Texas Parks and Wildlife http://hppr.org en Drought takes its toll on the plains and the Gulf http://hppr.org/post/drought-takes-its-toll-plains-and-gulf <p></p><p>The drought is hammering fields, pastures, the Ogallala Aquifer, and Galveston Bay?&nbsp; <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/05/26/drought-possible-culprit-in-massive-fish-kill-on-gulf-coast/">StateImpact Texas</a> reported researchers suspect drought is causing the massive fish die off.&nbsp; Millions of shad have washed ashore recently.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Cindee Talley 32690 at http://hppr.org Drought takes its toll on the plains and the Gulf Q: Texas doesn't have enough money to ____ http://hppr.org/post/q-texas-doesnt-have-enough-money <p>A: &nbsp;Keep up its state parks.</p><p>State parks in Texas have always had one struggle, and that’s money.&nbsp; In the early 1900s, Texas landowners tried to donate large chunks of land to create state parks.&nbsp; Initially they were turned down by lawmakers who didn’t want to fund the maintenance costs, and when the land was finally accepted, it was without the promise of upkeep.&nbsp; Fifty years later, not much has changed according to <strong><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/11/25/the-future-of-texas-state-parks-its-all-about-the-money/">StateImpact Texas</a></strong>.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 06:00:05 +0000 Cindee Talley 24825 at http://hppr.org Q: Texas doesn't have enough money to ____ Texas Game Wardens: There is no normal day at the office http://hppr.org/post/texas-game-wardens-there-no-normal-day-office <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you work for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, a typical day does not exist.&nbsp; The day could bring a drug bust, seizure of gill nets, or rescuing a youngster drifting from shore in the family's boat.&nbsp; </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2013/06/25/when-texas-game-wardens-encounter-the-unexpected/">State Impact Texas</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently featured a few of the more unexpected situations game wardens face on a "typical" day.&nbsp; One tense incident occurred at Palo </span>Duro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lake in the Texas Panhandle.</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 05:01:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 18059 at http://hppr.org Texas Game Wardens: There is no normal day at the office