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Bright Light or Bright Blight? Is Light Pollution a Necessary Part of Urban Life or Harmful?

Posted on · In this major metropolitan area of ours, there are a lot of lights on at all hours. Not just in our homes but on our streets, glowing from traffic lights, businesses, car headlights, and more. Recently, News 88.7’s Florian Martin was contacted by a Houstonian concerned LED bulbs being deployed for the city’s street lights are […]

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

Posted on · 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 […]

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Fall Ushers in Texas Hunting Season

Posted on · Fall doesn’t just mean cooler weather in Texas. For many outdoor enthusiasts, it’s an opportunity to hunt. There are more than a dozen animals to hunt in Texas, each with a hunting season-from dove to deer and even squirrel. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department oversees Texas hunting with regulations, permits and hunters education. Bobby […]