Monthly Archives: January 2014

Flying snakes have great aerodynamics

This may be the last thing that anyone with a touch of ophidiophobia – fear of snakes – would want to hear: flying snakes have surprisingly good aerodynamic qualities. Scientists studying the amazing gliding proficiency of an Asian species known

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PETA blasts alleged TX “Bigfoot” killer

For many, Bigfoot hunter Rick Dyer is one part Andy Kaufman and one part PT Barnum, carting around a Sasquatch carcass for display. Rick Dyer, 36, describes himself as a “master tracker” of Bigfoot. This week, Dyer and his management

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Diane Sawyer to host kids and gun special

In a one-hour special, hidden cameras reveal shocking examples of what children do when left alone with a gun in the house. “Young Guns,” a “20/20″ report, airs Friday, January 31 at 10:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.

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Learn fly fishing in Athens March 8

The Dallas Fly Fishers will teach morning and afternoon classes for beginning fly-fishers at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s (TFFC) Fly Fish Pavilion on Saturday, March 8th. Due to limited space, re-registration is required. Contact TFFC by e-mailing tffc@tpwd.texas.gov or

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Bike the state parks in February

February offers an ideal time to pack up your bike and explore hundreds of miles of trails that wind through Texas State Parks. The parks’ safe and scenic environments offer both easy and challenging rides hugging lake shores, beneath towering

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Lake Livingston State Park piloting new registration system

Campers planning to visit Lake Livingston State Park in the Pineywoods can now select a specific campsite while making reservation under a one-year pilot program introduced recently. The site-specific reservations policy is unprecedented in the Texas State Park system, which

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Percentage of snapper quota goes to charter captains

Recreational fishing groups are crying foul over a National Marine Fisheries Service pilot program that has taken a percentage of the 2014 recreational red-snapper quota and given it to a select group of charter-boat captains. As part of the program, 17 captains operating out

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