Local Interest

These are stories that may not qualify as 'breaking local news,' but are still of importance and interest to our region.

Bois d'Arc Saturday Afternoon Tours Offered

Sep 19, 2011

COMMERCE, TX - Three Saturday afternoon tours and a downtown welcome of a new downtown landmark have been added to the Bois d'Arc program for Sept. 24. Reservations may be made by calling 903-886-6498 before Sept.24 or by calling the Commerce Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 24 and asking for Lavonne Wells or Evonne Richardson. The three tours will depart from the street between the Commerce Public Library and the Commerce Post Office.

Artisans Attracted to City Hall for Bash Events

Sep 19, 2011

COMMERCE, TX - Non-stop varied events will draw Bois d'Arc Bash crowds to Commerce City Hall for arts, crafts, videos, information, and demonstrations of bois d'arc archery. The free events are sponsored by the City of Commerce, the Commerce Chamber of Commerce, and the Bois d'Arc Capital Crafters Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. on Sat., Sept. 24.

Celebrity Archers Speaking, Shooting at Bois d'Arc Bash

Sep 19, 2011

COMMERCE, TX (ketr) - Two celebrity bowyers will be attending the Commerce Bois d'Arc Bash on Sat., Sept 24, to discuss making bows and to demonstrate hitting the bull's eye. Their bows are crafted from bois d'arc, of course. They are James W. West and Tim White of McKinney, bowmakers and scoutmasters, who are celebrities among members of their troops. Within Indian domains the bois d'arc tree was famous as the preferred wood for bows. The tree was not known east of St. Louis until March 1804 when Meriwether Lewis sent samplings to President Thomas Jefferson.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available to the State of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires beginning on August 30, 2011, and continuing.

Texas Department of Agriculture’s Hay Hotline to offer hay pricing, listings for donated forage, transportation information and available grazing lands

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