Cherokee Neches Paddling Launch

Jacksonville, Texas- Have you ever thought of paddling down the Neches River?  Here is your opportunity. The public is invited to help launch the new Cherokee Neches Paddling Trail at a Launch Event Saturday, March 21, 2015!… 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

Get ready for the 16th Annual Neches River Rendezvous

Get ready for the 16th Annual Neches River Rendezvous

LUFKIN- Get your canoes ready and your life jackets on! The Neches River Rendezvous is Saturday, June 1 at International Paper’s North Boggy Slough Wildlife Management Area. This scenic 10-mile canoe trip has something for everyone. Whether you’re a bird … Read More

East Texas Snappers: Say No To Snapper Soup!

East Texas Snappers: Say No To Snapper Soup!

Anyone who has spent a little time around ponds, slow-moving creeks and rivers, lakes, or the swamps and marshes of East Texas has probably seen a snapper. A snapping turtle that is.… Read More

Neches Wilderness Canoe Race

Neches Wilderness Canoe Race- For twenty years, water enthusiasts from across the nation and the world have gathered in Palestine to participate in the “toughest little canoe race” in existence in order to raise scholarship funds for the students of the Trinity Valley Community College Palestine campus. The increasing popularity … Read More