Category Archive: Boating

Jul 25 2018

LeBlanc: Boating is a fantastic sport, but don’t forget safety first

Boating is a big deal here in this part of the greatest state in the union, and we Texans who live within driving distance of a body of water will gravitate to it regularly. To give an example of how much water we have available, according to the TPWD we have 800 public impoundments, covering …

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Apr 05 2018

LeBlanc: Sailboats, the crafts that require no batteries

In today’s world of electronic and throwaway everything I wonder how many have thought about what happens when we run out of materials to make more throwaways or when the batteries run out, or when a baseball size piece of trash that we put in space to start with collides with and wipes out a …

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Nov 22 2017

Update on the invasion of foreign plants in our waterways

Well folks we in the great state of Texas are still under attack by foreign plants. It seems like we are constantly battling infestations of these imports in our lakes and let me list a big one that is on my mind so you can get an idea of which I speak: Giant Salvinia. Giant …

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Apr 07 2017

New safety check initiative hitting Lake Conroe

  Lt. Tim Cade, with Montgomery County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office, talks about a new initiative with boaters where deputies perform pre-checks on individual boats prior to being launched on Lake Conroe on Friday in Conroe. During the checks, deputies will look for required safety measures, such as life vests or air horns, so boaters …

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Jul 02 2016

Boating laws, life jacket accessibility stressed for Lake Conroe celebrations

Montgomery County Hospital District Medic 45 crew Vivian Lam and Andy Adams of the loaner boards at Lake Conroe Park on TX-105.   Local officials are urging the public to educate themselves on water laws and to keep life jackets readily accessible while celebrating on Lake Conroe. Boating Safety Precinct 1 Constables and Conroe Fire …

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Jun 02 2015

Use caution, common sense on Lake Conroe

With a little luck we may be seeing a break in the large amount of rain we have had once again and maybe we will be good for a while and dry out a little and also can get back to hot and muggy weather. Of course I sure would hate to see the rain …

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May 23 2013

Important Message for Registered Boaters from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Important Message for Registered Boaters Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sent this bulletin at 05/22/2013 04:27 PM CDT Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. This is an important message for registered Texas boat owners Dear Boat Owner, Right now, our lakes and rivers are under attack by Zebra Mussels. In …

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Sep 12 2011

Using the Lake Envronment to Improve Boat Launching Service

E-Z Boat Storage has taken advantage of the temporary low lake level to deepen its North Ramp by extending it another 4 feet into the lake. Although the channel to the lake has too many high spots for much continued use beyond today’s level (5.5 ft low), the ramp will provide an extremely protected and …

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Jul 21 2011

Some Marinas and Boat Launch Facilites Getting Ready for Lower Lake Levels on Lake Conroe

You’ve seen the barges and draglines shuttling dirt from place to place for weeks now. Homeowners along the shoreline are taking advantage of the decreasing lake levels to deepen their channels to the lake. For many, the dredging is the only option to use their boats at all. Others have removed their boats from the …

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Apr 18 2011

Showing respect as boating season arrives

Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 10:49 pm The water is getting warmer and the fish are spawning. The weather is great. Our lakes and rivers are starting to get crowded again. The only downside is that the water levels are down and it may be a little tricky to maneuver to your favorite fishin’ hole. …

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