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Texas House approves bills to spend up to $1 billion to buy more state parkland

The Texas House paved the way for a billion-dollar investment in state parks, which one advocate said would create “a new golden age” for the park system. Texas now ranks 35th nationally in state park acreage per capita.

A park visitor casts a fishing line at Fairfield Lake State Park on Feb. 27, 2023.

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