East Texas’ Premier Taxidermy Studio

East Texas’ Premier Taxidermy Studio

The Sportsman’s Memory Shop

GRAPELAND- Taxidermy has been around for centuries. Saving trophies has always been one of man’s favorite pastimes. The Sportman’s Memory Shop in Grapeland, Texas has been helping hunters preserve their trophies since 1980, and has become East Texas’ premier taxidermy. Bobby … Read More

The Country Music Hall of Fame: Who Should Get In Next?

The Country Music Hall of Fame: Who Should Get In Next?

by Music Critic Jeff M. Willoughby

The recent Pro Football Hall of Game enshrinement ceremony, held in Canton, OH, really got this country music historian to thinking about the Country Music Hall of Fame in good ole Nashville, TN. … Read More

ShareLunker Program Coordinator to Retire

ShareLunker Program Coordinator to Retire

ATHENS—David L. Campbell, coordinator of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s ShareLunker program, will retire at the end of March.

Campbell has worked for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for 46 years. He was inducted into the Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 2011.… Read More

Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins

Lightnin’- Bluesman Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins had ties to Houston County. A statue was erected in his memory across from Camp Street Café in Crockett. Locals say Hopkins played on the street and in establishments along Camp Street in his youth. Camp Street was in the center of the Black Business … Read More