The 80th Texas Legislature has approved additional park funding.  Articles say TPWD got about 90% of the funding requested, but the way it was structured is not a long term funding fix.

Funds for new park acquisition are mostly restricted to a specific park near Fort Worth and for use by local and county governments for parks, which seems to preclude prairie conservation with the funds unless a local or county would conserve prairie in a park using the local grant funds.

Other articles about the increases funding:

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