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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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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