Published on Dec 6, 2013
Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS Show #2101
October 21-27, 2012
Hueco Tanks, Rock Art Reborn
When it comes to rock art, Hueco Tanks, east of El Paso is in a class by itself. Unfortunately over the years, some of the pictographs have been damaged by graffiti. But now a new type of laser technology is about to turn back time. It's a laser light show that wipes away the graffiti but doesn't affect the pictograph underneath. Tune in to see as Hueco Tanks rock art is reborn.
Lone Star Land Steward: Cook's Branch Conservancy
Nearly half a century ago, George and Cynthia Mitchell set aside 5,600 acres for a family gathering place. Over time, the family took more of an interest in the land, largely because of one small bird, the endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker. The Cook's Branch Conservancy is the 2012 winner of the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award for Texas, the state's top honor recognizing wildlife conservation on private land as part of Texas Parks and Wildlife's Lone Star Land Stewards.
Wild Game Cooking: Grilled Venison
Take the gamey flavor out of wild game. Wild game cooking expert Jesse Griffiths shows how to grill venison to tender perfection and then dress it up with a tasty cream sauce.
Oasis of the Kingfisher
If you've ever been out in the woods and you're dive bombed by a brightly colored bird, you may have encountered the elusive kingfisher. Texas is the only place where all three variations of this bird can be found.
Postcard From Texas
Matador Wildlife Management Area is a sprawling area of red dirt hills and lots of wildflowers. It's also pretty windy much of the time.