Martin Creek Lake is located three miles southwest of Tatum, in Rusk County, on Texas Highway 43. The lake has 4,981 surface acres, with an average depth of 35 feet. There is very little aquatic vegetation in the lake. Habitat in Martin Creek Reservoir consists of standing timber, creek channels, and minor stands of lily Read more
Historic Drought & Record Breaking Temperatures Loom Over East Texas
East Texas- The great drought of 2010 reared its ugly head and has stuck around in East Texas for nearly a year. The drought has spread across the Lone Star State, burning and choking much of Texas. Texans are facing the second worse drought recorded in the State’s history. The worst drought on record occurred in 1950 and lasted seven years, forever changing the state.
The level of alarm is beginning to rise in the Pineywoods, where historically secure water sources are low and where many streams have run dry for the first time that anyone can recall. Today, nearly 90 percent of Texas is in the two most extreme stages of drought.
3rd Annual Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration; Family-Fun with New Orleans Flair
PALESTINE- The 3rd Annual Main Street Mardi Gras Parade is Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 5 p.m. in the Palestine Main Street District. This year the Main Street District will also host a pre-parade A Taste of New Orleans celebration from 1 – 5 p.m. which features the family-fun you’ve come to expect from the district. Louisiana-style cuisine prepared by local chefs and paired with local wineries will happen each hour, children’s activities, art and more will fill the shops and streets before brightly colored New Orleans-style floats roll by.