BREAKING: Texas lawmakers OK licensed open carry of handguns
AUSTIN, Texas –  Texas lawmakers have approved the licensed open carry of handguns and have sent it to Gov. Greg Abbott to sign it into law. We’ll have more on this story here shortly. Source: KPRC Read more
Screaming kayak angler catches giant goliath grouper (VIDEO)
Jon Black landed what is likely the biggest goliath grouper ever caught from a kayak—an estimated 552 pounds — so it was certainly cause for celebration. But Black’s reaction when he sees the humungous fish for the first time is priceless, as is his reaction when the fish breaks... Read more
Cow shot outside McDonald’s after running away from slaughterhouse
“Run away, Bessie! Be free!” supporters could be heard shouting as the cow ran down the road. Okay, maybe not, but a cow did escape from the Tri State Beef Co. in Cincinnati Wednesday morning around 11 a.m. and find its way onto the road, prompting passersby to snap... Read more
Snakebite Kills Missouri Man After He Refuses Medical Attention Over Cost
It’s not often a man dies in Missouri from a venomous snakebite. Reportedly, a Nixa man passed away Saturday after suffering bites from a snake, likely a cottonmouth aka water moccasin. Allegedly, the victim, Gilbert De Leon, refused medical attention and died in his sleep from the snake’s bite, according... Read more
Texas Bill Letting College Students Carry Guns on Campus Advances
The Texas House has moved the Lone Star State a large step forward in the Republican-led battle to require college campuses to allow students to “pack heat” at school. By a vote of 101-47, the House passed preliminary approval legislation just minutes before a midnight deadline would have postponed... Read more
State Parks Recovering from Recent Storms
Floods Damage More Than Half of Texas State Park System AUSTIN— Torrential storms that have continued to hammer much of the state for more than a week now are leaving their mark on Texas’ State Park system. As of Wednesday, more than 50 state parks report some damage as... Read more
Game Warden Field Notes
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Not Just Drugs But Assault Too After seeing two individuals in the woods on the roadside, an Ellis County game warden stopped next to a vehicle parked partially on the road and noticed signs... Read more
Recreational Anglers Get 10-Days in Federal Waters for Red Snapper
AUSTIN –Texas recreational anglers will have just 10 days to catch the popular sport fish in Gulf of Mexico federal waters this summer unless they hire a charter vessel under new framework announced by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The recreational season in federal waters is set for... Read more