Feb. 22, 2012

  • Fish Hatchery Closure Possible Due to Drought
    ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) may temporarily close the Dundee Fish Hatchery near Wichita Falls during the upcoming production season due to a declining water supply.

Feb. 21, 2012

Feb. 17, 2012

  • Brady Creek Lake Hit with Golden Alga Bloom
    BRADY, Texas — Brady Creek Lake, a popular destination for bass, crappie, and catfish anglers near Brady,  was diagnosed earlier this week with a toxic bloom of golden alga.  This is the first time Brady Creek Lake has been impacted by this harmful alga.
  • I’ll Take the Dirt Road 
    The first wave of mountain bikers participated in the opening day of Dirt Fest 2012, a series of guided bike rides through miles of rugged and scenic Chihuahuan Desert inside Big Bend Ranch State Park near Lajitas, TX.

Video News Reports

Campfire USA has evolved over the past 100 years and one council has swapped candy sales for service work helping out a state park during the drought.

Youtube: http://youtu.be/AY3cJ6R_5u4

For a high resolution download on our FTP site: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/files/video/FEBRUARYVNR_CAMPFIREUSA_.mov.zip

Bastrop State Park has had its woes from fires to floods. Now, the park is getting some help from American Youth Works.

Youtube: http://youtu.be/B3XYlpKkllQ

For a high resolution download on our FTP site:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/files/video/FEBRUARYVNR_BastropStateParkUpdate_split.mov.zip

News Briefs

WWII History Comes to Life at Fort Richardson Saturday

Take a step back in time during Fort Richardson’s World War II Living History Day this Saturday. During the 4th annual living history event, visitors can interact with American, German and Japanese “soldiers,” view WWII equipment and weapons demonstrations, and enjoy an afternoon battle re-enactment. The event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the parade grounds, is free but park entry fees apply. Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site is located in Jacksboro just northwest of Fort Worth. For more information, contact the park at 940-567-3506, or visit the park’s Website at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/fort_richardson/.

Fort Richardson to Salute Texas Independence

For the first time, Fort Richardson State Park and Historic Site in Jacksboro will commemorate the Lone Star State’s independence with a Texas Independence Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 3. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will join with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, White Settlement Museum and the Civil War Museum of Fort Worth to commemorate the March 2, 1836 signing of Texas’ Declaration of Independence that prompted a war with Mexico. Historians and re-enactors portraying characters from various time periods in Texas history will demonstrate their skills throughout the day. Guest lecturer Sherry Cannedy will speak on Texas independence at 2 p.m. in the park’s interpretive center. The event is free but park entry fees apply. Call (940) 567-3506 for more information.

Calendar

For events in your area, visit our calendar section at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/