Texas Parks and Wildlife

Consider the Oyster

Jan 20, 2013 By Gary Cartwright

If you’re a half shell fanatic like me, you’ll be just as alarmed as I was to hear that oystermen in Galveston Bay—the source of some of the country’s most delicious mollusks —are still struggling to make it after Hurricane Ike.

Lands That I Love

Jan 20, 2013 By Andrew Sansom

Our natural resources are under greater threat than ever before. Meet three very different people who are doing something to save Texas. Literally.

The Bucks Stop Here

Jan 1, 2012 By Lee Hancock

East Texas deer breeder Billy Powell flouted the laws against importing live whitetails, emailing photos of his illegally obtained animals to prospective customers. Then Texas Parks and Wildlife came calling.

Saving the Llano

Apr 30, 2010 By Charlie Llewellin

What's missing from all the bureaucratic back and forth over permits and mining and dredging is a sense of the importance of the river itself.

A Shrimp Tale

Sep 30, 1996 By Robert Draper

After nearly fifty years of working Matagorda Bay, Vernon Bates could soon watch his business shut down for good—and so could the thousands of other shrimpers who make their living on the Gulf Coast.

Cat Fight

May 31, 1993 By Christine Carroll

When mountain lions started turning up, the Sierra Club said, “Save them!„ Ranchers said, “No way!„