Outdoors

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,...
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...
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...