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Budget Cuts May Force State Parks to Close
Here we go again. The legislative session is coming in January, and we're hearing the usual predictions of budgetary doom and gloom.  This year we are hearing that if the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department doesn't get the money it needs, nearly two dozen state parks may have to close…
Seven People Charged With Fishing Fraud
Yes there is such a thing as "fishing fraud", and people who're caught doing it are in a heap of trouble.  The Brownsville Herald reports that's what seven people learned when fishing tournament judges caught them at it on South Padre island earlier this month.
Battleship Texas Dry Berth Plans On Hold
Because of the ever increasing costs of repairing the old dreadnought, plans to build a dry berth around the ancient Battleship Texas have been moved to the back burner - for now.  The old ship's future -- if it even has one -- is now in serious doubt.
The ship's managers are spending all the money t…
Heavy Rains Bring Out the Urban Alligators
Yes the gators are going to town.  The endless heavy rains in Houston last week brought the usual floods and mosquitoes, but nobody expected to see alligators just a short drive from downtown Houston.
No Rest for Texas Game Wardens
The Houston Chronicle reports the 500 or so Game Wardens at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are always on the go in the warm weather months, especially on holiday weekends.
B’Ship Texas Leaking — Is She Doomed?
The historic 100 year old Battleship Texas at San Jacinto State Park is fighting a new enemy, and she may not win this battle.  She's so rusty her hull is leaking. Worse, fixing this latest leak is like trying to save a dying man with a band-aid. It's sad to contemplate, but this most…

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