Submitted by Greg Grant

Controlled Burn in Arcadia Area Starting March 12th

March 12, 2018 - Greg Grant will be conducting controlled burns on his pine savannas in Arcadia the week of March 12-16, 2018.  In addition to creating a scenic, open, park-like pine forest, regular prescribed fire reduces fuel loads decreasing the chance of catastrophic fires during the summer; controls undergrowth, diseases, and insects; and promotes wildlife habitat for deer, turkey, quail, pollinators, and pine savanna species like brown headed nuthatches, pine warblers, Bachman’s sparrow, and endangered red cockaded woodpeckers.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to Host Spring Landscape Seminar

March 1, 2018 Tyler - The Smith County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Environmental Horticultural Committee will be hosting a spring landscape seminar Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at the HUB, 304 E Ferguson St, Tyler, TX 75702. The program is $15.

Bob Byers, Director, Fort Worth Botanic Garden will present “Imagining a Better Garden; Easy Concepts for Understanding Landscape Design” while Smith County horticulturist Greg Grant will cover choosing plants for your East Texas garden.

Controlled Burn Scheduled for Arcadia

January 27, 2017 - Greg Grant will be conducting a controlled burn in Arcadia on Saturday, January 28th in his loblolly pine savanna. 

In addition to creating a scenic, park-like forest, regular prescribed fire reduces fuel loads decreasing the chance of catastrophic fires during the summer; controls weeds, diseases, and insects; and promotes wildlife habitat for deer, turkey, quail, and pine savanna species like brown headed nuthatches, pine warblers, and endangered red cockaded woodpeckers.

 

Grant Conducts Controlled Burns in Arcadia

January 14, 2017 - Greg Grant will be conducting controlled burns in Arcadia on January 14th and 15th on his tall grass prairie, a new longleaf pine pollinator project, and his loblolly pine savanna.

In addition to creating a scenic, park-like forest, regular prescribed fire reduces fuel loads decreasing the chance of catastrophic fires during the summer; controls weeds, diseases, and insects; and promotes wildlife habitat for deer, turkey, quail, and pine savanna species like brown headed nuthatches, pine warblers, endangered red cockaded woodpeckers.

Closing Celebration of the Voices from Small Places - Arcadia

November 30, 2016 - Any residents or descendants from the Arcadia Community along with Shelby County history buffs, please join us for a closing celebration of the Arcadia-Voices from Small Places project. Begun in 2014 this collaboration has resulted in the collection of oral histories, digitization of personal collections, and documentation of historic resources in Arcadia. To be held at the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library 619 Tenaha Street Center, Texas 75935, 4:00—6:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016.  Call Dr. Perky Beisel at 936-468-2093 for questions.

Thirty First Annual Pate Reunion Set for Oct 31

October 23, 2015 - Please join the annual Pate family celebration on Saturday, October 31, 2015, at the First Methodist Church, 211 Porter Street, Center, Texas.

Doors will be opened at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish. Eating utensils, napkins, bread, and drinks will be provided. There will be a silent auction so please find some interesting item for the auction table. These proceeds help cover the reunion expenses.

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