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COVID-19 Mobile Test Collection Sites In Texas
May01

COVID-19 Mobile Test Collection Sites In Texas

COVID-19 mobile test collection was conducted free Thursday at Hopkins County Regional Civic Center as well as at Cooper Elementary School. A map of current and upcoming COVID-19 mobile, drive-thru and walk-in testing sites throughout Texas (like the one above) can be viewed at covidtest.tdem.texas.gov. Anyone who registered either online or by phone could drive up to have a sample taken by swab. Thursday at 12:30 p.m. the mobile test...

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Texas State Parks Will Open To The Public Monday, April 20th
Apr17

Texas State Parks Will Open To The Public Monday, April 20th

After closing all Texas State Parks on April 7th, due to COVID-19, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that they will reopen on Monday, April 20th. Social distancing guidelines will need to be followed and gathering size will be limited. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations and will have up to date information on any restrictions concerning these...

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Texas State Parks Will Be Closed To The Public Today Due to COVID-19
Apr07

Texas State Parks Will Be Closed To The Public Today Due to COVID-19

At the direction of Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas State Parks will be closed to the public effective at the close of business Tuesday, April 7 in order to maintain the safest environment for visitors, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will continue to stay current with the latest public health recommendations and will announce when a definite reopening date has been determined. Texas...

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Franklin: State Parks To Remain Open Next Week
Mar14

Franklin: State Parks To Remain Open Next Week

Texas State Parks are open, and park staff are ready to welcome visitors for the day or for overnight stays, according to Texas State Parks Director Rodney Franklin. Outdoor spaces at state parks, Franklin said, are well suited to increased social distance, and park staff remain diligent in taking steps to make visits as safe and enjoyable as possible. Below is what Franklin said park visitors can expect from staff and how they can...

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A Quick Look At The 10 Proposed Amendments To Texas Constitution
Oct28

A Quick Look At The 10 Proposed Amendments To Texas Constitution

Texas voters have an opportunity to weigh in on nearly a dozen topics which could affect individuals, families and businesses by casting ballots in the Nov. 5 constitutional amendments election. The 10 proposed amendment to the state constitution will impact education, parks, taxes, cancer research, people in disaster areas, flood zones and even retired police dogs. Voters are cautioned to read the proposals carefully as the wording...

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Parks Planning; Curb and Wheeled Conveyance Ordinances Top Oct. 1 City Council Agenda
Sep27

Parks Planning; Curb and Wheeled Conveyance Ordinances Top Oct. 1 City Council Agenda

Sulphur Springs City Hal Parks planning and grant applications, and ordinances regarding curbside parking and wheeled conveyances in commercial areas are among the items to be discussed and considered by Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night, Oct. 1. Parks At least three items on the agenda deal with parks. The council is to hold a public hearing regarding plans to submit a grant application to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department...

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‘Skins, Skulls and Tracks’ is Theme of Nature Programs at Cooper Lake State Parks
Jul12

‘Skins, Skulls and Tracks’ is Theme of Nature Programs at Cooper Lake State Parks

Park Superintendent Steve Killian shows skunk, bobcat and coyote hides and a beaver tail for a program on Cooper Lake’s wildlife Did you know we have TWO Texas State Parks in our back pocket? We do! Doctor’s Creek Unit and South Sulphur Units are separate state parks which share a 20,000 acre lake. Entrances and roadways, facilities, activities and staff are separate. According to Complex Superintendent Steve Killian,...

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New Bassmaster “Texas Fest” Elite Tourney and Expo Coming to Lake Fork in May
Feb05

New Bassmaster “Texas Fest” Elite Tourney and Expo Coming to Lake Fork in May

Michael Rogge with KiKi Bettis Does Spring make you think fishing? Michael Rogge, a well-known fishing guide and sportsman along with KiKi Bettis, Executive Director of the Wood County Industrial Commission, put the word out about an exciting new Lake Fork event when they visited the KSST studios on Tuesday February 5. In fact, the four-day Bassmaster “Texas Fest” Elite Tournament Festival is going to be for everyone of...

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Yantis Student Helps Create the First-Ever ‘Yantis Prairie Day’ and Outdoor Community Classroom
Sep21

Yantis Student Helps Create the First-Ever ‘Yantis Prairie Day’ and Outdoor Community Classroom

L. to R. front row, Julie Maddox and Kasey Rhodes   Back row, Raleigh, Debbie and Sydnee Rhodes, all of Yantis Miss Kasey Rhodes, an 11-year-old home-schooled student living with her family at Yantis, Texas started the ball rolling when she arrived home from a family trip to Mexico this Spring to begin a campaign to preserve habitat for migrating Monarch butterflies. Now, in keeping with her interest in nature, Kasey has been...

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Texas Residents Asked to Assist in Documentation of Bat Species and Populations
Jan06

Texas Residents Asked to Assist in Documentation of Bat Species and Populations

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources bat research team is asking Texas residents to help document bat species and populations throughout the state. The institute’s Bat and Hibernacula Surveys team is conducting surveys statewide to determine the location of wintering bats and their roosts. “We are trying to get baseline numbers in anticipation of white-nose syndrome, a deadly, cold-adapted...

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