Cherokee County Master Gardeners' Scarecrow Trail offers family fun

JACKSONVILLE ‑ The Cherokee County Master Gardeners aren’t just using scarecrows to protect their gardens. They’re using them to raise money and food for the Manna Pantry at H.O.P.E (Helping Others Pursue Enrichment). The 6th annual Scarecrow Trail, located at the Ruth Bowling Nichols Arboretum, began Saturday and will continue until…

Faulker Park trail system to expand

FAITH HARPER,   A new trail could be coming to Faulkner Park. The Tyler City Council on Wednesday will consider approving a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to build the Faulkner Lake Trail. The meeting is at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 212 N. Bonner Ave. The city applied for the grant in January 2014, and

Center Chemical closing its doors Oct. 24

  For more than four decades, East Texas homeowners with problems - particularly of the six-legged nature, or of the lawn and garden variety - knew where to turn. Center Chemical, at 1812 E. Southeast Loop 323, became a resource for insecticides, fertilizers, pool chemicals and, most of all, good advice. But owner Tom Russell said he’s

East Texas Tales -- The Royal Families of the Rose Festival

Maymerle Brown sits on a bench with her daughter, Sharon Wynne, just feet away from the gown Maymerle wore as rose queen in 1955. This year, Sharon’s daughter, Madeline, is the rose queen. Sharon was the rose princess in 1990. Even Maymerle’s parents were involved with the festival. For the Brown and Wynne families, the Texas Rose Festival

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