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With the garden season upon us there has been an increase in food preservation questions at the Rusk County Extension Office. Many callers have expressed their hesitance about using a pressure canner … more
My main fear, other than those two hillbillies from “Deliverance,” has always been heights– otherwise known as splattaphobia.  Somehow, though, on a recent vacation to Orange … more
When you use the name Hedrick in this area a smile usually crosses the face of those familiar with the family, their community projects and remembrance of some of their antics. Following thoughts … more
Summertime fun can result in summertime danger if precautions are not well-kept. This community mourns the loss of a very personable, well-liked man – Randy Morris – this week due to heat exhaustion and we have reached out to those in the medical field and those who work the oilfield for reminders of the seriousness to attempt to prevent this from happening to another family. more
Columbus Day is observed on October 9. And while it may be true that Leif Erikson and the Vikings beat Columbus to the New World, Columbus Day nonetheless remains important in the public eye, … more
I’ve always loved turtles. When I was a little boy, I had turtle figurines, turtle posters, turtle toys, and even a turtle ashtray. (I have since quit smoking.) Every spring, my dad would take me … more
Our lives can change dramatically in an instant. This past week my car was rear-ended, but the inconvenience of the property damage and even the personal injuries I experienced pale in comparison to … more
East Texas had its share of cowboys and cowgirls rising in the ranks through the years and in Kilgore there still remain a few who through hard work and endurance will leave legends. Those few have … more
Before my family’s most recent beach vacation, my wife suggested, under the guise of promoting some father-daughter bonding, that I go with my daughters to get a pedicure. This was actually her … more
East Texas is vibrant with life, character and rich in history and it takes just the least mention of something that sets the wheels in motion to prevent any loss of history. Who could have guessed … more
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