Outdoors

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 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...
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...
33rd Annual Tomato Fest
Local farmers are busy getting ready by planting acres of the best tastin’ tomatoes for the upcoming 33rd Annual Tomato Fest in Jacksonville. Come join the celebration in...
Church announces Timed Event Rodeo
Trail to Christ Cowboy Church Jacksonville, Highway 79 W. is having a Timed Event Rodeo Friday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Pee Wee Barrels and Breakaway, Jr. Barrels and...
Rusk KOA hosts 14th Annual ‘Big Weekend’
The Rusk KOA campground, located at 745 FM 343 East in Rusk, is offering campers a special Saturday of camping for just $10 to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with...
Prayer Garden Dedication
Barry and Jana Autry of Autry Funeral Home will host a Prayer Garden Dedication honoring the officers, nurses, medical staff, psychologists, therapists and support staff of...
Land, Water & Wealth Legal Symposium for East TX Agriculture
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension presents Land, Water & Wealth: Legal Symposium for East Texas Agriculture on Friday, May 19. To be held at the Angelina County Extension...
Yard of the Month picked for April
The Rusk Area Garden Club has chosen the yard of Lewie and Elaine Byers at 1302 Plum Street as its April yard of the month. Pictured from the left...


Harvesting, Storing and Preserving Herbs from the Garden
Enjoy herbs all year round. Harvest herbs now for garden-fresh meals and preserve a few for the winter ahead. Snip a few leaves or leaf-covered stems as needed. For the...
Roses 101: Four Steps to Rose Success
If gardeners want maximum return on their bed of roses, four important requirements should be taken into consideration: (1) selection of the rose varieties, (2) location of...
Plant Health Care and Trees
“Plant health care, also called PHC, offers a total health approach to landscape and plant health,” says Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP* and staff arborist with the Tree Care...
Elephant ears, like this Black Stem variety, can be grown in the garden or in containers. Grow Your Own Tropical Paradise in a Container or Garden
Add an exciting new look to the garden, poolside, patio or deck with elephant ears. These easy tropical plants have tall stems and giant leaves...


Preserving Cut Flowers
There’s nothing like fresh flowers around the house whether they come straight from the garden or from a florist. But when gardeners take the time to put together an...
Kids Ride Train Free on April 30
The Sunday Fun Day Train departs the Rusk Depot at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. For every adult ticket purchased, a child (age 2-12) can ride for free! (Children under 2...