Tree Recovery

Tree recovery. Our summer season with intensive heat is hard in all plants and even trees suffer the consequences of the weather. Even adapted trees can engage into protective mechanisms of heat avoidance by reducing foliage, dropping leaves in high numbers. If your tree experience foliage droppings in unusual amounts, it might be this response mechanism in action. Because the recent years of drought, several tree populations around...

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The Bone Collectors at Atwoods
Jul19

The Bone Collectors at Atwoods

The stars of Bone Collector on the Outdoor Channel made an appearance at Atwood’s in Sulphur Springs Thursday. Michael Waddell, Nick Mundt and Travis T-Bone Turner greeted fans and had their pictures made with them and signed autographs. T-Bone called the pre-hunting season session a “redneck pep rally”. Waddell said their Louisiana and Texas tour was designed to promote hunting and show how fun it is. By Don Julian, KSST News and...

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Prairie Mounds July 17, 2014, #1341

Just about all my life I have observed little mounds in pastures with sandy loam type soils. Most are about the size of a Native American’s teepee so it seemed natural that these early Americans would want to build a mound to keep water from getting under them while sleeping. Friday, I stopped by the County Agent’s Office to see if they had any information on these mysterious mounds. Manning (or womaning) the office was Mrs. Willie...

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Fall Gardening by Mario Villarino

The fall offers a gardening opportunity that few people take advance from. When referring to fall gardening, Texas A&M AgriLife recommends: Once the decision to have a fall garden has been reached, a gardener must take action–drastic action. One must pull out some of those plants that have been nurtured from “babies” in the spring to monsters now. This takes courage and faith! It is recommend that all plants,...

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Coleman Park To Host State Softball Tourneys This Weekend
Jul09

Coleman Park To Host State Softball Tourneys This Weekend

Listen to the Interview State tournaments for girls softball Dixie Angels, ages 9-10, and Belles, 13-15 begins Friday, July 11th at Coleman Park in Sulphur Springs. Opening ceremonies are at 6 p.m. at Field 1 at Coleman Parak. Gate fees are Weekend Tournament pass for Friday and Saturday $25. Kids $10. Games begin at 9 a.m. for morning games and 4 p.m. for afternoon and evening games. By Jimmy Rogers, KSST General...

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WILD HOGS IN SCOUT CAMP JULY 10, 2014, # 1340

Did anyone besides me get their days mixed up this July 4 weekend? Seemed like I was a day off one way or the other half the time. Most communities celebrated with activities including fireworks. Charleston had an all-day volleyball tournament then unbelievable fireworks after dark. There were hundreds on the Charleston Square. Thanks for our great country and let’s hope she stays strong. From my ledger in 1986. (Scoutmaster Marion...

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Return Of The Grasshoppers
Jul01

Return Of The Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers are once again bothering Hopkins County residents’ in-town gardens and out of town fields. AgriLife Extension Agent Dr. Mario Villarino says there are just a few options for treating gardens growing food. He says one option is to use a net to cover the garden. Dr. Villarino says weed control reduces grasshoppers that like to eat weeds and lay eggs in them. Call 903 885-3443 with questions. By Don Julian, KSST News and...

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Second Annual Tomato Festival
Jul01

Second Annual Tomato Festival

The second annual Tomato Festival will take place at the Celebration Market Saturday evening, July 5th on the Plaza. Those who bring three samples can have tomatoes judged in pear, cherry and large categories. In addition there will be a tomato recipe and dish preparation contest for main dish, side dish, salad and salsa with divisions for all age groups. By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director

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OSMETERIUMS AND ORANGE DOGS JULY 3, 2014 #1339

B.G. Smith of Port Neches came to Cooper Lake a few years ago to catch largemouth bass. While he was here he bought a copy of The Cooper Review, liked the paper, and bought a subscription. Every few weeks he sends me an email and his love of the outdoors is evident. Recently he saw strange looking caterpillars on his lemon tree and after searching the internet found they change into swallowtail butterflies. These caterpillars have a...

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July Programs at Cooper Lake

June is in the rear view mirror and straight ahead is July! And right off the bat is July 4th weekend. If you haven’t made your reservations for camping that weekend you need to make them soon. There are a handful of sites still available. There will be several additional programs being offered over the weekend that might be of interest, and whether you are a camper or just want to come out for the programs we look forward to having...

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