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It’s hard to believe, but the summer break is ending and a new school year is upon us.  Soon we will see the familiar sights of flashing yellow school zone lights and buses stopping throughout our communities. Our long days of summer will be replaced with a flurry of school activities, homew…

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At first glance, the little 12-by-20 building nestled in the trees behind the house might look just like something used to house lawn equipment and stuff that will eventually wind up donated to a resale store.

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The 86th Legislative Session of the Texas state government recently came to a close. I am happy to report that the Denton County Commissioners Court suggested five bills, and all of them passed.  

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As a county extension agent, I am tasked with providing research-based education to the citizens of Texas. Sometimes this means that I have an unpopular answer for people. It has been interesting throughout my career to see the shift in public perception and the framing of questions specific…

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I am continually amazed at what I don’t know about the outdoors. Oh, I’ve spent a very active life in the woods and on the water, learning about the patterns of fish and wildlife.

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I have been your parks director for nearly two years now and I absolutely love working in Highland Village. The parks and trail system here is beautiful. It is very satisfying to see and interact with you as you and your families use our parks system. The staff in the parks department is com…

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Did you ever see a new, innovative product or way of doing something that made you stop and think, “Wow, why didn’t I think of this?” As a lifelong outdoors person, I have occasionally come across such products.

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It’s great to have friends that share your interests – friends you can bounce ideas off of and discover and perfect new ways of doing things. I have such a friend in Deryl Markgraf. Deryl and I met a few years ago and became instant friends. The love of hunting wild hogs and then transformin…

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I am often asked for gift ideas for many of my friends that share my interest in the outdoors. Finding that perfect gift can be a daunting task, especially if the shopper does not hunt and fish. 

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I have been an elected official since 1987, starting as a Carrollton City Council member, Denton County Justice of the Peace, and now as a county commissioner.

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