Outdoors

8th Annual Scarecrow Trail
The Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association is hosting the 2017 Scarecrow Trail to benefit H.O.P.E. Oct. 14 - 26. The H.O.P.E. organization is a non-profit that...
SFA Gardens to host BioBlitz in the Pineywoods Native Plant Center
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host a BioBlitz event Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23, in the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900...
Getting to the Root of the Problem
One of the major causes of tree failure is root damage. When a tree’s root system has been extensively damaged, the whole tree can fall to the ground – or onto your...
Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament
Gather a team together now for the upcoming Rusk Chamber of Commerce Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament, Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m., at Birmingham Forest Golf Course in...
Caddo Mounds announces Foraging Program
Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to a foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. There will be two sessions to choose from on Saturday,...
Tyler Pro Challenge Tennis Tournament
The new Tyler Athletic and Swim Club is hosting the $80,000 Tyler Pro Challenge from Oct. 30 - Nov. 5. Some of the worlds top ladies tennis players ranging from Top...
Cherokee Neches River Float
Looking for an adventure? Here’s your opportunity. The Cherokee Neches FLOAT is happening on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 16. Registration is a must and is simple. Just...
The Great Golf Ball Drop
Birmingham Forest Golf Course is hosting The Great Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Only 1,000 golf balls will be sold. The winner does not have to...
Texas Historical Commission News Briefs for August
DIVE INTO HISTORY AT TEXAS’ ICONIC SWIMMING HOLES The kids are back in school but the Texas heat is here to stay. Fortunately, the Lone Star State’s eclectic landscapes...
Hunt for a Cure Concert
Join our Sky High Adventures team and the National Wild Turkey Federation as we host Hunt for a Cure Concert Saturday, Aug. 26 at Brooklyn’s Down South in Buda,...
DPS Urges Texans to Use Caution in Summer Heat Tips help residents...
The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning Texas residents to be prepared for summertime temperatures, and to take precautions to stay safe as temperatures and heat...
Constance Ruth Kirby Wilson Obituary
Constance Ruth Kirby Wilson born Sept. 4, 1949, was welcomed into heaven with remembrance and love on Tuesday, May 16. Memorial services will be from 3 to 5 p.m, Saturday,...
Trees, Saws and Ladders Don’t Mix
In February 2016, a homeowner was seriously injured after falling from a ladder while trimming branches from a tree in Fredrick, Okla. The man was using a chain saw to trim...
Horticulturist Greg Grant will be the guest speaker for SFA Gardens’ upcoming monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series, slated for 7 p.m. July 13 in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature...
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the...


C4HSS recently held a clean-up day, picking up trash around the southern loop area in Jacksonville. For more information about Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports and other 4-H opportunities, call the Cherokee County Extension Office at (903) 683-5416. Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports kicks off new season