Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    The City Is Investigating Massive Fish Kill in a Southern Dallas Pond

    Fisherman from the area have known the pond for decades. Tucked away in the Joppa Preserve in South Dallas, its official, government name is West Pond, but locals refer to it as Bad Leg Fred Lake after the man who once ran a small operation selling bait and supplies to anglers after the bass, crappi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    How to Survive a Rabid Squirrel Encounter

    Sherri Johnson's condo butts up against a wooded creek a few blocks from Presbyterian Hospital. She likes to keep a few cats around, strays really, to keep the raccoons and possums and other creek denizens from making themselves too comfortable on her property. It works for the most part, but the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    In Southwest Dallas, City Uncovers and Plans to Restore One of Its Oldest Remaining Structures

    Before the city of Dallas was contacted several years ago about accepting a few dozen mostly undeveloped acres along the edge of the escarpment in southwest Dallas, few outside the Niblo family knew what it contained. It had been settled as part of the Peters Colony, which was founded at roughly the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    DISD Announces Members Of Its First-Ever "Citizens Budget Review Commission"

    Sadly, Murray Blum was not available to trim DISD's budget.​Two weeks back we noted that at least one person had already been appointed to the Dallas Independent School District's first-ever Citizens Budget Review Commission: Dallas Friends of Public Education's Mike MacNaughton. The commission, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Half-Shell Fans Beware, the Future
    For Gulf Oysters is Murky

    ​A waiter at City Diner and Oyster Bar in Corpus Christi broke the appalling news to my wife, in-laws and me last weekend as we made a trip to the coast: No fresh Texas oysters on the half-shell. Not one. Sorry, he said. Dealer prices a week into the start of Texas' oyster harvest from public leas ... More >>

  • Music

    December 10, 2009
  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers Unite

    Now may be your best chance for a little raw love

  • News

    November 20, 2008

    Dallas Cast Reunion Leaves Fans Southforked

    Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    The Giving Tree: Dallas Urban Forest Chair Gets Bush Volunteer Award

    Steve Houser's the chair of the Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee, as well as the founder and former president of the Dallas Historic Tree Coalition, which is "a local citizens' group advocating protection and preservation of irreplaceable trees in urban landscapes." In other words, the dude's ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Remember the Bass-amo

    Plus: Move Over, Kids

  • News

    February 3, 2005

    Fear Factor

    Ever wonder what's inside the Great Trinity Forest? Enter if you dare.

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    The Nutria Are Here

    The scourge of Louisiana has found a happy home in Dallas' man-made lakes

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003
  • News

    October 24, 2002

    True Believers

    Do big hairy primates occupy East Texas? Other than humans, we mean.

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Down by the Old Mill

    A band of East Texas environmentalists takes on a polluting paper plant and proves that might doesn't always make right, even in a company town

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Shallow Impact

    Why don't tourists flock to the meteor crater outside of Odessa? Because most don't know a bona fide Texas treasure from a hole in the ground.

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Brave New World

    What's new, CueCat? A redesign, a rediscovery and re: layoffs.

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Nurturing Nature

    New growth blooms at the Dallas Nature Center at last

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Perfect game

    When Reid Ryan wanted Round Rock voters to build a stadium for his minor-league baseball team, he turned to the one pitchman no good Texan could refuse -- his dad, Nolan

  • News

    March 26, 1998

    The Goatslayers

    When a herd of wild goats became a nuisance at a posh lakeside resort, their wholesale slaughter by a couple of property owners divided the community

  • News

    January 22, 1998

    Flood money

    The Trinity River Plan's billion-dollar vision of levees, parks, and ponds has Mayor Ron Kirk--and most of Dallas--spellbound. But engineers warn it could lead to a flooding catastrophe and destroy the same poor neighborhoods it's designed to help.

  • News

    July 6, 1995


    Ray Audette hunts with a hawk and eats like a caveman. He says his meaty diet stopped his hair from falling out, cured his diabetes--and will make you healthy too