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Texas’ state parks just cannot seem to get a break. Traditionally the state park system has been underfunded, causing Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to be slow at times in responding to general maintenance, needed upgrades and new construction.

Jay Yelas’ name is often followed by a lot of accolades. Bassmaster Classic champion, B.A.S.S. angler of the year and FLW angler of the year, to name a few. However, his newest — member of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame — may be the most impressive.

Normally this time of the year, Keith Combs would be criss-crossing the country fishing B.A.S.S. Elite series tournaments. Instead the Huntington resident and his wife, Jennifer, have spent the last two months crappie fishing on Lake Sam Rayburn.

You have tried to entertain the kids with jigsaw puzzles, making cookies, helping with their homework and even allowing a soccer game in the hall. Now you are losing your mind trying to think up something else to grab their attention and keep them from destroying the house faster than a tornado

Crappie fishing is going through an evolution right before our eyes. Once one of those something-else-to-do things to most fishermen, crappie fishing was a summer staple for those with brush piles at the end of their boathouse piers or with boats who could access deeper water holes.

I am no doctor, but like everyone else in America these days I do have an opinion and I am pretty certain spring turkey hunting is a great way to social distance.

The end of a hunting era is probably coming in May when the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission votes on whether to reduce the light goose daily bag limit from 20 to 10 birds during the regular season. The vote was originally scheduled for Thursday. Ironically, it may be an era that should h…