Plea for Donations Highlights Worries Over Park Funding

The bird’s eye-view from Scenic Mountain draws many visitors to Big Spring State Park in West Texas.
The bird’s eye-view from Scenic Mountain draws many visitors to Big Spring State Park in West Texas.

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State officials launched a campaign this week soliciting donations to help fund Texas parks, which saw a drop-off in visitors this year because of record heat and wildfires. As Matt Largey of KUT News reports, the plea has exposed broader concerns about how state parks are funded — and how they'll fare in the future.

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