TPWD on PBS and Cable This Weekend

| June 3, 2011

Featured Segments

Saving the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle — Once thought to be on its way to extinction, the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle is making a comeback. Due to the efforts of a few dedicated biologists and volunteers at Padre Island National Seashore, the turtle’s numbers are continuing to climb.
Wind & Wildlife — Texas leads in the country in wind energy production, and with this new energy source there are new questions. What will wind farms do to the already fragmented habitat here in Texas, and how will they affect the birds that live and migrate through our state. We look at the Panhandle wind farms and their effects on the threatened lesser prairie chicken.
Lone Star Land Steward: Bear Springs Blossom — Peter and Marianne Bonenberger found the place they call Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve quite by accident; while splitting their time between the Hill Country and their native Germany. A conservation easement now offers permanent protection for the entire 125-acre tract, where lectures and guided tours are made available on a wide range of natural history topics and environmental issues.
Devil’s River State Natural Area — It’s not easy to get to, but this off-road gateway to the Devil’s River offers primitive camping and pristine paddling.
Postcard From Texas — Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles are released into the wild.
Texas Parks & Wildlife on PBS and Cable

Coming Soon

June 12–19, 2011

Program 1908-R — Feeds June 12, 2011 — Originally Aired December 12–19, 2010

Featured Segments

Coastal Conflicts — Texas leads in the country in wind energy production, and with this new energy source there are new questions. What will wind farms do to the already fragmented habitat here in Texas, and how will they affect the birds that live and migrate through our state. Head to the coast to see how wind farms use radar technology to spot migrating birds coming their way.
Texas Horned Lizards — Texas horned lizards are icons of wild Texas, but they are getting harder to find. Learn what may be causing declines of this legendary critter, and what’s being done about it.
Lone Star Land Steward: Duval County Ranch — Through vision and hard work, the Duval County Ranch has been transformed from an abused rangeland to a healthy ecosystem with flourishing wildlife populations. The ranch has held workshops on habitat and water improvements, and hosted hunts for the Wounded Warriors and Hunts for Heros Organizations as well as the Texas Youth Hunting Program.
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site — The Lyndon Baines Johnson State Park and Historic Site is all about history, from the visitor center honoring our country’s thirty-sixth president … to a living-history farm depicting life on the farmstead as it was back in 1918, when President Johnson was a young boy.
Postcard From Texas — Flowering plants at the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area.
Stations and Air Times

Times and dates are subject to change, especially during PBS membership drives.

Amarillo, KACV-TV, Channel 2, Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
Austin, KLRU-TV, Channel 18, Sunday, 10 a.m.; Thursday 5:30 a.m. KLRU-Q, Channel 18-3, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.
Bryan-College Station, KAMU-TV, Channel 15, Sunday, 5 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Corpus Christi, KEDT-TV, Channel 16, Sunday, 12 p.m.
Dallas-Fort Worth, KERA-TV, Channel 13, Saturday, 2:30 p.m., October-April Only. Also serving Abilene, Denton, Longview, Marshall, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Wichita Falls and Sherman.
El Paso, KCOS-TV, Channel 13, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
Harlingen, KMBH-TV, Channel 60, Sunday, 5 p.m. Also serving McAllen, Mission and Brownsville.
Houston, KUHT-TV, Channel 8, Saturday, 3 p.m. Also serving Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Texas City and Victoria.
Killeen, KNCT-TV, Channel 46, Sunday, 5 p.m. Also serving Temple, Waco.
Lubbock, KTXT-TV, Channel 5, Saturday, 10 a.m.
Odessa-Midland, KPBT-TV, Channel 36, Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
San Antonio and Laredo, KLRN-TV, Channel 9, Sunday, 1 p.m.
Portales, New Mexico, KENW-TV, Channel 3, Sunday, 2:30 p.m.

Texas Parks & Wildlife can also be seen on a variety of government, educational and access cable channels in the following communities: Abilene, Alice, Allen, Atlanta, Baytown, Big Spring, Boerne, Brownsville, Cedar Park, Coppell, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Deer Park, Del Mar College, Denton, El Paso, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Stockton, Fort Worth, Fort Worth ISD, Frisco, Garland, Haltom City, Houston Community College, Irving, Keller, Killeen, Lubbock, Lufkin, McKinney, Midland, North Richland Hills, Plano, Round Rock, Round Rock ISD, Rogers State University, San Antonio College, Seabrook, Stephen R. Austin University, Temple, Texarkana College, The Colony, Trophy Club, Tyler, Victoria, and Waco. Check your local listings for days and times.

Information and video courtesy – Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Our tax dollars put to good use, don’t we think?


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