Texas Game Warden

Texas Game Warden Search and Rescue Drone Program Yields Positive Outcomes Across the State

Three recent incidents requiring game warden drone support and successful coordination with local law enforcement led to an arrest in east Texas and two rescues of lost individuals in the hill country. On the night of Nov. 3, Texas Game Warden Michael Hummert responded to an Erath County Sheriff’s Office request for assistance. An elderly man had gone missing in Dublin, Texas. As the only law enforcement officer equipped with a thermal drone in the […]

Houston Game Wardens Receive Top Law Enforcement Award 

Harris County Game Wardens, K-9 and Critical Incident Teams were recognized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) Commission during Thursday’s meeting for contributions across the state. Houston Game Wardens Receive Top Law Enforcement Award  Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recognized Houston-area game wardens nominated by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for the 2021 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Outstanding Law Enforcement Award. The honor follows an increase of cases filed for driving and boating […]

Texas Game Wardens See Reduction in Citations During Memorial Day Weekend

Texas Game Wardens issued fewer boating-related citations over Memorial Day weekend than they did in 2021. They cited increased boating safety awareness and patrols by game wardens and other marine safety officers as contributors to a drop in incidents. Between Friday and Monday, 352 game wardens conducted 10,218 safety checks on vessels, issuing 62 fewer citations than they did the year before. Texas Game Warden Colonel Chad Jones attributed this decrease to factors including expansion of boating safety […]

Texas Game Wardens Now Accepting Applications for Paid Summer Internships 

Opportunities available in multiple coastal communities  Texas Game Wardens are currently accepting applications for summer internships across the state. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department encourages college students of all backgrounds and fields of study to apply for these 12 available openings. “This is a great opportunity for individuals who are curious about conservation law enforcement and interested in a higher level of community engagement,” said Lt. Rachel Kellner, Texas Game Warden program coordinator. “We provide […]

Texas Game Warden’s Investigation Results in Organized Crime Ring Bust and Multiple Arrests 

The two year, multi-agency effort led to high praise, award nominations and safer coastal communities   What started off as a run-of-the-mill investigation into a series of boat title discrepancies, concluded this past summer with multiple felony charges against three individuals suspected of running an interstate theft ring and the recovery of over $275,000 worth of stolen watercraft and other vehicles. Sergeant Game Warden Jonathan Griffin of the Marine Theft Investigation Unit facilitated an impressive two-year investigation into the […]

Texas Game Warden Memorial is Moving to New Home

After nine years of legislative hurdles, the State Preservation Board approved the memorial’s move to the Texas State Capitol   Since 2012, the Game Warden Peace Officer’s Association has been working to relocate the memorial from the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens to the grounds of the Texas State Capitol. The life-size bronze figure of a Texas Game Warden stands to honor the wardens that lost their lives in the line of duty and serves as a reminder […]

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center to Host Veteran’s Day Event

The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center is pleased to announce a new event to honor and support veterans. “Veterans Day at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center” will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with free admission for veterans and their families. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) Fisheries Technician and former Marine Nicholas Griffin is the organizer of this event, which aims to give veterans a way to enjoy […]