Texas Parks & Wildlife Agency Faces Big Cuts

State parks. Hunter education. Even a magazine targeted at outdoorsmen. Each is likely to feel the effect of a looming 21 to 25 percent budget cut for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

The most obvious of the reductions, which could amount to as much as $162 million over the biennium, will cut into the operations of state parks. Both the initial House and Senate budget proposals call for the agency to cease operating seven state parks scattered across the state — from Lockhart State Park to Big Spring State Park in Howard County to the Wyler Aerial Tramway in El Paso ...

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