Festival Tradition Continues

October 3, 2020 0

On the first Saturday of October, the town of Bowie pays tribute to its western legacy with the Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival. The heritage of the “Chicken and Bread Boys” dates back to […]

The Many Facets of Lavender

September 13, 2020 0

By Mandi Dietz As the lavender fields in Texas, which bloom from about May to late July, fade, the flowering plant lives on in a multitude of uses. Commercially grown lavender, although fairly new to […]

The Road Goes on Forever

August 13, 2020 0

By Jelly Cocanougher The thrifty ropes throw a whistling howl as they move through the air to catch another calf. Eager dogs circle the pens ready for a chance to prove their worth. To read […]

Summer at Sharkarosa

August 11, 2020 0

By Mandi Dietz While the fuss of Netflix favorite, Tiger King, and its focus, G. W. Zoo of Oklahoma, draws much attention, not far, south on Interstate 35 and east of Lake Ray Roberts, the […]

The Power of the Poppy

June 26, 2020 0

By Jelly Cocanougher Like any small town, the historical buildings, still erect, display messages to onlooking visitors. The Petrified Wood Station in Decatur, Texas, is no different, interestingly displaying the message through a sea of […]

Montague Starts New Tradition

May 10, 2020 0

Most North Texas rodeo events are steeped in tradition with many a representation of the town and history of which they are a part. The small town of Montague, Texas, has no problem with history […]

Home Sweet Home

May 8, 2020 0

By Mandi Dietz “Home is where the heart is,” is a quote credited to Gaius Plinius Secundus, aka Pliny the Elder, a Roman military commander, author and naturalist; it resonates more now than before. Staying […]

On the Road with Dave Alexander

May 3, 2020 0

I hope this edition of NTFR finds you safe and making the best of this recent crazy situation. Never before in my lifetime have we experienced such an event. I have had the honor of […]

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