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PBS Preview July 20-26, 2014 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Preview for the July 20-26, 2014 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2214R. For stations and air times go to http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS Preview July 27-August 2, 2014 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Preview for the July 27-August 2, 2014 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2215R. For stations and air times go to http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS Preview August 3-9, 2014 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Preview for the August 3-9, 2014 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2216R. For stations and air times go to http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS Preview August 10-16 2014 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Preview for the August 10-16, 2014 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2217R. For stations and air times go to http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS April 13-19, 2014, #2226 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2226 April 13-19, 2014 A Man in Paradise The Rio Grande Valley is a haven for birds and birders alike. For Father Tom Pincelli, this area is an earthly paradise. Follow along as Father Tom finds beauty and inspiration in some unusual birding spots. Stone Skipping Return to a simpler time as kids of all ages compete to see who's the best stone-skipper around. It's the World Stone Skipping Championship in Wimberley, Texas. A Long Way to Seadrift The Texas Water Safari is touted as the toughest non-stop boat race in the world, starting in San Marcos and ending in Seadrift 260 miles later. Over the past thirty years, an entire subculture has developed among the participants and their families. We'll ride along with some of the contestants in the most extreme of canoe races. Postcard From Texas Texas Parks & Wildlife television producer Ron Kabele recently retired after 22 years of state service. Every segment in this show was produced by Ron. We say thanks and take a look at some of Ron's other contributions. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS April 6-12, 2014, #2225 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2225 April 6-12, 2014 Natural Wasteland Birding hotspots are not always where you might expect them to be. See the sights, hear the sounds, and smell the smells of a "marginal nature" haven. Parks & Wildlife People: Greg Creacy In 2011, the most destructive wildfire in Texas history roared through Bastrop State Park. Meet one of the biologists that helped fight the fire, and now works to reforest the park. Texas Eagles on the Move The Bald Eagle is now off the endangered species list, and more Eagles are calling Texas home. We visit a couple of Eagle nests, and learn that these birds now have a new challenge on the horizon. Outdoor Info: Tree Stand Safety Hunters who use tree stands need to be very careful. Each year, the improper use of these devices lead to a significant number of accidents and tragedies. We offer advice on how to climb a tree safely. Postcard From Texas Water images in black & white. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov.tv

PBS March 30-April 5, 2014, #2224 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2224 March 30-April 5, 2014 Below Texas: Beneath the Surface Our four part series concludes with footage of the Lone Star State in a way we don't normally get to see. Travel below the rim of Palo Duro Canyon, immerse yourself in a clear Texas river, and travel deep in the Gulf of Mexico, exploring our natural and artificial reefs. Lake Livingston State Park Lake Livingston State Park is a popular haven for camping, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. Tall pine trees shade the picnic and campground areas, while an eighty five thousand acre reservoir provides miles of shoreline to play on and enjoy. Most any kind of fun you can do outdoors, you can do here. Parks & Wildlife People: Alejandro Farias Some people find lots of numbers on spreadsheets rather boring and tedious. Not Alejandro Farias. Lots and lots of data is what make him happy. He also enjoys finding new technology and techniques to reduce the time it takes to compile complicated reports, sometimes using Ninja philosophy. The Last Stand The pristine coastal prairie landscape is disappearing at a rapid rate in Texas. Once covering millions of acres, less than a tenth of a percent of the original prairie remains. But there is a movement underway to turn things around. Meet some of these prairie patriots who are working to restore coastal prairies back to Texas. Postcard From Texas White-tailed deer eat breakfast on a winter morning. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS March 23-29, 2014, #2223 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2223 March 23-29, 2014 The Last Dance? Historically there used to be one million Attwater's prairie-chickens throughout the coastal prairies of Texas and Louisiana, now less than one percent remain. We follow along as biologists deal with one of the toughest breeding seasons on record, as they struggle to save one of the most endangered birds in all of Texas. Kickapoo Cavern State Park Bats, birds and caverns are what you'll find at this secluded state park. Located north of Del Rio, you can experience the flight of the Mexican free-tailed bat, have a guided cavern tour to see the largest column formation in Texas, and possibly see the endangered golden-cheeked warbler while exploring the park. Parks & Wildlife People: Radio Team What do you do when the Federal Communication Commission mandates that all U.S. 2-way radio systems be converted to narrowband frequencies, in a short time and with limited dollars? If you're part of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's fleet and radio team, you get to work, and get it done. On time, and under budget. Mystery of the Tarpon Heralded for their awe-inspiring jumps and tenacious power, tarpon are the stuff from which fish tales are spun. But over the last couple decades, their populations have taken a serious dive. Today, a group of scientists are trying to learn about the biology of this Postcard from Texas Lots of folks enjoy at day at the beach. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS March 16-22, 2014, #2222 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2222 March 16-22, 2014 Restoring a Texas Treasure The Guadalupe Bass lives in the cool running waters of the Texas Hill Country. But over the last few decades, competition from the popular small-mouth bass population has reduced the Guadalupe Bass to near extinction. Discover what fisheries biologists at the Heart of the Hills Fisheries Science Center are doing to bring back the official state fish of Texas. Lake Casa Blanca International State Park For folks in and around Laredo a great place to cool off is Lake Casa Blanca International State Park. From the fishing to the camping Lake Casa Blanca is perfect place for a good ole' South Texas siesta. Wild Things: Texas Symbols Everybody knows the bluebonnet is the state flower, but what is the state sea shell? The state reptile? The state flying mammal? A Scar on the Flats As more anglers discover the shallow waters of the Texas Gulf Coast, there is growing concern about what this increased traffic is doing to the fragile sea grasses. Learn how to get to where the fish are without damaging this vital habitat. Postcard From Texas The South Llano River is home to the native Guadalupe Bass and it's a major attraction to the hill country town of Junction. Now this nearly constant water level river is one of the latest additions to the Texas Paddling Trails network. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS March 9-15, 2014, #2221 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2221 March 9-15, 2014 What Wardens Do The title "Texas Game Warden" evokes an iconic image of selfless peace officers protecting our natural resources. But few of us are aware of their wide range of responsibilities. We'll follow some of these men and women, from the rutted dirt tracks of the High Plains Canyon Country, to the storm-crossed waters of the Gulf Coast. Outdoor Info: Turkey Calls Steve Hall shows you how to make some basic turkey calls, and when to use each one. Mother Neff State Park Not too far southwest of Waco is a hidden gem of a state park. It's a great place to take a hike through the woods, or just contemplate nature. Stripers in Production Follow the life cycle of striped bass. From fertilization to hatching, to stocking and finally catching, this popular game fish is getting a helping hand from Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists. Postcard From Texas Fiddler crabs are pretty busy looking for food on the Texas coast. For stations and air times: http:://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS March 2-8, 2014, #2220 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2220 March 2-8, 2014 Chasing a Ghost In 2005 news of the extinct Ivory Billed Woodpecker being found in the woods of Arkansas electrified the birding community. Now a team is searching for the elusive Ivory Billed here in Texas. We followed the Texas team for six months as they explore the bird's historic range, The Big Thicket National Preserve in East Texas. From using state of the art technology to good ole foot power, see what it takes to try and find a bird that hasn't been seen in 60 years. 50 Years Later, Same Photo A 50-year old family photo taken at Inks Lake State Park leads to an interesting reunion and a renewed interest in getting outside. A Place to Hunt Finding a place to hunt is getting more difficult by the season for many Texas hunters. A family from Houston who hunt doves has found the perfect solution: the Annual Public Hunting Permit. This permit allows hunters access to over 1 million acres of land all across the state. Lift, Drift, Pole, Troll Get some quick tips on how to successfully navigate the shallow flats of the coast without harming the sensitive seagrasses. Postcard from Texas Chase Fountain is a photographer for Texas Parks and Wildlife. We'll showcase some of his favorite shots, along with some of his thoughts and behind-the-scenes comments. For stations and air times: http:://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS February 23-March 1, 2014, #2219 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2219 February 23-March 1, 2014 Texas Tussle, A Gator Hunt It's a hot muggy afternoon in an east Texas marsh, and it's time to hunt for alligators. We tag along with some lucky hunters that get a chance of a lifetime to hunt alligators at J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area.   Wild Game Cooking: Alligator Chili Relleno Austin chef Jeff Martinez shows us a unique way to cook Texas alligator with a south of the border twist. Outdoor Info: Leave No Trace The mantra of the true outdoors lover is "Leave no trace". Here's some ideas for leaving the environment better than you found it. Balancing Act Todd Imboden is a true homegrown product of Texas Parks & Wildlife, starting with the department when he was just out of his teens. From his humble beginnings as a janitor some 30 years ago, he now heads up Palmetto State Park, a jewel in the Texas State Park System. We'll spend a few days with this super superintendent as he juggles his time between work and family. Postcard From Texas Relax with fall colors in a few east Texas state parks. For stations and air times: http:://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS February 16-22, 2014, #2218 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2218 February 16-22, 2014 Spreading His Wings Wildlife biologist Ken Rice has spent his entire life in the Corpus Christi area. Now, he's sharing his passion for anything coastal with kids and their families. One of those children is Joe, a seventh grader who tracks the movement of birds from his inner-city housing project. Fishing Hall of Fame: Ed Parten Edward Parten of Kingwood has devoted a large part of his life to helping preserve and improve habitat for fisheries in Texas. He's the lone inductee into the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Hall of Fame. Policing Pollution Texas Game Wardens do much more than just enforce the game laws. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens who keep our water clean and air clear by pursuing those who violate environmental laws. Postcard From Texas Watch as the sun sets on the mountains out from Balmorhea. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS February 9-15, 2014, #2217 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2217 February 9-15, 2014 Above Texas: Growing Pains The third in a four part series that highlights The Lone Star State in a way we don't normally get to see ... from high above and down below. First up, we fly over our cities and industrial centers, hearing from some of Texas' greatest thinkers about striking a crucial balance about the stewardship between our states' economy and our natural resources. Wood Ducks at Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area Check out a bottomland hardwood swamp and the ducks that call it home. Lake Somerville State Park Camping, hiking, horseback riding are just a few of the things you can enjoy at Lake Somerville. You can also just take it easy if you want to. A Journey South One of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas doesn't have any roller coasters or food courts, but it does have whooping cranes. Visit the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and see lots and lots of wildlife. Postcard from Texas Wind turbines are increasing across Texas. Get a different view of these energy producing giants. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS February 2-8, 2014, #2216 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2216 February 2-8, 2014 Purple Martins Meet some landlords looking out for their tenants at a small high-rise condo complex that's completely for the birds. Purple martins seem to need people, and the birds provide some rewards back to those who watch out for them. Parks & Wildlife People: Charlie Wilson Charlie Wilson is the driving force behind the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's very successful Shooting Sports Program. Not only is he really good at organizing and teaching, he's also been able to bring public and private partners into the fold. State Park Ambassadors Young adults aren't visiting Texas state parks in large numbers and a new initiative aims to change that. The Youth Ambassador Program signs on members of the millennial generation to share their love of nature in ways their peers can relate to, which is often quite different from their parents. Battle at the Fork Lake Fork is undisputedly the top largemouth bass lake in Texas. For the first time ever a professional bass fishing tournament was held on the lake in April 2007. Follow along with the tournament favorite and a young newcomer just trying to make the cut. If you think being a bass pro is the "dream job", then you need to see what it's like to literally fish for your supper. Postcard From Texas Get up close to some of the interesting rock formations at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS January 26-February 1, 2014, #2215 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2215 January 26-February 1, 2014 Eye in the Sky Technology just keeps getting better, and as a result so does our knowledge of wildlife. With the use of satellite transmitters placed on wildlife we are learning more and new things about the lives and habits of Texas' wildlife. See how biologists gather information about the lives of desert bighorn sheep as they move the through the mountains of west Texas and Mexico, and the endangered Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle as they travel the Gulf of Mexico. Parks & Wildlife People: Craig Hensley He's been described as something out of a storybook. See Guadalupe River State Park Ranger Craig Hensley in action as he finds creative ways to connect folks with nature. Government Canyon Bike Trails When it comes to mountain biking in Texas one of the best spots is Government Canyon State Natural area. Grab your bike and helmet as we hit the park for some single track fun! LBJ's Hill Country Legacy When Lyndon Baines Johnson helped create the Sauer Beckmann Living History Farm, he wanted to give visitors an appreciation for the hard work and ingenuity of the pioneers and farmers from long ago. Costumed interpreters and volunteers show life as it really was, complete with all the sights, sounds, and (for better or worse) smells of a turn-of-the-century Hill Country farmstead. Postcard From Texas Reflections in the water at Blanco State Park. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS January 19-25, 2014, #2214 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2214 January 19-25, 2014 Above Texas: The Coast The second in a four part series that highlights The Lone Star State in a way we don't normally get to see ... from high above and down below. In this segment, we fly over the Gulf of Mexico and our coastlines, where you'll get a different view of the wildlife, the habitat, and man's impacts. Parks & Wildlife People: Kerr Swine Research Team Feral swine wreak havoc on native habitat, but a team at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area is testing innovative ways to keep this multiplying menace in check. Caddo Lake Paddling Trail Straddling the Texas-Louisiana border, swampy Caddo Lake in Northeast Texas has an enduring air of mystery. And the paddling trails is the ideal way to explore this fascinating lake. Student Parking From West Texas to the Gulf Coast, teachers and students are discovering that state parks offer unique ways to bring learning alive. Put on some old clothes and tag along for a hands-on look at science class Parks and Wildlife-style. Postcard From Texas Spectacular views from the mountains of West Texas with the clouds below. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS January 12-18, 2014, #2213 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2213 January 12-18, 2014 The Rio Grande, Down But Not Out Join a group of students from Corpus Christi as they head up to Big Bend to float the Rio Grande. This is much more than a fun field trip; it's a chance to learn. The students discover the many challenges faced by the Rio Grande. From human demand for its water, to non-native water sucking trees, to a decline in fish species, the many pressures on the river continue. But as the students find out, work is being done to help the restore the once mighty Rio Grande. Parks & Wildlife People: Cecilia Nasti She is often heard but seldom seen. Cecilia Nasti is the host and producer of the Passport to Texas radio show belting out 20 shows a month on every topic under the Texas Parks and Wildlife sun. Recently she has taken on one of her favorite subjects, organic food, and promoted wild game cooking segments to PBS and YouTube. The Boat Builder Houston architect Skip Johnson's hobby is both a craft and an art. Skip builds wooden kayaks that would be right at home in an art gallery, but are built for the water. Follow along as Skip designs, builds, and finally paddles his latest creation, the 'Bionic Log'. Postcard From Texas Look up, in the sky, it's many moons, passing by. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS January 5-11, 2014, #2212 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2212 January 5-11, 2014 Tent Revival Many families in cities have lost touch with the great outdoors and all it has to offer, but the Texas Outdoor Family program is here to help, getting folks with little camping experience outside for some weekend fun. Lone Star Land Steward: South Llano River Watershed Alliance The South Llano Watershed Alliance is a group of landowners and stakeholders who have come together to preserve and enhance one of the state's most pristine rivers, the South Llano. Texas Parks and Wildlife has honored the alliance for their collaboration to support a major water source to the Colorado River which also supports the water supply of Austin. Action for the Oceans How will climate change affect the Texas Gulf Coast? Hear predictions on how the coast will be impacted over the next century. In part five of a six part series on the state of the gulf, scientists and biologists discuss how the documented rise in sea level is ongoing and what it will mean in the future for coastal communities in Texas. We will also look at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's long documentation of warming water temperature and how some species like flounder have declined, while other species like the gray snapper have increased. We will also look at the spread of black mangroves and the newly detected red mangrove, as another indication of a warming climate. Postcard From Texas Thousands of purple martins converge on a few trees in an Austin parking lot each summer, creating a bird tornado of sorts that captivates onlookers. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS December 29, 2013-January 4, 2014, #2211 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2211 December 29, 2013 - January 4, 2014 Above Texas: Rivers & Lakes The first in a four part series that highlights The Lone Star State in a way we don't normally get to see ... from high above and down below. First up, we fly over our rivers and lakes, hearing from some of Texas' greatest thinkers about how our stewardship of these resources are so vital to the economic and cultural future of our state. Lone Star Land Steward: JA Ranch Andrew Bivins is a fifth generation landowner of the massive, historic JA Ranch. He is among a new breed of ranch manager revolutionizing the use of GPS technology in the day-to-day operation of the JA Ranch's land and cattle business. Wild Things: Animal Coloration From brightly colored feathers that make a bird stand out, to mottled camouflage to help an animal hide, different colors serve different purposes throughout the animal kingdom. Climate of Changes How will climate change affect the Texas Gulf Coast? Hear predictions on how the coast will be impacted over the next century. In part five of a six part series on the state of the gulf, scientists and biologists discuss how the documented rise in sea level is ongoing and what it will mean in the future for coastal communities in Texas. We will also look at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's long documentation of warming water temperature and how some species like flounder have declined, while other species like the gray snapper have increased. We will also look at the spread of black mangroves and the newly detected red mangrove, as another indication of a warming climate. Outdoor Info: Public Hunts Each year the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department offers a variety of public hunts throughout the state. Here's how to take advantage of these affordable opportunities. Postcard From Texas Nesting Golden-cheeked Warblers. Check out an endangered bird that nests only in the hill country of Central Texas. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS December 22-28, 2013, #2210 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2210 December 22-28, 2013 The Invaders Caddo Lake in East Texas is just one example of how invasive plants are taking Texas by land and water. Are you unknowingly aiding the attack? Find out from the folks who are fighting to save aquatic habitats from this growing problem. Wild Things: Bird Beaks From cracking seeds to spearing fish, birds possess an amazing variety of beaks adapted for some very unique tasks. What's in the Water Take a look at conditions, both natural and man-made, that impact water quality along the Gulf. We will examine the infamous "Dead Zone," off Louisiana, how it occurs and what its effects are. Learn about harmful algal blooms, such as red tide, where and when they occur and what the public needs to know when they happen. We'll also look at how water pollution has led to fish consumption advisories for many coastal waters and the trends in coastal water quality. Part four of a six part series. Lockhart State Park Lockhart State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps back in the 1930s. Along with numerous buildings, roads, and bridges, the men and women of the CCC also built a swimming pool that utilizes the spring water coming from a nearby creek. More recently, a nine-hole golf course was added. Postcard From Texas How can a mother tarantula not be proud of her babies, all 500 of them, as they emerge from their egg sack. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS December 15-21, 2013, #2209 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2209 December 15-21, 2013 K9 Wardens Texas Game Wardens don't normally work outside their home state, but the creation of a new law enforcement unit has taken five wardens to Utah for some specialized training. Fisheries for the Future In the third of six stories examining the state of the gulf, this episode looks at the challenge of managing fisheries resources for sustainability. We will look at redfish as an example and show how the tools of research, regulation, enforcement and fish stockings have protected and elevated redfish to almost cult status with anglers. We'll look at efforts to monitor and protect sea grass beds from scarring by boat props. Finally we recognize how private groups like the Coastal Conservation Association have supported the management of redfish and changed the way anglers approach their sport. Wild Things: Nature's Clean Up Crew It's the ultimate recycling project. Vultures, coyotes and even beetles are hard at work keeping the Texas landscape clean. Buck Fever "Buck Fever" is a condition afflicting both deer hunters and wildlife biologists. And after 25 years of studies, we have learned so much more about how habitat and diet contribute to a healthy herd. Postcard From Texas A dog's nose can be a powerful tool for law enforcement, but only if the dog is ready to go to work. A game warden explains what they look for in a canine companion. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS December 8-14, 2013, #2208 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2108 December 8-14, 2013 Calling All Pintails The population of Pintail ducks has been declining over the past decade, and wildlife biologists are trying to figure out why. Watch as captured hens are fitted with transmitters, and tracked as they winter on the coast and migrate north. Hurricanes: A Force of Nature Examine how hurricanes have impacted Texas; past, present and future. In part two of a six part series on the state of the gulf, we'll see how a century ago a hurricane determined the future of Indianola and Galveston. Then take a look at how recent hurricanes, Rita and Ike, devastated Sea Rim and Galveston Island State Parks, and the progress of their recovery. We will reiterate the benefits of healthy marshland to diminish the force of hurricanes. Then visit oyster reef restoration sites in Galveston Bay and see how new technology is being used to map the bottom of Texas bays so that future damage from hurricanes can be more accurately assessed. Wild Things: Bird Migration How do some birds manage to migrate thousands of miles and return to the same area each year? We'll examine some of the mysteries of avian navigation. Parks & Wildlife People: Danny Lewis Using his affinity for computer programming, Danny Lewis has become an invaluable asset to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He developed and now maintains the massive Kills and Spills database, along with writing numerous other specialized computer applications that support his Inland Fisheries Division. Postcard From Texas Wood storks to warblers live at Caddo Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in Texas. For stations and air times: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS December 1-7, 2013, #2207 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2207 December 1-7, 2013 Fitting In, Standing Out Today's Texas game wardens have dual roles as enforcement officers and educators. Meet one East Texas warden whose involvement with the kids in her community not only helps change their lives, but enriches her as well. Wild Things: Venomous Snakes What's that hissing sound from behind that tree? If it's a snake, chances are it's a harmless one. But there are venomous ones are out there, and that means you'd better be careful. We'll show you how to identify four species of venomous snakes found here in Texas. The Burden of Bounty The Gulf of Mexico is known to some as "America's Sea." In the first segment of a six part series on the state of the gulf, we'll explore the rich diversity of habitats and creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and the economic benefits they provide to the nation as a whole. We'll visit the beautiful coral reefs of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, shallow meadows of seagrass in Redfish Bay and the longest undeveloped barrier island, Padre Island National Seashore, one of the homes of the endangered Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle.  Last we will consider how the BP oil spill illustrates the inseparable dynamics of economic and environmental interests. Outdoor Info: Safe Firearm Transportation Get some advice on how to transport your firearms safely to and from the field. Postcard From Texas Enjoy a time lapse view of sunrise to sunset at Caprock Canyons State Park. For stations and air times go to http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

PBS November 24-30, 2013, #2206 - Texas Parks and Wildlife [Official]

Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2206 November 24-30, 2013 The Inspired Artist From a migrant worker as a youth to an artist that discovers he has an amazing talent. Meet Clemente Guzman who is an inspiration for all of us. Lone Star Land Steward: Thomsen Foundation Among the woods and prairies of the Western Cross Timbers, the Thomsen Foundation teaches guests of all ages about the beauty and complexity of native habitat. Geocaching Changed My Life A woman with Asperger Syndrome sees her social life blossom when she takes up geocaching. Fishing the Late Shift Whether in saltwater or fresh, Texas has many great spots to spend aday fishing. But for a special breed of angler the best days of fishing are always nights. Postcard From Texas A brood of Panhandle turkeys strut and gobble and compete for attention. For stations and air times go to: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv

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