UPRA Cinch Rodeo Nov. 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Nov16
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SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS AT COOPER LAKE STATE PARK FOR NOVEMBER, 2014
Nov03

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAMS AT COOPER LAKE STATE PARK FOR NOVEMBER, 2014

What is it that makes November so special? Veteran’s Day? Thanksgiving? The month before December and Christmas? That first cold snap that lets you know that winter is just around the corner? Hunting season? Whatever it is that makes November special to you enjoy it to the fullest! I enjoy building a fire and hearing the crackle of wood and the smell of the campfire. There is little better than roasting hot dogs and having s’mores and...

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Tom Sawyer And Jenny Lind November 6, 2014, # 1357
Nov03

Tom Sawyer And Jenny Lind November 6, 2014, # 1357

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, son in law Jason Barnett and I launched (barely) at Doctors Creek Boat Ramp and caught shad in the cove. The lake is about twelve feet low. Carefully following a narrow trench we made our way out to the main lake. Throughout the day we anchored down in about five different places. Fishing was slow but steady. Before leaving the parking lot we checked our rods and reels. My four rods were strung with one...

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Texas A&M Forest Service Urges Caution to Prevent Spread of Oak Wilt Disease
Oct27

Texas A&M Forest Service Urges Caution to Prevent Spread of Oak Wilt Disease

October 27, 2014 – AUSTIN, Texas – Firewood is an important commodity to Texans, whether it is used for firing up the barbecue pit or for warming up on a chilly winter morning. And with cooler temperatures arriving, now is the time to pay close attention to the firewood you are picking up and storing for use in winter. Transporting and storing diseased wood can actually spread the devastating oak wilt fungus. By selecting...

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Texas High School Bass Association
Oct14

Texas High School Bass Association

Four years ago, a police officer by the name of Norman Sanders started the SSISD Fishing Club. First starting with SSMS, it has now spread to include the High School and is now part of a the Texas High School Bass Association. “About four years ago, I went to the school board,” Officer Sanders said. “I talked to Patsy Bolten and to Branden Reed about starting a fishing club, and they agreed that I could. I announced...

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October Schedule of Events at Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit
Oct06

October Schedule of Events at Cooper Lake State Park/South Sulphur Unit

As the cooler shorter days of fall begin their journey that will take us to the unknown of winter all of the animals and plants begin to take note and change as well. Plants like the smooth sumac have begun changing colors as the chlorophyll moves from the leaves back into the trunk and roots of the plant. We begin to see the arrival and departures of birds like the pelican and some songbirds as they migrate to warmer climates....

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Professional Ag Workers Annual Hay Show and Sale
Sep26
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USDA Under Secretary for Farm at the AgriLife Extension Office Friday
Sep26

USDA Under Secretary for Farm at the AgriLife Extension Office Friday

Michael T. Scuse, USDA Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, conducted a stakeholders meeting in Sulphur Springs Friday morning at the AgriLife Extension Office. Scuse said his purpose was to discuss the rolling out of programs of interest to row crop farmers in the new Farm Bill and to visit with producers and representatives of various ag sectors to hear from...

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El-Nino Predicted October Through February
Sep25

El-Nino Predicted October Through February

El Nino in the Pacific Ocean becoming a drought breaker in Northeast Texas? It could happen. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration indicates there is a good chance of El Nino developing. It’s been Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell’s experience that that can mean increased rainfall in our area. Projections say the rainfall could come as early as next month. Cooper Lake is currently 11-feet low....

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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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