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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.

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.

Front Porch Distillery Begins Production and Distribution of Hand Sanitizer

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In an effort to help curb the local shortage of sanitation products, Nacogdoches’ Front Porch Distillery has begun to repurpose some of their still operations to begin manufacturing hand sanitizer to help the community fight back the spread of COVID-19.

A Pineywoods Rolls Out Hazard Pay Program

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Today, A Pineywoods Home Health Care announced enhanced investments in their healthcare workers by offering hazard pay, childcare reimbursement and paid sick leave. Healthcare workers increase risk of exposure while in the line of duty caring for patients. Delivering the best care...

How to Dress for an Indie Rock Concert

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Indie Rock concerts are really fun, you can really express yourself through your clothes. Concerts are a way to have fun, meet people, and enjoy the music! With an indie rock outfit you can really put your own twist on what you wear. I chose...

What to Wear as a Guest to a Wedding

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Weddings can be so hard to dress for. I have to think weeks in advance, go through all the clothes in my closet, and then usually try to go buy something else. After lots of studying on Pinterest and magazines I am so much more...

Killing Bigfoot: A Chat with Bobby Hamilton

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Deep in the heart of Texas, Bobby Hamilton has been on the hunt for Bigfoot ever since encountering the monster as a child. Decades later, the world still doesn’t have definitive proof of Bigfoot’s existence. That’s where Bobby, his friend Jim Lansdale, and their...

Letter from the (New) Editor

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Good afternoon, TFCL! Firstly, I wanted to thank you all for sticking with us as we find our niche within the community and grow into something you all come to love and appreciate. We are all incredibly excited for the...

A Weekly Address from State Rep. Trent Ashby

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With the primary elections around the corner, I want to remind everyone that early voting in Texas for the March 3rd Primary Election will begin on Tuesday, February 18th and end on Friday, February 28th. I always like to take advantage of...

Snickerdoodle Custard Pie

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Are you looking for a pie that will please your caboodle? Then, you will want to make this snickerdoodle pie. This recipe melds the best flavors in the food world- chocolate, custard, and cinnamon. We hope you enjoy making and partaking of Kevin’s version...

Growing East Texas Figs

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Perhaps one of the more iconic trees growing next to older homes in east Texas is a fig tree. Figs are one of the first fruits planted by settlers.  Figs are also mentioned numerous times in the Bible. If you are looking for a great...