Texas Parks & Wildlife on PBS and Cable
Airing Now and Coming Soon
May 26–June 1, 2013
Program 2106-R — Originally Aired November 25–December 1, 2012
Hunting Dogs 101
Dogs may be ‘man’s best friend’ but it’s certainly a bird hunter’s most essential ally. We see how different breeds accomplish various tasks to help hunters find their quarry and insure that little is wasted in the field.
Davis Mountains State Park
This park sits atop the most extensive mountain range in Texas. At six thousand feet, it offers a one of a kind experience. And when your day is done, there’s no need to leave the park--stay at the recently refurbished Indian Lodge.
Lone Star Land Steward: Double H Ranch
East of El Paso, on the edge of the Chihuahuan dessert, sits a ranch that had been prickly, pointy, and plum tuckered out. But for the Horak family things are a changing on this ranch that’s a labor of love.
Crazy About Birds
Meet the birding Brothertons of Daingerfield, Texas. Birding is more than just a hobby for this family, it’s a passion. Follow along as they look, listen, and laugh together at the Great Texas Birding Classic.
Postcard From Texas
Indian Lodge is more than just a comfortable place to stay in the Davis Mountains. This pueblo-style lodge, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, is also a scenic place to take a swim, or to sit and watch the birds fly and the clouds roll by.
June 2–8, 2013
Program 2107-R — Originally Aired December 2–8, 2012
It may not seem obvious, but there is a connection between the fish and coral life off the coast of Cancun, Mexico, and the coastal life along the shoreline of Texas. Follow scientists investigating the similarities between the ocean life of Texas and our neighbor to the south.
Lake Whitney State Park
This park is an ideal place for water enthusiasts and campers alike. With a huge 16,000 acre lake, park visitors never run out of things to do: swimming, scuba diving, fishing, water skiing, bird watching, with biking, hiking and mini-bike trails.
Outdoor Info: Sighting Your Rifle
Sighting your rifle before you go out in the field can save you a lot of headaches, and help make sure you’re hunting humanely.
D Day +50
D-Day marked the turning point in World War II. It was also a turning point in the lives of those who were there. Visit with some of the veterans of the Battleship TEXAS as they get together to relive old memories, and rekindle old friendships.
Postcard From Texas
A rare snowfall at Pedernales Falls State Park.
June 9–15, 2013
Program 2108-R — Originally Aired December 9–15, 2012
Gardens of the Gulf
There’s a ‘flower garden’ in the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s 60 feet underwater. Learn what the Flower Gardens are, what research scientists are doing at these coral reefs, and why we should be concerned about the garden’s health.
Parks & Wildlife People: Chris Holmes
Brit Chris Holmes has found a home in Texas, and it’s usually in a state park. Don’t let the accent fool you, he’s all Texan and proud of it.
Abilene State Park
Abilene State Park has a reputation as a “gathering place.” It’s where families and friends get together for reunions, holidays, and companionship. We’ll meet some of these people and find out why they come back here, season after season, year after year.
Fishing With Your Piers
Meet some fishing peers while fishing off of one. With piers up and down the Texas coast, you don't need to own a fancy boat or to even get your feet wet to enjoy saltwater fishing.
Postcard From Texas
Enjoy an airboat ride through the marsh at J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area.
June 16–22, 2013
Program 2109-R — Originally Aired December 16–22, 2012
Mountain Lions were once found all across the state. Today they exist only in small numbers in the desert mountain region of the Trans-Pecos. Travel with a group of biologists to Big Bend State Park as they track, tag, and study this elusive cat.
Atlanta State Park
The Caddo Indians were attracted to this site because of its proximity to water. That’s true today for visitors to Atlanta State Park. Located on the shores of Wright Patman Lake, this popular camping spot is known for its rolling hills and towering trees. It’s a great place to catch some cats; catfish that is.
Hooked on the Coast
The Texas coast is home to some of the finest sport fishing in the country. Follow along and see why anglers from all over are hooked on the coast.
Postcard From Texas
Kids discover some interesting spiders at Lake Livingston State Park.
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. & 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, 2 p.m.; Thursday, 12:30 p.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.