Caddo Lake located in East Texas

Caddo Lake: Visions of a Southern Cypress Lake

  Caddo: Visions of a Southern Cypress Lake is a stunning tribute to one of Texas’ most enigmatic waterways. Thad Sitton, a veteran East Texas historian, and Carolyn Brown, a professional photographer, have created an homage to Caddo Lake, a lake like no other—half Texas, half Louisiana, a swampy labyrinth of bald cypress and water […] Read more…

Goose Island Oak is estimated to be 1,100 years old.

Selecting and Planting Shade Trees

If your landscape needs shade trees, now is a good time to plant them. Planting trees in winter and early spring gives them time to develop a root system before they must cope with summer temperatures and drought. Live oaks are the favorite and most valuable trees in Central and South Texas. With sturdy, horizontal […] Read more…

Texas Horned Lizard-TPWD-decline

Texas Horned Lizards

Few species conjure up visions of the southwestern United States quite like the horned lizard. With its spines, this flat-bodied lizard fits perfectly in the sparsely vegetated, semi-arid, sandy southwestern landscape. Of the 13 recognized North American species of horned lizards, the Texas horned lizard occupied the largest range of this unique reptile family. Known […] Read more…

Worried Man Sings a Worried Song

Nowadays there’s enough to worry about to ensure sleepless nights for a month of Sundays. There’s terrorism, there’s healthcare, there’s the economy, and of course there’s the fact that my University of Texas Longhorns lost seven games this past season. It’s a lot to swallow. So I apologize for lengthening the list, but a couple […] Read more…

Rattlesnakes one of Texas' venomous snakes.

Ask an Ag Attorney: Snake Bites on my Property?

Question: If someone is bitten by a snake on my land, can I be held liable? This is a great question, and as I was working, I came across a great quote in a Texas appellate court opinion that sort of summarizes this issue: “A good deal of the vegetation in Texas stings, sticks or […] Read more…

According to Special Ranger Wayne Goodman, a good place to mark your saddle is along the tree. Something as simple as writing your driver's license number with a permanent marker can make the difference in whether a stolen saddle is returned.

Preventing Saddle Theft

When cattle prices are high, a rise in cattle theft and other agricultural-related crime such as saddle theft accompany the good market. In 2014, special rangers recovered more than $5.7 million worth of farm and ranch property including saddles, tack and related ranch equipment. While branding cattle to safeguard against theft may be high on […] Read more…

Jessica Robertson Coming To Round Top

Jessica Robertson Coming To Round Top

Jessica Robertson, one of the stars of A&E’s Duck Dynasty television show, is coming to Round Top to sign copies of the book she co-authored with her husband Jep: The Good, The Bad and The Grace of God. The book signing will be Saturday, April 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Junk Gypsy […] Read more…

Eddie Ross Visits Round Top

Eddie Ross Visits Round Top

Eddie Ross Visits Round Top and Marburger Farm Antique Show Eddie Ross, East Coast Editor of Better Homes & Gardens, is headed to Marburger Farm Antique Show on March 29 to sign copies of his book, Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds He will be onsite from 8 to 11 a.m. […] Read more…

Joanne Palmisano Round Top

Joanne Palmisano to Visit Round Top

Joanne Palmisano to Visit Round Top and Junk Gypsy World Headquarters Joanne Palmisano, author of Salvage Secrets Design, Transform Your Home With Reclaimed Materials and Salvage Secrets: Transforming Reclaimed Materials into Design Concepts, is coming to Round Top on March 31. She will sign copies of her book at the Junk Gypsy World Headquarters from […] Read more…

FM 954 Round Top area

FM 954 Round Top-area Real Estate Find

FM 954 Round Top-area Property is a real estate find! Ever dreamed of living outside, but with all the comforts of home? Well, look no farther than this Round Top lake house treasure. Renee Diehl, an agent with Round Top Real Estate and sponsor of this article, is working with the owner — and designer/general […] Read more…

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