Category Archives: Conservation/The Environment

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CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMAN’S CAUCUS ON AMENDMENT 40

Ed. Note : This is a letter from the CSC to the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council in regards to Amendment 40 and Sector Separation. October 20, 2014 Kevin Anson, Chairman Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council 2203 North … Continue reading

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FLOWER GARDENS DOCUMENTARY TO BE ON TV

Window in the Waves Airs in Houston this Week Window in the Waves, the story of the Flower Garden Banks, is a documentary by Todd Richard of Synergy Productions. The first Houston showing of Window in the Waves will be … Continue reading

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SAN BERNARD RIVER FLOODING

This aerial photo of the mouth of the San Bernard River was taken by Bert Smith, on 5/30/2014, after the recent heavy rains in Brazoria County. Note that several inches of rain could not wash open the clogged outlet – … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE 2014 TOWA Conference

This year’s Texas Outdoor Writers Conference is being held in New Braunfels, Texas. It began with a COC meet and greet Thursday night (2/7/2014) at the Gristmill Restaurant in Gruene. Those who have not visited Gruene should really make a … Continue reading

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HOPE FOR THE SAN BERNARD!

This from Jan Edwards, of Friends of The River San Bernard: Under the federal R.E.S.T.O.R.E. Act, monies from the fines and penalties paid by British Petroleum for the Deepwater Horizon well blowout will be divided among the five Gulf States. … Continue reading

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Winter of MY Discontent!

This morning, Thursday, February 13, 2014, is a pretty one – sunshine, almost no measurable wind, and the temperature is nudging towards 50 degrees (F). In many recent years on the upper Texas coast, mid to high 40’s would be … Continue reading

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FOOD CHAIN?

Hunters in other states often criticize Texans for using corn and protein feeders for attracting and holding deer and other game species, but these “free buffets” have a ripple effect all down the food chain that is very beneficial. Besides … Continue reading

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SAN BERNARD RIVER MOUTH UPDATE

San Bernard River Mouth Update, from Jan Edwards The attached pictures, taken by Albert Smith November 24, 2013, shows the current status of the San Bernard River Mouth – still closed. It has been closed this time since 12-7-12. The … Continue reading

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THE GULF GIVETH, AND THE GULF TAKES AWAY

The mouth of the San Bernard River is still sanded shut, in spite of recent heavy rains and high tides – as verified by aerial photos taken by Albert Smith and shared by Roy and Jan Edwards (www.sanbernardtx.com). The one … Continue reading

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NO MORE DROUGHT?

At least in Brazoria County? This was shortly after I gave up and headed for home last Sunday, October 13, 2013. Not a pond, by the way, normally flat DRY land!

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