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You’ll find here the Texas Forest Country Living Top Stories from our staff of writers featuring the lifestyle and community of the Texas Forest Country region. The Texas Forest Country region includes the following Texas counties: Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler Counties.

Governor Abbott Holds Briefing, Press Conference On Hurricane Marco And Tropical Storm Laura, Requests Federal Emergency Declaration

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Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference at the Alternate State Operations Center in Austin where he provided an update on the state’s response to Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura, both of which are forecast to impact parts of the Texas Coast...

Governor Abbott, Houston Astros, TDEM Announce COVID-19 Testing Site At Minute Maid Park

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Houston Astros and the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) have teamed up to open a free COVID-19 testing site at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The testing site will be able to process 2,000 tests per...

1812 Overture from the US Navy

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Happy #IndependenceDay from the U.S. Navy! Throughout our history we have faced tumultuous times. Time and again we have prevailed, growing stronger, and keeping America free as we have from the beginning. Always #InThisTogether, 1812 Overture was recorded at home by 75 musicians, assembled by...

Lee Greenwood’s New Version of “God Bless the USA”

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Check out Lee Greenwood's new version of "God Bless the USA" with Home Free and The Singing Sergeants.

Governor Abbott, HHSC Extend Deadline For Pandemic Food Benefits For Families Affected By COVID-19 School Closures

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is extending the application deadline for the federal Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer program (P-EBT) to July 31. Extending the deadline will help ensure eligible families have time to apply for this one-time...

Governor Abbott Secures Extension Of Federally-Supported COVID-19 Testing Sites In Texas

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AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the federal government has granted his request to extend operations of Community Based Testing Sites across Texas. The federal government will maintain support for the program while surging resources to Dallas and Houston in order to support testing...

Governor Abbott Takes Executive Action To Contain Spread Of COVID-19

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Limits Certain Businesses And Services With Link To Infections AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued an executive order limiting certain businesses and services as part of the state’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. This decision comes as the number of people testing...

Taking Care of Weeds in Farm Ponds

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I’ve said many times here and to folks across the county that I get more questions specifically about pond management than any other topic.  Indeed, a staple of east Texas land owners is the farm pond. Ponds can serve many purposes. Well-managed ponds can provide...

3 Snow Cone Flavors You Can Make At Home

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Summertime is here, the kids are bored, and everyone wants some kind of relief from the stifling heat. And what better way to do so than to make snow cones in the comfort of your own home!    Blueberry  Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of sugar 1 cup...

A Little PEP(peroni) in Your Step: Low Carb Pizza

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Are you searching for something to cook for dinner that’s cheap, quick, easy, healthy, and kid-friendly? I thought so, I mean at this point, who isn’t?? Luckily enough, this recipe doesn’t take much time at all, which...