour of the trails on two wheels.
Each year, outdoor tourism contributes around 36 billion dollars to the state economy. Part of our popularity comes from the good public relations generated by the scores of outdoor-television programs. We’ll look at some of those shows that can’t wait to come here and show off our state.
Lesser Prairie Chickens on the Lek. That’s where they strut and dance and gobble to try and claim a mate.
April 27–May 3, 2014
Program 2202-R — Originally Aired October 27–November 2, 2013
The sun is shining and the water’s mighty fine at Possum Kingdom State Park. Two years after a wildfire roared through the park, the popular Texas getaway is back! Take a look at how the park has recovered.
Texas horned lizards are icons of wild Texas, but they are getting harder to find. Learn what may be causing declines of this legendary critter, and what’s being done about it.
Can a coal mine and wildlife coexist? One Texas mining company says yes as it develops innovative methods for restoring native habitat.
In just a few years the Bois d’Arc Creek in Fannin County will replaced by the Lower Bois d’Arc Reservoir. What was once bottomland hardwood forest will become a 17,000 acre water supply project. Brothers Russell and William Graves teamed up to produce a film about growing up along the Bois d’Arc and what the loss of this valuable habitat means to those that have a history with the land.
See the speedy snail as it moves across the landscape.
May 4–10, 2014
Program 2203-R — Originally Aired November 3–9, 2013
Marshall Wright is an Austin blogger, a gourmet cook, and now a… hunter? Urbanites interested in healthy, tasty, locally-sourced foods are trying hunting for the first time. Follow Marshall as he learns about hunting from this new perspective.
The Daphne Prairie is one of the rarest prairies you’ll ever find in Texas, as it has Mima mounds. If you’ve never heard or seen these Mima mounds, now is your chance to check them out.
Texas Parks and Wildlife is celebrating its 50th birthday by inviting people to share their stories and photos about memorable moments in the Texas outdoors. Here’s a look back at what this means for Texans.
Travel to Big Bend Ranch State Parks with a group of teens from Houston as they make a spiritual connection with the West Texas landscape. For many of these kids, this is their first real experience with wide open spaces.
Brazos Bend State Park is a great place to see alligators, and birds.
May 11–17, 2014
Program 2204-R — Originally Aired November 10–16, 2013
The annual winter stocking of rainbow trout in the Guadalupe River is a much anticipated event. Check out some of the best spots to go to catch these feisty freshwater fish.
North Deer Island near Galveston is the largest bird rookery island on the Upper Texas Coast, and it is shrinking. Erosion from waves has pounded the island for years. See what’s being done to preserve this island and protect it for the thousands of birds that nest here every year.
Gerald Stewart can talk to animals. No, he doesn’t have “Dr. Doolittle” magical powers. Rather, Gerald is a professional animal caller. Using mouth calls and audio cassettes, he can attract birds, owls, mountain lions, bobcats, foxes, deer and many more animals.
Witness the natural phenomenon of a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.
Stations and Air Times
Times and dates are subject to change, especially during PBS membership drives.
- Amarillo, KACV-TV, Channel 2, Sunday 12:30 p.m.
- Austin, KLRU-TV, Channel 18, Sunday 10 a.m.; Thursday 5:30 a.m. KLRU-Q, Channel 18-3, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.
- Bryan-College Station, KAMU-TV, Channel 15, Sunday 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- Corpus Christi, KEDT-TV, Channel 16, Sunday 12 p.m.
- Dallas-Fort Worth, KERA-TV, Channel 13, Saturday 11 a.m. Also serving Abilene, Denton, Longview, Marshall, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Wichita Falls and Sherman.
- El Paso, KCOS-TV, Channel 13, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
- Harlingen, KMBH-TV, Channel 60, Sunday 5 p.m. Also serving McAllen, Mission and Brownsville.
- Houston, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Saturday 3 p.m. Also serving Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Texas City and Victoria.
- Killeen, KNCT-TV, Channel 46, Sunday 5 p.m. Also serving Temple, Waco.
- Lubbock, KTTZ-TV, Channel 5, Saturday 10 a.m.
- Odessa-Midland, KPBT-TV, Channel 36, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
- San Antonio and Laredo, KLRN-TV, Channel 9, Sunday 11 a.m, Thursday 11:30 a.m.
- Portales, New Mexico, KENW-TV, Channel 3, Sunday 2:30 p.m.
Texas Parks & Wildlife can also be seen on a variety of government, educational and access cable channels in the following communities: Abilene; Alamo Colleges-San Antonio; Alice; Allen; Atlanta-KAQC; Baytown; Big Spring; Boerne; Brownsville; Cedar Park; Colleyville; Coppell; Corpus Christi; Crockett-KIVY; Dallas; Deer Park; Del Mar College-Corpus Christi; Denton; El Paso; Euless; Flower Mound; Fort Stockton; Fort Worth; Fort Worth ISD-EdTV; Frisco; Garland; Haltom City; Houston; Houston Community College; Irving; Keller; Killeen; Lubbock; Lufkin; McKinney; Mesquite; Midland; Nassau Bay; North Richland Hills; Ocean TV 20, Toms River, NJ; Pasadena; Plano; Rogers State University; Round Rock; San Antonio College; Seabrook; Stephen F. Austin U.; Sugar Land; Temple; Texarkana College; The Colony; Trophy Club; Tyler; Victoria; and Waco. Check your local listings for days and times.