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State Parks Face a ‘Crisis,’ But Will the Legislature Come to Their Aid?

At a recent hearing of the House Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee at the Texas Capitol, funding for Texas parks was up for discussion. We hear from Carter Smith, the Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department about what our state parks need. Smith was quoted in a Texas Tribune article as saying […]

At a recent hearing of the House Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee at the Texas Capitol, funding for Texas parks was up for discussion.

We hear from Carter Smith, the Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department about what our state parks need.

Smith was quoted in a Texas Tribune article as saying that his department has been “running from crisis to crisis in terms of trying to put duct tape and bailing wire on a problem that needs a whole lot more.”

(Image: Garner State Park in southwest Texas. Courtesy: Texas Parks and Wildlife)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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