Star Gazing at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

Caddo Mounds Burial Mound

Alto, Texas- Caddo Mounds State Historic Site and Mission Tejas are set to inspire stargazers January 16, among the ancient earthen mounds in Cherokee County. Make plans to get away from the lights of the big city to catch a better glimpse of the night sky and let the galaxy … Read More

Ghost Town on the Neches

 Ghost Town on the Neches

By Dana Goolsby

FASTRILL- Ghost towns lie forgotten beneath the pine tree canvas of East Texas, often only marker by a Texas State Historic Marker. Take Fastrill, located near the Neches River, twelve miles south of Rusk and 15 miles west of Alto, in western … Read More

Box’s Fort Historical Marker

Box’s Fort Historical Marker

Historical Stopping Points of Interest

By Dana Goolsby

Cherokee County- John M. and Sally Box, along with John’s brother Stephen F. and his wife Keziah Box and their families, came to Texas from Alabama in 1834. John and Sally’s son, Roland W. Box, and his wife … Read More

Ole’ Fashion Hoedown

Ole’ Fashion Hoedown

Alto- The Central High Home Demonstration Club in Alto is having a fund-raising “Hoedown” Feb. 18, beginning at 2:00p.m. at the Central High Community Center. The Hoedown is part of an effort to raise money to repair the historic building. Help save a piece of East Texas … Read More

Muddy Gras

Muddy Gras

It’s almost time for 9th Annual Texas Redneck Muddy Gras! The Texas Redneck Muddy Gras “North” and “South” have been combined to be one big, muddy event and will be held only at Tree Off Road Park on February 2-5, 2012. There will not be a Texas … Read More