25th Annual Heritage Syrup Festival
Henderson- Many years ago, just as the East Texas Pineywoods would begin to shout with fall color families would gather at local syrup mills for a time of fellowship and trading, but most importantly, Ribbon Cane Syrup. A sweet East Texas tradition will continue this year at the Annual Heritage Syrup Festival the second Saturday of November- Nov. 9, from 9:00A.M. to 5:00P.M.
The Haunting of the Downes-Aldrich House
By Dana Goolsby
CROCKETT- The historical Downes-Aldrich house in Crockett, Texas, circa 1891-1893, is considered to be one of the most beautiful homes in Houston County. The Eastlake Victorian style house was home to some of the first settlers in Crockett, who reportedly may not have fully vacated the premises. The majestic house is rich with history, and according to area residents the house is also rich with a persistent presence. No one knows for sure to whom the spirit belongs, but it is believed to most likely be a former inhabitant of the house.