Cedar Creek Lake (Reservoir) in Henderson and Kaufman Counties has three islands managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPWD) for aquatic birds. People are not allowed on the islands but birdwatchers enjoy viewing from boats or from the banks of the lake.

Bessie Heard, born May 26, 1886, in McKinney, established the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary and Museum. The child of John Spencer Heard and Rachel Caroline (Wilson) Heard, Bessie inherited her family's business fortune and dedicated her life to improving her community and supporting preservation …

Students of all ages enjoy field trips that take them to worlds unknown. So, as a service to the community as well as students and families everywhere The Earth and Space Science Center at Tyler Junior College has created free “virtual field trips” to the planetarium.

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is embracing East Texas Giving Day, 6 a.m.-12 a.m., April 28, to bring public awareness and support to the building and completion of its state-of-the art primate habitat that costs nearly $600,000. East Texas Communities Foundation sponsors East Texas Givi…

In late March and early April, the flowering pink and white dogwood trees in East Texas rank among the state’s most beautiful attractions, and now they’re also home to the forest’s tiniest creatures, the fairies.

Denison organizations are promoting the birthplace of the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and planning a legacy trip to Washington D.C. with others.