New Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate available for Texas drivers

New Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate available for Texas drivers

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will be launching the long-awaited Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate on June 21 that will raise money to help conserve monarch butterflies and other native Texas, non-game, at-risk species. “The monarch butterfly is a species that is beautiful and iconic in that it is one of […]

State Fair of Texas announces free live music lineup for 2021 fair

State Fair of Texas announces free live music lineup for 2021 fair

DALLAS, TX (June 16, 2021) The State Fair of Texas is proud to announce the lineup of FREE live music during the 2021 Fair. After a year without live music, the State Fair is more excited than ever to provide the free concert series, which spans across multiple genres and features nationally recognized headliners, in […]

Time to get cooking! State Fair of Texas announces 2021 cooking contests

Time to get cooking! State Fair of Texas announces 2021 cooking contests

DALLAS, TX (June 16, 2021) The State Fair is excited to put home chefs who have been honing their skills during the COVID-19 pandemic to the test with the 2021 Cooking Contests. We all spent more time at home in 2020 than we had ever anticipated, which led to a lot of folks picking up […]

Senator Bob Hall to host Town Hall meeting in Rockwall June 3

Senator Bob Hall to host Town Hall meeting in Rockwall June 3

ROCKWALL, TX (May 28, 2021) Senator Bob Hall will hold a series of public town hall meetings throughout Senate District 2 to recap the 87th Legislative Session and to answer constituent questions. Senator Hall will discuss the state of important legislative activities in Texas. He will cover items that are headed to the Governor’s desk, […]

ERCOT to test emergency notification system

Grid operator verifying communications channels prior to summer AUSTIN, TX, May 26, 2021 – As part of ERCOT’s aggressive pre-summer preparation activities, the grid operator will test its automated emergency grid conditions communication system this evening, Wednesday, May 26, beginning at 7 p.m. No action is required. What does this mean? During this time, test messages […]

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order prohibiting government entities from mandating masks

ROCKWALL, TX – May 18, 2021 — Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order prohibiting governmental entities in Texas — including counties, cities, school districts, public health authorities, or government officials — from requiring or mandating mask wearing. Public schools may continue to follow current mask-wearing guidelines through June 4. After June 4, no student, teacher, parent, […]

Distracted driving continues to plague Texas roadways

Distracted driving continues to plague Texas roadways

Cell phone use, other distractions cause 1 in 5 traffic crashes AUSTIN – Sadly, distracted driving is still near the top of the list when it comes to crashes on Texas roadways, coming in at No. 2 for traffic crash causes. Last year Texas roadways saw nearly 1 in 5 crashes caused by a distracted driver […]

Rockwall County Historical Foundation to present ‘Signers of Texas Declaration of Independence’ exhibit

Rockwall County Historical Foundation to present ‘Signers of Texas Declaration of Independence’ exhibit

ROCKWALL, TX – March 29, 2021 – Beginning April 6, 2021, The Rockwall County Historical Foundation will present “Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. On the frozen morning of March 1, 1836, forty-four men shivered in an unfinished house […]

Biologists advise cleaning feeders to prevent spread of diseases among birds

Biologists advise cleaning feeders to prevent spread of diseases among birds

AUSTIN – With spring around the corner, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) biologists are asking residents with bird feeders to routinely clean them, and the areas surrounding them, in order to help slow the spread of potentially deadly diseases among bird species. Seeds and seed hulls that accumulate on feeder trays and on the […]

Public input sought on Texas hunting regulation proposals for 2021-2022

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now taking public comment on the following proposed changes to the 2021-2022 Statewide Hunting and Migratory Game Bird Proclamations: Add crossbow to the definition of lawful archery equipment Modify the muzzleloader definition to clarify only the bullet or projectile must be loaded through the muzzle […]

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