Outdoors

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...


Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports recently announced their new officers. From left are president Colleen Dover, vice-president Evan Trezise and reporter, treasurer and secretary Mya Gunter-Bowden. Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports kicks off new season


July 4 weekend TPWD law enforcement roundup
Texas Game Wardens logged nearly 13,000 patrol hours on state water bodies over the extended Fourth of July holiday weekend, conducting enhanced boating safety and...
Conley Park water conservation garden dedicated
The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), City of Rusk and Texas Water Smart Foundation (TWS) are pleased to announce the installation of a water...


Topping is for Ice Cream, Not Trees: Tree Topping Fiction vs. Facts
Definition: Tree Topping – the removal of main tree branches to stubs in either a straight-across hedge fashion or a complete delimbing of the tree, leaving only the main...
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Josh and Briana Gentry at 115 Short Street as its June Yard of The Month. Pictured are Linn Landis, Martha Neeley, Judy Waugh, Elizabeth Holcomb, Briana Gentry, Sissy Crysup, Maxine Pierce and Jane Parsons. Yard of the Month for June