National Invasive Species Awareness Week Feb. 26 – March 3 Promotes Initiatives to Prevent Harmful, Non-Native Plants and Wildlife

  AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) encourages Texans to take action against invasive species that negatively impact the state’s natural resources and economy. National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW), scheduled for Feb. 26 – March 3, is an initiative to raise awareness of the threats and provide solutions on how to

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Toyota ShareLunker Program Delivers a Successful 2023 Season

  ATHENS – The 2023 Toyota ShareLunker season was a memorable one, thanks to the 346 anglers from across the nation who entered 497 lunker largemouth bass into the program throughout the year from 89 Texas public waterbodies. The total included 313 in the Lunker Class (weighing between eight to 9.99 pounds or at least

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Solicitation of Proposals Begins for Ecosystem Services Projects

AUSTIN—Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking proposals from public or private entities to construct nature-based carbon sequestration or other similar ecosystem services on TPWD properties. HB4018, passed in the 88th Legislative Session and effective Sept. 1, allows TPWD to enter into agreements through an innovative conservation model providing both wetland protection and carbon

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Ring in the Holidays with Texas State Parks

  AUSTIN – Texas State Parks is kicking off the holiday season with close to 100 special seasonal activities happening across the state. Visitors of all ages can enjoy themed guided walks, crafting events, educational opportunities and more. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) highly encourages anyone planning a trip to a Texas State Park

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ETCOG Funds Smart911 Emergency Mass Notification System for East Texas

ETCOG is proud to announce its Executive Committee approved the renewal of purchasing the Smart911 mass notification system as a part of its public safety program for the thirteenth consecutive year. This system allows ETCOG to partner with East Texas’ city and county emergency management coordinators to send messages quickly notifying citizens about emergencies such

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Happy Thanksgiving to All!

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New look for FM 16

Work crews with the Texas Department of Transportation have been busy during the past several weeks working on Farm-to-Market 16 west of Lindale. The project covers an area four miles west of FM 849 east on FM 16 to downtown Lindale. Crews have been preparing the right-of-way by removing trees and grading embankment. The contractor

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Texas Game Warden, State Park Police Cadet Class Applications Closing Soon 

  AUSTIN – Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will accept applications through Nov. 30 for the 67th Texas Game Warden and State Park Police Cadet class. The academy is aimed at those interested in joining the next generation of elite state law enforcement officers. As fully commissioned peace officers, game wardens and park police

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Eagles bounced from state playoffs, 45-22

Lindale’s Eagles got more than they bargained for Friday night from the Iowa Colony Pioneers in a Class 4A Division I Area playoff game at Bryan’s Merrill Green Stadium and saw their season end with a 45-22 loss. The Eagles finished the 2023 season with a 7-5 record. This was the sixth consecutive season they

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Dry Conditions Could Pose Challenges for Waterfowl Hunters This Season

AUSTIN- Lingering drought conditions throughout much of Texas could present challenges as waterfowl hunters prepare for the start of the new season. The dry habitat conditions in many parts of the state are not ideal for ducks and duck hunters, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists. However, weather pattern changes, timely cold

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