Thoughts during Coronavirus

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Lately I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, a lot of wondering really; society is slowly starting to go back to a sense of normalcy, stores are slowly opening back up to some...

Half-off Advertising now Available with Texas Forest Country Living

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With Texas beginning to take steps towards an economic reboot, Texas Forest Country Living is excited to offer significantly reduced rates for our online advertising package for businesses in our 12-county coverage...

Increase Productivity and Workflow while Working from Home

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Many people have found themselves working from home. Whether setting up shop at the kitchen table or creating a complete home office, here are simple hacks to make your new work environment...

New Construction Project Set for San Augustine County

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A preconstruction web-ex meeting was held Thursday, signaling the beginning of a new construction project in San Augustine County. The virtual meeting included TxDOT personnel, utility representatives and contractor...

Managing Screen Time While Kids Are Home From School

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With many kids out of school and spending more time at home, finding ways to fill the time is essential. As most parents know, it can be tempting to allow children to...

How and Why to Keep Kids on A Schedule During School Closures

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School closures have forced families nationwide to readjust to the current reality. However, a sense of structure is important for children’s developmental growth. To create a routine for your kids that sticks,...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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I'd like to start this column by providing an update on a recent development with Teachers Retirement System (TRS) and their proposal to rent high-end office space in downtown Austin at an...

Arbor Day Free Tree Seedling Giveaway

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A variety of hardwood trees will be available for free to all East Texans for the annual Arbor Day Free Tree Seedling Giveaway presented by Sterling. The annual event gives the...

Mistletoe: A historic holiday tradition

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I used to get so embarrassed when my much older cousin teased me about getting kissed under the mistletoe during Christmas. Turns out that this romantic plant is parasitic, poisonous and has...

An Update from Trent Ashby

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With Christmas upon us and the New Year around the corner, it's easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the hustle and bustle surrounding this holiday season. Whether immersed in the pageantry...