Tag Archives: Texas

Nature Views: Birdlife In Texas Hill Country (CBS)

“Sunday Morning” takes us among hummingbirds and songbirds in the Texas Hill Country. Videographer: Scot Miller.

The Texas Hill Country is a geographic region of Central and South Texas, forming the southeast part of the Edwards Plateau. Given its location, climate, terrain, and vegetation, the Hill Country can be considered the border between the American Southeast and Southwest.

Texas Views: Water Birds At Smith Oaks Sanctuary

A rainy day doesn’t seem to bother the birds of Houston Audubon’s Smith Oaks Sanctuary.

Smith Oaks Bird Sanctuary is 177 acres of fields, woods, wetlands and ponds. Sixty-four acres were purchased by Houston Audubon with the help of Houston Audubon members, friends, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Aerial Views: Huntsville State Park In East Texas

Take a flight over the woods and waters of Huntsville State Park.

In the early 1930s, local residents decided they needed a park. They chose this site because the creek could be dammed to make a lake. Walker County voters approved the sale of $20,000 in bonds to buy the land, and then donated it to the State Parks Board.

Construction began in 1937. A Civilian Conservation Corps company made up of African-American veterans built the park. The men constructed the dam, the group recreation hall and the boat house. Other projects included a frame pump house, stone culverts and stone road curbing.

Find out more about this park at: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/hu…

Nature Views: Grasslands Of The West Texas Prairie

Amber waves of native grass whisper in a gentle breeze. This is a list of all the conservation land held by the Native Prairies Association of Texas. Current holdings, those owned by NPAT, and our conservation easements include 5,082 acres: read list

Jim Willis wanted more quail on his land, but he learned that restoring native grasses was key to wildlife populations, water, and soil health. Today the Grassland Restoration Incentive Program helps landowners improve grassland habitat. Learn more about Texan by Nature’s Conservation Wrangler program: https://texanbynature.org/programs/co…

Travel Guide: Austin – Capital Of Texas (4K)

Austin is known for its local food, great live music, and keeping it weird. Its a great place to live and visit, thanks to low taxes and low crime rate. It’s a party town and the music capital of the US. This video about Austin is more than a travel guide.

Austin is the state capital of Texas, an inland city bordering the Hill Country region. Home to the University of Texas flagship campus, Austin is known for its eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock. Its many parks and lakes are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating. South of the city, Formula One’s Circuit of the Americas raceway has hosted the United States Grand Prix.

Views: San Felipe Creek In Southwestern Texas

Fly above San Felipe Creek and the Rio Grande at the golden hour before sunset.

The Rio Grande, known in Mexico as the Río Bravo del Norte and as the Río Bravo, is one of the principal rivers in the southwestern United States and in northern Mexico. The length of the Rio Grande is 1,896 miles and originates in south-central Colorado, in the United States, and flows to the Gulf of Mexico.

Best Of Texas: The San Antonio River Walk

The San Antonio River Walk (also referred to as the riverwalk or Paseo del Río in Spanish) is a 15 mile long network of walkways which run alongside the banks of the San Antonio river. Five miles of the River Walk runs through downtown San Antonio.

The River Walk is home to attractions, shops, and restaurants, and is today a major San Antonio attraction in its own right.

The history of the riverwalk is fairly long, but its beginning can be traced back to a tragic flood on the San Antonio river in 1921, which killed 50 people.

News: Top 5 Stories For September 8, 2021 (Reuters)

September 8, 2021: Biden, Texas governor, Mexico earthquake, U.S. $3.5 trillion bill, Mask Mandates

1. President Joe Biden toured sites of deadly floods in the Northeast and said Hurricane Ida demonstrated the ravages of climate change as he pressed for investments to boost infrastructure and fight global warming.

2. Governor Greg Abbott made Texas the latest U.S. state to impose Republican-backed voting restrictions, signing a law that was swiftly challenged in court and criticized by President Joe Biden as part of an “all-out assault” on American democracy.

3. A powerful earthquake struck southwestern Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one man and damaging buildings, authorities said.

4. A U.S. House of Representatives committee this week will attempt to advance sweeping legislation to expand healthcare benefits for the elderly and other social services as part of Democrats’ $3.5 trillion domestic investment plan.

5. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten crouched to sit at a first-graders’ table in a Florida school, chatting with masked 6-year-olds about books and their former kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Smith.

Morning News: Poland And Belarus Border, Texas Abortion Law, Hong Kong

get the latest as Poland imposes a state of emergency on its border with Belarus. Also in the programme: the US Justice Department’s challenge to protect the constitutional right to an abortion, plus Hong Kong’s announcement to allow quarantine-free travel again.