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New ETex Fish Hatchery Plans Open House

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold an open house at the new John D. Parker East Texas State Fish Hatchery near Jasper on Friday and Saturday, April 27th and 28th.

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East Texas May Lose Historic Attraction

A long time east Texas attraction may have to close down because of cash flow problems.  If the popular Texas State Railroad can't get a cash infusion soon and find ways to make money 12 months a year, its managers say it will go out of business this week.

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TPWD May Allow Deer Hunters to Use Silencers

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission is one vote away from allowing the use of sound suppressors -- so-called "silencers" -- on firearms used to take game animals -- like deer.

The sound suppressor proposal is in a package of suggested changes in state hunting and fishing regulations drawn up by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department staff.

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Piranha Caught in Houston Lake

Texas lakes and waterways -- that once were good places to fish and swim -- aren't as fun or safe as they used to be.  State officials say more and more dangerous exotic fish are turning up.  The latest is a real live meat-eating piranha, caught, in of all places, a recreational lake at a county park outside Houston.

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Texas Cracks Down on Unsafe Boaters

Starting this year, Texas boat operators — and teenagers taking driver’s education courses — will be introduced to new state laws covering safe boating practices, boat handling and emergency procedures, all in an effort to make recreational boating safer.

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Game Wardens Urge Boaters to Put Safety First — It Saves Lives

The Memorial Day weekend marks the "official" beginning of the summer boating recreation season.  With the promise of good weather, a lot of people will be out in their boats and recreational vehicles, and every available state Game Warden will be out there with them enforcing state boating safety laws.

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Biologists Fear Bass Tournaments Reducing Texas Fish Populations

There are bass tournaments somewhere in Texas on practically any given weekend, and some wildlife biologists worry about what this mass non-stop fishing is doing to the fish populations.  As you might expect, there's disagreement.

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