Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

will have our Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt on April 4, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.  Come hunt for over 1,500 Easter Eggs with us at Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston.  We can’t wait to see you there!

Reserve your RV site or Cabin at Northshore Resort today!  Call us at  (877) 766-7847 or visit www.northshorerv.com to make your reservation and join in the festivities!

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Fishin’ Hole Bronwyn Clear, Texas Master Naturalist Nature If you plan to go fishing below the dam on Lake Livingston in fall or winter, you will have the good fortune of seeing our majestic American White Pelicans. They fly in by the hundreds during the colder months. A few might stay behind the dam during winter days, but the best time to see their massive numbers are in the morning before they head out to dabble and forage, or early evening when they come back to hunker down for the cold nights. Low waters behind the dam are ideal for these birds because the area is spacious, protected from the cold north wind, and offers large hunting grounds up on the lake or down the Trinity River. Summertime fishermen on Lake Livingston rarely get the chance to see these magnificent birds because most of them are gone by the end of April, flying back to the far north to breed and raise their young on colder freshwater lake shores. Stunning is the best word to describe these pelicans! Big and plump with a weight between 11-20 lbs, a height of 4-5 feet and a wing span of 8-9 feet, the White Pelican is one of the largest birds in all of North America. Their coloring is mostly snowy white with jet black underwing feathers, and long orange legs, bills and throat pouches. In winter the white pelicans fly up over the Livingston dam and majestically paddle up and down the lake in large flotillas that often include cormorants and seagulls, all hunting together to catch fish. Unlike the brown ocean pelicans, white pelicans spend much of their time on freshwater bodies, and do not plunge-dive or swim under water to catch their meals. When they are hungry, they drop down their long necks, dip their heads underwater, open their beaks and let the fish swim in! They can hold up to 3 gallons of water in their American White Pelicans below Lake Livingston Dam Preening to keep feathers in top shape enormous expandable throat pouches. Sometimes it looks as if they are drowning when they up-end and hold their heads underwater for long periods of time, but they need 4+ lbs of fish per day to survive. “A wonderful bird is the pelican His bill can hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week; But I’m damned if I see how the helican.” (by Dixon Lanier Merritt, American Poet and Humorist) White Pelicans are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which makes it illegal to harass, possess or harm them, or their nests and eggs. Learn more about the incredible nature in our area by joining a chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist organization. To find a chapter close to Black underwing feathers can be seen in flight

Winter Flocks of American White Pelicans

Fishin’ Hole Nature, Dockline Maagazine Decemer 2014

Story and Photographs by:  Bronwyn Clear, Texas Master Naturalist

If you plan to go fishing below the dam on Lake Livingston in fall or winter, you will have the good fortune of seeing our majestic American White Pelicans. They fly in by the hundreds during the colder months. A few might stay behind the dam during winter days, but the best time to see their massive numbers are in the morning before they head out to dabble and forage, or early evening when they come back to hunker down for the cold nights. Low waters behind the dam are ideal for these birds because the area is spacious, protected from the cold north wind, and offers large hunting grounds up on the lake or down the Trinity River. Summertime fishermen on Lake Livingston rarely get the chance to see these magnificent birds because most of them are gone by the end of April, flying back to the far north to breed and raise their young on colder freshwater lake shores.

Stunning is the best word to describe these pelicans! Big and plump with a weight between 11-20 lbs, a height of 4-5 feet and a wing span of 8-9 feet, the White Pelican is one of the largest birds in all of North America. Their coloring is mostly snowy white with jet black underwing feathers, and long orange legs, bills and throat pouches. In winter the white pelicans fly up over the Livingston dam and majestically paddle up and down the lake in large flotillas that often include cormorants and seagulls, all hunting together to catch fish.

Unlike the brown ocean pelicans, white pelicans spend much of their time on freshwater bodies, and do not plunge-dive or swim under water to catch their meals. When they are hungry, they drop down their long necks, dip their heads underwater, open their beaks and let the fish swim in! They can hold up to 3 gallons of water in their American White Pelicans below Lake Livingston Dam Preening to keep feathers in top shape enormous expandable throat pouches. Sometimes it looks as if they are drowning when they up-end and hold their heads underwater for long periods of time, but they need 4+ lbs of fish per day to survive.

“A wonderful bird is the pelican His bill can hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week; But I’m damned if I see how the helican.” (by Dixon Lanier Merritt, American Poet and Humorist)

White Pelicans are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which makes it illegal to harass, possess or harm them, or their nests and eggs.

Learn more about the incredible nature in our area by joining a chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist organization. To find a chapter close to you, or to reada bout the state program, go online to www.txmn.org.  Volunteer and get involved!

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Jumbled S’more Cookies

Yum!

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DSCF1673(MARINA) When you think of s’mores, you think about fire, a starry summer’s night, and marshmallows. But when you think about Jumbled S’more Cookies, you think of much, much more.

DSCF1656Those delicious, warm, gooey sandwiches get all jumbled up into a nice – less messy – round cookie.

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Yeah, s’mores are fun to roast and fun to make, but when you make these cookies, you get the pleasure of summer’s classic dessert, anytime! The dough is so pretty, it makes your mouth water. Trust me, I know. With all of those tiny marshmallows and chocolate chips.

DSCF1676DSCF1678It was a really fun process making the dough and it reminded me of when I make s’mores with toasty marshmallows outside in my backyard. You can really see the resemblance between the real s’mores and this jumbled up cookie kind. Don’t wait for the sun: Snow, rain, wind – these cookies don’t mind…

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Livingston hosts Ogden’s Country Jubilee 2015

Livingston hosts Ogden’s Country Jubilee 2015

Ogden's Country Jubilee - Livingston, Texas

Ogden’s Country Jubilee – Livingston, Texas

Date: February 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM9:30 PM CST
Where:  Polk County Commerce Center.  On the feeder down from the hospital. Our building sets at the entrance to Pedigo Park. Lots of parking in rear of building.
Event Description:
A Branson/Grand Ole Opry Style, live country music/comedy show. Tickets may be purchased at the door. You may buy tickets early at Livingston City Hall, Downtown Treasures, both Livingston locations of First National Bank and First National Bank branch in Onalaska This is a hand clappin’, foot stompin’, knee slappin’ show for all ages. Very family friendly!
Adult Tickets $12
Clap your hands and stomp your feet at Ogden’s Country Jubilee while you stay in one of our deluxe cabins or premier RV sites at Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston!  Make your reservations today by calling (877) 766-7847 or visiting us online at www.northshorerv.com
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The 5th Annual Eagle Crappie Rock on Lake Livingston

The 5th Annual Eagle Crappie Rock

on Lake Livingston

February 1 – March 31, 2015                                                        

Click Here to View 2014 Crappie Rock Winners

Catch a tagged CRAPPIE and WIN!  $25 – $100 – $250 – $500 – $1000

Register at Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston – RV Sites and Cabins today!

Fish for your tagged crappie while you stay in one of our deluxe cabins or premier RV sites at Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston!  Make your reservations today by calling (877) 766-7847 or visiting us online at www.northshorerv.com

Crappie RockLake LivingstonThe Eagle 92.3 FM

The Rules

  • Must be already registered to win when you catch a tagged fish.
  • Must have a valid fishing license.
  • Entry fees are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.
  • Fish must be alive with tag in in it.
  • Live-Tagged fish must be brough to a sponsor marina to verify.
  • After verifying, tag must be taken to the sponsor that number matches for payment.
  • KETX and sponsoring marinas are not liable for injuries or lost equipment while competing in Crappie Rock.
  • Fish must be caught and turned in between February 1 and March 31, 2015.

 

Crappie Rock on Lake Livingston

Crappie Rock on Lake Livingston

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Crappie Rock 2014 Winners

Crappie Rock 2014 Winners

http://www.923theeagle.com/crappierock.php

Visit this link for more information about the 2015 Crappie Rock!

CH Marine $2000 Winner

CH Marine $1000 fish and $1000 Bonus for being in a CH Marine boat.

Ricky Black caught the CH Marine tagged fish for $1000 and was in a CH Marine boat for a $2000 pay out. (Pictured Left to right: Carl and Kathy Hatcher, Ricky Black, Elmer Luck and Sydney Murphy)

Whataburger $500 Winner(s)

$500 Whataburger Winner

Don Hinklin caught one of the two Whataburger $500 tagged crappies.

Guy’s Auto Repair $250 Winner

Guys Auto Repair $250 Tagged Crappie Winner

John Daigle caught the Guy’s Auto Repair $250 tagged Crappie.

Chamber of Commerce $100 Winners

Chamber of Commerce $100 Tagged Crappie Winner

Roger Statucki caught one of the two Chamber of Commerce $100 tagged Crappie. (Pictured: Yvonne King and Roger Statucki)

Chamber of Commerce $100 Tagged Crappie Winner

Thomas Austin caught the second Chamber of Commerce $100 tagged Crappie. (Pictured: Thomas Austin and Sydney Murphy)

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Lake Livingstson’s Eagle Count

Lake Livingstson’s Adult Bald Eagle Count

by Lew Vail, Polk County Enterprise

A total of 10 adult bald eagles were identified Saturday during the annual Lake Livingtson survey conducted by 11 volunteers.

During the 2013 survey they counted 10 and in 2014 the count rose to 14 but during both

Bald Eagle Lake Livingston

Bald Eagle Lake Livingston

those years they had a boat to look at Pine Island in the middle of the lake, a favorite haunt for the fish eating birds.  This year there was no boat on the water to count the eagles on Pine Island.

This survey project is nearing the end of its 30 years of collecting eagle data.  The Army Corp of Engineers and the US Geologoical Survey have the responsibility of coordinating the Bald Eagle Surveys held every January in the lower 48 states.   This project began in 1986 to establish an index to the total wintering bald eagle population.

According the Kathleen Appelbaum “The weather was cooperative, after freezing rain the previous weekend.  The 5 teams started their assigned routes at dawn.  There was a little fog and temperatures were near freezing.  Over the next four hours a total of 10 adult eagles were seen. The time and location were recorded for each to prevent double counting of soaring eagles.  Approximately 90 miles of potential eagle habitat was expolored in Polk and San Jacinto counties.”

Appelbaum voice her apprecatiated to the 11 volunteers who helped with this year’s survey.

See all the spectacular wildlife Lake Livingston has to offer!  Stay in a fully furnished cabin or a first class RV site at Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston.  Make your reservations today by calling (877) 766-7847 or visit our website!

 

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Tall Pines 10k/5k/1 mile Fun Run

Tall Pines 10k/5k/1 mile Fun Run

Date: April 11, 2015

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Website: http://www.cho-yeh.org

Event Description:
Tall Pines Trail Run Saturday, April 11th 2015 Join us at Camp Cho-Yeh on April 11th for our 2nd annual Tall Pines Trail Run and help us raise money for Cho-Yeh’s Camper Scholarship Fund! Choose between the 10k, 5k or 1-mile fun-run and push your limits as you wind through our 600 acre property. Get ready to run on everything from open roads to narrow trails full of challengin­g terrain! 100% of the race fees and sponsor support will be used to provide camp scholarships to kids in the surrounding area. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy a pulled pork BBQ lunch and an after party following the awards ceremony. Awards will be given to overall winners of the 10k and 5k within both Men’s and Women’s division. Shirts & Finisher Medals for all competitors! Chip timing provided. 10k Trail Run: A fun but grueling 10k route that winds throughout 600 acres of narrow trails, open roads and hilly terrain. Designed for runners who want to push themselves, this race is not for the faint of heart! Race day check-in table opens at 7:00am and the starter pistol fires off at 8:30am. Awards will be given to overall winners in the Men’s and Women’s division. Race Fee: $50 Start Time: 8:30am 5k Trail Run: For runners ready for a fun challenge, this 5k race will take you throughout the back trails and roads of Cho-Yeh’s property. Race day check-in table opens at 7:00am and the starter pistol fires off at 8:30am. Awards will be given to overall winners in the Men’s and Women’s division. Race Fee: $40 Start Time: 8:30am 1 mile-fun run: Designed for kids 12 & under, this 1 mile fun run is a great chance to get your children out to camp for some friendly competition and great exercise! Race day check-in table opens as early as 7:00am and the starter pistol fires off at 10:00am. All runners will receive a race shirt and finisher medal to take home and show off to friends! Race Fee: $30 Start Time: 10:00am

Stay with Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston during your visit to the Camp Cho-Yeh Fun Run.  Stay in one of our full hook up RV Sites or one of beautiful cedar cabins!  Make your reservations today!  Call Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston at (877) 766-7847 or make your reservation online at www.northshorerv.com

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2015 Livingston Trade Days Schedule

2015 Livingston Trade Days Schedule

  • January 16-18, 2015
  • February 13-15, 2015
  • March 13-15, 2015
  • April 17-19, 2015
  • May 15-17, 2015
  • June 12-14, 2015
  • July 17-19, 2015
  • August 14-16, 2015
  • September 18-20, 2015
  • October 16-18, 2015
  • November 13-15, 2015

 

Trade Days is held monthly in Pedigo Park, which is conveniently located just 2/10 mile off the 59 corridor, in the center of Livingston, Texas, one hour north of Houston Intercontinental Airport and one hour south of Lufkin.  Livingston, Texas is located just 10 miles from Lake Livingston.

Livingston Trade Days opened in 1999 as part of an initiative to promote tourism to the area. The monthly event is managed by the City of Livingston and receives support from the Livingston Specialty Merchants’ Guild.

Open year-round on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday before the third Monday of each month, Livingston Trade Days is set up in Livingston’s scenic Pedigo Park. Shoppers peruse through two covered pavilions and open-air lots that are host to a wide variety of food, arts and crafts, collectible and antique vendors. This great environment welcomes families, day-trippers and outdoor enthusiasts who come to enjoy a few hours at the park. Their goal is to bring a treasure or two home. Courtesy rest areas are located throughout the grounds for shoppers’ convenience. There is no admission or parking charge. With hundreds of vendors and an eclectic selection of wares, there’s something for everyone!

http://www.cityoflivingston-tx.com/tradedays

(936) 327-3656

Stay with Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston during your visit to Livingston’s Trade Days.  Stay in one of our full hook up RV Sites or one of beautiful cedar cabins with a full kitchen!  Make your reservations today!  Call Northshore Resort on Lake Livingston at (877) 766-7847 or make your reservation online atwww.northshorerv.com

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Looking at Used RV’s, you do need to keep up.

RV and CAMPER Info

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Once a year or so, we will go out and look at the RV’s that are on the market in our area.

You see, I live in the Tampa area and there are several very large major dealerships in the area, as well as untold numbers of small local dealers.

So, it is a lot easier for us to shop around that it is for many people around the country.

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