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The Texas Parks & Wildlife series on PBS is made possible in part by a grant from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

Texas Parks & Wildlife on PBS and Cable

Airing Now and Coming Soon


September 21–27, 2014

Watch OnlineProgram 2223-R — Originally Aired March 23–29, 2014

Featured Segments
Watch OnlineThe 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.

Watch OnlineKickapoo 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.

Watch OnlineParks & 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.

Watch OnlineMystery 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.

Watch OnlinePostcard from Texas

Lots of folks enjoy at day at the beach.


September 28–October 4, 2014

Watch OnlineProgram 2224-R — Originally Aired March 30–April 5, 2014

Featured Segments
Watch OnlineAbove Texas: Under the Water

Our four part series concludes with footage of the Lone Star State in a way we don’t normally get to see … from deep below the Gulf of Mexico, exploring our natural and artificial reefs.

Watch OnlineParks & 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.

Watch OnlineThe 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.

Watch OnlinePostcard From Texas

White-tailed deer eat breakfast on a winter morning.


October 5–11, 2014

Watch OnlineProgram 2225-R — Originally Aired April 6–12, 2014

Featured Segments
Watch OnlineNatural 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.

Watch OnlineParks & 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.

Watch OnlineTexas 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.

Watch OnlineOutdoor 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.

Watch OnlinePostcard From Texas

Water images in black & white.


October 12–18, 2014

Watch OnlineProgram 2226-R — Originally Aired April 13–19, 2014

Featured Segments
Watch OnlineA 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.

Watch OnlineStone 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.

Watch OnlineA 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

Producer Ron Kabele retires after 27 years of state service. Every segment in this show was produced by Ron. We take a look at some of Ron’s other video contributions.

Stations and Air Times

Times and dates are subject to change, especially during PBS membership drives.

  • Amarillo, KACV-TV, Channel 2, Thursday 7:30 p.m.
  • Austin, KLRU-TV, Channel 18, Sunday 10 a.m.; Thursday 5:30 a.m. KLRU-Q, Channel 18-3, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m.
  • Bryan-College Station, KAMU-TV, Channel 15, Sunday 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • Corpus Christi, KEDT-TV, Channel 16, Sunday 12 p.m.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, KERA-TV, Channel 13, (October Through April Only) Saturday 11 a.m. Also serving Abilene, Denton, Longview, Marshall, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Wichita Falls and Sherman.
  • El Paso, KCOS-TV, Channel 13, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
  • Harlingen, KMBH-TV, Channel 60, Sunday 5 p.m. Also serving McAllen, Mission and Brownsville.
  • Houston, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Saturday 3 p.m. Also serving Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Texas City and Victoria.
  • Killeen, KNCT-TV, Channel 46, Sunday 5 p.m. Also serving Temple, Waco.
  • Lubbock, KTTZ-TV, Channel 5, Saturday 10 a.m.
  • Odessa-Midland, KPBT-TV, Channel 36, Saturday 4:30 p.m.
  • San Antonio and Laredo, KLRN-TV, Channel 9, Sunday 11 a.m, Thursday 11:30 a.m.
  • Portales, New Mexico, KENW-TV, Channel 3, Sunday 2:30 p.m.

Cable

Texas Parks & Wildlife can also be seen on a variety of government, educational and access cable channels in the following communities: Abilene; Alamo Colleges-San Antonio; Alice; Allen; Atlanta-KAQC; Baytown; Big Spring; Boerne; Brownsville; Cedar Park; Colleyville; Coppell; Corpus Christi; Crockett-KIVY; Dallas; Deer Park; Del Mar College-Corpus Christi; Denton; El Paso; Euless; Flower Mound; Fort Stockton; Fort Worth; Fort Worth ISD-EdTV; Frisco; Garland; Haltom City; Houston; Houston Community College; Irving; Keller; Killeen; Lubbock; Lufkin; McKinney; Mesquite; Midland; Nassau Bay; North Richland Hills; Ocean TV 20, Toms River, NJ; Pasadena; Rogers State University; Round Rock; San Antonio College; Seabrook; Stephen F. Austin U.; Sugar Land; Temple; Texarkana College; The Colony; Trophy Club; Tyler; Victoria; and Waco. Check your local listings for days and times.


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