Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas. Parks Division:

An Inventory of Parks and Wildlife Department Parks Division Records at the Texas State Archives, 1905-2001, undated, bulk 1927-1996



Overview

Creator: Texas. Parks Division.
Title: Parks and Wildlife Department Parks Division records
Dates: 1905-2001, undated
Dates: bulk 1927-1996
Abstract: The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD. Types of records present include correspondence, reports, project files, appraisal reports, copies of land title abstracts, deeds, surveyors' field notes, survey and subdivision maps, photographs, maps and brochures, videocassettes, and civil engineering and architectural structural and mechanical plans and specifications for various types of repairs and improvements to two Air Force bases in Texas. Dates covered are 1905-2001, undated, bulk 1927-1996.
Quantity: 70.13 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is responsible for the management and conservation of the state's wildlife and fish resources; provision of outdoor recreational opportunities to the public; acquisition, development, and operation of wildlife management areas, fish hatcheries, state parks, historic sites, and other public lands; conservation education and outreach; cultural and historical interpretation; and the regulation of fishing, hunting, and boating activities. The Department is composed of eleven major divisions which carry out the functions and duties of the agency: Wildlife, State Parks, Coastal Fisheries, Inland Fisheries, Communications, Law Enforcement, Infrastructure, Administrative Resources, Legal, Information Technology, and Human Resources. An executive director, selected by the Parks and Wildlife Commission, administers the department. In 2014 the agency employed the full-time equivalent of 3,109 people.

The department is governed by the Parks and Wildlife Commission, initially composed of three members, increased to six members in 1972, and as of 1983, nine members, appointed by the Governor with approval of the senate. Members serve six-year overlapping terms. The commission chairperson is appointed biennially by the governor. The commission meets quarterly or more often as needed. Its chief responsibility is to adopt policies and rules to carry out the programs of the Parks and Wildlife Department.

The TPWD had its beginnings in 1879 when the 16th Texas Legislature authorized the Governor to appoint a fish commissioner to ensure compliance with an act for the preservation of fish, and to build fish ways and fish ladders (Chapter 92, 16th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1881, the Office of the Fish Commissioner was established (Chapter 78, 17th Legislature, Regular Session). It was created for the "propagation and preservation of fish and to build fish-ways and fish-ladders…," and existed through 1885. The commissioner was appointed to a two-year term by the governor, with the approval of the senate.

In 1895, the Office of the Fish and Oyster Commissioner was created by House Bill 55, 24th Legislature, Regular Session, with the commissioner appointed by the governor as before. The duties included the protection of fish, turtles and terrapin of the bays and coastal waters of the state, protection of natural oyster beds and reefs, and the protection of the location of private beds. The commissioner had the authority to appoint Deputy Commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office. In 1907, protection of wild birds and wild game was added to the responsibilities of that office, which became the Office of the Game, Fish and Oyster Commissioner (House Bill 379, 30th Legislature, Regular Session). This commissioner appointed deputy game commissioners to assist in carrying out the duties of the office.

The single commissioner was replaced by a six-member commission in 1929 and the agency became the Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission (Senate Bill 83, 41st Legislature, Regular Session). The commissioners were appointed to six year terms by the governor with the approval of the senate, and were selected from different sections of the state. The chair was appointed by the Governor. Duties of the commission included administering the state's laws relating to game and fish; preventing pollution of streams; issuing hunting, trapping, and fishing licenses; collecting fees, taxes, and fines; conducting research; and proclaiming and enforcing open seasons and bag limits on game and fish. The commission also operated fish hatcheries and sanctuaries, administered game and hunting preserves, supervised oyster beds in the state, controlled and exterminated predatory animals and fish, and educated the public in the preservation of wildlife and fish and game resources of the state. It had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out its duties. The name was changed to the Texas Game and Fish Commission in 1951 and the size of the board was increased to nine members (Senate Bill 463, 52nd Legislature, Regular Session).

The Texas State Parks Board was created in 1923 (Senate Bill 73, 38th Legislature, First Called Session) to investigate prospective park sites in the state and report to the Legislature with recommendations, and to solicit and accept donations of land for state park purposes. The State Parks Board was initially composed of five members, appointed by the Governor with the approval of the senate to six-year terms, and they were to be state officers. The number of board members increased to six in 1937 (Senate Bill 484, 45th Legislature, Regular Session). This board was to begin locating sites for the establishment of the state parks system. It directed and managed state parks created, except the historical parks which were managed by the Board of Control and/or several separate commissions. The Parks Board was charged with locating, designating, and marking historic grounds, battlegrounds, and other historic sites in the state, and erecting markers and monuments at such sites. The board also had the authority to create rules and regulations as necessary to carry out its duties. The primary function of the board between 1923 and 1933 was to acquire lands for parks through donations. In 1933, federal funds became available for state park development and the board worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the National Park Service for the development of better park sites for a state parks system. The CCC provided labor during the 1930s to improve state park lands and facilities. In 1949, the state historical parks were transferred to the State Parks Board, except for the San Jacinto Battlefield, the Battleship Texas, and the Fannin Battlefield, which were still controlled by their respective commissions--the San Jacinto Battlefield Commission, the Battleship Texas Commission, and the Fannin Battlefield Commission (House Bill 120, 51st Legislature, Regular Session). Jurisdiction over the Fannin and San Jacinto Battlefields was transferred to TPWD in 1965 (House Bill 102, 59th Legislature, Regular Session). Battleship Texas was transferred to TPWD in 1983 (House Bill 586, 68th Legislature, Regular Session).

In 1963, the State Parks Board and the Game and Fish Commission were merged to form the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife (House Bill 21, 58th Legislature, Regular Session). In 1967, the Historic Structures and Sites Act was passed by the 60th Legislature, House Bill 58, Regular Session, charging the department with stewardship of the state's cultural heritage sites. In 1983, the legislature passed the 1983 Wildlife Conservation Act (Senate Bill 94, 68th Legislature, Regular Session), which gave the agency the authority to manage fish and wildlife resources in all Texas counties. Prior to this act county commissioner courts set game and fish laws in many counties, and other counties had veto power over Department regulations. In 1985, the legislature granted the agency authority over shrimp and oysters (Senate Bill 609, 69th Legislature, Regular Session).

The parks division protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD, which includes 119 state parks, historic sites, and natural areas. The division also provides planning assistance and administers matching grants to local communities and counties for park acquisition and development, public boat ramps and other facilities, and outreach.

In the early years of TPWD the parks division also investigated potential land acquisitions for state parks and historic sites, negotiated and prepared contracts for the donation or purchase of land, researched title information, constructed new park facilities, renovated and repaired existing facilities. In 1965 the division developed a statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan -- the Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan (as directed by the 59th Legislature, Senate Bill 165, Regular Session). This plan was updated every five years. Master plans for state parks were begun in 1965. During a brief period in the 1990s, the parks division was known as the Public Lands Division, whose duties included the management of some wildlife areas in addition to state parks, historic sites, and natural areas. Today, land acquisition activities are handled through the executive office and the infrastructure division handles design and construction of new facilities, repairs of existing facilities, and development of TPWD lands. Wildlife areas are general managed by the wildlife division. The Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan has been incorporated into the more comprehensive Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan prepared by the agency. The 77th Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 305, Regular Session) required that Texas Parks and Wildlife Department prepare (and be adopted by the Commission) the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan by October 15, 2002. The plan was adopted and the latest version (2013) is on the website of the TPWD (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/nonpwdpubs/land_and_water_plan/) .

(Sources: Enabling legislation, numerous years; Parks and Wildlife Code, Title 2; Guide to Texas State Agencies, various editions; Texas Parks and Wildlife web site (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/, accessed May 15, 2015); and information found in Texas Parks and Wildlife records.)


Scope and Contents of the Records

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD. Types of records present include correspondence, memoranda, reports, project files, plans, appraisal reports, copies of land title abstracts, deeds, surveyors' field notes, survey and subdivision maps, photographs, maps and brochures, and civil engineering and architectural structural and mechanical plans and specifications for various types of repairs and improvements to two former air force bases in Texas. Dates covered are 1905-2001, bulk 1927-1996.

The appraisal and abstract records were accumulated during the course of land acquisition activities for the state by the TPWD and its predecessor, the Texas State Parks Board, for many of the Texas state parks, natural areas, and historic sites. The great majority of the plans and specifications are for Matagorda Island Air Force Base, but a few plans are present for Port O'Connor Air Force Base -- federal military facilities that were transferred to the state of Texas. Project files are present for studies and work done to add the San Jose Mission to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which was accomplished in 1978. Conceptual and feasibility studies are present for several park sites including San Jose, Goliad, and Washington-on-the Brazos, and other existing or potential state park sites in the Dallas area and the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Planning records document work on the Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan in the 1970s and 1980s. Also present are maps and brochures of state parks for the 1970s, as well a series of videocassette programs produced by TPWD as informative programs on subjects of Texas history and parks, as well as the documentation of important events in which the Division was involved. The potential park files detail TPWD investigations of potential land acquisitions for state parks, historic sites, and Wildlife Management Areas, paying special attention to documenting the location and conditions of the potential sites. Administrative correspondence from Region 7 (Kerrville) includes correspondence and other materials held by the Kerrville office that oversaw those state parks located within the Edwards Plateau region of west-central Texas.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.


 

Organization of the Records

The records have been organized into nine series by State Archives staff:
Land acquisition appraisal and abstract files, 1905-1986, bulk 1908-1986, 18 cubic ft.
Plans and specifications of military bases, 1940-1974, 3 cubic ft.
San Jose Mission project files, 1968-1983, bulk 1973-1982, 2.3 cubic ft.
Reports and studies, 1940-1980, bulk, 1971-1978, 3 cubic ft.
Plans and planning records, 1965, 1972-2001, bulk 1975-1988, 6.14 cubic ft.
Maps and brochures of state parks and recreational areas, 1974-1990, 0.94 cubic ft.
Videocassettes and publication, 1984-2001, undated, 0.5 cubic ft.
Potential park files, 1960-1999, undated, 35 cubic ft.
Administrative correspondence from Region 7 - Kerrville, 1934-1999, undated, bulk 1972-1999, 1.25 cubic ft.,

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

Most of the maps and all of the plans and specifications are too large to photocopy.

Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.


Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Corporate Names:
Texas. State Parks Board.
Texas. Parks and Wildlife Department.
Subjects:
Parks--Texas.
Parks--Planning--Texas.
Parks--Texas--Management.
Recreation areas--Public use--Texas.
Government purchasing of real property--Texas.
Conservation of natural resources--Texas.
Air bases--Texas.
Real property--Valuation--Texas.
Public lands--Texas.
Places:
Matagorda Island Air Force Base (Tex.)
Matagorda Island (Tex.)--Public lands.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (San Antonio, Tex.)
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas--Parks--1905-2001.
Memorandums--Texas--Parks--1905-2001.
Reports--Texas--Parks--1940-2001.
Plans (reports)--Texas--Parks--1972--2001.
Abstracts (summaries)--Texas--Land titles--1905-2001.
Appraisals (records)--Texas--Public lands--1905-2001.
Field notes--Texas--Public lands--1905-2001.
Maps (documents)--Texas--Public lands--1905-2001.
Specifications--Matagorda Island (Tex.)--Air bases--1940-1974.
Plans (drawings)--Matagorda Island (Tex.)--Air bases--1940-1974.
Videocassettes--Texas--Public lands--1984-2001.
Functions:
Procuring public lands.
Management of parks.

Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas State Parks Board records, 1901-1902, 1905, 1908, 1917, 1925-1962, bulk 1933-1949, 25 cubic ft.
State Parks Board Civilian Conservation Corps drawings, 1905-1974, undated, bulk 1933-1945, 28.17 cubic ft. (about 4023 items)
Texas Secretary of State, Statutory Documents Section deed files, 1848-1994, undated (not inclusive), bulk 1928-1963, 9.12 cubic ft.
Texas State Parks Board, Big Bend land purchase program files, about 1929-1958, about 21 cubic ft. [These records are unprocessed, see staff for assistance.]

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item and cite the series), Parks and Wildlife Department Parks Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1996/052, 1996/060, 1996/065, 1996/081, 2002/114, 2004/090, 2005/087, 2006/006, 2006/366, 2006/394, 2008/173, 2010/088, 2011/430, 2014/111

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on February 1, February 20 and March 21, 1996; March 27, 2002; February 17, 2004; January 12, 2005; September 12 and 19, 2005; October 4, 2006; July 16, 2008; March 16, 2010; June 27, 2011; and May 21, 2014; by the Texas Documents Collection of the Library and Archives Commission on February 27, 1996. One accession was transferred by an unknown entity in the 1970s and was assigned an accession number for control purposes on May 16, 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa Hendricks, February, March and April 1996

Accessions added by Laura K. Saegert and Jason Walker, June 1998

Accessions added and Conversion to EAD Version 2002 by Laura K. Saegert, May 2006

Seven accessions added by Jonathan King, June 2014

Appraisal Information

The records of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department were appraised by State Archives staff on October 18, 1999. Series appraised as archival described in this finding aid are: Project file - Acquisitions (listed as land appraisal and abstract records in the finding aid), Statewide planning final reports and studies, and Building plans and specifications. Series titles used in the finding aid are either generic titles currently in use in the TPWD retention schedule or else were used by State Archives staff for accessions processed prior to the appraisal of the TPWD records. For more information about the appraisal of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's records, see the appraisal report done by State Archives staff on file in the search room of the Archives and Information Services Division or online at https://www.tsl.texas.gov/arc/appraisal/parks.html


Detailed Description of the Records

 

Land acquisition appraisal and abstract files, 1905-1986, bulk 1908-1986,
18 cubic ft.

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, during the time period covered by these records, investigated potential land acquisitions for state parks, historic sites, and natural areas, negotiated and prepared contracts for the donation or purchase of land, and researched title information. Types of records include appraisal reports, copies of land title abstracts, deeds, surveyors' field notes, survey and subdivision maps, photographs, and correspondence, dating 1905-1986, bulk 1908-1986. Appraisal files typically include photographs of the property, maps, market data, soil and mineral analysis, and surveyors' field notes. Abstract files contain copies of all instruments of record and documents filed for record (deeds, abstracts, etc.), conveying, affecting or pertaining to the title of lands being considered for acquisition. The appraisal and abstract records were accumulated during the course of land acquisition activities for the state by the TPWD and its predecessor, the Texas State Parks Board, for many of the Texas state parks, natural areas, and historic sites. Further information on TPWD land acquisition efforts can be found in this collection in the series Potential park files. Land acquisition files for most of the state historic parks and monuments can be found in the Texas Secretary of State deed files (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/30070/tsl-30070.html). Some early appraisal and abstract information can be found in the records of the Texas State Parks Board, in the series Acquisition and development files. Land acquisition files for Big Bend National Park were handled by the Texas State Parks Board but are not reflected in these records. Big Bend land acquisition files are unprocessed, see the Archives staff for assistance.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into two groups - Appraisal files and Abstract files. Within each group the files are arranged as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Land acquisition appraisal and abstract files, Parks and Wildlife Department Parks Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 1996/081, 2004/090
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on March 21, 1996 and February 17, 2004.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Most of the maps are too large to photocopy.
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Processing Information
Processed by Lisa Hendricks, April 1996
Accession added by Laura K. Saegert, May 2006
Appraisal files
Box
1996/081-3 Martin Creek Lake, 1978
[2 wallets]
Rancho de las Cabras, 1975
South Llano River, 1981
Box
1996/081-4 Bryan Beach right-of-way, 1980
Cartwright House, 1976-1977
Eagle Mountain Lake, 1980
[3 wallets]
Lake Houston, 1981
[2 wallets]
Box
1996/081-10 Bastrop Park, 1979
Arroyo Colorado, 1978
[wallets 1-2 of 3 wallets]
Box
1996/081-11 Arroyo Colorado, 1978
[wallet 3 of 3 wallets]
Caprock Canyons State Park, 1975-1979
[2 wallets]
Davis Mountains State Park, 1973-1982
[3 wallets]
Enchanted Rock Park Site, 1977-1978
Fort Leaton, 1972-1974
[2 wallets]
Box
1996/081-12 Fort McKavett, 1973-1980
[4 wallets]
Fulton Mansion, 1977
Lake Mineral Wells, 1976-1982
[3 wallets]
Box
1996/081-13 McKinney Falls, 1972-1976
Mustang Island State Park, 1976-1979
Resaca de la Palma, 1976
Village Creek, 1979
[loose reports and 2 wallets]
Box
2004/090-3 Brazoria County Access Point, 1986
Caddoan Mounds, 1981
Devil's Sinkhole, 1984
Gorman Falls, 1984
Hill Country Natural Area, Bandera County, 1983-1986
Lake Mineral Wells, 1984
LaPorte regional office, 1984
Washington-on-the-Brazos, 1984
Box
2004/090-4 Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., acquisition summary, about 1973
[Note: labeled as exhibit A, it is unknown what it was an exhibit for, possibly for the Matagorda Island studies]
Dallas park study, 1975
Houston Area Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) study, 1980-1981
[2 folders]
Harris County potential site nominations, 1980-1981
[2 folders]
Matagorda Island files:
[Matagorda Island became part of the state park system as a result of a cooperative agreement between the United States Department of the Interior and the state of Texas. The agreement was approved in December 1982 and passed into law by the Texas Legislature in March 1983 (Senate Bill 249, 68th Legislature, Regular Session). The agreement stated that Matagorda Island and the surrounding wildlife management area, consisting of public lands surrounding the island, were to be managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area consists of 56,688 acres of offshore barrier island and bayside marshes that is operated as a wildlife management area, jointly owned by the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is cooperatively managed as the Matagorda Island National Wildlife Refuge and State Natural Area. Texas Parks and Wildlife manages the area for public use and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the main responsibility for managing the wildlife and habitat on the island. Another series in this finding aid, plans and specifications, contains the plans, drawings, and specifications from the air force base and surrounding land transferred by the federal government to the state.]
Final agreements, 1982-1983
Matagorda Air Force Base report - Air Force Range Dock Annex, 1973
General use plan, environmental assessment, about 1981
Negative declaration, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1976
Proposal for disposition of 19,000 acres of federal land on Matagorda Island, transcript of hearing, 1976
Conceptual plans, 1975, 1981
Conceptual plan comments, 1981-1982
Testimony, 1982
Ratification process and operation of Memorandum of Understanding, 1983-1984
Box
2004/090-5 Hearings, 1982
Environmental assessment, 1982
Miscellaneous, 1975-1980
[Files contains printed materials, correspondence, reports, maps, articles, and other materials.]
Imp. Correspondence, 1975-1976
[Note: Imp. likely is short for Important correspondence]
General correspondence, 1975-1983
General correspondence, 1981-1982
Matagorda - originals, 1974-1981
[Files include conceptual plan, reports, letters, maps, and other documents.]
Testimony of Garry Mauro, Texas General Land Office Commissioner, 1983
Dissertation by Bruce Wilkinson, University of Texas at Austin, 1973
[typed copy]
Drafts, conceptual plan, 1981-1982
Abstracts
Box
1996/081-1 Lake Livingston, 1982
[6 volumes]
Box
1996/081-2 Martin Creek Lake, 1978
[2 wallets]
Davis Hill Park Site, 1947
[loose volumes]
Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1966-1975
Kerrville State Recreation Area, 1927, 1934-1935
Box
1996/081-5 Abilene State Park, 1931
Caprock Canyons State Park, 1915-1975
[2 wallets]
Copper Breaks State Park, 1919-1970
[2 wallets]
Daingerfield State Park, 1935
Dublin Trail, 1972
Box
1996/081-6 Eisenhower Birthplace, 1905-1956
[2 wallets]
Fort Leaton, 1967-1968
Fort McKavett, 1939-1979
[3 wallets]
Box
1996/081-7 Fort Parker, 1922-1935
Garner State Park, 1933-1936
Goliad-Zaragosa Unit, 1970
Hill Country Natural Area, 1945-1969
Lake Mineral Wells, 1975
Box
1996/081-8 Lost Maples Park, 1949-1973
[3 wallets]
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park, 1970
Palo Duro Canyon, 1913-1973
[1 wallet, 1 volume]
Box
1996/081-9 Pedernales Falls, 1936-1970
Port Isabel Lighthouse, 1951-1979
Seminole Canyon, 1927-1973
[3 wallets]
South Llano River, 1908-1975
Texas State Railroad, 1913-1923
Tyler State Park, 1919-1936
McKinney Falls, 1949
Box
2004/090-6 Kickapoo Cavern State Natural Area:
Transfer of abstract of title, Tommy Seargeant, 1986
Loose supplemental abstracts prepared for Oscar Thomas Seargeant, 1976-1986
Abstract of title supplements (22), estate of A.J. Seargeant, 1927-1984
Box
2004/090-7 Supplemental and original abstracts (37), 1916-1955
Supplemental abstracts (19), 1955-1976



 

Plans and specifications of military bases, 1940-1974,
3 cubic ft.

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, during the time period covered by these records, investigated potential land acquisitions for state parks, historic sites, and natural areas, negotiated and prepared contracts for the donation or purchase of land, researched title information, constructed new park facilities and did renovations and repairs in existing facilities. These records are plans and specifications of federal military facilities that were transferred to the state of Texas when the state took over management of Matagorda Island Air Force Base and surrounding public lands from the federal government in 1983. Records are civil engineering and architectural structural and mechanical plans and specifications for various types of repairs and improvements to two Air Force bases located in Texas dated 1940-1974. The vast majority of the files are for Matagorda Island Air Force Base, but a few plans are present for Port O'Connor Air Force Base. Several of the plans have listed either Bergstrom Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command or Carswell Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command, in the title area. That information seems to indicate the drawings were done at or authorized by that particular air command, not that the files represent drawings from those bases. Unless otherwise noted, the plans are for the Matagorda Island Air Force Base. Types of improvements, repairs, and rehabilitations detailed in the plans include repainting doors and windows; repairing features in the dining areas, the educational center, the operations buildings, the hangars and other buildings; installing a submarine cable; making changes to the runways and facilities on the gunnery and bombing range; and repairing cargo piers, sanitary sewer systems, roads, water mains, and fire hydrants. Some of the structures for which these plans were drawn have since been destroyed. Plans of the base and a few maps of the base and surrounding area are present.
Matagorda Island became part of the state park system as a result of a cooperative agreement between the United States Department of the Interior and the state of Texas. The agreement was approved in December 1982 and passed into law by the Texas Legislature in March 1983 (Senate Bill 249, 68th Legislature, Regular Session). The agreement stated that Matagorda Island and the surrounding wildlife management area, consisting of public lands surrounding the island, were to be managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area consists of 56,688 acres of offshore barrier island and bayside marshes that is operated as a wildlife management area, jointly owned by the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is cooperatively managed as the Matagorda Island National Wildlife Refuge and State Natural Area. Texas Parks and Wildlife manages the area for public use and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has the main responsibility for managing the wildlife and habitat on the island.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in the order received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Plans and specifications of military bases, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's State Parks Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1996/052
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on February 1, 1996.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
The plan and specifications are too large to photocopy.
Processing Information
Processed by Lisa Hendricks, March 1996
Accession added to EAD by Laura K. Saegert, May 2006
Box
1996/052-1 Repair hangar building, T-55 (elevations), 1971
Electrical distribution building, T-189, T-188, T-125, 1962
Repair hangar maintenance, location plan, 1966
Repair hangar maintenance, lower chord framing plan and details, 1966
Repaint 7 buildings, T-125, T-127, T-187, T-188, 1965
Repair hangar building, T-55 (details), 1971
Rehabilitation of Matagorda Island Air Force Range for Second Air Force, Strategic Air Command:
[There are 77 sheets in the set. Not all are present in this first group, some can be found in boxes 2 thru 4.]
Cover sheet, 1962
Repair sq. (squadron) headquarters (multi-purpose) building, T-183 (floor plan and elevations), 1962
Repair operations base building, T-57 (plan, elevations, finish schedule, and details), 1962
Repair hangar maintenance shop building, T-55 (floor, framing, roof plans, elevation, finish schedule and details), 1962
Repair hangar maintenance org. building, T-55 (elevation and sections), 1962
[Note: it is unknown what org. represents]
Repair hangar maintenance org. building, T-55 (new hangar doors - elevations, sections and details), 1962
Repair control tower (plans and elevations), 1962
Repair dorm amn. (multi-purpose) building, T-125, T-127, and T-188 (plans, elevations and finish schedules), 1962
[Note: it is unknown what amn. represents]
Repair dining hall amn. building, T-152 (floor plan, finish and kitchen equipment schedules), 1962
Repair dining hall amn. building, T-152 (interior and exterior elevations), 1962
Repair open mess, non-commissioned officer's (NCO) building, T-186 (plan, elevation, and finish schedule), 1962
Repair educational center (multi-purpose) building, T-5 (plans, sections and finish schedule, elevation and details), 1962
Repair water supply and treatment, repair warehouse supply and equipment base (plans, elevation, sections and details), 1962
Repair transmitter and receiver buildings, T-321 and T-322 (plans and details), 1962
Repair operations building, T-57 (mechanical plans and diagrams), 1962
Repair hangar maintenance shop building, T-55 (floor plan), 1962
Repair storage av-gas, repair storage mo-gas (plans, elevations, sections and details), 1962
[Note: it is unknown what av-gas and mo-gas actually represent - possible aviation fuel and motor fuel]
Repair dorm amn. (multi-purpose) building, T-125 (mechanical plans, sections, and diagrams), 1962
Repair dining hall building, T-152 (mechanical plan and section), 1962
Repair dining hall building, T-152 (plumbing plan and diagrams), 1962
Repair OQ men. (mechanical plans and drawings), 1962
[Note: OQ likely refers to officer’s quarters, men. may mean men's quarters]
Repair open mess, NCO building, T-186 (mechanical plans and diagrams), 1962
Repair educational center (mechanical plans, sections and diagrams), 1962
Repair and alteration to stg. diesel (plans and details), 1962
[Note: it is unknown what stg. represents]
Replace marine maintenance shop (mechanical plans and diagrams), 1962
Miscellaneous mechanical details, 1962
Repair sq. headquarters (multi-purpose) building, T-182 (electrical plan, schedules and diagrams), 1962
Repair operations base building, T-157 (electric plan, schedule and diagram) [missing, listed on original inventory]
Repair hangar maintenance shop building, T-55 (electrical plan, schedule and diagram), 1962
Repair dorm amn. (multi-purpose) building, T-125, T-127, T-128 (electrical plans, schedules and diagram), 1962
Repair dining hall ann. building, T-152 (electrical plans, schedule and diagram), 1962
[3 sheets]
[Note: ann. likely refers to annex]
Repair OQ men. building, T-189 (electrical plans, schedule and diagram), 1962
Repair open mess, NCO building, T-186 (electrical plans, schedule and diagram), 1962
Repair educational center multi-purpose building, T-5 (electrical plan, schedule and diagram), 1962
Crash location [map], Matagorda Island, 1963
[5 copies]
Off case crash map, 1972
Storage jet fuel (maintenance) tank cleaning, 1967
Gunnery and bombing range (general plan), 1942
Gunnery and bombing range (land map of area west of Colorado River), 1941
Rod bracing for door, pockets A.C. Squadron hangars, 1942
Wall and Truss Bracing, A.C. Squadron hangar, 1942
Post numbering system, 1943
A.C. gasoline fueling system:
Location and layout plan, 1942
Pump house, 1942
Operating storage details, 1942
Foundation details, 1942
Truck fill stand, 1942
Access roads to wildlife areas [sheet missing from original inventory]
Master plan (base plan, disaster preparedness plan) [sheets missing from original inventory]
Base layout, before 1974
Runway, before 1974
Master plan (base violations), 1973
Removal of unauthorized structures, 1974
Bombing and gunnery range, 1953
[3 sheets]
Real estate (acquisition and ownership), 1973
Real estate (segment C), 1973
Master plan (real estate), 1973
Construct TVOR shelter (vicinity map, site plan, foundation plan, section and details), 1973
Construct TVOR shelter (floor plan, roof plan, section and details), 1972
Azimuth - counterpoise assembly (elevation and details), 1973
TVOR location plan, 1963
TVOR support facility, 1963
Field area paving and drainage:
Grading plan, 1942
Details of drainage structures, 1942
Utilities in apron, 1942
Master plan airfield pavement plan, 1965
Runway, taxiway extension and warm-up pads (grading and drainage plans), 1954
Runway primary (repair), 1966
Maintenance of runway, 1961
Re-striping of runway and construction of runway distance markers, 1962
Maintenance airfield pavement (replace hot mix, joint seal, seal coat, remark), 1964
[4 sheets]
Base mission plan, 1964
Water conditioning, before 1970
[2 sheets]
Fire alarm system plot plan, 1972
Box
1996/052-2 Millwork details, 1962
[5 sheets]
Repair T-13 Airmen dorm: 1963
Plumbing plan, 1963
Elevation and details, 1963
Heating plan, 1963
Sections and details, 1963
Repairs to AV gas facility building, T-18 (details), 1963
Electrical building, T-186, T-109, 1962
Modify pol. facility, T-66:
[Note: unknown what pol. represents.]
Elevations, 1961
Details, 1961
Activation of main retail store (interior and exterior elevation), 1968
Replace security fence, replace flood light:
Port O'Connor (plans and details), 1962
Port O'Connor (general plans), 1962
Repair cargo piers, Port O'Connor and Matagorda, 1965
Cantonment area (basic dimensions), 1942
Manual for operations and maintenance of Matagorda Island de mineralized water treatment facilities, about 1961
Activation of main retail store building, T-8 (reflected ceiling plan and electrical plan), 1968
Various facilities cathodic protection, Port O'Connor (plan and details), 1968
Construct R.B.S. support facilities, 1965
[5 sheets]
[Note: unknown what R.B.S. represents.]
Master plan pol. system, Port O'Connor, 1970
Pump house, T-66, Port O'Connor, 1970
Repaint seven buildings, T-199, T-13, T-55, 1965
Replace submarine cable (details), 1965
Submarine cable details, about 1961
Electric transmission and district line map, 1961
Electric distribution O.H. plan, about 1970
[Note: unknown what O.H. represents.]
Repair R.B.S. site, 1964
Emergency repair, underground distribution line, 1964
Maintain electric transmission line:
General plan, 1964
Alignment plan, 1964
[3 sheets]
Detail sheet, 1964
Remote transmitter building (floor plan and equipment layout), 1962
Unit layout map, sanitary sewer system, 1943
[5 sheets]
Master plan, sanitary sewer system, 1966
Master plan, storm drainage system, 1966
Combined cable record, undated
Repair O.H. distribution line (plot plan and details), 1970
Master plan, cathodic protection system, 1974
Master plan non-potable water system, 1966
Master plan details, 1971
Rehabilitation of Matagorda Island Air Force Range for Second Air Force, Strategic Air Command:
[These are part of the 77 sheet set found in box 1.]
Replace heavy equipment shop building, T-215, (mechanical plan and diagram), 1962
Plot plan (index to drawings), 1962
Replace marine maintenance building, T-8 (plan, elevation and finish schedule), 1962
Door and window types with details, 1962
Typical millwork details, all projects, 1962
Miscellaneous sections, 1962
[2 sheets]
Box
1996/052-3 Miscellaneous sections and details, 1962
[2 sheets]
Structural (framing, foundation plans, miscellaneous sections and details), 1962
[3 sheets]
Repair fire station building, T-121 (mechanical plan and diagram), 1962
Repair auto maintenance shop building, T-80 (mechanical plan and details), 1962
Repair C.E. maintenance shop building, T-60 (mechanical plan and diagrams), 1962
[Note: unknown what C.E. represents.]
Sanitary sewer mains, 1962
Replace heavy equipment shop building, T-215 (electrical plan, schedule and diagram), 1962
Repair fire station (combination building), T-21 (electrical plan, schedule and diagram), 1962
Repair auto maintenance shop building, T-80 (electrical plan and schedule), 1962
Repair C.E. maintenance shop building, T-60 (electrical plan, schedule, diagram), 1962
Replace marine maintenance shop building, T-8 (electrical plan, schedule and details), 1962
Miscellaneous electrical details, fixtures and symbol schedules, 1962
Miscellaneous electrical details, 1962
Paint six special towers, 1969
Repaint seven buildings, T-13, T-55, T-199, 1965
Alter facility no. T-8 for commissary, Port O'Connor (existing floor plan and new floor plan), 1969
Activation of main retail store, 1968
[4 sheets]
[should be six sheets, sheets 2 and 5 are missing]
Bombing and gunnery range:
Post numbering system, 1943
Building index, 1943
Water distribution system, 1943
Sanitary sewer system, 1943
Electrical distribution system, 1943
Gas distribution system, 1943
Drainage map, 1943
Index to layout maps (sewage, disposal), 1942
Unit layout map (sewage disposal system), 1943
[5 sheets]
Unit layout map (water distribution system), 1943
[6 sheets]
Index to unit layout maps (electrical distribution system), 1942
Unit layout map (electrical distribution system), 1943
[6 sheets]
Oil and gasoline distribution system, 1943
Repair of non-potable water mains and fire hydrants, 1964
[8 sheets]
[The labeling on the drawings is unclear; these plans are either for Bergstrom Air Force Base or the Matagorda Island base. They likely are for Matagorda and produced by the Strategic Air Command at Bergstrom.]
Fuel storage areas (plan), undated
Box
1996/052-4 Night lighting system runway area, 1943
Rehabilitation of Matagorda Island Air Force Range for Second Air Force, Strategic Air Command:
[These are part of the 77 sheet set found in box 1.]
Replace dorm amn. building, T-5 (architectural, mechanical and electrical plans; elevations; finish schedule and details), 1962
Replace heavy equipment, shop building, T-215 (plan, elevation, finish schedule and details), 1962
Repair C.E. maintenance shop building, T-60 (plans, elevations and finish schedule), 1962
Repair fire station (combination) building, T-21 (plan, elevation, finish schedule and details), 1962
Repair auto maintenance shop (plan, elevation, finish schedule and details), 1962
Rehabilitation of water and sewer at Port O'Connor [missing, listed on original inventory]
Concrete piling, 17 required, 1969
Repair barge ramp, Port O'Connor and Matagorda Island (plans and details), 1968
[3 sheets]
Repair cargo pier (specifications), 1966
Repair cargo pier, Matagorda Island and Port O'Connor, 1961
[3 sheets]
Repair to water plant:
Floor plan, sections, elevation, electrical plan, 1961
Mechanical plan, 1961
Flow diagram to Belco System, 1961
Emergency power plant building, T-159:
Building layout, fuel tank details, transformer details, 1963
Mechanical layout and details, 1963
Elevation and electrical layout, 1963
Wiring diagrams, 1963
Various facilities (cathodic protection):
Matagorda (plans and details), 1968
O.H. electrical distribution system, ground bed and header cable layouts, details, 1968
Port O'Connor plans and details, 1968
Port O'Connor details, 1968
Repair cargo piers, Matagorda and Port O'Connor, 1965
[3 sheets]
Construct water well:
Location plan, 1966
Electrical plan and details, 1966
Mechanical and structural plans, 1966
Repair of non-potable water mains and fire hydrants (leak record), 1964
[2 of 8 sheets]
[6 remaining sheets can be found following the 'Repair roads and park vehicles' plans, filed a few plans further down.]
Maintain storage tanks and piping:
Location plan, 1966
Tank details, 1966
[2 sheets]
Repair roads and park vehicles:
Location plan, 1968
Location, 1968
Dredging ferry channel [missing, listed on original inventory]
Repair of non-potable water mains and fire hydrants (leak record), 1964
[6 of 8 sheets]
[2 remaining sheets can be found following the 'Construct water well' plans, filed a few plans back.]
Repair potable water system, 1962
[2 sheets]
Master plan electrical distribution system, 1971
Master plan electrical distribution system, layout electrical power line to Matagorda Island, 1952
Electrical distribution system, 1943
Primary electric transmission line:
General plan, 1955
Alignment plan, 1955
Maintain electrical distribution system (plans, details and schedules), 1974
Repair electrical transmission and distribution lines:
Transmission line details, 1962
Submarine cable crossing details, 1962
Electrical distribution O.H. plan, 1962
Electrical distribution O.H. details, 1962
Repair electrical transmission line (submarine cable plan, sections and details), 1967
Replace submarine cable, 1968
[2 sheets]
Master plan, liquefied petroleum gas distribution, 1973
Master plan natural gas distribution system, 1970
Master plan liquid fuel system, 1965
Gas distribution system, 1943
Repair gas mains:
Distribution system, 1962
Plan, sections and details, 1962



 

San Jose Mission project files, 1968-1983, bulk 1973-1982,
2.3 cubic ft.

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD. Records document studies and work done by the Parks and Wildlife Department and the National Park Service to make the San Jose Mission part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Types of records present include correspondence and memoranda; surveys, deeds and other acquisition material; maps; conceptual studies; work and purchase orders; staff meeting transcripts; a grant application and report; project expenditure records; archeological studies; architectural and engineering plans and drawings; historical interpretation report; environmental assessment; specifications for the stabilization of the church and sacristy; electrotechnical foundation and soil moisture analysis; a deterioration study; and a proposal for Old Spanish Missions National Park. Also present are minutes of some meetings of the San Antonio Missions Advisory Commission, generally found in the correspondence files. Dates covered are 1968-1983, bulk dating 1973-1982.
Correspondents include the Parks and Wildlife staff (executive director, Historic Sites Branch staff, architects, and others), National Park Service, manager of the mission facility, the Texas Historical Commission, San Antonio Missions Advisory Commission, San Antonio Conservation Society, consulting engineers and architects, and others.
Earlier files on restoration work at the mission can be found in the Texas State Parks Board records, primarily in the series San Jose Mission project files. Additional materials can be found in the series Correspondence and reports, State park correspondence and reports; the series, Acquisition and development files; and in the series Work Projects Administration files.
Historical Sketch
Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo was founded in 1720 by Father Antonio Margil de Jesus, a prominent Franciscan missionary, on the banks of the San Antonio River. The mission was named for Saint Joseph and the Marques de San Miguel de Aguayo, the governor of the Province of Coahuila and Texas at the time. San Jose, as it became known, was the largest of the missions in the area, becoming known as the "Queen of Missions." At its height, the community contained about 300 Indian neophytes sustained by extensive fields and herds of livestock. It gained a reputation as a major social and cultural center. Its complex of stone walls, bastions, granary, and the magnificent church was completed in 1782.
In 1941 the San Jose Mission became a State Historic Site, and later that same year, a National Historic Site. It was governed for several years by an advisory board composed of representatives from the National Park Service, the Texas State Parks Board, the Catholic Church, the County of Bexar, and the San Antonio Conservation Society. These entities undertook several projects to restore portions of the mission and add improvements to the complex. The mission grounds were operated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department from 1941 to 1983. On November 10, 1978, San Jose Mission became part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and is now governed by the National Park Service. The church within the mission complex is still an active parish.
(Sources: National Park Service online article, San Antonio Missions National Park, Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo (accessed June 2015) and from writings found within the records.)
Arrangement
These records are arranged by type of material, as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), San Jose Mission project files, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's State Parks Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2004/090, 2006/394, 2010/088
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on February 17, 2004; October 4, 2006; and March 16, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, May 2006
Two accessions added by Jonathan King, June 2014
General correspondence:
Box
2004/090-8 1977-1981
1972-1981
1976-1982
Box
2006/394-1 1968-1980
1974-1981
1980-1982
San Jose Advisory Board, 1974-1982
Box
2004/090-8 Surveys, maps, deeds, acquisitions, 1976-1983
Archeological, 1974-1982
Architecture/engineering, 1970-1981
Architecture/engineering, 1974-1983
History, about 1980
Interpretation and other, 1968-1983
Reviews, approvals, funding, 1973-1983
Maintenance, 1973-1981
Agenda items and original attachments (from TPWD meeting), 1975-1976
Box
2004/090-9 Deterioration study, 1972-1978
Soil test program, 1973-1976
Staff meeting, about 1974
[Note: files are mostly transcripts from tapes of meetings; tapes are not present.]
Grant application (to Moody Foundation), 1972
Final Moody grant report to Archdiocese of San Antonio, 1972
A Conceptual Study, by Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., 1974
Specifications for the stabilization of San Jose Mission church and sacristy, phase I, 1980
Draft - Statement for management, National Park Service, 1980
Environmental Assessment: General management plan/development concept plan, Southwest Regional Office, National Park Service, 1981
[2 copies]
Soil and foundation investigations, RABA and Associates, Consulting Engineers, 1975-1977
[2 folders]
The Missions of San Antonio - A Plan, City of San Antonio, Comprehensive Planning Division, Community Development Office, 1973
Misiones de Tejas, Old Spanish Missions National Park, A Proposal, City of San Antonio, 1975
Indian roof repair, 1975-1978
Boundary fence renovation, 1977-1978
Landscape, 1977-1978
Repainting San Jose Mission, 1978-1980
Major Repair Project 5943-068-3 (Repair entry gates), 1975-1977
Sand fill, 1980
Roof repairs (office roof), 1973-1975



 

Reports and studies, 1940-1980, bulk 1971-1978,
3 cubic ft.

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD. Records document conceptual studies of existing state historic parks and feasibility studies of proposed state parks or areas of the state. Conceptual studies are prepared by TPWD and provide a history of the site, a plan for future needs, and recommendations on concepts such as land acquisition, program operation, renovation, and development. Some studies may include a flood protection analysis. Studies are generally done to renovate a park, to acquire land for expansion, or to develop a recreational plan for a park. Feasibility studies are prepared by TPWD for proposed state park sites or areas of the state and generally include a historical review, analysis of county characteristics, analysis of regional needs, and a review of existing regional parks and open spaces. Feasibility or other studies by regional or local authorities are sometimes present.
Other records found in the files include correspondence, memoranda, committee and other reports, notes, drafts of the final report, slides, photographs, maps, copies of articles, and clippings. Legislation and publications are occasionally present. Dates covered for this series are 1940-1980, bulk 1971-1978. Correspondents may include federal agencies, such as the National Park Service or the U.S. Forest Service, regional authorities, and local officials.
Arrangement
These records are arranged into two groups - Conceptual studies and Feasibility studies, as received from the agency. Within each group the files are arranged by name of the park or proposed site/study area.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Reports and studies, Parks and Wildlife Department Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2004/090, 2005/087
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on February 17, 2004; and January 12, 2005.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Some of the maps are too large to photocopy.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, May 2006
Accession added by Jonathan King, June 2014
General Reports
Box
2005/087-6 A Method of Controlling the Yearly Acquisition and Development Budgets of A Proposed Texas State Parks System, by Paul Eugene Schlemper, about 1963
Wheatley State Park Ten Year Development Program, about 1963
Suggested Master Plan for Whitney State Park, Whitney, Texas, about 1963
Suggested Master Plan for Falcon State Park, Starr and Zapata Counties, Texas, about 1963
A Method for the Development of Comprehensive Plans for State Park Systems - A Thesis in Horticulture and Park Management, by Elner Howard Thompson
A Survey of Interpretive Programs in State Parks in the United States, by Ben Pilcher, 1963
Economic Impact of Recreation, by Charles P. Elliott, 1962
The Development of a Biologically Oriented Interpretive Program in Three State Parks - A Thesis in Botany, by Benjamin Lee Pilcher, 1963
A Method of Estimating Future Acreage Needed for State Recreation Parks - A Thesis in Horticulture and Park Management, by Claude Grady Manis, Jr., 1963
Programs Accomplishments, and Future Plans for Wildlife Management Areas, by Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., 1972
Conceptual studies
Box
2004/090-10 San Jose, about 1974
Goliad, 1940-1973
[wallet, folder]
Washington-on-the-Brazos, 1972-1975
San Jacinto Battleground, 1957-1972
Feasibility studies
Box
2004/090-11 Central Texas Parkway, 1976-1978
Toledo Bend Park study, Sabine County, 1961-1972
[2 wallets]
[Note: includes study on East Texas region.]
Gregg County study, 1972
Maverick County study, 1971-1972
Brady Lake study, McCulloch County, 1967-1976
Box
2004/090-12 Dallas area study:
Status report, 1980
Status report, proposed sites, 1975
Park study, about 1971-1978
Photos, 1975
[slides]
Working file, 1972 to about 1975
Lakeview Reservoir, 1967-1970
Elm Fork, 1975
Ownership, about 1975
Elm Fork of the Trinity River, 1973
Property adjacent to Mountain Creek, about 1975



 

Plans and planning records, 1965, 1972-2001, bulk 1975-1988,
6.14 cubic ft.

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD. These records document the work done by the Parks and Wildlife Department to develop and implement a statewide comprehensive outdoor recreation plan - the Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan (TORP). The plan was first developed in 1965 (as directed by the 59th Legislature, Senate Bill 165, Regular Session), and updated every five years. These files contains copies of the 1965, 1975, 1980 and 1985 (incomplete set) plans. Also present are project files for the 1970s to the mid 1980s, consisting of correspondence, memos, program proposals, drafts, comments on the proposed plan, draft environmental impact statements on several parks, notes, and maps. Overall date coverage for the series is 1965, 1972-2001, bulk 1975-1988. Correspondents include the TPWD executive director and chair, governor's office, regional governmental bodies, local governments, and federal agencies - U.S. Department of the Interior (mainly the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation), the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Defense. The Department of Defense file contains information on land use withdrawals at some parks and the impact of low air flying routes over some parks. The Corps of Engineers prepared environmental impact statements for several parks. The project files also include recreation/use studies of the Trinity River Basin and the Brazos River, and TORP implementation program activities for 1981-1983 (filed in the National Park Service (NPS) quarterly reports).
The Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan has been incorporated into the more comprehensive Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan prepared by the agency. The 77th Texas Legislature (Senate Bill 305, Regular Session) required that Texas Parks and Wildlife Department prepare (and be adopted by the Commission) the Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan by October 15, 2002. The plan was adopted and the latest version (2012) is on the website of the TPWD (http://tpwd.texas.gov/business/grants/pwd_rp_p4000_1673_TORP.pdf).
Arrangement
These records are arranged in three groups - Project files, Texas Outdoor Recreation Plans, and Master Plans - as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Plans and planning records, Parks and Wildlife Department Parks Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2002/114, 2004/090, 2005/087, 2006/366, 2014/111
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on March 27, 2002; February 17, 2004; January 12, 2005; and May 21, 2014. One accession was transferred by an unknown entity in the 1970s and was assigned an accession number for control purposes on May 16, 2006.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Some of the plans are too large to photocopy.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura K. Saegert, May 2006
Two accessions added by Jonathan King, June 2014
Project files
Box
2004/090-13 Department of Defense, 1976-1977
Brazos River Basin Recreation Study, 1976-1977
[3 folders]
Trinity River Basin Project, 1976-1977
Trinity River Basin Project, 1979-1985
NPS Quarterly Report (TORP Action Program Implementation Activities):
June 1-August 31, 1983
March 1-May 31, 1983
December 1, 1982-February 28, 1983
December 1, 1981-February 28, 1982
September 1-November 30, 1981
1978 Planning coordination for 1980 TORP, 1978
1984-1985 Action program departmental comments, 1983
Action program proposals for 1984-1985 plan, 1983
Workshop results of 1984-1985 action program, 1984
Draft, 1984-1985 action program, 1984
1984-1985 Action program TRACS (Texas Review and Comment System) review, 1984
FY 80 Planning agreement and action plan, interim bridge between 1980 TORP and agreement for 1985 TORP, 1980
Data and information regarding request to change option II, 1975-1977
COG (Council of Governments) TORP coordination file, 1978
Natural Resources Council, 1977-1978
Responses to A-95 of the 1981-1983 action program, 1981
1984-1985 Action program, 1984
1980 Action plan, 1980
Proposed legislation for consideration by the 65th Legislature, 1977
Miscellaneous project reviews, 1975-1976
Texas Outdoor Recreation Plans
Box
2006/366-1 State of Texas Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Resources, 1965:
Volume O-II
Volume III, part A
Volume III, part B
Volume III, part C
Box
2006/366-2 Volume IV-VI
Volume VII
Box
2002/114-1 Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan, 1975:
Volume I - State Summary
Volume II - Regional Summary
Volume III, part 1 - Outdoor Recreation in the Urban Areas of Texas - An Overview
Volume III, part 2 - Outdoor Recreation in the Urban Areas of Texas - Metropolitan Areas
Volume III, part 3 - Outdoor Recreation in the Urban Areas of Texas - Cities
Volume III, part 4 - Outdoor Recreation in the Urban Areas of Texas - Towns
Volume IV, part 1 - Outdoor Recreation in the Rural Areas of Texas - An Overview
Volume IV, part 2 - Outdoor Recreation in the Rural Areas of Texas - Regions 1-18
Volume IV, part 3 - Outdoor Recreation in the Rural Areas of Texas - Regions 19-37
Volume V - Outdoor Recreation on the Texas Gulf Coast
Box
Oversize Box 39 Volume VI - A Regional Environmental Analysis of the Houston-Galveston Region
Box
2002/114-1 Volume VII - Outdoor Recreation Activities in Texas
Volume VIII - The Role of the Public and Private Sections
Volume IX - A Statewide Recreation Information System
Volume X - Techniques of Analysis
Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan, 1980:
Local Government Project Review Procedures
1981-1983 Action Program
Box
2002/114-2 State Summary
Region 1, The Panhandle Region
Region 2, The South Plains Region
Region 3, The North Texas Region
Region 4, The North Central Region
Region 5, The North East Texas Region
Region 6, The East Texas Region
Region 7, The West Central Texas Region
Region 8, The Upper Rio Grande Region
Region 9, The Permian Basin Region
Region 10, The Concho Valley Region
Region 11, The Heart of Texas Region
Region 12, The Capital Region
Region 13, The Brazos Valley Region
Region 14, The Deep East Texas Region
Region 15, The South East Texas Region
Region 16, The Gulf Coast Region
Region 17, The Golden Crescent Region
Region 18, The Alamo Region
Region 19, The South Texas Region
Region 20, The Coastal Bend Region
Region 21, The Lower Rio Grande Valley Region
Region 22, The Texoma Region
Region 23, The Central Texas Region
Region 24, The Middle Rio Grande Region
Texas Outdoor Recreation Plan, 1985:
1984-1985 Action Program
Local Government Project Review Procedures
1986-1987 Action Program
1988-1989 Action Program
Master Plans
Box
2005/087-6 Caddo Lake State Park and Wildlife Management Area Conceptual Master Plan, 1996
Canyon of the Eagles Park Master Plan, 1997
[Note: Produced in collaboration with the Lower Colorado River Authority]
Lake Arrowhead State Recreation Area Development Plan and Program, 1976
McKinney Roughs Master Plan, 1998
[Note: Produced in collaboration with the Lower Colorado River Authority]
Sheldon Lake State Park and Outdoor Leaning Center Master, 2001
Texas Rivers Center at San Marcos Springs Master Plan, 1999
[Note: Produced in collaboration with the Southwest Texas State University]
World Birding Center Master Plan, 2001
Box
2005/087-7 Abeline State Park Phase II Development Concept Plan and Program, 1972
Big Bend Ranch State Natural Area, 1994
Brazoria State Recreation Area Development Concept Plan
Choke Canyon State Park Master Plan
Choke Canyon State Park South Shore Unit Master Plan and Architectural Theme, 1982
Choke Canyon State Park Calliham Unit Master Plan, 1972
Cooper Lake State Park Master Plan and Site Analysis, 1990
Dinosaur Valley State Park Master Plan Redevelopment, 1994
Eisenhower State Park Development Concept Plan and Program, 1973
Fairfield Lake State Park Development Concept Plan, 1972
Fort Boggy State Park Master Plan, 1995
Goose Island State Park Development Plan, 1971
Guadalupe River State Park Master Plan, 1977
Kickapoo Cavern State Park and Devil's Sinkhole State Natural Area Management Plan, 1994
Lakeview State Park Master Plan, about 1980
Box
2005/087-8 Lake Bastrop State Park and Conservation Training Center Master Plan and Site Analysis, 1991
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park Master Plan, 1984
Lake Casa Blanca State Master Plan and Program, 1991
Lake Corpus Christi State Park Master Plan, 1974
Lake Houston State Park Master Plan, about 1980
Lake Livingston State Park Development Concept Plan, 1972
Lake Somerville State Park Trailway Development Concept Plan, 1973
Lost Maples/Sabinal Canyon Park Site Master Plan, 1976
Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historic Site Master Plan and Program, 1988
[Note: Produced in collaboration with the City of Lubbock and Texas Tech University]
Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historic Site Master Plan and Site Analysis, 1988
[Note: Produced in collaboration with the City of Lubbock and Texas Tech University]
Lubbock Lake Landmark State Historic Site Land-Use Proposal, 1976
[Note: Produced in collaboration with the City of Lubbock]
Martin Creek Lake State Recreation Area Master Plan, 1984
Mustang Island State Park Master Plan and Program, 1974
Palmetto Bend Park Site Master Development Plan and Program, 1978
Ray Roberts Lake State Isle Du-Bois Unit Master Plan and Architectural Theme, 1984
San Jacinto Battleground State Park Conceptual Study, 1972
Jefferson County Park Site (Sea Rim) Development Concept Plan and Program, 1973
Stephen F. Austin State Park Development Plan, 1972
Varner-Hogg Plantation State Park Development Plan, 1972
Village Creek State Park Master Plan and Site Analysis, 1989



 

Maps and brochures of state parks and recreational areas, 1974-1990,
0.94 cubic ft.

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD. Records consist of brochures, plats and maps of state parks and state recreation areas showing trails, facilities, and site markers. Dates covered are 1974-1990. Descriptive text about the sites includes historic data, geology and/or archaeology of the area, wildlife present, general rules, and rules pertaining to special situations, such as public hunts and other points of interest.
Arrangement
These records are arranged alphabetically, then in reverse chronological order within the folders. Brochures without maps are filed following the maps if undated.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Maps and brochures of state parks and recreational areas, Parks and Wildlife Department Parks Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1996/065
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Documents Collection of the Commission on February 27, 1996.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Some of the maps are too large to photocopy.
Processing Information
Processed by Laura Saegert and Jason Walker, June 1998
Box
1996/065-1 Abilene State Recreation Area, 1977-1988
Atlanta State Recreation Area, 1977-1986
Austin Nature Center, 1983
Balmorhea State Recreation Area, 1977-1989
Bastrop State Park, 1977-1989
Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, 1977-1988
Big Spring Recreation Area, 1981-1989
Blanco State Recreation Area, 1983-1988
Bonham State Recreation Area, 1977-1988
Brazos Bend State Park, 1983-1989
Buescher State Park, 1976-1990
Caddo Lake State Park, 1976-1988
Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site, 1982-1988
Caprock Canyons State Park, 1980-1988
Chaparral Wildlife Management Area, 1987
Choke Canyon State Park, 1983-1988
Cleburne State Recreation Area, 1977-1988
Confederate Reunion Grounds, 1986-1987
Copper Breaks State Park, 1977-1986
Daingerfield State Park, 1978-1988
Daughtry Wildlife Management Area, 1986
Davis Mountains State Park, 1976-1988
Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1975-1988
Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site, 1978-1988
Eisenhower State Recreation Area, 1979-1987
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 1978-1988
Fairfield Lake State Recreation Area, 1978-1988
Falcon State Recreation Area, 1976-1988
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site, 1987-1988
Fort Griffin State Historic Park, 1979-1987
Fort Lancaster State Historic Site, 1979-1988
Fort Leaton State Historic Site, 1978-1987
Fort McKavett State Historic Site, 1981-1987
Fort Parker State Recreation Area, 1977-1987
Fort Richardson State Historical Park, 1978-1988
Fulton Mansion State Historic Structure, 1983-1988
Galveston Island State Park, 1984-1988
Garner State Park, 1980-1988
Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area, 1988
Goliad State Historical Park, 1976-1987
Goose Island State Recreation Area, 1977-1989
Gus A. Engeling Wildlife Management Area, 1974-1981, 1986-1988
Guadalupe River State Park, 1983-1987
Hill Country State Natural Area, 1984-1986
Hueco Tanks State Historical Park, 1977-1989
Huntsville State Park, 1980-1988
Inks Lake State Park, 1977-1989
Jim Hogg State Historical Park, 1977-1988
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1996/065-2 Kerr Wildlife Management Area, 1976-1984
Kerrville State Recreation Area, 1977-1989
Kreische Brewery, 1983-1989
Lake Arrowhead State Recreation Area, 1977-1988
Lake Bob Sandlin State Recreation Area, 1987-1989
Lake Brownwood State Recreation Area, 1976-1988
Lake Colorado City State Recreation Area, 1985-1988
Lake Corpus Christi State Recreation Area, 1977-1982
Lake Livingston State Recreation Area, 1977-1988
Lake Lewisville State Park, 1986-1988
Lake Mineral Wells State Park, 1981-1988
Lake Somerville State Recreation Area, 1978-1989
Lake Texana State Park, 1981-1988
Lake Whitney State Recreation Area, 1984-1987
Landmark Inn, 1977-1988
Lockhart State Recreation Area, 1977-1987
Lost Maples State Natural Area, 1979-1988
Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park, 1977-1987
McKinney Falls State Park, 1977-1988
Magoffin Home State Historic Site, 1977-1987
Martin Dies Jr. State Park, 1980-1988
Martin Creek Lake State Recreation Area, 1977-1988
Matagorda Island State Park and Wildlife Management Area, 1983-1986
Meridian State Recreation Area, 1979-1987
Mission Tejas State Historical Park, 1978-1987
Monahans Sandhills State Park, 1978-1986
Monument Hill State Historic Site, 1978-1987
Mother Neff State Park, 1979-1986
Mustang Island State Park, 1979-1989
Jose Antonio Navarro State Historic Site, 1978-1981
Admiral Nimitz State Historical Park, 1983-1988
Palmetto State Park, 1975-1989
Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 1979-1988
Peach Point Wildlife Management Area, 1986
Pedernales Falls State Park, 1976-1987
Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Structure, 1978-1988
Possum Kingdom State Recreation Area, 1983-1988
Purtis Creek State Recreation Area, 1988-1989
Rusk-Palestine State Park, 1983-1988
Sabine Pass Battleground State Historical Park, 1977-1988
Samuel Bell Maxey House, 1986
San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park, 1978-1988
Mission San Jose, 1978-1981
Sea Rim State Park, 1978-1989
Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, 1980-1989
Starr Family State Historical Site, 1987
Stephen F. Austin State Historical Park, 1978-1988
Texas State Railroad State Historical Park, 1977-1989
Texas Longhorn, a living legend, 1982
Tyler State Park, 1980-1987
Varner-Hogg Plantation, 1979-1988
Walter Buck Wildlife Management Area, 1988
Washington-on-the-Brazos, 1976-1988



 

Videocassettes and publication, 1984-2001, undated,
0.5 cubic ft.

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD. Records consist of a publication and 23 VHS videocassettes. Dates covered include 1984-2001. The videocassettes largely consist of informative programs of varying length produced on subjects of Texas history and parks, intended for the general public or possibly for department staff. Also present are several videocassettes documenting important events in which the division was involved, including the Texas Wildlife Expo and celebrations for the 75th Anniversary of Texas State Parks. The publication is a booklet titled A Future for the Past: Texas State Historical Parks. It was produced by staff members of TPWD's Cultural Resources and Interpretation and Exhibits Programs to illustrate how the (then) Public Lands Division (now the State Parks Division) acquired, restored, preserved and operated historic properties in accordance with the 1967 legislative mandate to assume stewardship of important elements of Texas' heritage. In 1967 the Historic Structures and Sites Act was passed by the 60th Legislature (House Bill 58, Regular Session), charging the Parks and Wildlife Department with stewardship of the state's cultural heritage sites.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Videocassettes and publication, Parks and Wildlife Department Parks Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 1996/060, 2011/430
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on February 20, 1996; and June 27, 2011.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
A videocassette player is available in Archives Division. Please contact the Archives staff for assistance.
Processing Information
Processed by Lisa Hendricks, February 1996
Accession added by Jonathan King, June 2014
Box
1996 Accessions Box 2 (1996/060) Videocassette, Historical Sites, 1996
Box
2011/430-1 Videocassette, TPWD Public Lands: Entrepreneurial Budget System, undated
Videocassette, Public Lands Annual Meeting 1993- Marketing Defining the Future, Breakout sessions (Part 1), 1993
Videocassette, Public Lands Annual Meeting 1993- Marketing Defining the Future, Breakout sessions (Part 2), Americans with Disabilities Act, 1993
Videocassette, E.B.S. Explaining the Concept - Public Land Meeting, 1993
Videocassette, State Parks Division Reorganization, undated
Videocassette, Texas State Parks - Grounds for Celebration, 1998
Videocassette, 75th Anniversary of Texas State Parks - PSA, 1998
Videocassette, 75th Anniversary of Texas State Parks - Play and Speeches at State Capitol, 1998
Videocassette, Lone Star Legacy: A Natural Investment, undated
Videocassette, Exploring Texas: Buffalo Soldiers, 1993
Videocassette, Trail at Brazos Bend State Park - Naturalist Journal, 1996
Videocassette, Brazos Bend State Park - Creekfield Lake Nature Trail, undated
Videocassette, Wildlife Expo '95, 1995
Videocassette, Texas Wildlife Expo X, 2001
Videocassette, Texas Wildlife Expo, undated
Videocassette, State Parks Stores with additional footage, undated
Videocassette, Historical Sites, 1996
Videocassette, Battleship Texas Condition Report, 1984
Videocassette, Exploring Texas State Parks: Mountain Biking, 1998
Videocassette, Exploring Texas State Parks: The Panhandle Plains Region/Big Bend Country Region, 1998
Videocassette, Exploring Texas State Parks: Hill Country Region/South Texas Plains Region/Gulf Coast Region, 1998
Videocassette, Prairies and Lakes Region/Piney Woods Region, 1998
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1996 Accessions Box 2 (1996/060) Publication, A Future for the Past: Texas State Historical Parks, undated



 

Potential park files, 1960-1999, undated,
35 cubic ft.

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD. During the time period covered by these records, the TPWD and its predecessor, the Texas State Parks Board, investigated potential land acquisitions for state parks, historic sites, and Wildlife Management Areas, paying special attention to documenting the location and conditions of the potential sites. Files were compiled primarily by individual site, though files of materials according to site grouping or type of land were also included. Record formats include appraisal reports, surveyors' field notes, survey and subdivision maps, photographs, and correspondence, The dates covered are 1960-1999, undated. Further information on TPWD land acquisition efforts can be found in this collection in the series Land acquisition appraisal and abstract files. Land acquisition files for most of the state historic parks and monuments can be found in the Texas Secretary of State deed files (http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/tslac/30070/tsl-30070.html). Some early appraisal and abstract information can be found in the records of the Texas State Parks Board, in the series Acquisition and development files.
Arrangement
These records are arranged as received from the agency, alphabetically by county.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Potential park files, Parks and Wildlife Department Parks Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession number: 2006/006
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on September 12 and 19, 2005.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Some of the maps are too large to photocopy.
Processing Information
Processed by Jonathan King, June 2014
Box
2006/006-9 Anderson County:
Long Lake, 1991
Engling Wildlife Management Area, 1991
Camp Wilderness/Palestine, 1987
Texas State Railroad/Jarvie Wye tract, 1980-1989
Palestine State Park, 1989
Lake Palestine, 1968-1970
Fort Houston, 1968
Community Park/Palestine Lake Site, 1970-1977
Chandler Tract/Alazan Bayou Wildlife Management Area, 1996
Temple-Inland, undated
Angelina County:
Sam Rayburn Senior Citizens, 1987
Angelina Hunting Lodge, 1994
US Forest Service Site/Sam Rayburn Reservoir, 1972
Aransas County:
Strickhausen, 1991
Port Bay, 1993
Mustang Island South, 1989
Goose Island/Park Road Row, 1992
Country Club Square, 1992
Salt Lake, 1993
Brown and Root/Goose Island, 1991
Belaire Property, 1988
Nesloney/Goose Island/Big Tree, 1991
Woodson Tract (San Patricio Co. Inc.), 1988
Goose Island/Big Tree, 1975
Rockport/ACND, 1983
Goose Island, 1984-1985
FM 136 Causeway near Bayside, 1974
Copano Bay Causeway, 1962
Austin County:
Allen's Creek, 1980
Allen's Creek Reservoir Project, 1972-1974
Living Farm, 1978
Houston Area Tracts/Shindler-Cummings Inc., 1975
Allen's Creek, 1980
Bandera County:
Lost Maples, 1992
Silver Spur, 1989
1112 Acres, 1989
American Smoke Tree, 1983
Potential Donation of Land, 1976-1977
Bear Springs Ranch, 1975
Dinosaur Tracts, 1970s
Wagon Track Ranch, 1987
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2006/006-10 Bastrop County:
Bastrop Golf, 1975-1991
Bastrop Golf Course, 1991
Lavina Griffith Sanders Tract, 1986-1993
Forest at Riverbend, 1987
Red Rock Ranch, 1987-1988
Rosanky Ranch, 1980-1981
Wiley Hills Plantation, 1978
Smithville to Lockhart RR-potential abandonment, 1976
Fort Bastrop and Fort Coleman, 1967
Old Spanish Fort, 1967
Baylor County:
Miller's Creek Reservoir, 1970-1974
Lake Diversion/Lake Kemp Site, 1976-1977
Bee County:
Bee County Ranch/Dr. Bauer, 1996
Bell County:
Parrie Haynes Ranch, 1990-1993
Braun Tract, 1990
Willingham Tract, 1990
Mayborn Tract, 1989-1990
Salado College, 1980
Robertson Plantation, 1984
Lampasas River Site, 1977
Leon River, 1981
Stillhouse Hollow, 1969-1972
Bell County, 1967
Central Texas Railway, undated
Belton Reservoir, 1966
General - Undesignated, 1967
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2006/006-11 Bexar County:
San Antonio Ranch, 1990-1991
Applewhite Reservoir, 1994-1995
Von Ormy Castle, 1993
Saldado Creek, 1990
Miers Ranch, undated
Applewhite Reservoir, 1981
Belding House, 1988
Galaveras Lake, 1969
Camp Bullis, 1972-1974
Medina River Site, 1976
Hot Wells Site (Mission Area), 1974
White Ranch, 1974
San Antonio Arsenal Tract, 1977
Edwards Underground Aquifer, 1974
Canyon Springs Ranch, 1991
Champions, 1992
Resolution Trust Company, undated
Redland Bulverde, 1992
Oak Creek Subdivision, 1992
Mainland Drive, 1992
Commanche Lookout, 1992
Indian Springs Ranch, 1992
Live Oak Village, 1993
IH 10 and Loop 1604, 1992
IH 10 and Heuermann Road, 1992
Blanco County:
Bowden Ranch, 1960-1981
Circle Bar Ranch, undated
Blanco State Park, 1986-1987
Blanco Tract, 1987
Bosque County:
Hunter/Steele Creek, 1992
Cedron Creek Ranch, 1992
Mountain Home Ranch, 1989
Rowland, 1986
Walnut Springs Trail, 1972
Bowie County:
White Oak Creek Wildlife Management Area - Broseca Ranch, 1995
Three Sides Farm, 1997
Red River Surplus Property, 1973
Tilson Pecan, 1992
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2006/006-12 Brazoria County:
Oakwood Creek, 1995
Salt Bayou, 1991
Fredrich/Lake Jackson, 1991
Osceola Plantation, 1988-1994
Christmas Bay State Park, 1990
Varner-Hogg Creek, 1989
Sabal Palm Site, 1989-1991
Halls Bayou Ranch, 1989
Hoskins Mound, 1989
Durazno Plantation, 1986
San Bernard, 1988
Land Acquisition (Follets Island), 1972
Stephen F. Austin Peninsula Tract, 1971
Scott Tracts, 1972
Brazosport Area, 1972
Brazosport Recreational Study, 1980
Fort Velasco Artifacts, 1971
W.J. Bolger - Re, 1982
Chocolate Bayou, 1966
Minchen Tract, 1972
Surfside Fishing Pier, 1981
Bailey Prairie Site, 1977
Bar X Ranch, undated
San Bernard River Tract, 1973
Johnson-Jefferies Tract on Bolivar Peninsula, undated
Bird Sanctuary, 1969
Mud Island S.P. Study, 1974
Bailey's Prairie, 1985
South Texas College, 1990
San Luis Pass Pier, 1986-1990
Velasco Area, undated
Dow Park/Lake Jackson, undated
International Paper Co. Tract, 1990
Brazos County:
Clay Area, 1968
College Station, 1989
W.E. and E.H. Gilmore - 17.9 Acres, 1995
Millican Reservoir, 1974
Bryan Utilities Lake Site, 1976
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2006/006-13 Brewster County:
Black Gap, 1985-1990
Lajitas, 1985-1990
El Corazon de Crystal, 1986-1988
Glass Mountains, 1988
Hall BB Ranch, 1993
Ye Mesa Ranch, 1986
Bushy Canyon, 1985
Brewster County, 1969-1970
Big Bend Area, 1978
San Francisco Ranch, 1987
du Perier Farm and Ranch, 1985
Cathedral Mountain, 1987
Christmas Mountains, 1988
Briscoe County:
Caprock Canyon, 1981
Caprock Canyon - Land Exchange, 1976-1978
Caprock Canyon - Sale of Parklands, 1979
Quitaque Ranch, 1985
Las Lenguas Canyon, 1973-1980
Brown County:
Lake Brownwood, 1970
Burleson County:
Region 7 Office, 1987
Fort Tenoxtitlan, 1966
Box
2006/006-14 Burnet County:
Longhorn Addition, 1991
Milam Property, 1994
Reed Estate - Donation, 1978
Ness Property, 1990
Lake Buchanan Site, 1976-1977
Tract Overlooking LBJ, undated
Marble Falls/Mormon Hills, 1974
Potential Addition to Longhorn Caverns, 1991
Caldwell County:
Camp Gary, 1971
The Highlands, 1987-1988
Cumberland-Martindale, 1994
Calhoun County:
Indian Point Beach, 1990-1991
Matagorda Island Residence, 1994
Maude Traylor Ranch, 1987
Calhoun County, 1991
Port Lavaca Causeway, 1972
San Antonio Bay, 1974
Stellman Island Tract, 1974
Chocolate Bay Tract, 1976
673 Acre Tract, 1971
Keller Bay Tract, 1973
A.L. Frew Property, 1969
Matagorda/Pirates Cove, 1991
Cameron County:
Ortiz/Resaca de la Palma, 1991
American General/South Padre Island, 1988-1992
Arroyo Colorado, 1992
Arroyo Colorado Adjunct Acre, 1990
Camp Lula Sams, 1996
East Palo Alto, 1991
Palo Alto Battleground, 1982-1988
Van Wyk, 1989
Garza Ranch, 1970-1986
Schwarz Estate, 1991
White Wing Dove Tracts, 1971-1973
Box
2006/006-15 South Texas Study, 1975
San Martin Ranch, 1971-1972
Paso Real, 1967
Miscellaneous, 1968-1969
International Friendship Garden, 1967
Dos Lagunas Ranch, 1985
Boca Chica, undated
Chambers County:
Wallisville Ranch, 1986
Delhomme Reservoir, 1987-1992
Barrow Ranch, 1993
Smith Point, 1984
Cherokee County:
McLain-Texas State Railroad, 1989-1999
Jim Hogg H.P.-Texas Forest Service, 1986
Lake Palestine Tract, 1972-1973
Lake Jacksonville, 1964-1965
Neches River Tract
Whaley Tract/Lake Palestine, 1991
Childress County:
Park and Lake, 1966-1968
Baylor Lake, 1968-1979
Box
2006/006-16 Clay County:
Edwards Prairie, 1994
Scaling Ranch, 1990
Meteorite Crater, 1985-1986
Cochran County:
Frank Property, 1989
Coke County:
Robert Lee Reservoir, 1966-1984
Gaston Ranch, 1974
Cook County:
Moss Lake, 1968
Collin County:
Collin Co. Parks, 1987-1989
Erwin Property, 1970-1972
Lake Lavon, 1969
Collingsworth County:
Celina, 1988-1989
Holt Ranch, 1990
Wellington Site, 1976
Mrs. Childers' Property, 1970
Coleman County:
Elm Creek Tract, 1990
Aycock Tract, 1990
Berry Tract, 1998
Colorado County:
Colorado River Ranch, 1977
Obenhaus Ranch, 1980
Landstrip Mines, 1968
Alleyton, 1990
Comal County:
Thayer Dinosaur Tracks, 1991
Bat Cave Tract, 1990
Guadalupe River/Stanush, 1985
Whitaker - 333 Acres, 1986
Guadalupe River - 281 Acres, 1988
Deep Creek (on Guadalupe River), 1980-1981
Guadalupe River Access Point, 1983
Upper Guadalupe River Tracts, 1974
Guadalupe River Support Information, undated
Potential Additions to Guadalupe River Park, 1975
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2006/006-17 Honey Creek/Wolder Ranch, undated
Honey Creek Cave, 1987
Upper Guadalupe Park Site, 1974
Guadalupe River, 1975
Guadalupe Waterway, 1981
Upper Guadalupe River Lease, 1976
Thomasson Property, 1981
Eden's Ranch, 1979
Lower Guadalupe Access Site, 1976
Paisano Ranch, 1974
Mountain View Ranch, 1974
Lower Guadalupe River Tract, 1974
Canyon Dam Reservoir, 1958-1959
Comanche County:
Dublin to Gorman - Abandoned Railroad, 1973
Proctor Reservoir, 1960
Concho County:
Ledbetter Tract, 1973
Stacy Reservoir, 1987
Kickapoo Creek/Paint Rock, 1970
Noyes Family Tract, 1990
Paint Rock Ranch, 1993
Paint Rock Pictographs, 1970
Cooke County:
Railroad Right-of-Way, 1969
Coryell County:
Wright/Mother Neff, 1976
Mother Neff Baptist Foundation, 1986
Abandoned Railroad, 1971-1972
Cottle County:
Buckle L, undated
Crockett County:
Hoover, 1992
Crosby County
Blanco Canyon, 1984-1995
Box
2006/006-18 Blanco Canyon - Horn, Himmel and Ericson, 1985
Soil Survey, 1961
White River Lake, 1973
Culberson County:
Scenic Easement - Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 1972
Dallam County:
Crabtree, 1991
Dallas County:
Waterford Landing, 1992
Trinity River, 1992
Regional Transportation Council/Trinity River, 1991
Lancaster Country Club, 1993
C Bar M, 1992
Lake Ray Hubbard, 1967
Byrd Ranch, 1992
Wen-Clay Ranch/Cedar Hill State Park, 1991
Trinity River, 1987
Potential Lorch Donations, 1980
Elm Fork Site, 1978
Proposed 7600 Acres, Elm Fork Ranch, Senate Bill 670, 1973
Trinity River Greenway, 1970
Dallas County Park Sites, 1975
625 Acres Wilmer Tract, 1974
10 Mile Creek Site, 1974
Potential Nature Preserve, 1973
Seagoville Prison Land, 1973
Mountain Creek and Trinity River Sites, 1973
Proposed Mountain Creek Park, 1967-1975
Mountain Creek, 1993
Lake Ridge/330 Acres, 1993
FM 1382/Cedar Hill/RTC, 1993
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2006/006-19 Mountain Creek Lake Outline Copy, 1969-1971
Mountain Creek Watershed, 1964-1970
Delta County:
Paris to Commerce Abandoned Railroad, 1974
Lakewood Village, 1992
Denton County:
Oak Point Ramp, 1987
Grapevine Reservoir, 1969
DeWitt County:
Abandoned Railroad, 1971
Dickens County:
Croton Brakes, 1966-1974
Dimmit County:
Light/Chapparrel, about 1992
Crystal City Site/Carrizo Springs, 1978-1979
Donley County:
Taylor Lakes, 1993
RO Ranch, 1991
Greenbelt Dam Lake, 1969-1970
Duval County:
Manges Ranch, 1993
Eastland County:
Lake Cisco, 1964
Ector County:
Meteor Crater, 1967-1985
Edwards County:
Lockhart Ranch, 1990
Winters, 1992
Campwood Site, 1979
Cave Site, 1976
Ellis County:
Supercollider, 1992-1994
RX Ranch, 1992-1994
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2006/006-20 Rodgers Hotel, 1988
Bell Ranch, 1985
Potential Native Prairie Donation, 1978-1980
Bardwell Reservoir, 1972
El Paso County:
Franklin Mountains - Misc. Sites, 1993-1994
Franklin Mountains/Ferguson, 1991
Alamo Canyon, 1990
El Paso Site, 1973
El Paso Soil Survey, 1971
The Proposed Hueco Wilderness Area, 1973
Possible Additions to the Hueco Tanks Park, 1973
Hueco Mountains Study, 1973
Palisades Canyon - 200 Acres, 1994
Erath County:
Gentry, 1991-1992
Thruber, 1991
Richardson, 1990
Mr. F. Hastings Pannill, 1979
Dublin Hiking Trail/Walnut Springs
Falls County:
Marlin Trail, 1972
Fannin County:
Medley/Chisum Tract, 1994
Fayette County:
Cernosek/Monument Hill, 1993
Maranuk Tract, 1991
Pytlovany House, 1975
Colorado Coastal Plains Reservoir/Bureau of Reclamation, 1983-1985
Foard County:
Black Top Mountain, 1989
Fort Bend County:
Via Ranch, 1994
Wessendorf/Brazos Bend State Park, 1990
Hale Ranch - Earnest Kitchen Tract, 1976-1977
Hale Ranch - Roy Brumbelow Tract, 1974-1977
Smithers Lake, 1972
Freestone County:
Inspection Report - Lake Fairfield, 1971
Tennessee Colony Residence, 1972
Frio County:
San Miguel Creek, 1991
Halff Brothers Ranch, 1975
Gaines County:
Forrest Foundation, 1968
Galveston County:
Bolivar Bank Donation, 1995
Moses Lake, 1990s
Curbello - Texas City, 1994
San Luis Pass - Point, 1994
Galveston East Beach, 1994
Maco Stewart 195.39 Acres, 1994
Mitchell Galveston Island, 1993
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2006/006-21 Mitchell Galveston Island State Park, 1984-1988
Kohfeld, 336 Acre, 1993
13-Mile Road, 1990
Surguine Tract, 1991
Regional Transportation Council, 1991
Pierce Marsh Site, 1980
Jones Bay, 1988
Kempner Property, 1982
Gulf Coast Beach, 1968
Eckert Bayou, 1980-1981
Hitchcock Site, 1977
West Galveston Island, 1974
South Deer Island, 1975
Fort Travis - Land Acquisition, 1974
Fort Bolivar, 1967-1968
Robson Property (2 Brothers), 1968
Garza County:
Justiceberg, 1989
Gillespie County:
Admiral Nimitz, 1982
LBJ State Park - Land Acquisition, 1972
Bat Tunnel, 1974
Fort Scott, 1970
Enchanted Rock, 1966
Goliad County:
Goliad Naval Axillary Landing Field, 1992
Goliad Maintenance Area Station, 1983
Abstract of Title No. 3310, 1975
Goliad State Park, 1972
Jochec, 1989
Gonzales County:
Palmetto/Rutherford, 1991
Wharton - 152 Acres, 1989
Karnstadt Property, 1984
Palmetto/Payne, 1986
Gray County:
Lake McClellan, 1987-1993
Grayson County:
Eisenhower State Recreation Area, 1985
Lake Texoma - Corps of Engineers' Land, 1972-1975
Gregg County:
Feasibility Study, 1972
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2006/006-22 Grimes County:
Rent-a-Ranch, 1986
Gibbons Creek Reservoir, 1976
Gibbons Creek, 1984
Mr. Otto Karnaky - Donation of Land, 1973
The Cedars, 1968
Guadalupe County:
Sebastopol, 1992
Wilson Kiln, 1985
Weinert Ranch, 1975
Hale County:
Running Water Draw, 1969
Turkey Creek Ranch/Shoe Nail Cattle Co., 1991
Van Deventer/Liberty, 1992
Hamilton County:
Leon River Tract, 1990
Riverside Farms, 1992
Hardin County:
Ghost Road, 1996
Village Creek
Fuller/Village Creek, 1982-1986
Village Creek Site Info, 1986-1987
Village Creek/Temple-Eastex, 1980
Brodaur/Village Creek, 1987-1988
Big Thicket Park Proposal, 1972
Harris County:
Pentecost Property - Lake Sandy, 1997
Hog Island, 1993
DeZavala State Shrine, 1980
Tickle, 1991
Texas Bitterweed, 1990
Sam Houston Tollway, 1992
Champion/Lake Houston, 1992
Katy Prairie, 1993
Grand Parkway/Lake Houston, 1993
Lake Houston, 1990-1992
Friendswood Development, 1986-1987
Ley Road Tract, 1991
Shirley Tract, 1991
DeVries/Lake Houston, 1990
Lake Houston, 1981-1982
Parker, 1989
Kleb, 1988
Clear Creek, 1986
Lake Houston/Metyko, 1988
Rossi, 1989-1990
Baytown-Brownwood Subdivision, 1984
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2006/006-23 A. McCormick Survey, 1985
Battleground Road, undated
Baytown Site, 1980
Green Ribbon Committee Report, 1983
Lynch's Ferry Landing, 1970
San Jacinto Addition, 1975
San Jacinto - 19 Acres, 1987
Pilant Lake, 1967
Halls Bayou, 1978
Urban State Park Study, 1981
Spring Creek Site, 1975
Addicks-Barker Reservoirs, 1971
Addicks-Barker Area, 1968-1970
Armand Bayou, 1971-1972
Armand Bayou - Potential Parks, 1971
Barker Reservoir, 1970
Fifth Ward State Park, 1975
Lake Houston, 1968
Coastal Industrial Water Authority Canal Project, 1968-1969
Cypress Creek Parkway, 1976
Kleb Property, 1987-1990
Cullinan Park, 1996
Harrison County:
W.B. Allen/Caddo Lake, 1990
Black Cypress - Little Cypress Reservoirs, 1987
Little Cypress Reservoir, 1986
Caddo Lake - Proposed Acquisition, 1976-1977
Holmes Lake - Land Acquisition, 1972
Miscellaneous, 1971
Hynson Springs, 1974
Caddo Lake - Proposed Land Donation, 1973
Mimosa Hall, 1995
Harley County:
Lake Rita Blanca, 1965-1990
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2006/006-24 Hays County:
Blanco/San Marcos, 1987
316 Acres/Blanco River, 1990
Rattlesnake Cave, 1991-1993
Rio Vista Dam/San Marcos, 1993
Reicher Ranch, 1990
Fulton Ranch, 1988-1989
Blue Hole, 1990
McCarty Cave, 1990
Friday Mountain, 1990
Cummings Dam, 1993
Lone Man Creek Ranch, 1984
Heep Ranch, 1995
Morton Ranch, 1969
Burnet Ranch, 1969
Clopton Crossing, 1972
Tom Sawyer Tract, 1972
Calhoun Ranch, 1979
Narrows of the Blanco, 1974
Hemphill County:
Conatser Ranch - Canadian, 1996
Lake Marvin, 1987
Canadian River Site, 1973
Panhandle Ranch offered for sale, 1968
Henderson County:
Smith BLH, 1995
Chancellor Tract, 1991
Clear Creek Site, 1973
Big Rock, 1979
Forest Grove, 1977
Cedar Creek Reservoir, 1973
Trinity River Site, 1976
Flat Clear Lake - Lake Athens
Henderson Co. Site, 1977
Lake Palestine, 1978
Hildago County:
Martinez White-winged Dove Tract, 1994
Osborne White-winged Dove Tract, 1995
Canche Tract, 1995
White-winged Dove - Gonzalez, Weslaco, Hidalgo, 1995
Havana Tract, 1991
York, 1990
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2006/006-25 Jones Ranch, 1988-1989
Griffin and Grand, 1983
Tres Corrales Ranch, 1970
Mr. Fitzpatrick - The Cactus Garden, 1973
Rio Grande River Tract, 1975
Hildago County, 1984
Snowden, 1994
Hill County:
Potential Surplus - Department of Interior/Lake Whitney, 1973
Aquilla Lake, 1979-1992
White Bluff Ranch, 1983
Rick Jenkins - City of Hubbard, 1982
Hood County:
Comanche Peak, 1996
Calhoun Ranch, 1991
Comanche Peak, 1992
Lake Granbury, 1990
Squaw Creek Reservoir Site, 1978
Nutt-Granbury, 1990
Comanche Peak Site, 1972-1973
Hopkins County:
23 Acres (from Ben K. Green), 1997
Hopkins/Babette Erlich Trust, 1996
Michell Tract, 1988
Hopkins Co. Potential Donation, 1976
Howard County:
Moss Creek Lake, 1973
Hudspeth County:
Indian Hot Springs, 1985
White Sand Dunes, 1972-1973
Sierra Blanca, 1973
Camino Del Rio Tours, 1965
Hunt County:
Celeste Prairie, 1985
Two Proposed Water-Based Parks, 1966
Hutchinson County:
Salt Lake Basin, 1967
Lake Meredith, 1969
Adobe Wells, 1989
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2006/006-26 Jack County:
Jacksboro/Fort Richardson, 1991-1993
Fort Richardson/Halliburton Well Service/Rock Island, 1984
C.B. Walker Property, 1971
Bridgeport-Graham Abandoned RR, 1976
Fort Richardson, 1969-1970
Jackson County:
West Property/Lavaca River Estuary, 1995
Detmold/Carancuhua Bay, 1992
Bauer Ranch, 1992
Southern Oaks, 1989
Lake Texana Marina, 1985-1986
Jasper County:
Sibley, 1991
Sally Withers Lake, 1972
Jasper County Site, 1977
Jeff Davis County:
Mt. Livermore, 1976-1977
Davis Mountains, 1990
Madera Canyon/Davis Mountains, 1988
Veterans Tract 37, 1985
Seven Springs, 1987
A.R. Eppenauer's Fisher Ranch, 1989
Jefferson County:
Sabine Pass - Doombos and Broussard, 1995
Sea Rim, 1996
Cartwright Trust Property 11.53 Acres, undated
Sea Rim/Kay, 1992
Houston Baptist Tract, 1990
Moore Donation, 1988
Sea Rim State Park, 1974
Taylor Bayou Site, 1975
Sabine Pass Tract, 1974
Pleasure Island, 1967
Keith Lake Exchange Pass, 1986
Jim Hogg County:
La Particion/San Rafael Ranches, 1991
Johnson County:
Lula Mae Kane/40 Acre Tract, 1997
Little Hoss Ranch, 1994
Karnes County:
Old Helana, 1967
Kaufman County:
Prairieville Site, 1976
Kaufman City Lakes Site, 1976
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2006/006-27 Kendall County:
DP Ranch, 1990
Cascade Caverns, 1984-1985
835 Acres - Guadalupe River, 1975
15 Acre Tract - Guadalupe River, 1974
Guadalupe River Study, 1970
Connally Property near Boerne, 1973
S.P. Discontinued Rail - Camp Stanely to Boerne, undated
Upper Cibola Creek Watershed, 1966
Edge Falls, undated
Kennedy County:
Texas Gulf Coast, 1972
Kerr County:
Patterson Cave, 1991
Walton Addition to Kerr Wildlife Management Area, undated
Roberts Ranch, 1989
Whiskey Canyon, 1986-1987
South Fork, 1986
Inspection for Commissioner Bolin, 1984
Montague - 3419 Acres, 1986
Slippery Creek, 1967
Kimble and Kerr Co. Tracts, 1975
Heart of the Hills, 1981
Indian Ridge Ranch, 1974
47.34 Lehmann, 1992
Kerr Co. Tract, 1976
Bear Creek Ranch, undated
Whiskey Canyon Ranch Album
Kimble County:
South Llano Park, 1988
Quien Sabe Ranch, 1970
Kinney County:
Conoly Ranch, 1985
Crownover, undated
Dutch Waterhole, 1987
Kleberg County:
Lagune Madre Water Exchange Pass, 1988
Baffin Bay, 1983
Padre Island, 1982
Knox County:
Styles Property - Region II, 1996
Wilde Ranch, 1975
League Ranch, 1990
Lamar County:
Smiley Meadow, 1989
Pat Mayse Reservoir, 1974-1982
Lake Cook, about 1960
Virgen Grassland Prairie, 1969
Lamb County:
Bull Lake, about 1970
Farm Land - 964 Acres, 1968
Lampasas County:
Gunderland Park (CCC Camp), 1967-1988
Santa Fe Railroad Lakes, 1970
Colorado Bend - 40 Acres, 1990
LaSalle County:
Cotulla Ranch House, 1981
Lavaca County:
Representative Newman Area, 1967
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2006/006-28 Leon County:
Crowe, 1987
Normangee City Park, 1978
Liberty County:
Isaacs/Tammer Bayou, 1991
Davis Hill/Russell Tract, 1987-1988
Jones Estate - Davis Hill, 1988-1993
Davis Hill - FDIC Tract, 1993
Susholtz, 1991-1992
Loblolly Unit - Thicket Park, 1972
Oryx Energy, 1990
Price Daniel Tract, 1972
Moss Hill Site, 1980-1981
Lake Liberty Site, 1972
Kenefick, 1988
Dayton, 1988
B.O.R./Mischer Property, 1983
Limestone County:
Ratcliff, 1984
Tehuaccua Property, 1974
Lipscomb County:
Lipscomb County Tract, 1974
Live Oak County:
La Mesa Ray Ranch, 1987
Land Acquisition - Offer of Land, 1971
Choke Canyon Reservoir, 1966-1968
Live Oak County Site, 1975
Llano County:
Lower Colorado River Authority Parks - Lake Buchanan/Petitions
Lower Colorado River Authority Property - Lake Buchanan, 1985
Llano River Tract, 1974
Lower Colorado River Authority Cedar Point Park, Lake Buchanan, 1973
Behrns Area, 1967
Loving County:
Red Bluff, 1984-1986
Lubbock County:
MacKenzie State Recreation Area, 1989
Buffalo Springs Lake, 1985
Lubbock Area - Land Acquisition, 1973
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2006/006-29 Lubbock Area Park Study, 1969-1973
Canyon Lakes, 1973
Canyon Lake #8, 1977
Lynn County:
Post Ranch Site, 1975
Marion County:
Edison, 1989
Jefferson Riverfront District, 1975
Little Cypress Bayou, 1987
Lewis Property - Caddo Lake, 1972
Martin County:
General Services Administration Surplus Property, 1973
Mason County:
Mason Co. 593 Acres, 1992
Llano River Tract, 1989
Fort Mason, 1967-1968
Matagorda County:
Wheeler/Matagorda, 1991
Selkirk Island, 1990
Shanghai Pierce Island, 1994
Various Officers/Matagorda Peninsula
Roche, 1986
Wharton, 1986
Wilkinson, 1986
Matagorda Dunes, 1979
Benjamin Whitman League, 1990
Selkirk Island, 1990
Clive Runnells (Mad Island Land), 1991
Maynard/Matagorda Peninsula, 1989
Stovall/Matagorda Peninsula, 1989
Chalfant, 1990
Sargent Ventures, 1991
West Matagorda Peninsula, 1985-1989
East Matagorda Bay Cut, 1990
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2006/006-30 Cullen Property, 1969
Final Report for East Matagorda Bay
John A. Huebner Estate, 1970
Huebner Tract - Land Acquisition, 1971-1972
Matagorda Peninsula, 1969
Proposed Site/Cullen-Kain Properties, 1970
Culver Estate - Land Acquisition, 1971
Corps of Engineers/Culver Property, 1967-1969
Bay Stock Farms, 1970
Turtle Bay Site (Stovall Ranch), 1982
Baxter Island, 1970-1974
Matagorda Peninsula/Stovall, 1990
Matagorda Peninsula, 1989
Mouth of the Colorado River Project, 1980
Potential Site - Culver Estate, 1973
Culver Estate - Matagorda Co., 1969
Mouth of Colorado, 1991
Maverick County:
Levine, 1991
O'Neil Ranch, 1986
Blakemore Ranch, 1986
Manges Ranch - Kingsbury Falls, 1973
McCulloch County
Brandy Lake
McLennan County:
Waco Prairie, 1985
Torry's Trading Post, 1982
Camp Tonkawa, 1972
McMullen County:
Nueces Ranch, 1988
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2006/006-31 Medina County:
Landmark Inn - Riverfront, 1992
Adams Ranch, 1987
Big Foot Wallace Museum, 1967-1968
Fort Lincoln, 1968
Lake Medina, 1977
Menard County:
Lenal A. Speck Ranch, 1998
Milam County:
McCoy Property, 1969
Rep. Dan Kubiak, 1992
Mrs. Seacrest Tract, 1971-1972
Mills County:
Dickenson Ranch, 1986
Montague County:
Fostoria, 1991
Taovaya Village, 191
Lake Amon G. Carter Enlargement, 1981
Chisolm Trail, undated
Claude Beavers, 1966
Montgomery County:
W.G. Jones S.F., 1992
New Caney, 1991
Imperial Oaks, 1992
Dacus Farms/RTC, 1991
Aloysius C. Kracklauer, 1992
Lake Conroe/Walden, 1988
Timberridge/Timberlakes, 1990
Lake Conroe Reservoir, 1963
Conroe Dam and Lake Montgomery, 1970
Champion Property, 1985
San Jacinto River Potential, 1976
449 Acre San Jacinto River Tract, 1976
Evelyn Shannon Tract, 1971
Lake Conroe, 1974
W.G. Jones - Texas Forest Service, 1987
Lower Lake Creek, 1986-1988
Lake Conroe/USFS, 1988
Lake Conroe, 1989
Lake Conroe Tract, 1975-1977
Gulf States Utilities Co. Lake, 1970
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2006/006-32 Moore County:
Caviness Ranch, undated
Motley County:
Roaring Springs Site, 1973
Roaring Springs and Matador Area, 1969-1970
Nacogdoches County:
SCS Lake - Attoyac Watershed, 1963-1977
First Producing Oil Well in Texas, 1971
State Park Feasibility Report/Oil Springs, 1971
Navarro County:
Richland Creek Reservoir, 1990
Richard Chambers Reservoir - 80 Acres, 1990
Lake Corsicana Site, 1974
Navarro Mills, 1967-1969
Lillian Cheney Cocke Land, 1989
Newton County:
Ponderosa Park Site, 1986
Bon Wier Tract, 1971-1972
Nolan County:
Sweetwater Site/Sweetwater State Park, 1990-1991
Nolan County, 1989-1990
Lake Sweetwater, 1965
Nueces County:
Reddick - Nueces River, 1991
Packery Pass, 1991
North Padre Island, 1993
La Concha/Mustang Island, 1991-1992
Held Industrial, 1993
Cedar Ridge, 1992
Mustang Island - 2 Tracts, 1990-1991
Farm Credit Tract, 1990
Representative Solomon P. Ortiz, 1984
Mustang Island Tract, 1975
Shamrock Island, 1981
Mustang Island, 1970
Wilson Tract, 1970-1971
Oso Creek, 1985
Dolphin Connection, 1993
Appraisal Report of La Puerta De Agua Dulce, 1991
Box
2006/006-33 La Puerta Feasibility Study, 1991
Agua Dulce, 1991
La Puerta, 1991
Battle of Agua Dulce, undated
La Puerta Battle of Agua Dulce, 1988-1989
Orange County:
Sabine River Ship Wrecks, 1978
Palo Pinto County:
Fort Sill, 1991
Village Bend and Decordova Bend Projects, 1976
Inspection Report - Lovers Retreat, 1967-1971
Seaman Ranch, 1971
Seybold Guest Ranch, 1982
Hells Gates, 1967
Panola County:
Hopkins, 1993
Park - Carthage, Texas, 1966
Hopkins - Martin Creek, 1994
Parker County:
Mineral Wells - Eastern RR, 1992
Little Bear, 1990-1992
Box
2006/006-34 Lake Mineral Wells State Park, 1991
Pope Ranch, 1986
Springtown Tract, 1975
Parker - Palo Pinto Rail, 1988
Pecos County:
Horsehead Crossing, 1974
Annie Riggs Hotel/City of Stockton, 1978
Polk County:
Lake Livingston, 1970
Sketch Plan for Recreation Development, 1968
A Recreation and Park Analysis, 1967
Livingston Dam and Reservoir/Stage I, 1968
Livingston Dam and Reservoir/Master Plan, 1965
Bar A Ranch, 1969
George T. Wood Burial Plot, 1968
William P. Hobby Birthplace, 1967-1979
Potter County:
Cross Bar Ranch, 1992
Alibates, 1989
Abandoned RR, 1972
Chimney Rock - Mesa Ruins, 1968
Presidio County:
Blumberg Ranch, 1994
Bennett, 1991
Bennett Ranch, 1985
Rolston Ranch, 1988
White Ranch, 1987
Blakmore Ranch, 1988
Millington Park, 1979
"96" Ranch, 1972
Rains County:
Lake Towakoni, 1973
Lone Oaks Site, 1976
Randall County:
Umbarger Dam/Buffalo Lake Wildlife Management Refuge, 1979-1983
T Anchor Headquarters, undated
Fortress Cliff/Palo Duro Canyon, 1969
Yucca Flats, 1994
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2006/006-35 Real County:
R Ranch, 1991
Greenwood Valley, 1986
Camp Wood - 2500 Acres, 1986
Camp Wood, 1993
Bull Creek - 1855 Acres, 1986
Clyde McBeth Ranch, 1985
Inspection Report - Eagle Ranch, undated
Rio Frio Oak, 1976
Rancho Real, 1975
Frio River Tract, 1974
Red River County:
McGlothlin Ranch, 1994
Shawnee Creek, 1987
Wright Plantation, 1975
Big Pine Lake Site, 1972
Wright Site, 1966-1972
Refugio County:
South Bonnie - 842 Acres, 1987
Mission Bay, 1968
Roberts County:
Hayhook Ranch, 1968
Robertson County:
Camp Cooley Ranch, 1990
Robertson Bog, undated
Runnels County:
Neff Ranch, 1985-1988
Ballinger Tract, 1977
Rusk County:
Longview Ranch, 1987
Sabine County:
Lakeview - Toledo Bend Forest Service, 1971-1990
San Augustine County:
Greer House, 1994
Cartwright House, 1976-1977
Potential Sam Rayburn - Lake Donation, 1976
Corps of Engineers Park Site #23 Sam Rayburn Reservoir, 1972
Jackson Hill Park, 1967
Sam Rayburn Reservoir, 1966
San Jacinto County:
Pine Island - Lake Livingston, 1993
Trinity River Tract, 1978
San Patricio County:
Puerto Lake/Travelers Insurance, 1993
Ricon Bend, 1990
Magic Isles, 1992
Ingleside Burton/Danforth, 1992
McGregor Ranch/Sunbelt Lando Cattle, 1988
Homeport, 1984
McGloin Bluff Site, 1981
Box
2006/006-36 Rob and Bessie Welder, 1980-1982
Accession Directive, 1980-1981
San Saba County:
Buffalo Prairie Tract, 1990
Alexander Estate/Gorman Falls, undated
Pontotoc, 1992
Shackelford County:
Fort Griffin Townsite, 1975
Shelby County:
Center Site, 1973
Toledo Bend Reservoir, 1972
Smith County:
Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area, 1996
Burleson Lake Ranch, 1995
Biczynski - 78 Acres, 1993
Hitts Lake, 1986
HTC Ranch, 1993
Van Lake, 1985
Mount Sylvan Tract, 1977
Agenda Item, 1972
Somervell County:
Moore House, 1988
Starr County:
Rancho Nuevo, 1992
Edgerton Tract, 1991
El Garceno - Barretal Natural Area, 1984
Garza Tract, 1989
Las Islas Ranch, 1989
Stephens County:
Connor Tract, 1993-1995
Hubbard Creek Lake, 1975-1976
Lake Hubbard Creek Site Parcels 1-7, 1977-1979
Sutton County:
Box
2006/006-37 Caverns of Sonora, 1968-1973
Tarrant County:
Gateway Park, 1976-1985
Prairie Dog Town, 1989
Proposed Urban State Parks, 1975-1976
Clear Fork Greenbelt, 1976
Trinity River Greenway, 1972-1980
Lake Worth, 1969
Arlington Site, 1973
Greenbelt Below Ben Brook, 1975
Winfield Scott House, 1976
Meyers Springs Pictograph Site, undated
Taylor County:
Sears Tract, 1991
Taylor County Ranch, 1986
Terrell County:
Kimbell Ranch, 1989
Titus County:
Harts Bluff Ranch, 1995
Lake Bob Sandlin/Mr. Bob Payne, 1989
Monticello Reservoir, 1976
Monticello and Bob Sandlin Reservoirs, 1976-1977
Box
2006/006-38 Tom Green County:
Christoval Park Site, 1974-1993
XQZ Ranch, 1991
Fort Concho, 1967
McGowan Ranches, 1990
Twin Buttes Reservoir, 1989
Travis County:
Charles Ranch, 1992
Habitat Conservation Plan/Brandes Tract, 1990-1993
Habitat Conservation Plan/Lake Travis Joint Venture, 1991
Habitat Conservation Plan/Barton Creek Greenway, 1991-1993
Habitat Conservation Plan/Balcones Canyonlands Assessment Report/Plan, 1991-1993
[Note: includes VHS tape- "Lake Travis 140 Acres"]
Austin Area Regional Habitat Conservation Plan, 1991-1993
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2006/006-39 Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan Phase 1 Application, 1993
Near Lake Land - Federal Regulation Notices, 1992
Comanche Trail - Federal Regulation Notices, 1992
City Park Road - Federal Regulation Notices, 1992
Bloodhollow and Whitestone, 1992
Barton Creek Greenbelt, 1992
Black-capped Vireo Recovery Report, 1991
Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan and Interagency Plan
Fox Tract FM 1431, 1991
Gronquist Plan - Barton Creek, 1991
Emmans Retract Center - Reicher Ranch, 1990
Skyview Ranch - Bettis, 1986-1988
Tom Sawyer Property, 1972
Hamilton Pool - Westcave, 1970-1972
Pilot Knob, 1970-1980
Sunset Ranch, 1972
Spillar Ranch Site, 1977
Rio Vista, 1987
Potential Abandoned Railroad, 1975-1976
Park Land - Slaughter Lane Area, 1966
Fort Colorado - East 19th Street, 1967
Westcave, 1982
Cortana on the Lake, 1990
Barton Springs Trail, 1972
Lake Austin Site, 1983
Trinity County:
Lake Livingston Site #2, 1971-1972
Tyler County:
Mayhaw Preserve, 1980
Upshur County:
Wright-Wood, 1990
Lake Gilmer, 1991
Little Cypress Creek Reservoir, 1969-1970
Uvalde County:
Lewis Ranch, undated
Ingram Ranch, undated
Garner/Majors/Boggs, 1992
Frankson Tract, 1987
Smyth Tract, 1988
Waterfall - 1786 Acres, undated
Montell Creek, undated
Uvalde County Tracts, 1976
Chalk Bluff, 1986
Wayne Forister/Frio River Ranch, 1986
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2006/006-40 Val Verde County:
Pecos River Ranch, 1994
Hinds Ranch, 1988
Devil's River Ranch, 1979
Pecos Crossing Ranch, 1993
Pecos Ranch, 1996
Dolan Falls/Nature Conservancy, 1990
Devil's River Adjacent Landowners, undated
Amistad Reservoir Tracts, 1991
TNC/French Property/Dolan Falls, 1991
Barker/Devil's River/Baker's Crossing, 1989
Devil's River Ranch/Appraisal, 1979-1988
Devil's River Ranch Site, 1979
3C Ranch, 1987
Devil's Ranch, 1972-1973
Almond Ranch - Feb. Agenda No. 8, 1972
Pecos River Tract, 1975
Sycamore Creek Site, 1975
Amistad Dam, 1964
General Services Administration Surplus Property, 1973
Surplus U.S. Property on Devil's River, 1973
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2006/006-41 Amistad Reservoir, 1972
King Ranch/General Land Office, 1988
Fate Bell Ranch/"White Shaman", 1990-1992
Van Zandt County:
Carmichael Tract, 1989-1990
Airport Meadow, 1989
Carl Estes Reservoir, 1975-1976
Canton Lake, 1971, 1980
Victoria County:
Fort St. Louis; Proj. No. H1-75-4 J. Keeran, 1979
Victoria Parkway, 1967
Walker County:
U.S. Forest Service/Huntsville State Park, 1989-1992
Lake Livingston/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, 1994-1995
Waller County:
Ione Young Gray Tract, 1991
Ward County:
Million Barrel Tank/Monahans, 1967
Donation of 30 Acres of Land, 1973
Washington County:
Bybee Tract, 1992
Brown-Bybee House, 1975-1976
Brenham to Giddings Railroad, 1977
McCain Creek, 1972
W-O-B Association, 1990-1993
Washington State Park, 1970
Wilbert Thane Tract, 1977
Fanthorp Inn - Buffington Tract, 1985
Webb County:
Webb Co. Feasibility Study, 1985
Catorce Ranch, 1988
Wilson Ranch, 1986
Delores Viejo, 1985
Garner Ranch, 1987-1989
Tordillo Creek, 1988-1989
Espada Creek, 1988-1989
Tierra Blanca, 1987-1989
Mirando City Adobe Town, 1969
Rio Grande River Tract, 1977
Laredo Air Force Base (Potential Surplus Property), 1973
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2006/006-42 Apache Ranch, 1987
Wheeler County:
Lee Estate, 1987
Britt Ranch, 1987
Wichita County:
Wichita Falls Site, 1978
Willacy County:
Arroyo Colorado State Park, 1990
Port Mansfield, 1967-1972
Cobb Cavern, 1966
Williamson County:
South Fork Reservoir, 1982
Dr. Poole's Property, 1980
South San Gabriel River Tract, 1975
Proposed Sculpture Park/Liberty Hill, 1976
North Fork Reservoir, 1972-1976
Laneport Reservoir, 1967-1974
Leander Archeological Dig, 1983
Wilson County:
Cibolo Reservoir, 1968-1970
Wilson-Mission de las Cabras Feasibility Report, 1990
Wise County:
Waggoner House, Project No. H1-75-4(3), 1978
Lake Bridgeport, 1987
Wood County:
Lakefork Reservoir, 1973-1975
Lakefork, 1991
Haines Lake Site, 1973
Harris Tract, 1975
Hawkins Lake, 1968
Gov. Jim Hogg Memorial Shrine, 1970-1971
Big Sandy Reservoir, 1984-1985
Young County:
Brazos River Indian Reservation, 1990
Zapata County:
Gus T. Canales - 2700 Acres Ranch, 1997
La Perla, 1987
General Services Administration Surplus Property, 1979
Box
2006/006-43 San Ygnacio - Rio Grande Corridor, 1991-1992
Zavala County:
Zavala Hunting Ranch, 1992
Zavala Ranch, 1989
LaPryor Tract, undated
Miscellaneous Files
Texas Golf Properties, 1989
Texaco Land in Liberty County, 1989
Potential Park Summaries, 1972-1978
Potential Rockhound State Park, 1979-1980



 

Administrative Correspondence from Region 7 - Kerrville, 1934-1999, undated, bulk 1972-1999,
1.25 cubic ft.

The Parks Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) protects, interprets, and manages cultural and natural resources and provides recreational opportunities to the public on land owned or leased by TPWD. These files consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, deeds, maps, newspaper articles, blueprints, publications, photographs, and materials comprising records of the Division's Region 7 office in Kerrville. Dates covered are 1972-1999. Region 7 broadly encompasses the state parks located within the Edwards Plateau region of west-central Texas. Subjects covered in the files are organized primarily under state parks located within the region; topics discussed within individual park files include the survey and preservation of wildlife, site renovation, capital building projects, safety and rescue training, boundary surveys, land acquisition, and right-of-way easement through park property. Other topics not tied to a locality include the 75th Anniversary of the Texas State Park system, park fees, and the State Park Peace Officer Program. Correspondents include state officials, other state agencies, local officials, legislators, and general public.
Arrangement
These records are arranged in the order received from the agency.
Preferred Citation
(Identify the item), Administrative Correspondence from Region 7 - Kerrville, Parks and Wildlife Department Parks Division records. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Accession Information
Accession numbers: 2006/394, 2008/173, 2010/088
These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department on October 4, 2006; July 16, 2008; and March 16, 2010.
Restrictions on Access
None.
Technical Requirements
Researchers are required to use gloves provided by the Archives when reviewing photographic materials.
Processing Information
Processed by Jonathan King, July 2014
Box
2006/394-1 Correspondence of Archival Value from Region 7 Parks, 1974-1991
Gorman Falls/Colorado Bend, 1986-1987
Blanco State Recreation Area, 1980, 1994
Pedernales Falls State Park, 1973-1974, 1981-1982
Garner State Park, 1973-1974, 1981
Lyndon B. Johnson State Historic Park, 1972-1981
Guadalupe River State Park, 1981
Kerrville State Recreation Area (Kerrville-Schreiner State Park), 1978-1979, 1981
Jose Navarro State Historic Site - Teachers Guide, 1978-1979, undated
Inks Lake State Park, 1974
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Park, 1981
Landmark Inn State Historic Park, 1979-1981
Lost Mapes State Natural Area (Sabinal), 1974
Box
2008/173-1 Battleship Texas, 1987-1999
Flag pole at Washington-on-the-Brazos, 1986-1988
75th Anniversary of Texas State Park System, 1997
Uniform standards, 1991-1995
Texas Rural Communities - Transfer of Park Property to TPWD, 1994-1995
Fort McKavett/Texas Rural Communities, 1994-1995
Correspondence, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Contract with TPWD for Wildlife Management Areas, 1994
Nimitz Foundation Project - V+50 Event, 1995
Natural/Cultural Resources, 1994-1995
Creation of San Angelo State Park, 1994-1995
Park Classification/Public Land Classification, 1994-1995
Park Fees, 1994-1995
Public Hunts, 1994-1995
Longhorn Cavern Easement Issues, 1979-1989
Deeds:
Landmark Inn State Historical Site (Transfer of Property Agreement), 1976-1977
Pedernales Falls (Easement), 1992
Blanco State Recreation Area (Land Acquisition), 1982-1994
Lake Brownwood (Easement), 1934-1981
South Llano River State Park (Land Acquisition), 1981-1993
Buck Ranch, Kimble Co. (transfer of property to Wildlife Management Area), 1977-1979
Lost Maples State Natural Area (Water Certificate of Adjudication, Utility Easement, Acquisition), 1973-1991
Admiral Nimitz State Historic Site, 1984
Hill Country State Natural Area, 1980-1991
Lyndon B. Johnson State Historical Park (Land Transfer), 1973-1975
Garner State Park (Utilities), 1958-1982
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area (Land Transfer), 1978
Devil's Sinkhole/Kickapoo Caverns State Park (Acquisition of Property and Land Survey), 1986-1987
Photographs of former TPWD Commissioners, undated
Kickapoo Cavern State Natural Area, 1994-1995
Sabinal Canyon State Park, 1973-1974
State Park Peace Officer Program, 1994-1995
Publications:
Roma Historic District: National Historic Landmark Nomination, 1993
Los Caminos del Rio: A Binational Heritage Project Along the Lower Rio Grande, Executive Summary, Los Caminos del Rio Heritage Task Force, April 1994