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March 15, 2004

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 about 100 Texas stations. Airing the week of March 15-19, a tiny fish is making big waves in the scientific community. Plus, we’ll tell you how to get your gardens ready for butterflies.

For more information, visit the Web (http://www.passporttotexas.org/).

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. This month’s stories include: A World War II veteran is healing some old wounds at the Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site-National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg; women are learning about the outdoors through the ’Becoming An Outdoors-Woman’ workshop; a fisherman’s dream comes true when he catches the world’s largest Blue Catfish on a rod and reel; and ’wildscaping’ your yard not only cuts down on your water bill, it also gives wildlife a place to live.

Television

"Texas Parks & Wildlife" is a weekly half-hour television series seen on PBS affiliates around the state. Stories airing the week of March 14-21 are: men of the Civilian Conservation Corp reunite; take the train at the Texas State Railroad State Park; shotgun cleaning; and Seminole Canyon rock art.

For more information about this week’s programs and where they can be viewed, visit the Web (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/tv).

Magazine

In the March issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, mountain biker Dan Oko challenges the desert conditions of Franklin Mountains State Park and seasoned hunter Steven R. LaMascus rekindles his love of hunting by going after spring turkeys. Saltwater fishing writer Larry Bozka casts for reds and seatrout in Copano Bay and Mary-Love Bigony reviews the comeback of Kemp’s ridley turtle on the Texas coast.

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 on line (http://www.tpwmagazine.com/).

KE 2004-03-15


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