To honor the past while anticipating the future, the Texas Department of Transportation celebrates a century of service this year with a traveling exhibit and other events to highlight the agency’s ongoing mission of connecting Texans to what matters most – the people they love and the places they need to be. “Through 100 years of collaboration and leadership, TxDOT has helped connect communities to commerce and people to opportunity by building and maintaining the…"TXDOT Celebrate Century of Service"
Motorists who normally travel FM 74 in Queen City will need to find an alternate route on Wednesday, May 3. Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the highway to through-traffic on this date to make repairs to the railroad crossing. Traffic will officially be detoured on a signed route through Atlanta on Loop 236, US 59, FM 249, FM 251 and FM 785. Trucks must use the official detour route, but other motorists may use…"Railroad Crossing Closed"
Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, will partner with National 4-H Council for a nationwide in-store fundraiser to send thousands of students to 4-H youth development programs, camps and leadership conferences across the country."Tractor Supply and 4H Partner for Fundraiser"
TexAmericas Center celebrates Earth Day 2017 with 107 acres of new saplings on their East Campus. As part of the Forest Management Plan presented by Kingwood Forestry in 2011 and updated by the TexAmericas Center Board of Directors in July 2013"TexAmericas Center celebrates Earth Day"
Coming up in Linden is the 47th Annual Wildflower Trails of Texas Festival on April 28 & 29. This is a joint event between the towns of Linden, Avinger and Hughes Springs that celebrates the blooming of our gorgeous East Texas wildflowers. Attractions on the square include live music, a street dance, a pop-up saloon, booths for food and shopping, and a parade. Visitors are encouraged to experience each town’s festivities and enjoy the breathtaking…"Linden Wildflowers Trail"
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is stepping up prevention efforts through its Help for Parents, Hope for Kids campaign as well as participating in a broad range of community events during the month of April. Locally, a balloon release event is planned for April 7 at 11:45 a.m. at the Cass County Criminal Justice Center in Linden. The event is open to the public. More about this and other prevention events…"April is Child Abuse Month"
Easter Eggs to Dye For (Family Features) Create custom Easter egg colors you won’t find in a kit. Use this guide, along with food color, vinegar and hot water, to make more than 40 different colors. For more Easter egg dyeing tips and inspiration, visit McCormick.com. SOURCE: McCormick"Easter Egg Dyeing Tips"
Refresh Your Space for a Brighter Season (Family Features) As temperatures rise and springtime blooms, it’s time to wipe away winter and refresh your home. Spring is all about airing out your space and spending more time outside, which calls for cleaning and perking up your routine."Refresh Your Space"
Work zone fatalities last year increased 27 percent, resulting in 181 lost lives. Of those fatalities, 174 (96 percent) were motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists."Work Zone Fatalities"