This New Year, Resolve to Go Outdoors
Texas State Parks Again Offer Guided Hikes on New Year’s Day for First Day Hikes Program
AUSTIN- For years, two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions have been to begin a fitness program, and spend more time in nature. Now, for the second year in a row, you can combine both by participating in First Day Hikes at a Texas State Park near you on Jan. 1.
The second-annual First Day Hikes program is part of a national umbrella coordination by the National Association of State Parks Directors (NASPD) to encourage a new tradition at the beginning of each year to get people outdoors, and promote the numerous physical and emotional benefits of hiking.
East Texas Performing Arts Present Nine Day Music & Theatre Festival
JEFFERSON- Drama (Sightings and High Tide), a superb musical stage play (Bye Bye Birdie), comedy (The Bowden Early Experience), and lots of great featured musicians in concert (Richard Bowden, John Early, Lacie Carpenter and the Southern String Line, Marcus Leary, Daniel Foster, Shane Mathews, and Sarah Griffin) take the stage at East Texas Performing Arts’ nine day festival August 2 – 10 at Jefferson’s Transportation & Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin.
Lake Gilmer is located roughly 15 miles north of Longview and four miles west of Gilmer in Upsher County. The lake is 1,010 surface acres, with an average maximum depth of 28 feet. Aquatic vegetation on the lake is low density. Natural habitat exists in the form of inundated timber and brush and some aquatic Read more