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A Gift as Big as Texas

Buy a year of outdoor fun - at a bargain price.

By Charles J. Lohrmann

For the outdoors enthusiast on your holiday gift list, consider the Texas State Parks Pass gift certificate. The lucky recipient will receive: unlimited visits to more than 120 state parks; discount coupons for camping and merchandise, and a quarterly e-newsletter. If you order before December 31, 2004, you’ll also receive a free Texas state parks holiday tree ornament — complete with a gift box and card. You’ll get all this — plus the pride of knowing that you’re supporting Texas state parks — for only $60. The limited-edition ornaments, which feature a collage of state parks and historic sites, have been popular with park visitors and collectors alike since they debuted in 2002. To order the gift certificate and the free ornament, call (512) 389-8900 or point your Web browser to www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/shop. The site also features a list of state park stores that offer, in addition to souvenirs, a large selection of books, coffee mugs, posters, stuffed animals and more.

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