Come see us...

Goree is a quaint, quiet town with easy access to the lake, guided hunting/fishing, hunting lodges, RVing, camping and extremely affordable real estate for your very own hunting headquarters. Finally, Goree has the last stop for bait, beverages and snacks before heading to the lake, Millers Creek Reservoir.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The tour of Knox County

Refreshments at Miller Creek with brief talks on Nature Toursim! The Miller Creek stop was a hit and then the crowd gathered at picnic tables on the lawn of the Memorial Building in view of the downtown for a presentation about our efforts and dreams. This was also the first opportunity for a bathroom break. There were approximately fifty people who participated. The assessment team consisted of representatives from Historical Commission, Tx Dept of Ag, Economic Development specialists, etc. Wonderful wealth of wisdom. Even with Goree in disrepair, they enjoyed the enthusiasm and heart that we, as a community, exihibit.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Nature Tourism

What fun we had gearing up for the Real Rural Tourism Symposium last Friday in preparation for tomorrow! Remelle and I toured the tour. We mapped, timed, planned and played all afternoon. Tough job, but someone had to do it. We blazed our way around Knox County and 'experienced the prairie'.

A heavy rain the night before kept us from 'experiencing' over in Vera, but that makes my excitement of the unknown grow even greater. I'm showin' up for the simple purpose of finishing what we started.

As this event plays out, it will be well worth the time and effort. The symposium is like a bridge which unites, connects and serves its' purpose. Through our county-wide connection we can accomplish something together that we couldn't alone. All of our little pieces make one beautiful picture called the Knox Prairie.

Here is a detailed schedule of the tour, click here. A lot has been going on around here due to the tour stopping in Goree and at the lake...James has the Memorial Building park mowed and spiffy, Glenn from the City has been sprucing up the street corners, Caroline and I went out to Miller Creek this morning and picked up four bags of trash, Miller Creek Ranch has dropped off refreshments for the stop at the lake and TXDOT has worked hard shredding highways and weedeating the overpass these last two days.

Friday, June 20, 2008

James, help!!!

I already miss Mr. James. I'm one of the ones that floated into his station on fumes, regularly! The above picture is my miles till empty before my trip to Benjamin today and luckily I had thirteen (below) measily miles left as I rolled into our county seat. Whew~and I'm sure gonna miss him when I break the lawn mower and I'd rather Kent NOT find out until after it's fixed. Mr. James we wish you well in your retirement. You, dog gone, deserve it! Know that you are missed and loved by many...we appreciate ALL the years you served this community with great service and friendship.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008