Lake Country Tractor Pull Saturday at the Equine Pavillion
Sep09

Lake Country Tractor Pull Saturday at the Equine Pavillion

The annual Lake Country Antique Tractor Association’s Show and Pull is coming to the Hopkins County Civic Center Equine Pavilion on Saturday, September 20. Tractors are 1970 models or older and will be entered in three categories. Association President Don Patterson says there is no admission charge. Sponsors cover all costs. The funds made from the event go for ten scholarships for students, usually students considering agriculture...

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Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament September 27 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Sep02

Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament September 27 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas—The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center’s annual Bluegill Family Fishing Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 27. Pre-registration is required. To request a registration form, visit http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publications/nonpwdforms/media/bluegill_flyer.pdf or call (903) 670-2222. Mail registration must be received by Wednesday, September 24. You may register in person on the day of the event by going to the...

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State Park Swimming Holes – Texas Parks and Wildlife

Swimming in State Parks Great Way to Beat the Summer Heat AUSTIN- With temperatures around the state hitting the 90’s and 100’s, Texans everywhere are looking for a way to keep cool. Parks around the state offer a variety of swimming options such as spring-fed rivers, lakes, and Gulf water to help the entire family stay cool and enjoy what Texas’ natural resources have to offer. In the Austin area, state parks such as McKinney Falls,...

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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

[sc_embed_player fileurl="http://www.ksstradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SOFTBALL.mp3"] 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...

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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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