Persimmon

December 31, 2014 0
By Lisa Bellows The offer of an unripened persimmon to a novice can conjure up a good laugh. The alum-like tannins in the unripe fruit cause the mouth to pucker, draw and ultimately spitting will […]

Texas grapes make award-winning wine

December 30, 2014 0
By Jessica Crabtree When thinking of wine making, most envision the “I Love Lucy” episode of Lucy and Ethel stomping grapes with their feet. At Brushy Creek Vineyard, it is done a little differently. Believe […]

Going old school: Illinois Bend school house

December 29, 2014 0
By Shannon Gillette As with most rural Texas communities, Illinois Bend was known by several other names before receiving an official title when granted a Post Office in 1877. It had previously been known as […]

Whispers of Hope Horse Farm

December 29, 2014 0
By Judy Wade Whispers of Hope Horse Farm is a therapeutic horse riding facility located on Parkhill Road in Wichita Falls on acreage donated by its founder and executive director Mary Elizabeth Pearce. It is […]

No tick is a good tick

December 28, 2014 0
By Martin Aldridge On October 2, 2009, the state of equines in Texas suffered a profound change. A mare in south Texas was the first to test positive for a disease that the United States […]

Rodeo royalty

December 27, 2014 0
By Krista Lucas It takes many individuals to make the sport of rodeo run smoothly. There are stock contractors, committees and sponsors, to name a few, all of whom were involved in the 58th annual […]

A rancher’s daughter

December 25, 2014 0
By Jessica Crabtree, editor@ntfronline.com Everyone should know their lineage: the story of how their family came to be and got to where they are today. Its worth is priceless. That is how your story can […]

Raw milk, from the grass to the glass

December 24, 2014 0
By Jessica Crabtree, editor@ntfronline.com More than 100 years ago, the Lambert family set out on a mission to run a dairy. That dream has since prospered and carried down four generations. Since the dairy’s establishment, […]
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