Dan Bennett of Pottsboro hasn’t started doing a rain dance just yet, but it’s heavy on his mind. With summer’s oppressive heat bearing down and much of the state in some stage of drought, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department district fisheries biologist and others with close ties to Bois d’Arc Lake in Fannin County are hoping for some significant moisture soon.Bois d’Arc is … [Read more...] about Bois d’Arc Lake poised to become one of Texas’ most fertile freshwater reservoirs
Archives for July 2022
Bill Smith's Cafe in McKinney to close after 66 years
"When we first opened, the city fathers said we were too far out of town to do any business," laughed Bill Smith. MCKINNEY, Texas — Bill Smith's Cafe in McKinney will close its doors after a good 66-year run. The breakfast and lunch cafe started in 1956 with Bill's father and mother. Bill has been running the … [Read more...] about Bill Smith's Cafe in McKinney to close after 66 years
'In 13 years we haven't given up' | Family seeks justice in 2009 cold case murder of daughter, her boyfriend
Several of the victims’ clothing items were sent off for DNA testing, but the lab tests were inconclusive, the department said. FERRIS, Texas — The lack of pictures on the walls of their children tell a story. It is a story of loss for Diana and John Johnson. They lost three children between them. … [Read more...] about 'In 13 years we haven't given up' | Family seeks justice in 2009 cold case murder of daughter, her boyfriend
Tax-free weekend guide: What qualifies and what doesn't?
Like everything else these days, back-to-school supplies have gone up in price. Texans who do their shopping on Aug. 5-7, can save a little money. HOUSTON — Parents about to do their back-to-school shopping may be in for sticker shock. It pays to do your homework ahead of time and compare prices for the best bang for … [Read more...] about Tax-free weekend guide: What qualifies and what doesn't?
Mediterranean ships find 5 dead, rescue over 1,100 migrants
Italian vessels have recovered five bodies and rescued 674 people packed on a fishing boat adrift in the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast, the Italian Coast Guard said Sunday, while … Click to Continue » … [Read more...] about Mediterranean ships find 5 dead, rescue over 1,100 migrants
Sailfish leaps out of water, injures woman off Florida coast
The sailfish stabbed the woman from Maryland in the groin area with its pointed bill on Tuesday while she was standing on a boat. STUART, Fla. — A 70-year-old woman was stabbed by the bill of a 100-pound sailfish that leapt out of the water and attacked her as her companions were trying to reel it in on a boat near the Florida coast, authorities said. … [Read more...] about Sailfish leaps out of water, injures woman off Florida coast