Outdoors

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...
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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...
How to keep Cats out of your Garden Beds
Cats make for wonderful pets, especially those that are content with life indoors, where they can spend hours lounging on a windowsill watching the...


Gardening for Pollinators
Pollinators are all the “buzz” these days with a federal proclamation designating June 15-21 as National Pollinator Week. The focus of this event...


Indian archers
The Jacksonville High School archery team competed at the state archery tournament March 21 in Belton. A total of 24 students qualified for the...


Caddo Mounds SHS Gentle Yoga and Foraging
Practicing yoga outdoors is a rare opportunity to cultivate not only an intimate connection with the body and mind, but also with the life-giving ecosystem that sustains us...
Caddo Mounds SHS announces Star Gazing
Join Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (SHS) for an evening of night sky stories and exploration on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Douglas (Doug) Parsons,...
Caddo Mounds SHS announces Star Gazing
Join Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (SHS) for an evening of night sky stories and exploration on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Douglas (Doug) Parsons,...