Outdoors

Free Movie Night
The public is invited to come out and enjoy Movie Night next Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m., on the north side of the Square in downtown Rusk. There is no charge. Refreshments...
Annual 4th of July Picnic announced
The Cherokee County Republican Club will have their Annual Picnic July 4, at Love’s Lookout Park Pavilion on U.S. 69 North of Jacksonville, starting at 11:30 a.m. Guest...
Father/Son Tournament
Birmingham Forest Golf Club will host the annual Father/Son tournament on Saturday, June 24. Tee times are 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Cost for the event is $50 per team and...
FSA County Committee Elections
Farm Service Agency Acting Administrator Chris Beyerhelm encourages farmers and ranchers if they or someone they knows is interested in serving on a local FSA County...
Arbor Day Foundation offers Tree-Care Booklet
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly...
Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Inducts Bobby Whiteside, Gulf...
The Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and Toyota ShareLunker Awards Banquet inducted 2017 honorees Bobby Whiteside and Gulf States Toyota and recognized this year’s...
Texas contributes $600,000 for waterfowl habitat work in Prairie...
During remarks at Ducks Unlimited’s 80th National Convention, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith announced the department’s decision to...
Tree Identification Book from the Arbor Day Foundation Helps People...
The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. The book, What Tree Is That?, is available for a $5 donation to the...
Pet Talk: Why did the turtle cross the road?
Ever wondered why turtles cross the road? There are a few reasons why these slow-pokes venture into the street, but no matter their agenda, be cautious of their presence...
Photos: Quinten Boyd
Saturday was a good day for a few bites as the Rusk State Hospital Volunteer Council hosted its first annual fish-off at the Fredrick M. Hedge Wilderness Lake on the state hospital grounds. Approximately 35 were in attendance to cast their lines into the lake. Gone fishin’: RSH Volunteer Council holds first ever ‘fish-out’...


Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament Scheduled
The Stephen F. Austin State University Campus Recreation Department will host the fifth annual Worsham Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 24, at Jackson Hill Park and Marina...
Texas Forestry Association Sets Dates For 2017 Teacher’s...
Texas Forestry Association (TFA) announced two sessions of its Teacher Conservation Institute (TCI) will be held this year at Bugscuffle Inn near Henderson. TCI is a...
20th Annual East Texas Wildlife & Incident Management Academy
Nearly 150 emergency responders attended the 20th Annual East Texas Wildlife and Incident Management Academy in May to improve their knowledge and skills for combating...
Join the Arbor Day Foundation in July and 10 Trees Will Be Planted...
Forests across America are a prized natural resource, and anyone can help plant trees in these vital areas by joining the Arbor Day Foundation next month. Through the...
Texas Forestry Association Seeks Nominations
Texas Forestry Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Wood Design Awards. First presented in 1967, the Excellence in Wood Design Award has become a...