Sports

Thu
20
Aug

Water safety reminder: Life jackets save lives

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about ten people die from unintentional drowning every day, and of these, two will be children aged 14 or younger. These statistics show drowning is  the sixth leading cause of unintentional injury  and death for people of all ages, and the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 years. Drowning is also the leading cause of fatalities each year at Big Thicket National Preserve.

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Thu
20
Aug

Stick with what you know, but don’t be afraid to try new things

Once I find something that works for me I tend to go to seed on it. The brand and type of monofilament fishing line that I use is a case in point. For at least twenty-five years I have favored XT Trylene line over all others. Back in my early tournament days I was  still experimenting with mono lines. I tried quite a few and had various  degrees of success but once I tried XT Trylene (extra tough) I ended my search. XT is very abrasive resistant, casts well on any of the bait casting reels that I have used and is dependable. Trylene  also makes other mono lines such as XL and Big Game. Both of these are good but the XL while excellent for casting is not as abrasive resistant as XT and the Big Game was too stretchy for driving a hook through a plastic worm into the tough mouth of a black  bass. It depends upon which species of fish and the reel to be used to determine which line is best.
Tue
18
Aug

Lonestar 600 Mini Sprints, Econo Stocks wheel into GTRP action on Friday

Joy Graham
Golden Triangle Raceway Park is excited to announce the 2015 debut of the Lonestar 600 Mini Sprints this  Friday, August 21st. The mini sprints are powered by motorcycle engines and are small replicas of the 360 and 305 sprints. There will be three classes of these fast openwheel cars performing. The “600’s”, the Restrictors and the Jr. Sprinters.  Check out their web site www.lonestar600.org for more information.  Racing on the same program, for the first time this season, will be the Econo Stocks. A four cylinder stock class similar to the “stingers”  that use to run on the local oval. Also, in the heat of competition will  be our all time Southeast Texas fan favorites, Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Jr. Mini Stocks.
Thu
13
Aug

Children learn by watching adults, even in the woods or on the water

Many years ago when I was just a kid my dad would haul me along on whatever fishing or hunting adventure he was into at the time. From the time that I was about eight or so he included me in every trip that I wanted to be involved in. To say that it was all great fun would not be the  truth but looking back upon those adventures I realize that it was worth it all even when it was not so fun. Some of my lucky friends were in the Boy Scouts of America which was and still is a great organization  but my education in the woods and water was being drug around in some leaky old dugout canoe or banged up and worn out aluminum boat.
Tue
11
Aug

Blanco State Park reopened

Tue
11
Aug

Second annual Neches River Rally set for September 12th

Tue
11
Aug

Pirates Practicing

The Mighty Pirates are hard at work, preparing for the upcoming season.
 
Thu
06
Aug

What great deer hunters do

While you’re sitting at home in the air conditioning, great hunters are out in the heat locating deer they plan to hunt in the fall and patterning their movements. Wh i le you’re inside watching the baseball game, they’re outside locating food, water sources, and hard-toreach areas of cover where they deer hunt.
Thu
06
Aug

Fish tales include triple tails, other elusive fish

The wind was light and from the north as we launched my Pathfinder 22 in the darkness. The tide was running in through the pilings of the Causeway Bridge. There was no doubt in my mind where we were going fishing with conditions like that. It was to be destination Sabine Jetty. Running down the ship channel past Sabine Pass the familiar smell of the Gulf of Mexico was in the air. Gone was the stagnant fresh water smell that we have been living with for the last five months. 
Tue
04
Aug

Golden Triangle Raceway returns to fast lane action after summer break

By Joy Graham

The races this Friday, August 7, at Golden Triangle Raceway Park should be extremely entertaining. Drivers in all the race divisions are anxious to resume competition after a two week hiatus plus, as an added incentive, double points will be awarded their efforts on the  track.

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