Plunder In The Pines

Plunder In The Pines

East Texas is full of legends, mysteries, and folklore. Just beneath the surface of the Pineywoods, buried treasure is said to be scattered. There may not have been pirates roaming about the region, but over the years plenty of booty was left behind in East Texas.… Read More

Mighty Fine Right Off The Vine

Mighty Fine Right Off The Vine- The Lone Star State ranks third in watermelon production in the United States. Watermelons can be purchased in almost every town in East Texas, either from a roadside fruit and vegetable stand or from the back of a peddler’s pick up. The fruit of … Read More

East Texans Hold Their Breath Through Salmon

East Texans Hold Their Breath Through Salmon- Salmon, Texas lies on the Missouri Pacific Line, along U.S. Highway 287 and State Highway 19. Before the area came to be known as Salmon, the area was commonly referred to as Byron Switch. In 1902, a post office was opened in the … Read More

The Haunting of Parker Cemetery

Grapeland, Texas-  A good ghost story, whether read aloud or spun around a campfire, is always a little better at Halloween. In Texas, the ghost stories get better with age, through blending the diverse Texan cultures, tall tales, and timeless stories. … Read More

Poke Sallet

Poke Sallet

By Dana Goolsby

Poke Sallet,  pronounced polk salad in more recent years, is deeply rooted in the Pineywoods’ folklore and was once an East Texas delicacy. The lack luster plant has lost its appeal with modern day generations. It is highly likely that most people under the age … Read More