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Powderhorn Ranch
2014-08-22 03:45:45

Texas Parks & Wildlife, Laurey Peat + Associates Donations used for Landmark $37.7 Million Acquisition A multi-partner coalition including the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Foundation today announced the purchase of the 17,351-acre Powderhorn Ranch along the Texas coast in Calhoun County. The acquisition will conserve a spectacular piece of property that is one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie in the state. At $37.7 million it is the largest dollar...

2011-10-21 13:00:00

InterAct Online RMS enables Texas Parks and Wildlife to strengthen border security Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is live with InterAct Online RMS, a system implemented to improve the effectiveness of the agency by providing the wardens the ability to efficiently collect, evaluate, organize, analyze and share reliable incident related data. One important function of TPWD is border security as the agency participates in Operation...

2011-05-31 09:14:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May, 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GridPoint, Inc., an established leader for smart energy solutions, announces today it has been selected to design, engineer and install 15 solar arrays for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). The arrays, totaling 436 kW, will be distributed across the state at various TPWD state parks, fish hatcheries and other sites. Installation is scheduled to begin later this month with an estimated completion date of August 2011. (Logo:...

2010-10-04 17:27:00

JASPER, Texas, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recently learned a very costly lesson when it was forced to replace two miles of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe with reinforced concrete pipe (RCP), after portions of the plastic drainage system collapsed, and 11,000 feet of pipe was determined to have questionable structural integrity, at the new John D. Parker East Texas Fish Hatchery near Jasper. (Photo:...

2009-09-29 17:19:19

San Antonio police said officers used duct tape and a prisoner transport van to capture and relocate a 4-foot alligator found in a residential neighborhood. The police department said officers responded to a disturbance call at about 6 a.m. Monday and taped the reptile's jaws shut after being unable to reach a game warden, the San Antonio Express-News reported Tuesday. The officers loaded the gator into an empty prisoner transport van and it was handed over to Game Warden David Chavez, who...

2008-08-01 09:00:35

By Melissa McEver, The Brownsville Herald, Texas Aug. 1--Count the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as another landowner that doesn't want a border fence crossing its property. The department has rejected an offer from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to buy 2-1/2 acres of the Las Palomas Wildlife Management Area for border fence construction, Texas Parks and Wildlife executive director Carter Smith confirmed. "We feel it's our responsibility to advocate on behalf of the unique...

2008-07-20 12:00:26

By Mary Vinnedge, The Eagle, Bryan, Texas Jul. 20--Kenneth and Sue Gleghorn of College Station are just wild about wildlife. The retired couple in particular welcome birds and butterflies to their five-acre mostly wooded home site in southern Brazos County. They also have the pleasure of watching opossums, raccoons, deer, rabbits, box turtles, frogs, a bobcat and more ... with many of the sightings from their screened porch or at their bog pond. The couple's nature-friendly efforts...

2008-07-08 03:00:12

By Roy Appleton and Daniel Monteverde, The Dallas Morning News Jul. 8--Lewisville Lake was its normally crowded draw last weekend. And with four of the area's seven drownings, it was the deadliest scene during one of the deadliest times at North Texas lakes in recent years. Boating accidents caused none of the deaths, for a change. There's no indication alcohol, while being investigated in some cases, was to blame. Authorities say the deaths, while tragic, are perhaps examples of what...


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