Swimming in State Parks Great Way to Beat the Summer Heat

Swimming in State Parks Great Way to Beat the Summer Heat

AUSTIN- With temperatures around the state hitting the 90’s and 100’s, Texans everywhere are looking for a way to keep cool.

Parks around the state offer a variety of swimming options such as spring-fed rivers, lakes, and Gulf water … Read More

June 25 National Catfish Day

June 25 National Catfish Day

 

 

 

 

ETX- East Texans are well acquainted with the bottom feeder, known as the the whiskerfish. Area residents have enjoyed catfishing and the fish fry feast they make for many years.In East Texas, Toledo Bend, Tawakoni, Richland-Chambers, Livingston, Palestine, Cedar Creek, Conroe … Read More

Hitchhiker Stopped at Local Gas Station

Hitchhiker Stopped at Local Gas Station

ATHENS—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Inland Fisheries biologist Robert J. Mauk of Wichita Falls tells how a routine refueling stop at a gas station turned into something quite out of the ordinary.… Read More

Giant Salvinia on the Move in East Texas

Giant Salvinia on the Move in East Texas

Infestations spotted at four area lakes

ATHENS—Giant salvinia, a non-native invasive aquatic plant, has been found at several lakes around East Texas over the past few months, leading to concerns over how quickly the destructive plant is spreading.… Read More

Falcon, Fork Produce Toyota ShareLunkers

Falcon, Fork Produce Toyota ShareLunkers

ATHENS—Perennial big-bass lakes Falcon and Fork each produced a Toyota ShareLunker over the weekend.

Falcon started the ball rolling March 16 with a 14.39-pounder, the biggest fish entered into the program so far this season. Gary Wingate of Amarillo caught the fish in 12 … Read More