Feral Hogs

Texas
5:25 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Hired Hog Trapper Has Three Years To Clean Out Dallas

Feral hogs were once just a rural problem in Texas, but now they threaten to turn city parks into sties.
Courtesy City Trapping

Originally published on Sun September 8, 2013 5:26 pm

Texas has a pig problem.

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Texas
5:36 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Little Piggies + 85 MPH = Wee Bit of a Problem

Feral Pigs are being blamed for crashes on the new stretch of SH 130.
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Update: Oct. 31, 5:36 a.m.: The Central Texas toll road with the nation's highest speed limit will get signs warning drivers about wildlife. The move comes after at least three incidents of vehicles hitting animals in the first few days of the new 85 mph zone.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the private company that runs the 41-mile portion of State Highway 130 says temporary electronic message boards will be used until permanent signs can be installed.

Original Story: Oct. 26, 1:57 p.m.: A new section of State Highway 130 opened Wednesday. It runs from Mustang Ridge to Seguin and allows drivers to go 85 mph. But the same night the highway opened, there were a handful of crashes involving local wildlife.

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Texas
8:55 am
Fri February 24, 2012

AM Update: 'Hog Out' in Hardeman, Details on UT Athletics Firing, and Santorum's Austin Stop

These feral hogs are on the Texas "most wanted list," according to Ag Commissioner Todd Staples.
Photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife

Hardeman County Wins "Hog Out Challenge"

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Austin
5:59 am
Wed May 18, 2011

Top Morning Stories May 18, 2011

Photo by KUT News.

House to Consider Key Budget Bills 

  The Texas Legislative session ends in less than two weeks and state lawmakers still haven’t reached complete agreement over the state’s budget for the next two years. Today, the House will take up two so-called “fiscal matters” bills. These bills delay payments and find non-tax revenue to help fill the state’s multi-billion dollar budget gap. One measure would delay a $2 billion state payment to schools.  

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Politics
4:01 pm
Wed May 11, 2011

You Will Soon Be Able To Hunt Hogs From Helicopters

The Texas Senate gave final approval to a bill today that would allow farmers to rent spaces in helicopters from which people could hunt feral hogs.
Photo by Dave Govoni (Va bene!) http://www.flickr.com/photos/dgovoni/

Farmers are already allowed to fire up a helicopter and gun down feral hogs tearing up their property. But a bill is now headed to the Governor's desk that will allow property owners to rent out seats in helicopters to anyone willing to pay for the privilege of hunting wild pork from the sky.

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