Poke Sallet

Poke Sallet

By Dana Goolsby

Poke Sallet,  pronounced polk salad in more recent years, is deeply rooted in the Pineywoods’ folklore and was once an East Texas delicacy. The lack luster plant has lost its appeal with modern day generations. It is highly likely that most people under the age … Read More

Capturing The Spirit Of East Texas’s Wild Muscadine

Capturing The Spirit Of East Texas’s Wild Muscadine- Deep in the Pineywoods the Southern muscadine reigns supreme. These wild sweet grapes can be found draped across East Texas fence rows, along creek and river beds, and hanging from pine trees across the region. Muscadines make for excellent jams and jellies. … Read More

Huntsville State Park

Huntsville State park
Huntsville, TX.

A fairly easy day hike through the woods, this popular park has a large tent-camping area hidden in the tall pines and overlooking the scenic shores of Lake Raven. This region of the Pineywoods of East Texas and the Sam Houston National Forest is a … Read More

Slough Trail

Slough Trail
Jasper, TX.

Martin Dies Jr. State Park hugs the shores of the 15,000-acre B.A. Steinhagen Reservoir on one side and borders the Angelina–Neches–Dam B Wildlife Management Area on the other. Its location makes it an ideal place to spot some amazing birds such as herons, cranes, bald eagles, Read More