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Luke (rt) and his good friend Larry Weishuhn are both in their mid seventies and still enjoying the great outdoors, maybe more now than ever! Photo by Luke Clayton
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Luke (rt) and his good friend Larry Weishuhn are both in their mid seventies and still enjoying the great outdoors, maybe more now than ever! Photo by Luke ClaytonThere was a time back when I was in my twenties and thirties that I thought I would be hanging…
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April 13, 2024

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As an outdoors writer for the past 39 years, I’ve become accustomed to “gallavanting” around the country fishing, hunting and collecting material for my articles. Lately though, I’ve been sticking pretty close to home. Kenneth Shephard with a good “eater…

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Karaoke with Ken Janik and Gregg Cones. Karaoke with Ken Janik and Gregg Cones.

DidYouKnow ColumnHeadLast week, on April 21, we celebrated the 187th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. This victory for Texas was a turning point in our state’s history and was celebrated with the Texas flag being prominently displayed around the Courthouse.

If you are a golf enthusiast, Trinity River Food Bank will be hosting a fundraiser tournament on June 10. This event will be at the New Grand Oaks Reserve Golf Course Country Club. Registration forms are available online at http://www.trinityriverfoodbank.org. You can call (713) 791-2325 or (281) 592-5000

•Coldspring Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members All Curb and Ferguson Flats RV Resort. All Curb will have their ribbon cutting on May 11. Ferguson Flats RV Resort has 50 spaces and is located off Hwy 3081. Owners Michelle Smith and her family are planning a camp for children and those with disabilities. The ribbon cutting and more details will follow shortly.

Shepherd Chamber of Commerce welcomes The Den Bar and Grill, located at 3510 US-59 North. This restaurant offers a wide variety of drinks as well as food and has a karaoke evening every Friday, closes at midnight. The ribbon cutting will be announced soon. Call (936) 628-3387.

•The Master Gardeners of San Jacinto lost one of their own on March 24. Shirley Baker, who was the current president, passed away at her home in Evergreen. Shirley loved cooking and worked diligently to edit the two wonderful SJC Master Gardener Cookbooks. These funded the recently completed outdoor Junior MG Classroom space at COISD. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.

•The Coldspring Garden Club will meet at 10.30 a.m. on May 4 to take a trip to Lucy’s Country Store and Tea Garden at 11 County Road 2177. Lunch can be ordered for $15 beforehand if desired. Call (832) 799-1310 to order a sandwich.

•On Fridays, Senior Citizens of San Jacinto County in Coldspring holds a karaoke session with long time DJ Ken Janik. Last Friday was a fish dinner, hosted by Tractor Supply of Coldspring, and it was delicious. The center won Best Non-Profit Organization at the award ceremony held recently by Coldspring Chamber.

Administrator Charline Smith won the Citizen of the Year award. The room was packed, and everyone enjoyed the food and entertainment. Gregg Cones, my husband, joined Ken and sang a selection of country and ballads.

While you eat at the center, you can also pop into the Sales Room. While we ate two ladies at our table bought furniture. One liked the rocking chair on display, and it was gone before dessert arrived. The sofa was also sold while we were eating. There are some terrific bargains there. Clothes, jewelry, home decor and furniture are some of the items to browse through.

Also eating lunch was Billie Trapp. This lady is an artist and historian and has given many talks to the different organizations in our area. She told me that she is now 93 1/2 years old. Ms. Trapp is still as sharp as ever with a great sense of humor.

•Vendors forms are now available online at the website for Shepherd’s July 4 event, which will be on Saturday, July 1. Call the Chamber if you have questions or visit http://www.greatershepherdchamberofcommerce.org

Contact the Shepherd Chamber at (936) 628-3890 or the Coldspring Chamber at (936) 653-2184.

Yvonne Cones is president of the Greater Shepherd Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce.

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