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Early News Digest: Thursday, April 21 (San Jacinto Day) and Friday, April 22 (Good Friday) are state skeleton-crew holidays.

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April 19, 2011

  • Wildfire Battles Continue at Possum Kingdom State ParkNearby Possum Kingdom Fish Hatchery Operations Affected

    AUSTIN – Wildfires around Possum Kingdom Lake today covered more than 150,000 acres, continuing to threaten Possum Kingdom State Park and Palo Pinto County communities, forcing the evacuation of several communities and closure of Possum Kingdom Fish Hatchery located just below the reservoir dam.

 

  • Outdoor Grants To Texas Groups Focus on Education and Service

    Austin – Thousands of Texas children will explore and learn more about the states’ cultural and natural resources thanks to more than $622,000 in Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) grants from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

 

April 18, 2011

 

  • Texas Giant Salvinia Effort Reaches Boaters, Raises AwarenessTPWD Continues To Fight Invasive Plants, Gears Up for Zebra Mussels

    AUSTIN – Survey results show last year’s giant salvinia public awareness campaign by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reached more than half of boaters living within 60 miles of four East Texas lakes targeted in the effort and that 96 percent of those boaters said they were “more likely to clean their boat, trailer or gear as a result of seeing information or advertising.”

 

 

 

April 15, 2011

 

Calendar:

 May 1 

Motorcycle Ride and Rally

Fort Richardson SP & HS

 May 6

15th Annual Spring Open House and Youth Outdoor Day

Lake Brownwood SP

 May 7 

Cinco de Mayo

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

 May 13 

Buffalo Soldier Encampment

Lake Arrowhead SP

 May 14

Penn Farm Geocache Challenge

Cedar Hill State Park

 News Staff:

 A directory of TPWD staff is available at: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/newsmedia/mrg.phtml

 Mike Cox, News Team Leader, 512-389-8046 (office), 512-965-7574 (mobile), mike.cox@tpwd.state.tx.us

(Law enforcement and coastal fisheries, but he can be contacted on any issue)

 Steve Lightfoot, Wildlife & Fisheries Information Specialist: 512-389-4701 (office), 512-565-3680 (mobile), steve.lightfoot@tpwd.state.tx.us

(Wildlife, hunting and inland fisheries)

 Rob McCorkle, State Parks Information Specialist: 830-866-3533 (office), 512-924-7165 (mobile), robert.mccorkle@tpwd.state.tx.us.

(State Parks and travel/tourism)

 Other contacts:

 Lydia Saldaña, Communications Division director: 512-389-4457 (office), 512-217-9479 (mobile), lydia.saldana@tpwd.state.tx.us

 Tom Harvey, Media Communication Senior Director: 512-389-4453 (office), 512-565-3679 (mobile), tom.harvey@tpwd.state.tx.us

Larry Hodge, Inland Fisheries Information Specialist: 903-670-2255 (office), larry.hodge@tpwd.state.tx.us

(Inland Fisheries Division news)


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