Archive | March, 2009

Beatrice Long, Seabrook Intermediate School teacher, named 2009 National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educator

Washington, D.C. – Project Learning Tree® (PLT), the environmental education program of the American Forest Foundation, has announced that Beatrice Long, a Houston resident who teaches at Seabrook Intermediate School, was named one of five 2009 National PLT Outstanding Educators. PLT’s Outstanding Educators are selected for their commitment to environmental education, their exemplary use of […]

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Babying Big Bass

ATHENS, Texas—One of the biggest factors that influences the survival of fish entered into the ShareLunker program is how those fish are handled and cared for prior to being picked up by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees. ShareLunker handling and care tips on the TPWD web site emphasize minimal contact with the fish […]

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This Big Bass Didn’t Get Away

ATHENS, Texas—ShareLunker program manager David Campbell often says anglers who donate big bass to the program are the best conservationists in Texas, and that statement is backed up by what happened at Lake Fork Saturday. Guide James Caldemeyer was fishing with clients Brian Ketterer and Shannon Spear of Conroe, and they were looking forward to […]

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Babying Big Bass

How you handle a lunker impacts its chances of survival.ATHENS, Texas–One of the biggest factors that influences the survival of fish entered into the ShareLunker program is how those fish are handled and cared for prior to being picked up by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees. ShareLunker handling and care tips on the […]

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Amazing Lake Conroe Does It Again

Fourth ShareLunker of the year comes from lake ATHENS, TexasThe water temperature may be only 61 degrees, but Lake Conroe is on fire! Thursday afternoon the lake just north of Houston churned out its fourth ShareLunker of the current season, a 13.8-pound largemouth bass caught by Renee Linderoth of Conroe. The big bass is the […]

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East Texas students helping elderly better prepare homes for wildfires

ETOILE, Texas– A group of students from this tiny East Texas town are leading the charge to help their community better prepare for wildfires. Etoile School in Nacogdoches County is the first school in the country to help its community receive Firewise Communities, USA certification. Firewise is a national program that helps communities identify and […]

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