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5 things to do in the Houston area this MLK Jr. weekend

5 things to do in the Houston area this MLK Jr. weekend



2018-01-12T23:10:02+0000

From marathons to MLK Day parades, there is plenty of things to do in the Houston area this weekend.

There’s lots of things going on this weekend in the Houston area. Here’s a rundown of some of our favorites happening between Jan. 12 and 14.



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Texas Parks and Wildlife

Have you ever had a close enounter with an armadillo?

Due to their poor eyesight, armadillos can look directly at someone who is standing still and give no indication that they see anything.

Learn more about these rambling creatures at bit.ly/ArmadillosTX

Ray Roberts Lake State Park Isle du Bois - Texas Parks and Wildlife
"I can smell youuu."
While they have poor eyesight, an armadillos nose is top-notch! They use that superb sense of smell to find insects and worms in the ground, then use their strong claws to dig em up!
Bon appetit!
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Haha - we had an armadillo encounter shortly after we moved to TX - our dog chased four of them into the swimming pool! I thought they'd sink like rocks but those little suckers can swim!! They are like midget submarines, with those little snouts acting like snorkels. They paddle like crazy but stay afloat! I am so sorry this happened in the days before camera phones because it would have made an awesomely hilarious video.

As a young child my dad would kill one gut it skin it out my mom would season and bake also the tail my nephew and I would split it

Taken at Lake Texana in Edna, TX. The park is full of them.

I've seen them in the brush but they never let me get close

I've yet to see one in person alive 😞

Growing up we’d catch them.

Adam Braswell

Heather Bennett

Patti Moses Penny

Jared Pride

If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be? Before you answer, check out this newly discovered dinosaur that is telling us a rainbow of new things🌈

Learn more👉 utex.as/2Dv3bw8
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Yep, that’s me! 😊

1 day ago

State Fair of Texas

Don't let the #MondayBlues get you down~ Keep it going! #BigTex ... See MoreSee Less

Dont let the #MondayBlues get you down~ Keep it going! #BigTex

 

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Question; how and where do you get infro. On how to enter artwork to be judged at fair? Thank you

On our next PBS show: Follow a fifth generation shrimper on the Texas Coast. Then visit the diverse eco-systems of Brazos Bend State Park.

See these stories and more at bit.ly/MustSeeTxTV
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I have found memories from my visits to the Brazos Bend State Park.

Now accepting applications for Texas State Park Ambassadors in the Houston/coastal regions. Make a difference while gaining valuable leadership experience.

Open to adults age 18-30. Apply here: bit.ly/TxParkAmbassadors
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Now accepting applications for Texas State Park Ambassadors in the Houston/coastal regions. Make a difference while gaining valuable leadership experience.

Open to adults age 18-30. Apply here: http://bit.ly/TxParkAmbassadors

 

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TP&W, I’m 33yo (34 in June), how strict are you about this age cutoff?! I live in Houston, and I would LOVE to be an official representative of TX parks!

18-30? Institutional ageism. Middle-aged and older people can do the job just as well, and we like our state parks too!...people live and work longer than they used to, lest TPW forgets.

Monica Misztall

Abigail Wilson oooh look into this!!!

Edie Plata show gabby!

Totally on the list!! This is awesome.

Roland :c aw I wish I could do this

Marissa Carreon here’s your chance friend!!! ❤️

Not sure if this would be something Michaela would be interested Lori

OUCh im 31

Heather Park Wartenburg - Maybe for Norah next year?

David D Howe for Ash

No idea if you'd have time for it, but you may enjoy this, Audrey Koepp Steffek

Mick...

Jacob Robertson

Justin Dorrell

Hailey Triplett

Ale Jacquez made me think of you!

Tyler Tucker it might be worth checking out

Matt Keil you would be so good at this!

Sean Kurburski another fun job

Sara Hamilton

Felicia Fox

Andres Terrazas

Robert Sparrow

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4 days ago

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Mealtime!

A hungry hog-nosed skunk roots around for food at Seminole Canyon State Park in southwest Texas.

Seminole Canyon State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife
This hog-nosed skunk was spotted rooting around for food, too busy to worry about any two legged animals around him. Hog-nosed skunks are one five species of skunk found in Texas. The hog-nosed (there are 2 species) are recognized by their solid, white stripe and their hog nosed like snout which they used to root in the soil for insects.

Video by Park Host Gary Barbiaux
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Texas has 5 species of skunk, more than any other state. Read more at tpwmagazine.com/archive/2016/jun/ed_3_skunks/

He wasn't too busy to worry about two-legged animals. He knows that anybody that comes to close is gonna get a squirt of "perfume" and is gonna ruin their week!

I thought they were nocturnal-is this maybe at dusk?! I've never heard of a hog nosed skunk-haha, I wonder if we have them here by Palo Duro Canyon?

I get the feeling that people with government jobs enjoy 2-4 weeks of vacation, 10+ days (2 weeks) of paid holidays and 2 weeks paid sick leave, plus a possible 6+ weeks of gender neutral maternity leave.

VERY cool to see! Beautiful white coat on top.

Johnny Bugatti they're planning against you. Just like the one you Snapped at the dumster.

I had a red one that housed around my pens years ago.

Such a little stinker wrapped up in a glamorous coat...

Strange that he seems so oblivious..kindof like the behavior of an armadillo?!

I had one once in my yard. Clearly hog-nosed species. Johnson County...

Looks a bit different from the ones we have in Wharton County!

This one visits our barn pretty regularly.... cat food snack.

We saw quite a few of these guys last time we camped at Seminole.

Rusty Gregory, this one looks like the one from the Llano hunt.

Oh my! What a big nose you have!

Pretty.

He’s beautiful... errr, handsome.

Never saw on like that before.

Polecat

Pretty baby

Sooooo cute!!

Beautiful animal.

John Hayes , & Finn

Kristina Baker

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5 days ago

State Fair of Texas

Tune in to The Cooking Channel at 9:00 (CT) tonight and again on Sun, Jan 21 at 6:00 p.m. (CT) Or if you want to join the fun head to Republic Ranch (3121 Ross Ave. Dallas, Tx 75204- Chef Abel Gonzales) for a watching party at 7:30pm and the show airs at 9:00pm.Great news! Brent & Juan Reaves of Smokey John's BBQ will be featured on “Carnival Kings” tonight. This is a tv show they taped in Oct 2017 during the fair. It will air Thurs, Jan 18 at 9:00 p.m. (CT) on The Cooking Channel, and again on Sun, Jan 21 at 6:00 p.m. (CT). Set your DVR or join us at the watch party this Thursday Jan. 18th at Republic Ranch, 3121 Ross Ave. Dallas, Tx 75204 (Chef Abel Gonzales). Party begins at 7:30pm and the show airs at 9:00pm. ... See MoreSee Less

Tune in to The Cooking Channel at 9:00 (CT) tonight and again on Sun, Jan 21 at 6:00 p.m. (CT) Or if you want to join the fun head to Republic Ranch (3121 Ross Ave. Dallas, Tx 75204- Chef Abel Gonzales) for a watching party at 7:30pm and the show airs at 9:00pm.

 

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Luis

Jimmy Griffin

Juke Moreno

#TBT to the building of the Band Shell in Fair Park! Did you know one of the scenes in the 1960 film "State Fair" starring Ann Margaret and Pat Boone took place here? #TravelTexas #BigTex #FairPark ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT to the building of the Band Shell in Fair Park! Did you know one of the scenes in the 1960 film State Fair starring Ann Margaret and Pat Boone took place here? #TravelTexas #BigTex #FairPark

 

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I know because my mom is IN the scene.

Yep.

5 days ago

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Instant slushy! Here's what 12 degree temperatures can do to a water bottle left in a car overnight.

Fairfield Lake State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife
Ranger Dan shows fellow Rangers a quick science experiment on Flash Freezing in 12 Degree weather at Fairfield Lake State Park - Texas Parks and Wildlife.
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Don't leave canned soda pop/cola. I've heard they explode

Here's what -27 degree weather does to hot water

I can do that with a water bottle left in the freezer. If you take the bottle out at the right time it's still liquid because of the stillness. Then I shake it and BAM, instant ice.

Snow and Ice in Willis, TX January 2018.

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Logan Joshlin

Audrey Davis

Kari Minesinger

Lupe Avila

Kaci

6 days ago

Texas Parks and Wildlife

Here's a peek into the 1st week of Academy for Texas Game Wardens and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department State Park Police cadets.

Each day they're up before sunrise, with a full mental and physical workout ahead.

Texas Game Wardens
We are very proud of the 41 Texas Game Wardens and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department State Park Police cadets who finished their first week of academy training. Follow them through the process via social media. You may also want to check the hashtag #txcadet
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Here I come next year Academy. It can’t be worse than basic training from the army when I went to Fort Benning Georgia.

I'm still wondering when the next class is or do we have to wait for this class to finish?

Grateful for their service. Proud of the accomplishments.

Good work! Thank you for your service to our great state! 💙

Welcome to the family!

Congratulations!!

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congrats on this..but...you wont have a job when trump finishes with his raping of the lands

Hunter Jones

Ross Sultemeier

Tristan Urquizo

Bryan William Catron

Colton Breeze

Jonathan Harper

Jacob Winters

Dalton Sanders

Erica Mosqueda Kelley

Dusty Kahl

Dominic Bundens

Kayla Pack Ziober

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