SB 740, 741 and 742 are aimed at eminent domain reform. The bills expand upon progress made in landmark 2011 eminent domain legislation. The three bills, authored by Senator Lois Kolkhorst, will help level the playing field for property owners who confront corporations and government entities with deep pockets and experienced legal teams.
“We recognize the need for critical infrastructure to support our population and economy, but we believe there is room for rural landowners to be treated more fairly along the way,” Texas Wildlife Association CEO David Yeates said. “These landowners provide enormous benefit to our state by stewarding the open spaces of Texas, and they deserve equitable treatment during condemnation of their private property.”
TWA’s Spring 2017 lineup of Youth Videoconferencing programs and On-demand Webinars are available now.
Chronic wasting disease has been detected in a hunter harvested 1 1/2 –year-old white-tailed buck submitted for sampling within Surveillance Zone 3 in Medina County. This marks the first confirmed case of CWD in a free-ranging Texas whitetail. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) are taking steps to deploy an early detection and containment strategy designed to limit the spread of CWD from the affected area and better understand the distribution and prevalence of the disease.
Applications are now available for the 17th Annual Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) Wildlife Conservation College Scholarship Program, sponsored by Carter’s Country Outdoor Stores and the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Texas. Celebrating its 26th year, the Texas Big Game Awards will award $15,000 in college scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year.
Texas is more than a state. It’s an ideal. Our mission at the Texas Wildlife Association stems from a deep-seeded love and respect for that ideal. From the beautiful, expansive land to the thousands of species we share it with, we believe every part of Texas is worth protecting, because to truly take pride in something, one must be willing to invest in it and care for it. We love our great state, and to ensure future generations do as well, we will carry our pride as a reminder to not only love Texas, but to look after it.
The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation and San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. are excited to announce the Texas teachers and schools to be awarded scholarships to be used to promote natural resource literacy among students.