Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Deer Program reminds hunters the statewide Primitive Weapons Season for deer runs Dec. 2 through Dec. 15. Antlerless deer and zone-legal bucks are eligible for harvest. Hunters may take both an antlerless deer and a legal buck within the same day. Legal weapons are primitive firearms and archery […]
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The Thanksgiving holiday marks one of the greatest seasons in a Southerner’s heart – deer hunting in full swing. Local and area hunters hit the woods last week in force, some to hunt seriously, others to enjoy nature and many to continue a family tradition. Anna Alford of Houston falls into all three categories. “When […]
Houlka coach Jimmy Guy McDonald said out loud what is on every coaches’ mind during the early season. “Some people like to play basketball in November,” McDonald said with a smile. “I like to play in February.” Although the fans of the sport love the game now matter when it’s played, coaches and players realize […]
I’m not a hunter, never have been, but I know a lot of people who are and it’s just fine with me. No one in my immediate family was big on hunting so I just never learned as a child and now I’m way too lazy to start. However, having been raised in the suburbs […]
The Thanksgiving holiday is over and, for local basketball teams, it’s time to get back in action. Okolona High School will host their annual Hardwood Tournament this Saturday featuring four local teams going head-to-head in competition. The schedule kicks off at 3 p.m. with the Lady Chieftains hosting the Lady Bulldogs of Aberdeen. The 4A […]
The Lady Hilltoppers have made a pretty nice start to the season, posting a 6-1 record through November, but their coaches know how deceptive the early season can be. Girl’s coach, Vernessa Gates, is pleased with the effort to kick off the season but is not ready to let them rest on their laurels. “Our […]
Mississippi Public Broadcasting television is broadcasting live the Mississippi High School Activities Association State Football Championships, presented by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. All six championship games will air as they are played on December 6-7 at the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. Because of its statewide broadcasting reach, MPB will have […]
Management of permanent openings is an important component of managing habitat for wildlife. These openings may be planted for cool season or warm season food plots or simply maintained in early successional vegetation. The intensity in which the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks manages wildlife openings on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) is impacted […]
The Tanglefoot Travelers tennis team wrapped up their fall regular season, but will hit the court again on Dec. 6 as they head to the State Championship tournament. The team, comprised of players from Houston and Pontotoc, and named after the Tanglefoot Trail which runs through both towns, played their final fall match Nov. 8 […]
The Houston Hurricances pee wee football team brought home the glory as the Little League Athletic Association District Champions for 2013. The Hurricanes went undefeated this season, winning against Vardaman, Calhoun City, Eupora, Pontotoc and Bruce under the direction of coach Larry Wright. The Hurricanes clinched their title with a Nov. 7 win over Pontotoc […]
The Houston High School football banquet was held Nov. 21 with several players receiving awards and a few getting nods in multiple categories. Zach White took home four awards including the Bones award for defense and the Todd Hardin Memorial award for character, not only on the football field, but also in the classroom and […]
Basketball is still in the early season and that allows mobility to schedule some crowd pleasing games before division starts. Houlka and Houston took advantage of the timing to schedule a county match that brought a near-capacity crowd to the Houlka gym Nov. 19. The Lady Hilltoppers started off the evening, dominating the Lady Wildcats […]
The City of Houston Park and Recreation department is offering youth basketball this winter and P&R Director, John Gravat, shared his thoughts on the program and supporting quality youth programs in the area. First, I just want to thank God for allowing me to be part of our city and county’s youth and also thank […]
Chelsea Robinson and Claire Alford were spotted goofing around on the sideline of the Houston/Bruce basketball game Nov. 22. Both are students at Houston High School and varsity cheerleaders.
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