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Cameron County to update parks master plan

Cameron County Commissioners Court has authorized a five-year update to its Comprehensive Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan.

Red snapper fishing closes in state waters Nov. 20

AUSTIN — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will close red snapper fishing in state waters on Monday, Nov. 20, at 11:59 p.m. until January 2024. Federal waters remain closed until the summer.

Endangered parrots have found safer space in RGV, new research reveals

Red-crowned parrots, an endangered species native to northeast Mexico, have found a new and safer home in parts of South Texas, according to a new study led by researchers at Texas A&M University.

Red Tide Ranger class for volunteer training Saturday at SPI

Registration for the annual Red Tide Ranger training is open for the classroom instruction that will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30, at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Coastal Studies Lab at 100 Marine Lab Drive, in Isla Blanca Park, on South Padre Island.

A trace of red tide was briefly detected at South Padre Island

Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have announced that red tide has recently been detected along the Texas coastline, including at two locations off South Padre Island.

Large bobcat euthanized in central McAllen may have been a pet

A severely malnourished and declawed bobcat found in a central McAllen neighborhood this weekend has been euthanized.

Harlingen launching kayak project at McCullough Park

HARLINGEN — Winding across some of the city's most rugged stretches of Tamaulipan thorn forest, the Arroyo Colorado is making way for Harlingen's first kayak launch.

Launch pad destroyed: Concrete rubble lands on Boca Chica Beach

SpaceX appears to have seriously miscalculated how well its orbital launch pad would hold up during the inaugural launch of its Starship-Super Heavy from Boca Chica/Starbase on April 20.

Cameron County man accused of hunting, killing alligator at wildlife refuge

A Cameron County man accused of dragging and killing an alligator out of the Laguna Atascosa Wildlife Refuge remains jailed at a Cameron County facility.