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Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is widely used in the probe of subsurface targets, in which the Time-Frequency Representation (TFR) approaches have been proved effective for GPR signatures. Since we can treat TFR results as 2-D images, texture analysis is an applicable way for image discrimination. In this study, we propose a target detection method based on TFR textures of GPR A-scans and then select 20 descriptors to interpret TFR image into texture features for decision. The mutual correlation and discrimination ability of the descriptors are studied based on the comparative experiment. According to the results, it is clear that the twenty descriptors are redundant and can be grouped into three weak-correlated classes: 11 descriptors of the first class and 2 of the second one are helpful and recommended to use in texture discrimination while the rest can be discarded.