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TPWD News Release — Sept. 5, 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. Stories scheduled to air Sept. 5-9 are: The Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy is designed to provide a roadmap for the next five to ten years concerning non-game species within the state of Texas. Steve Bender coordinates the plan for the agency, and deciphers it in this two-part program.

Hunting season is here. Are you ready? Hunter Education Coordinator, Terry Erwin outlines what every hunter should know before going into the field. Lt. Dick Dowling and his men have earned a special celebration at Sabine Pass Battle Ground State Park. Park interpreter, Jonathan Plant tells us why.

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.

Television

Texas Parks & Wildlife” is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. This week on PBS: This week on PBS: Swim, ski or fish at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. According to park manager Frank Juarez, water is a year-round draw where he works. Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin where you can learn about native plants, landscape restoration, and water conservation. Binoculars aren’t just for birdwatchers. Get some tips on picking out optics for all kinds of outdoor activities. See how one family has been working to restore the range of the Walking Cane Ranch. Bill Armstrong from the Kerr Wildlife Management Area started working with the landowners more than 30 years ago. “Splash” is the world’s largest Blue Catfish, and he’s currently on display at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens where Genie Hilton says the big cat is doing just fine. This week’s postcard relaxes to the rhythms of the forest flood.

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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