East Texas

Deer are in good shape in most regions of Texas.

Thanks to our latest cold front, all kinds of good things are happening. Plenty of ducks have started their migration down the Central Flyway, dove hunts have improved, bass fishing is excellent and best of all, we had an excellent season opener for bow hunters.

The bow season that opened last Saturday across the state was perfectly timed with cool temperatures and clearing skies in most areas of Texas. The cool air definitely had plenty of deer on the move, especially in the Hill Country.

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Lamar math instructor Gary Brice said he started out writing a book to pay “homage to a special place and special people,” but ended up writing a timely memoir about racial tensions.

“The Birds, Their Carols Raise” was previously published as an e-book called “Nacogdoches, 1960.”

“You wouldn’t find hardly a hair difference between the two,” he said.

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Governor Greg Abbott certified in a statement May 1 that severe thunderstorms causing tornadoes that began on April 29 have caused a disaster in Henderson, Rains, and Van Zandt counties in the state of Texas.

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A 45-year-old Roma, Texas man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 21.

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A 41-year-old Houston man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced April 11.

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Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced March 7 that four individuals have been arrested following a lengthy investigation into drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney's Office spokesperson Davilyn Walston said in a release.

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Big slot reds like this one are being caught under the birds on Sabine Lake.

Good catches of reds and flounder continue to make a whole lot of anglers happy on Sabine Lake. Reds are busting the surface under the birds, trout are beginning to show up under flocks of gulls, and flounder are excellent on the upper end of the lake along the shorelines in 1 to 3 feet of water.

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