Conservationists team up to buy Texas bayside ranch with $30M from BP’s 2010 oil spill fund bug
HOUSTON — A sprawling private ranch in southeast Texas will be converted into a state park with the assistance of a fund created in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced Thursday. The $37.7 million purchase of the Powderhorn Ranch,... Read more
Facing the Quail Decline Workshop set in Kerrville, Mason
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will conduct a “Facing the Quail Decline” workshop in Kerr County on Sept. 5. The program will begin with registration from 7:30-8 am followed immediately by the programs. The workshop should conclude by 3:30 pm. The... Read more
Gun control group wants TrackingPoint rifle sales banned to civilians
The National Gun Victims Action Council on Wednesday called publicly for TrackingPoint to ban sales to civilians, saying that only certain groups would buy the rifles. The NGVAC contends that hunters and sportsmen would not buy TrackingPoint’s Precision Guided Firearms, capable of firing aimed rounds out to 1,200 yards with ease... Read more
Australian Researchers Succeed in Breeding Rare Trout
AUSTRALIA – In a world first, researchers at The University of Western Australia and Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries have bred one of Australia’s rarest fish – the critically endangered Western Trout Minnow. Dr Craig Lawrence, a principal research scientist from the Department of Fisheries and an Adjunct Associate... Read more
Texas Sets Waterfowl Seasons for 2014-15
AUSTIN – Duck populations are the highest since North American surveys began in 1955, and as a result Texas will enjoy for the 20th consecutive year the most liberal waterfowl hunting season framework allowable. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved waterfowl seasons for Texas at its Thursday, Aug.... Read more
High school student says he was arrested for killing dinosaur in class assignment
NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) – A 16-year-old Summerville High School student says he was arrested Tuesday morning and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun. Alex Stone said he and his classmates were told in class to write a few sentences about... Read more
Jet Skier crashes into humpback whale, catches dramatic moment on camera (Video)
This daredevil Jet Skier had an extremely close call after crashing into a humpback whale as he cruised a wave. The adrenaline junkie was riding off the coast of Iceland when the gigantic marine mammal appeared out of nowhere. Dramatic head-cam footage shows him hitting the beast on the... Read more
Watch CNN’s Don Lemon try to define ‘automatic weapon’ (Video)
A first rule of journalism is to know what you’re talking about. This goes double for broadcast journalists who have occasion to interface with guests. Apparently CNN’s Don Lemon was absent from J school the day they taught this important lesson. In this exchange with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson Lemon... Read more