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Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Hays County students learn wildlife management at summer camps

Six students from Hays County high schools learned wildlife stewardship and leadership at summer camps held last month as part of Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife’s Texas Brigades program.

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Game warden rescues two entangled bucks in Comal County

A video showing a game warden freeing two whitetail bucks entangled in a wad of bailing twine has racked up tens of thousands of views since being posted to the internet this week.

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Abundant whitetail deer threaten Bastrop State Park’s rebirth

As shrubs and seedlings take hold in the scorched Bastrop State Park, park officials face a new quandary: An abundance of whitetail deer is threatening the new growth.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Texas buys coastal ranch with oil spill money

WITH PHOTO GALLERY | Amid frustration that Texas has lagged behind in taking advantage of money that became available in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, state officials announced the largest conservation...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Tuber drowns on crowded stretch of San Marcos River

The body of Tychicus Foston, a 20-year-old Lake Jackson area resident, was pulled from the river Sunday afternoon, a day after he disappeared from a flotilla.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Carbon monoxide claims man’s life, injures another in unrelated incidents

San Marcos Fire Marshal Ken Bell has issued a warning about the deadly effects of carbon monoxide in confined spaces suspected in two separate incidents that claimed the life of one man and seriously injured another within...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Firefighters pull dead worker from underground chamber at fish hatchery

The San Marcos police and fire departments are at the scene of a fatal industrial accident at the A.E. Wood State Fish Hatchery, 507 Staples Road in San Marcos.

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Audio: Funding woes imperil future of state parks

As the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department marks the end of its 50th year in operation, the struggle continues.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Drought forces water shutoff at Guadalupe River State Park

Some visitors to Guadalupe River State Park could be reconsidering their travel plans after drought conditions have forced Texas Parks and Wildlife to turn off water service to the park’s three campgrounds and restrooms on most weekdays.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

City angling to buy Cape’s Camp for park; preps for November vote

The San Marcos City Council on Tuesday strongly signaled interest in buying Cape's Camp, part of the largest undeveloped tract of land on the San Marcos River within the city limits. If talks with the seller are...

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