Outdoors

Game wardens wrap up busy Memorial Day weekend boating safety effort
AUSTIN – Like many Texans, state game wardens spent the Memorial Day weekend out on the water. But, unlike the many thousands who flocked to lakes, rivers and coastal bays...
ALERT: Game warden seeking info
Cherokee County Game Warden Brian Bearden is looking for information regarding a pregnant Whitetail doe that was shot near the far end of Cat Creek last week. The deer was...
International Finals Youth Rodeo Opens Registration April 1
(SHAWNEE, Okla.) - The International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) will open registration online at IFYR.com beginning April 1. Offering more than $250,000 in prize money for...
Paddling strokes: The battle of the Neches on the Neches Refuge
The Neches River National Wildlife Refuge is located between Rusk and Palestine, Texas, north of U.S. Highway 84 along the Neches River, mostly in Cherokee County. The...
Paddling  strokes: Wild and wonderful East Texas
The cat is out of the bag. People have figured out what a great place East Texas is for recreational opportunities. We (locals) have enjoyed this well-kept secret but no...
Paddling strokes: Sabine River sand bass report
Folks, the quick report of kayak Sand Bass fishing the Sabine River this week to McFadden’s Landing is, ‘the trip was fantastic!’ Thirty-four sand bass, each weighing...
Texas dove hunting prospects bright for season opener Sept. 1
Though Hurricane Harvey caused a significant drop in dove hunter effort and harvest numbers last year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department expects the 2018-19 season to...
Courtesy Photo
The Wells FFA Booster Club recently held their annual bow shoot on Mt. Hope Cemetery Road in Wells to help raise funds for the Wells FFA chapter. Pictured left to right are event participants and winners William Hunt, Christopher Dean, Craig Yates, Robert Matthews, Sasha Matthews, Joseph Tarrant and Bronson Tarrant. The next event is scheduled for September 2018. On target; Wells FFA Boosters hold 3rd annual bow shoot
The Wells FFA Booster Club recently held its third annual bow shoot on Mt. Hope Cemetery Road in Wells. The shoot, held June 9, helped raise funds...

Celebrate free fishing day June 2
The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week on June 2, by offering free admission plus free fishing for the whole family. ...
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wants to remind residents to be cautious when enjoying area lakes and rivers this summer. This week is National Safe Boating Week and the TPWD offers classes on boating safety and licensing. Visit the department’s website, www.tpwd.texas.org. Courtesy photo Nat’l Safe Boating Week reminds Texans to stay safe on the water
As part of National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) boater education and law enforcement staff are...

Managing difficult yard situations
Many homeowners aim for a picture perfect lawn complete with rolling acres of soft, green grass. But Mother Nature may have other things in mind,...

How to Repair Dead Grass
A patch of dead grass on an otherwise lush lawn can be a frustrating eyesore for homeowners. Whether lawn care is your passion or just something...

BBB: Tips for Hiring a Landscaping Service
Most property owners want a healthy beautifully landscaped lawn, but that could require some help from a professional. In 2017, BBB received over 1.5 million inquiries for...
Benefits to hiring a landscaping service
The desire to have a pristine, well-manicured landscape leads many homeowners to toil outdoors for hours every weekend. Hiring a professional...

Forestry & Wildlife Field Day
Come learn about wildlife and forest management practices in the beautiful state forest. I.D. Fairchild State Forest Forestry & Wildlife Field Day on April 26, from 8:30...