San Antonio is now a bird conservation oasis
More bird conservation opportunities are coming to San Antonio. Bird City Texas, a partnership program between Audubon Texas and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, announced in a news release Wednesday that San Antonio, Galveston, and Surfside Beach have been certified as Bird City Texas communities. "...Galveston, San Antonio, and Surfside Beach all embody the conservation ethic and leadership both TPWD and Audubon Texas want for all our Texas communities." In the coming months, Bird City Texas will provide virtual or socially distanced birding opportunities in each community. To learn more about Bird City Texas community programming, those interested can visit the TPWD Bird City Texas website.mysanantonio.com
PHOTOS: Hundreds of people visit Surfside Beach, but many didn’t respect social distancing
HOUSTON – Surfside Beach was busy with visitors Saturday. The majority of the people seem not to be respecting social distancing guidelines or didn’t wear a face mask or covering. Hundreds of people visit Surfside Beach, but many didn’t respect social distancing. On April 7, Brazoria County Judge Matt Sebesta ordered the temporary closures to county parks, including Quintana Park and Stephen F. Austin Park. Hundreds of people visit Surfside Beach, but many didn’t respect social distancing.
Heading to a beach for spring break? These are the areas in Texas that have elevated levels of fecal matter
GALVESTON, Texas – If you’re planning on heading down to the Gulf Coast for your Spring Break, you’ll want to check this list. The Galveston County Health District teamed up with the General Land Office to test 52 sites in Galveston County for bacteria levels, officials said. To view advisories and bacteria levels, click the link here. A map of all Texas beaches tested as of Friday, March 6. (Texas Beach Watch)Texas beaches with medium-level fecal bacteria count: