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Sponsors needed for Arboretum’s July 20 5K and Fun Run

Athletes of all ages and those who enjoy the outdoors are invited to mark their calendars for the Miss Ima 5K and Fun Run, benefitting the Wood County Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Sponsors … more

Lake Fork Weekly Fishing Report

This week met us with more storms and rising water. However, it did not affect the fishing very much. The water temperatures remained in the upper 70s and the water clarity remained stained. Three … more

Alba, Golden abound with summer recreational opportunities

The blessings of living in rural communities in East Texas are due in part to the unique characteristics of each community. People and places make the community. So it is with Alba-Golden and the surrounding area when it comes to summer sporting activities. This is amply illustrated by four entities: the LET’S ROLL Skating Rink, the Alba-Golden Youth Foundation, Johnsonville Motocross Farm, and the Alba City Park.

As Dale Sutton, president of the Alba-Golden Youth Foundation, explained, “Unlike some of our neighboring communities, our youth foundation administers spring baseball and softball as well as Pee Wee football and Little Dribblers’ basketball programs.” The slate keeps a bevy of volunteers and the foundations’ seven-man board busy all year round. more

Camping singles group plans next weekend outing in Arkansas

The Border Lows, a local chapter of Loners on Wheels (lonersonwheels.com), will have its monthly camp out June 5-9 at White Oak Lake State Park, 563 Hwy. 387, Bluff City, Ark. Campers must make … more

Lake Fork Weekly Fishing Report

It was a great week on beautiful Lake Fork. The water is stained over most of the lake and water temperatures are in the upper 70s. more

Agencies team up to host youth fishing tournament at Lake Fork on June 1st

The annual Hooked on Fishing youth tournament in Wood County is planned Saturday, June 1 at the Sabine River Authority headquarters. Registration is free and includes a meal for children 16 and … more

Winnsboro duo second in state

Winnsboro seniors Jordan Stanford and Jannah Haney won second place at the Texas High School Bass Assoc. State Tournament last weekend at Cedar Creek Lake. The team reeled in 29.02 pounds of bass. … more

South Carolina fisherman triumphs at Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest

Brandon Cobb, an elite angler from South Carolina, won his second Elite Series bass fishing title after becoming champion at the Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest at Lake Fork on Monday.

Cobb reeled a four-day total of 114 pounds of bass while competing May 2-6. With his first-place win, he earned $125,000 in prize money. He won his first Elite Series just last month at Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.

“This week just fell into place,” Cobb said of competing and winning Texas Fest. “It has been awesome.”

In addition to the championship, Cobb also caught the heaviest bass (11 pounds and one ounce) of the tournament, which earned him a 2019 Toyota Tundra. The 11-pounder was a personal best for the fisherman.

“That’s the biggest fish I’ve caught, and this lake is unbelievable,” Cobb said at the third weigh-in on Sunday. more

Mineola Metric 100 bicycle ride on tap Saturday

Mineola’s Nature Preserve and the rolling green hills of the surrounding countryside will be on display Saturday during the Mineola Metric 100 bicycle ride. Riders can choose among five rides … more

Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest Schedule of Events

Takeoffs and Weigh-ins will occur right on Lake Fork at the Sabine River Authority complex. Takeoffs are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. and weigh-ins at 3 p.m. Outdoors Expo opens at noon on … more

Lake Fork plays host to big time bass event

One of the nation’s largest and most elite bass tournaments is coming to Lake Fork for a four-day run filled with fishing, entertainment, vendors, fun activities and more.

The third annual Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest is set for May 2-6 on Lake Fork at the Sabine River Authority (SRA) Complex. The event will benefit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Wood County Industrial Commission is the lead host in conjunction with Lake Fork Chamber of Commerce, Sabine River Authority, Quitman Development Corp. and Emory Tourism.

Highly skilled anglers from across the country will contend for the Century Belt, which is awarded to anglers who catch more than 100 pounds of bass during a four-day Elite Series event.

This is a first for Lake Fork to host a fishing event of this magnitude. more

Singles camping group heading to Grand Saline

The “Border Lows,” a local chapter of “Loners on Wheels” (lonersonwheels.com) will be having their monthly camp out May 8-12 at Bedrock RV Park, CR 1803 in Grand Saline. Full hook ups are … more
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