Passport to Texas

By Cecilia Nasti/Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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Your radio guide to the great Texas outdoors

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Playing it Safe on the Water
This is Passport to Texas Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer boating fun. And, if you plan on operating a boat, ensure the safety of yourself and your passengers with the proper safety gear. You should have a sound producing device, and you should have a life jacket for every person that’s on […]
May 22, 2019
TPW TV– The Oyster Grind
This is Passport to Texas Texas reefs once held what seemed like an endless supply of oysters. But times have changed. Over the years the daily sack limits have been cut back. It used to be a hundred and fifty sack a day. Mauricio Blanco has been an oysterman in Lavaca Bay for 30 years. […]
May 21, 2019
The Problem with Aoudads
This is Passport to Texas Aoudads are causing huge problems for native Bighorn Sheep reintroduction. But, what exactly is an Aoudad? Aoudad, which are also known as barbary sheep come from the Barbary coast of Africa and so they are an exotic that occurs out on the landscape. They can be very disruptive to the […]
May 16, 2019
Partners in Bighorn Restoration
This is Passport to Texas Restoring Bighorn sheep to the American landscape is an enormous undertaking. Texas Parks and Wildlife and I form part of what’s called the Wild Sheep Working Group. So, there’s 19 state and Canadian provinces where some sort of wild sheep occurs. Froylan Hernandez, the Desert Bighorn program leader for Texas […]
May 15, 2019
The State Bighorn Sheep in Texas
This is Passport to Texas We almost lost the [Desert] Bighorn Sheep from the American landscape. What was the cause of such decline? Primarily the introduction of domestic sheep and goats into Bighorn habitat. Diseases that domestic sheep and goats had that Bighorns had not been exposed to. Net wire fencing has also been associated […]
May 14, 2019
TPW TV– Natural Connection
This is Passport to Texas The outdoors brings people together, as it did Xochit Rodriguez and Adrian Sabom. Xochit grew up in El Paso; the Franklin Mountains were her backyard. Adrien grew up hunting on her family’s south Texas Ranch. [Xochitl Rodriguez] Adrian and I met at a Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation event. [Adrian […]
May 09, 2019
Celebrate Mom’s Day with a Picnic in a Park
This is Passport to Texas This Mother’s Day, take mom on a picnic in a Texas state park. Cookbook author, Angela Shelf Medearis, says the key to a stress-free picnic is planning and simplicity. So, start your picnic a few days ahead. If I was doing a picnic, I would have something like a really […]
May 08, 2019
Catfish and Neighborhood Fishin’
This is Passport to Texas It’s catfish stocking season in Texas, and thanks to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Neighborhood Fishin’ Program families won’t have to travel outside of the city to catch them. The agency began stocking catchable-sized catfish this Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes in Texas’ metro areas. The Neighborhood Fishin’ program encourages more […]
May 07, 2019
Humble Fish Garners New Appreciation
This is Passport to Texas Nobody will dispute that largemouth bass is the favorite sport fish among Texas anglers. Today in Texas about 50% of our anglers say they prefer largemouth bass. Yet, Dave Terre, chief of inland fisheries research and management, says largemouth bass has an unlikely rival. About 20 percent of anglers prefer […]
May 02, 2019
This is Passport to Texas If something smells a little fishy, it might be the next Wild Game & Fish Cooking collaboration between Texas Parks and Wildlife and Central Market Cooking Schools. It’s coming up May 14 and features goodness from the Gulf. It’s a “Gulfstravaganza!” Whether you’re a beginning cook or a seasoned pro, […]
May 01, 2019