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TPWD News Release — Aug. 1, 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 Aug. 1-5, when funding is tight, non-profit organizations can turn to Texas Parks and Wildlife to get folks in the outdoors. We’ll talk to Darlene Lewis about the Community Outdoor Outreach Grants. Plus if you see an intoxicated boater or an environmental crime being committed, there will soon be an easier way to report them. Chief of Wildlife Enforcement, David Sinclair tells about the new, expanded Operation Game Thief Hotline.

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 31 to Aug. 2, as the population of the Snow Goose booms, these birds are eating themselves out of house and home. According to Vernon Bevill, Game Bird and Habitat Assessment Program Director, drastic measures are needed to protect the geese and their habitat. Whether it’s hiking to Gorman Falls or fishing for white bass in the Colorado River, Colorado Bend State Park is an ideal place for family fun. For park manager Cory Evans it’s the perfect place to work. Fish and Wildlife Technician Jeff Winchester has some tips on how to fish the jetties along the gulf coast. Meet one man who’s determined to keep the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers alive for a new generation. Ken Pollard is one of the driving forces behind the resurgence in interest in this almost forgotten piece of history. This week’s ‘postcard’ looks at the geology of Big Bend.

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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