Haunting at the Excelsior

jay-gouldJefferson, Texas- The Excelsior House was built in the 1850s, and has been in continuous operation ever since, making it the oldest hotel in East Texas according to the National Register of Historic Places. Over 160 years later, the history of the hotel has been steeped in mystery, and haunted … Read More

Chicken & Waffles

Chicken & Waffles

By Jeff Campbell / Jeff In Jefferson

Chicken and Waffles? It seems like a strange combination. The origin of “Chicken & Waffles” is lost in history and tangled in folklore. Thomas Jefferson, the Pennsylvania Dutch and Southern slaves have all been bestowed as originators of chicken & … Read More

Lick Skillet

Lick Skillet

BETHANY- “Lick Skillet” is not just something you did when the grub was good, although, it was most certainly something you did when the grub was good if you didn’t have a biscuit to sop it up. It is a name deeply rooted in East Texas culture. For … Read More

The Poisonous Poinsettia Myth

The Poisonous Poinsettia Myth

The poinsettia is a culturally and commercially important plant known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. For nearly 100 years, the myth of the poisonous poinsettia has warned people not to taste the crimson red petals.… Read More

Nacogdoches Scientist Claims Bigfoot DNA Analysis Reveals Human Hybrid

Nacogdoches Scientist Claims Bigfoot DNA Analysis Reveals Human Hybrid

East Texas- Dr. Melba S. Ketchum of Nacogdoches, TX says she and her team of scientists have sequenced the genome of legendary Bigfoot. Ketchum’s five-year-long DNA study claims to confirm bigfoot is a human relative that arose about 15,000 years ago … Read More