The revelation last week that a Dallas resident was ordered to pay $5,000 in fines and restitution for trafficking dried hummingbird carcasses seems revolting to those of us who keep feeders to attract the tiny, supercharged birds to our backyards.
It doesn’t matter if you’re fishing, hiking, camping, birding, looking at wildflowers or hunting turkeys — spring is a good time to be outside. Remember to be careful out there. There are tiny insects that can cause serious health problems by carrying dangerous diseases like West Nile virus and Lyme disease.
FORT WORTH — Kevin Harvick knocked Joey Logano out of the way and thought he was about to pass Jamie McMurray for the lead with 15 laps to go, but Jimmie Johnson ducked underneath both of them and pulled away to win the Duck Commander 500 on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Marcos Castro was a Ryan tennis player looking to plot a course for college and beyond. The school’s guidance counselors weren’t sure how to help. “I want a career in motor sports,” he told them. “I got a couple of laughs. It’s in the ballpark of ‘I want to be an astronaut.’
After a slow start, March is living up to its reputation as the best month to catch a big Texas bass. March 7 produced three big bass for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Toyota ShareLunker program.
Cabela’s King Kat Tournament is Saturday at Lake Tawakoni. The venerable lake east of Dallas is where the eye-popping tournament record was set in 2013. Brothers Danny Miles of Irving and Paul Miles of Lake Dallas brought in a five-fish tournament limit of blue cats that weighed 239.8 pounds.
The unbeaten Myers A-team eighth-graders, behind the scoring of Ky’lie Pitts, totally dominated the Lake Dallas Lady Falcons in the opening round of the postseason district tournament Thursday night.
Thanks to a cooperative project between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local anglers, a boat ramp is open at Lake Lavon. For months, low water has effectively shut down boating access to the popular lake east of McKinney off U.S. Highway 380.
MELBOURNE, Australia — It wasn’t until Serena Williams forced herself to relax, and not focus too intently on a milestone Grand Slam title, that she rediscovered the art of winning the biggest events in tennis.
Bray Armes isn’t much of a gambler, but he loves Las Vegas. He returns to the desert next week with his third qualification to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. It is a business trip for the steer wrestler from Ponder, and he takes care of business quite well in Nevada.
AUBREY — Yellow Jersey looks like a champion as he performs in the arena. Muscles firm and thick, a sleek tan coat, a blond mane and a tail that flows with his graceful movements as he spins, slides forward, moves backward as if he were dancing to music only he can hear.
Several world champions and National Finals Rodeo qualifiers were among the contestants for the final performance of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo Sunday night at the 86th annual North Texas Fair and Rodeo.
Logien Franklin recently claimed the gold medal in the 100-meter dash at the TAAF Games of Texas at College Station. Franklin, competing with the IBTT Track Team of Denton, posted a time of 10.5 to win the event and qualify for the 2015 State Games of America in Lincoln, Nebraska. Franklin, a soon-to-be sophomore at Guyer High School, also was a member of the 4x100 relay team that finished second.
A standing-room-only crowd packed the stands for the second performance of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo at the North Texas Fair and Rodeo on Saturday night at the North Texas Fairgrounds.
Denton’s Andre “Frenchy” Rheault, right, is presented with the Golden Hog Award by a representative of the Washington Redskins Hogettes recently at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Rheault is a member of the Pro Football Ultimate Fan Association, and the Golden Hog Award is given each year to a PFUFA member for their community service.
Leigh Loewenstein, a soon-to-be sixth-grader at Crownover Middle School, set a new state record in the 50-yard freestyle in the 9-10 girls division at the TAAF State Championships last weekend in College Station. Loewenstein, swimming for The Colony Aquatic team, posted a time of 28.39 seconds in the event, breaking the previous record of 28.69, set in 1999. Loewenstein also captured gold in the 25 butterfly and the 25 freestyle.