February 15, 2016 - The red fox, not native to East Texas, was first introduced here in 1959 and it wasn't long before fox hunters and their dogs were spending nights in the piney woods hunting them. Among those hunters was life-long Timpson resident, decorated Viet Nam veteran, and “all-around good guy” Orval Miller.
Miller was introduced to fox hunting while attending Timpson Public Schools and it was soon “in his blood.” Over the years Miller and his dogs established a national reputation in the sport. Mr. Miller will recall the early days of fox hunting in Shelby County and his experiences with it over the years for the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society at their February meeting.
Always affable and entertaining, Orval Miller is sure to enthrall TAGHS members and their guests, whether they are really interested in fox hunting or not.
TAGHS meets the third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM in the meeting room of the Timpson Public Library on the corner of Austin and Bremond Streets. The public is invited.