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Texas Fishing 101: A Beginners Guide to the Freshwater Fisheries of Texas

October 20, 2021 | By Dan Oko

The numbers don’t lie. With nearly 7,000 named lakes in Texas and nearly 190,000 miles of river, not to mention stock tanks and ponds on private property, freshwater fishing in the state offers tons of fun and a lifetime of challenges.

Every Day is a Green Day in Austin

December 28, 2020 | By

In 2017, a developer wanted to turn an office complex into a mixed-use development, but to do so he needed to cut down several mighty oak trees protected by a city ordinance.

The Surprising Popularity of Carp Fishing in Texas

September 17, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

Siobhan Fairchild molds a fistful of what looks like pink oatmeal into a ball, tucks a thumb-sized hook into the fragrant bait, and launches it into Austin’s Lady Bird Lake using a 12-foot rod.

“Plogging” Might Be the Next Outdoorsy Trend in Texas

June 5, 2020 | By Amanda Ogle

“Plogging” has been gaining popularity in the U.S. within the last few years. The term comes from the Swedish word plocka upp, meaning “pick up,” and “jogging.” Plogging isn’t limited to jogging—people can plog while walking, hiking, cycling, and kayaking. Cities such as Galveston, Dallas, Austin, and Houston have already seen organized plogging events over the last couple of years.

Lakes, Sweet Lakes

June 16, 2015 | By Dan Oko

Our Lakes, Our Lives: A tribute to the great lakes of Texas

Our Lakes, Our Lives

June 16, 2015 | By Larry D. Hodge

If you were born before 1950, you’re older than three-fourths of the lakes in Texas.

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