Astonished land developer calls out Texas legislators following closure of popular state park
The developer who purchased a 5,025-acre property in Freestone County, which also happens to contain a state park, is calling out Texas legislators for the recent condemnation talks that could allow the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to take back control of the hotly contested land.
Texas state park could be saved from being turned into multimillion-dollar homes, private golf course
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously voted to authorize Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) executive director to take all necessary steps to purchase approximately 5,000 acres in Freestone County including Fairfield Lake State Park, according to a press release.
Texas to open 6 new state parks, including one near Boerne
At a time when Texas is booming with construction and traffic, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is working to protect the most beautiful parts of the state from development. Six of those sites, located across the Lone Star State, are dedicated to the public and will open as state parks within the next 12-15 years.
Texas Parks and Wildlife issues precautions for hunters, handlers as bird flu detected again
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking hunters, wildlife rehabilitators and the public, in general, to be cautious when handling birds to help reduce the spread of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, or HPIA.
Texas homeowner admits to hiding away stingrays, turtle and alligator in home, officials say
A Southeast Texas homeowner admitted to law enforcement that he captured an alligator and took it home to show his kids. But that’s not the only illegal creature he was found to have in his possession, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens.
Invasive fish that can jump 10 feet out of the water have been found in Texas waters, TPWD says
Silver carp, an invasive species that have the potential to devastate local ecosystems and “cause significant changes in native fish populations” through competition for food, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Wildlife officials issue emergency order following positive CWD tests at deer breeding sites
Editor’s note: We have been told by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department that CWD is not commonly referred to as ‘Zombie Deer Disease’ despite multiple reports from other outlets. We have reached out to the CDC for further information as well and will update this story with further details.