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Fatal Henderson County Crash

    On June 23, 2018, at 9:45 PM, Troopers responded to a six-vehicle fatal crash on FM-85 in Henderson County one mile west of the city of Seven Points. A preliminary crash investigation revealed that a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer, Robin Bice, 32, of Gun Barrel City was traveling was east on FM 85, behind an unknown vehicle.  ...

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ATM Stolen From Sulphur Springs Convenience Store

    Sulphur Springs Police are investigating the theft of an ATM machine at the Joe Bob’s Convenience Store on League Street. Security video at the store shows that four people dressed totally in black removed the machine from the store and loaded it into a van stolen from Little ...

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Missing Autistic Boy Found In Pond

    From the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office In the early morning hours of June 25, 2018, the search for Dalton Robertson came to a very sad end. Searchers located him in a small pond close to his home. Please respect the family’s privacy during this tragic time. In a ...

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Longtime East Texas Restaurateur Dies

    The founder of a chain of East Texas restaurants has died. David Beard, of Ore City, passed away Friday after a lengthy illness at the age of 82. Beard established the successful chain of Catfish Village, Catfish King, and other restaurants.

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Titus County Bookings

  Bond has been set at $25,000 for a woman arrested Sunday in Titus County. Officials charged 45-year-old Lisa Morris Anderson with Manufacture or Delivery of more than four but less than 200 grams of a Controlled Substance. Titus County arrested 52-year-old Ross Franklin Gilmore. Jr., Sunday. His bond was ...

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Reading With A Ranger
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am



Beginning this week, Bob Sandlin State Park has Reading with the Ranger on Thursdays at 10:00 am. Children 12 and under are FREE, and adults are $4. It is a great summer program for children.

Paige Green
Office Manager / Volunteer Coordinator
Lake Bob Sandlin State Park
341 State Park Rd 2117
Pittsburg, Texas 75686
(903) 572-5531

Hardwood Forest Management
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn Management techniques that improve the health of your hardwood forest. There is a “Hardwood Forest Management” workshop promoting health and resiliency Friday (Jun 29) from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. It is at Titus County AgriLife Extension Office, 1708 Industrial Rd. in Mt Pleasant. You need to register online at For more information, you can call Michelle Moore at 936-639-8184. (

Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association (WRRA) is at Double R Boys Ranch, Duke Arena, at 1278 SE 3285 Mt Vernon. It starts on Friday (Jun 29) at 7:00 pm and Saturday (Jun 30) at 10:00 am. Doctoring, Trailer Loading, Sorting, and Mugging so join the fun!

Daingerfield State Park – June
Jun 30 all-day

Summer is here! Why not spend some quality time in the outdoors experiencing what Daingerfield State Park has to offer. We are hosting numerous fun and educational programs during June plus providing probably the best swimming hole in all of Northeast Texas! All programs are free with a paid entrance permit. Fishing, hiking, and boat rentals are all on the list of fun activities at the park. Don’t forget about our Saturday night Dances at the historic Pavilion. See you in June!

Also, a separate press release for our Second Annual Freedom Fest (June 30) will follow early next week.

Daingerfield, TX— Daingerfield State Park has been the place for summer fun for almost 80 years, and this summer may be our best! We have a lot of fun and educational programs and events scheduled for June. Starting Saturday (Jun 2) through Saturday (Jun 30), the park will host 16 programs focused on family fun and learning about our natural world. The park will conduct ranger-led hikes summiting Iron Hill which winds through the “Cathedral of the Trees” to one of the highest points in East Texas as night falls. Also during June, you will have a chance to fish with a Ranger, paddle boarding classes with a Ranger exploring the lake (free with paid park entrance permit), aquatic nature program where visitors net and help identify underwater life plus have fun making nature art scheduled for kids at heart. To bring each fun-packed Saturday to a fitting conclusion, we will host a Dance with classics from our vintage jukebox from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The first Saturday night of the month will be our Karaoke Dance.

On Saturday (Jun 30), Daingerfield State Park will be hosting our Second Annual Freedom Fest in honor of our Nation’s birthday, which will include a 5K Race, Dutch oven cooking contest, booths, scavenger hunts and finish the evening with live music featuring “Hurry Up & Wait” playing classic country and rock classics till 11:00 pm at the historic Pavilion under the stars! It is a free event with your paid park entrance permit.

Rent a paddle boat, kayak, canoe, paddleboard or one of our newly motorized fishing boats! Bring a picnic and enjoy the awe-inspiring views from our day-use area. Fish off our pier where visitors had many nice record catches. They commonly catch crappie, bluegill, bass, catfish, and chain pickerel. Swim in the clear, fresh, spring feed water of Little Pine Lake. Hike our trails or relax under a giant shade tree recharging your soul!

Park entrance fees are $4 for adults with kids 12 and under always free. Senior Texans 65 or older will only pay $2 to enter the park daily with a Bluebonnet Pass. Unlimited park entrances for you and everyone in your vehicle with the purchase of a Texas State Park Annual Pass for $70 which is good for over 12 months. For more information, please call Daingerfield State Park’s Headquarters at 903-645-2921 to reserve your site. Spaces may be limited so arrive early for the programs of your choice.

For more information on this or other events and programs at Daingerfield State Park, please visit our Facebook page, website or call (903) 645-2921 for more information. See you at the Park!!

June 2018 Schedule

Saturday, June 2nd

9:00 am – Little Pine D.O.G.S. – Dutch Oven Gathering – Pavilion

10:00 am – Underwater Discovery – Boathouse

2:00 pm – Paddle Boarding 101 – Boathouse

8:00 pm – Saturday Night Karaoke Dance – Pavilion

Saturday, June 9

9:00 am – Hike to the Summit – Pavilion

2:00 pm – Paddle Boarding 101 – Boathouse

8:00 pm – Saturday Night Dance – Pavilion

Friday, June 15

8:00 pm – Night Hike – Pavilion

Saturday, June 16

10:00 am – Fishing with a Ranger – Boathouse

2:00 pm – Underwater Discovery – Boathouse

8:00 pm – Saturday Night Dance – Pavilion

Friday, June 22

8:00 pm – Night Hike – Pavilion

Saturday, June 23

10:00 am –Art in the Park – Painting – Boathouse

2:00 pm – Underwater Discovery – Boathouse

8:00 pm – Saturday Night Dance – Pavilion

Friday, June 30

7:00 am to 11:00 pm – FREEDOM FEST! (More information forthcoming)

Steve Killian
Superintendent, Daingerfield State Park
455 Park Road 17
Daingerfield, TX 75638
Office (903) 645-2921

Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association
Jun 30 – Jul 1 all-day

Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association (WRRA) is at Double R Boys Ranch, Duke Arena, 1278 S.E. 3285 at Mt Vernon. It starts on Saturday (Jun 30) at 10:00 am. Doctoring, Trailer Loading, Sorting, and Mugging so join the fun!

Free Hot Dogs!
Jun 30 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The VFW Post 5398 in Pittsburg is offering free hot dogs in their parking lot Saturday (Jun 30) from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm or until they are out. There is Karaoke at 8:00 pm. It is open to everyone.

Circle C Rodeo
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the Circle ‘C’ Cowboy Church in Mt Pleasant Saturday (Jun 30) for “Built God Tough Youth Rodeo Buck Out and Open.” The church is hosting an exciting rodeo beginning at 7:00 pm. The entry fee is $65 for all classes, and spectators attend free. Circle C Cowboy Church also invites you to come as you are for Sunday services at 8:30 or 10:30 am. The event is at the church 1757 FM 3417 in Mt Pleasant across from Lake Bob Sandlin. (903-285-3756)

Fireworks – Athens
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Fourth of July Fireworks at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS – The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) will host the City of Athens’ annual Fourth of July fireworks show at 9:15 pm on Wednesday (Jul 4).

TFFC will be open for regularly paid visitation from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Free admission to the fireworks show will start at 5:00 pm. Visitors are encouraged to fish in the stocked casting pond until 9:00 pm. No license is required to fish, and we furnish free bait and tackle. The fireworks will begin around or after 9:15 pm.

Shaved Ice will be available for purchase, and people are encouraged to bring picnics. KCKL (FM 95.9) will broadcast patriotic music during the show.

Pets, alcohol, and private fireworks, including “snap caps” and sparklers, are not allowed. TFFC is a tobacco-free facility, and smoking or the use of tobacco products not permitted on the premises. Please leave canopies or other pop-up tents at home.

The fireworks show is paid for by the City of Athens.

Parking is available in the main TFFC parking lot and an overflow parking area on Peninsula Point Road. Persons using the overflow parking area may enter through Gate C, which is across the street from the parking area.

For more information or directions, call (903) 676-2277.

Fireworks – Talco
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talco’s Fourth of July Fireworks is Wednesday (Jul 4) at Talco Park. Enjoy free hot dogs and watermelon at 7:00 pm. Fireworks light at 9:15 pm. Talco Fire Department, businesses, churches, and citizens are sponsoring the event.

Vacation Bible School
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm