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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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Property Tax Cuts, Parks, and ‘Once’ on Stage: Tuesday’s Show (March 10, 2015)

Posted on ·   Tyler Republican State Sen. Kevin Eltife is working to build support for a combination of bills he believes will provide both a property tax cut and set a path to spend money on deferred road maintenance and paying off some pension liabilities, among other state needs. Eltife argues that while the state is unusually […]

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How the CCC Shaped Some of Texas’ Top Outdoor Destinations

Posted on · Throughout the summer, Houston Matters is dedicating time each week to books about Greater Houston, set in Greater Houston, or written or edited by Houstonians. Our summer series continues with Cynthia Brandimarte, the author of Texas State Parks and the CCC: The Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. She talks about the role the CCC, a […]

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Deer Hunting Season

Posted on · This Saturday, November 1st, is a day hundreds of thousands of Texans live for. It's the first day of deer hunting season. Hunting wildlife is controversial, but as Jim Bell reports, proponents of hunting say it's vital to maintaining a stable wildlife population.