Outdoors

Goolsby named Texas Forest Trail Region special projects coordinator
The Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Texas Forest Trail Region welcome Dana Goolsby as new Special Projects Coordinator. Goolsby owns My East Texas...
Flood Injury: A Life Preserver for Drowning Trees
Homeowners need to know if their trees are drowning? Many parts of the country have experienced a wetter-than-normal fall, which has left many trees sitting in soil...
2017 Hot Pepper Festival Promises Free Family Fun
On Saturday, Oct. 21, the streets of downtown Palestine will fill as the Hot Pepper Festival, the city’s largest event, kicks off with fun for the entire family. This...
At the Jacksonville Rotary Club meeting on Oct. 4, rotarian, Michael Banks (left) hosted Leo Gustafson, Manager of the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s Neches River National Wildlife Refuge. The Neches River NWR was established in 2006 and contains approximatey 6,500 acres of hardwood bottomlands, mostly in Cherokee County. The refuge is focused on maintaining and protecting critical wildlife habitat along the Neches River for migratory birds and other bottomland wildlife and plant species. Jacksonville Rotary hosts Manager of US Fish and Wildlife Services


Two Members of the Cherokee 4-H Clay Crushers to Compete in TPWD...
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Whizbang finals will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the National Shooting Complex located in San Antonio. Whizbang competitions...
Chris Adams and Abraham Y’Barra are among the members of the Rusk Public Works Department who recently planted 350 daffodils at Conley Park. Fall planting brings spring beauty
The Greater Area Rusk Garden Club, Mt. Pleasant CME Church and Knox Ray Men’s Wear have teamed up to make Conley Park in Rusk more beautiful for...


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...
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...
SFA Gardens Host Fall Plant Sale
Stephen F. Austin State University’s SFA Gardens will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Pineywoods Native...
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,...
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,...