A new samurai walks the Texas earth, or will soon: the hardened, stoic hunter of nuisance gators.
In years past, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department contracted with a limited number of hunters, who put in bids to be selected. Winners would be assigned a specific region and TPWD had to approve hun ... More >>
Bryan FrazierAnother rehabbed turtle gets set freeLook at that green sea turtle -- dude is flapping his flippers with joy as he's released out of rehab and sent back to his (or her) warm, inviting Gulf of Mexico home.
The turtle was one of three released today in South Padre by the texas Par ... More >>
Damon Heynen: Man of many names, and snakesLast month we brought you the story of an East Texas snake farmer law enforcement identified as David Beauchemin. In recent years, the 44-year-old proprietor of High End Herps has been accused of keeping 79 boas, pythons and other large exotic snakes ... More >>
Wood County JailDavid Beauchemin: High End Herps is a great company nameAuthorities from several law enforcement agencies and a handful of private-sector reptile experts raided the snake farm of David Beauchemin yesterday in Wood County. Before the day was done, the deputies, game wardens and ... More >>
TPWDIt shrinks like a cold, frightened turtleMore than 800 sea turtles who had been stunned by the state's cold snap are getting their release back into the wild starting today, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department says.
In the past the animals were kept for weeks, but TPWD says a new philo ... More >>
Heather Vaughan is a relative newcomer to the personal chef business in Houston, but she is quickly making a name for herself with her restaurant-quality meals that can be eaten in the privacy of your own home. We sat down with her to discuss cooking, restaurants, and why she's not really int ... More >>
Onward through the oilSince the BP oil spill began 8,427 days ago, we've heard about how the catastrophe has endangered the welfare of birds, fishermen, tourist shops, and at least one British dickhead CEO, but there hasn't been much said about our society's most vulnerable -- Gulf Coas ... More >>
Photo courtesy USGSThere's nothing like a release from the U.S. Geological Survey headlined "Report Documents the Risks of Giant Invasive Snakes in the U.S." to get your attention. (Unless it's "Osama bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." But we digress.)Bottom line: Look out Texas, we got gian ... More >>
Photo by rutloBarton Springs, Austin's landmark pool that has chilled generations even in the hottest Texas summers, is in trouble. It's not trouble that can't be fixed, but it will require time and money.Time, as in closing the pool for six to eight months. Money, as in almost $5 million the city d ... More >>