TPWD News Digest 8/2/2013
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TPWD News Digest for the Week of July 25- August 2, 2013

(Upcoming events are located under “Briefs”)

All TPWD news releases available online: or on our twitter site @tpwdnews, @tpwdhunt or @tpwdparks

Aug. 2, 2013

News Briefs and Upcoming Events:

TPWD Awareness PSA Wins Award for Best Communications Campaign

The Association for Conservation Information’s annual award ceremony recognizes professionals involved with conservation.

There are more than 25 categories of awards such as magazine article, news releases, public service announcements, communications campaign and educational programs, just to name a few.

This year, first place for communications campaign was awarded to members of Texas Parks and Wildlife’s staff for their efforts to stop the spread of zebra mussels.

The campaign was titled “Hello Zebra Mussels, Goodbye Texas Lakes.” The recognized staff include: Darcy Bontempo, Carly Montez, Brian Van Zee and Dave Terre.



For events in your area, visit our calendar section at


News Staff

A directory of TPWD staff is available at:

Mike Cox, News Team Leader, 512-389-8046 (office), 512-965-7574 (mobile),

(Law enforcement and coastal fisheries, but he can be contacted on any issue)

Steve Lightfoot, Wildlife & Fisheries Information Specialist: 512-389-4701 (office), 512-565-3680 (mobile),

(Wildlife, hunting and inland fisheries)

Rob McCorkle, State Parks Information Specialist: 830-866-3533 (office), 512-924-7165 (mobile),

(State Parks and travel/tourism)


Other contacts:

Lydia Saldaña, Communications Division Director: 512-389-4457 (office), 512-217-9479 (mobile),

Tom Harvey, Media Communication Director: 512-389-4453 (office), 512-565-3679 (mobile),

Larry Hodge, Inland Fisheries Information Specialist: 903-670-2255 (office),

(Inland Fisheries Division news)

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