Archive for September 3rd, 2007

TPWD TV — September Highlights

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Water and wings may be a theme of Texas Parks and Wildlife TV’s September programming. And producer Ron Kabele says a segment called Billion Dollar Bats looks at the value of bats to agriculture.

What the bats are doing is they’re acting as a natural pesticide. And that’s very appealing to a lot of farmers. It’s cheaper and it’s a whole lot better for the environment.

There’s an excerpt from Texas: The State of Water, highlighting water issues in the Valley.

This concentrates on the challenge of there not being enough water in the Rio Grande Valley.

Without water nothing will grow. And the farmers can’t make any money. So, there’s nothing else for them to do. Some of this farmland they’re selling the dirt off of it. They’re just making it into a big pit. Just a big hole in the ground; and they’re just walking away from it.

Ron says he shot a story on the Butterfly Palace that airs in September.

It’s at the Cockrell Butterfly Center at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. And it’s this big domed area. It’s basically its own ecosystem.

And finally, a segment called The Caribbean Connection examines the relationship between Texas and the Caribbean.

The Caribbean Connection was about three researchers who were trying to find a correlation between what happens in the coral reefs down in Mexico and here, and how that affects our waters.

Check your local listings, or visit us online at to find a station that airs the show near you. That’s our show…for Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

Texas Parks and Wildlife on PBS and Cable
Stations and Air Times
Times and dates are subject to change, especially during PBS membership drives.

  • Amarillo, KACV-TV, Channel 2: October–March, Saturday 6 p.m.
  • Austin, KLRU-TV, Channel 18: Monday, 12:30 p.m.; Friday 5:30 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. KLRU2, Cable 20: Tuesday, 11 p.m.
  • Bryan-College Station, KAMU-TV, Channel 15: Sunday, 5 p.m.; Thursday, 7 p.m.
  • Corpus Christi, KEDT-TV, Channel 16: Sunday, 12 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth, KERA-TV, Channel 13: October–March, Saturday, 6 p.m. Also serving Abilene, Denton, Longview, Marshall, San Angelo, Texarkana, Tyler, Wichita Falls and Sherman.
    El Paso, KCOS-TV, Channel 13: Saturday, 3 p.m.
  • Harlingen, KMBH-TV, Channel 60: Sunday, 5 p.m. Also serving McAllen, Mission and Brownsville.
  • Houston, KUHT-TV, Channel 8: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.; Friday 1:30 p.m. Also serving Beaumont, Port Arthur, Galveston, Texas City and Victoria.
  • Killeen, KNCT-TV, Channel 46: Sunday, 5 p.m. Also serving Temple.
  • Lubbock, KTXT-TV, Channel 5: Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Odessa-Midland, KPBT-TV, Channel 36: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.
  • San Antonio and Laredo, KLRN-TV, Channel 9: Sunday, 1 p.m.
  • Waco, KWBU-TV, Channel 34: Saturday, 3 p.m.
  • Portales, New Mexico, KENW-TV, Channel 3: Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
  • The New York Network, NYN, Thursday 8:30 p.m.; Saturday 2:30 p.m. Serving the Albany area.


Texas Parks & Wildlife can also be seen on a variety of government, educational and access cable channels in the following communities: Abilene, Allen, Atlanta, Boerne, Collin County Community College, Coppell, Del Mar College, Denton, Flower Mound, Frisco, Garland, Irving, McKinney, North Richland Hills, Plano, Rogers State University, Texarkana College, The Colony, Tyler, Waco and Wichita Falls. Check your local listings for days and times.