Archive for May 3rd, 2010

TPW TV–State Parks

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Most kids are out of school for the summer, which means it’s time to visit a Texas State Park—or two. When you tune into the Texas Parks and Wildlife PBS TV series this month you can see parks you may want to visit. Series Producer, Don Cash.

One of the really interesting places is Kickapoo Caverns State Park, sort of near Del Rio. In addition to birding, they’ve got the Stewart Bat Cave; of course the main draw is Kickapoo Cavern, and it is just an amazing sight.

You’ve got twin columns. The column on your right is the largest column in the state of Texas—it’s eighty feet high—which is a little over eight stories.

We’re also going to go down to the valley in May, to Estero Llano Grande State Park, which is also known for birds. But one of the really cool things that a lot of people don’t know about is that they’ve got some alligators.

Yes, we do have a few alligators. They’re a major attraction, and we’re hoping that really pulls in some of the locals, because they’re really interested, and the often come just to see the alligators and walk out of the park.

Later in May on the PBS show, we head Northeast of Dallas to Lake Bob Sandlin State Park, and out on the big lake you can do some really good bass fishing.

There’s not a bad looking spot on the lake. A place that doesn’t look like it’ll hold a bass or two.

So, in May, on the PBS television show, we’re going to hit a lot of the state parks, and hopefully our viewers will see them and be ready to go when summer roles around.

Thanks, Don.

That’s our show… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.