TPWD News Digest for the Week of July 11-18, 2013
(Upcoming events are located under “Briefs”)
All TPWD news releases available online:
July 18, 2013
- Aug. 17 Celebration to Mark 100th Anniversary of Old Tunnel [News Images]
FREDERICKSBURG – Old Tunnel State Park will host a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first train’s steaming through the only tunnel on the San Antonio Fredericksburg & Northern Railroad’s 24-mile rail line on Saturday, Aug. 17.
July 12, 2013
- First-Ever Citizens Park Ranger Academy Slated for Dinosaur Valley State Park
GLEN ROSE – Fans of Dinosaur Valley State Park and persons interested in discovering what it’s like to be a state park ranger are invited to sign up for the Citizens Park Ranger Academy that begins on Saturday, Aug. 17.
July 11, 2013
- Special Issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine Focuses on Agency’s Past and Future as it Turns 50 [News Images]
AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department marks its 50th anniversary this summer with a special issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine. The magazine tips a figurative Stetson to the various partners who helped further the agency’s conservation mission over the last five decades, and looks ahead to the next half century.
- International Enforcement Operation Exposes Web-based Wildlife Trafficking in Texas and Nationwide [News Images]
AUSTIN – Scores of illegal wildlife traffickers face federal and state charges for selling protected species online last summer. The cases result from a coordinated undercover law enforcement operation conducted simultaneously by Texas game wardens, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, other states and federal agencies, and three Asian countries.
Video News Reports
Golden Year – Texas Parks and Wildlife Celebrates 50th Anniversary With You!
A fresh Video News Report is now available on our site called “Golden Year – Texas Parks and Wildlife Turns 50!.” Fifty years ago, Governor John B. Connally launched a campaign to modernize state government. This led to the merger of the Game and Fish Commission with the State Parks Board creating a new agency dedicated to conservation, parks and outdoor recreation. This year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is celebrating its 50TH birthday by inviting people to share their stories and photos about memorable moments in the Texas outdoors. Here’s a look back at what this means for Texans.
See the YouTube video at
For a high resolution download on our site, click on the link
Look for “July VNR_Golden Year – TPWD 50th” There is a split track version and a mixed audio version with CG, both in HD.
For events in your area, visit our calendar section at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/