The executive director of the Northeast Texas Trail, Jack Neal, discusses the many attractions of the trail, which follows an abandoned railroad line 132 miles from Farmersville to New Boston. The Trail has a very active Facebook page.
Blacklands Cafe. Jack Neal, executive director of the Northeast Texas Trail, is the guest. KETR, John Mark Dempsey.
Jack Neal, the executive director of the Northeast Texas Trail, says the trail extends 130 miles from Farmersville on the west through 19 towns and seven counties to New Boston on the east. It follows the former right-of-way along the Union Pacific and Chaparral railroads. The trail is available for hikers, horseback riders and bicycle riders, some of it paved within city limits. Other parts of the trail have a fine gravel surface. Access to the trail is free.
Jeremy Gamez, our personal technology commentator and the business technical analyst of the Texas A&M-Commerce provost's office, reflects on a recent article by a college freshman warning of addictive nature of the cell phone. The article "Your Phone is Not Your Friend" by Alex Satola appeared in the Michigan Daily, the student newspaper at the University of Michigan.
Sharon Feldt, award-winning Sulphur Springs children's book author and member of the Silver Leos writing group at Texas A&M-Commerce, says the Silver Leos will host the annual Fred Tarpley Writing Conference Saturday, March 10. Featured speakers will be New York Times best-selling authors Bobbi Kornblit, author of "Shelter from the Texas Heat" and "Red Carpet Rivals" and Reavis Wortham, author of the "Red River Mystery" series and the "Sonny Hawke" series of n
Herald-Banner movie critic Alice Reese says the comedy "Game Night" with Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams is funny, but the story about a group of friends who meet for a regular game night is also a violent, bloody R-rated film, and she thinks the mayhem goes too far. Alice finds "The Party" with Patricia Clarkson and Kristin Scott Thomas, also a dark comedy, much more to her liking.