• EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Companies accused of causing migratory bird deaths may be harder to successfully prosecute after a federal appeals court recently ruled that a century-old wildlife protection law only applies if the killing is intentional.

  • By FERNANDO DEL VALLE Staff Writer
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SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — The waters have not turned red but the toxic algae bloom known as red tide killed fish here yesterday after appearing to spread south along the Texas coast.

  • By FERNANDO DEL VALLE Staff Writer
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PORT MANSFIELD — Fred Stone County Park is coming back to life.

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The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is one of nine refuges to be awarded a grant that would allow the refuge to acquire 1,778 acres of neighboring land in an effort to protect migratory birds.

  • By KAYLEIGH SOMMER Staff Writer
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ARROYO CITY — Experienced anglers from Fishing’s’ Future and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will be on hand to teach children and their parents the basics of fishing at Adolph Thomae, Jr. County Park April 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Victoria Brito | South Texas Outdoors
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At the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico rests one of the most-advanced artificial reefs in Texas, formed from the remains of the Texas Clipper, a ship that was sunk in 2007 to create this haven for underwater wildlife. Located 17 nautical miles from the coast, the Clipper today serves as a home …

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Starting Feb. 17, Quinta Mazatlan began its “Backyard Habitat Steward” workshop. Each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon for six weeks, professionals from environmental fields have been providing and will continue to provide expertise on how to enhance a landscape for wildlife.

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Texas Tribune environmental reporter Colin McDonald recently finished a 1,900-mile “Disappearing Rio Grande” expedition that took him down the length of the river from its source, camping out on the banks of the Rio Grande along the way.

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Keep Texas Beautiful and Don’t Mess with Texas are encouraging elementary school students to break out their crayons and paintbrushes in a crusade to keep Texas roadways clean and litter-free.

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The Texas Team Trail presented by Cabela’s will officially partner with Garmin for the 2015 season. The marine electronics company will showcase its popular line of sonar and GPS devices designed specifically for freshwater anglers. In addition, Garmin will offer a $1,000 bonus to any team t…

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Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge officials recently identified a second juvenile ocelot, which was discovered by one of the motion-triggered cameras the refuge uses to monitor the endangered cats.

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More than $25 million in state funding will be invested into Cameron County roads, but the projects aren’t only aimed to improve the lives of traveling humans.

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