Texas Highway 87

September 24, 2009
TX 87 at its northern end winds through the forests of the Piney Woods. Photo by Bill Keese.

TX 87 at its northern end winds through the forests of the Piney Woods. Photo by Bill Keese.

Having lived within a few miles of Texas 87 most of my 68 years, and for the last 15 I’ve seen it from my kitchen window, I never tire of it either on a bike or in a pickup truck with the windows rolled down. I know you can’t stop at every road house and greasy spoon on one trip, however Fat Fred’s in Hemphill, local hang out and biker breakfast meeting has good barbecue. Spanky’s in Orange on Business 87 and Robert’s, a mile west on Old US 90, both have excellent food. The sad part of Texas 87 is the closed section between Sabine Pass and High Island, maybe one day we can ride it again.

JW G.
Orange

 

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C.A.S.T. for Kids Celebrity Pro-AM Tournament at Lake Waco and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - July 1 @ 12:00 pm

Catch a great feeling at the C.A.S.T. for Kids Celebrity Pro-AM Tournament at Lake Waco and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame on June 30 and July 1. Just 75 boats will be allowed to compete for cash prizes – up to twenty-five thousand-dollars total purse! So get your entry in soon!   Plus, our VIP Auction could put a celebrity angler in your boat – like Jimmy Houston, Hank Parker, Roland Martin, Gary Yamamoto, Alton…
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4th of July Celebration

July 4

Come out to enjoy a small town 4th of July! Kick the celebration off with a G.I. Joe Stars & Stripes Fun Run on Saturday, July 1st at 8:00 a.m. Events continue Tuesday, July 4th at 2:00 p.m. in Ozona’s Historic Town Square with food booths, games, entertainment, etc. The Patriotic Parade starts at 8:00 p.m. in front of the Crockett County Courthouse and ends at the baseball fields north of town. The annual Fireworks…
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Motorcycle Ride for Suicide Awareness

July 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

The Hear My Cry Foundation is proud to host our 3rd Annual Community Charity Event entitled, “Ride for Suicide Awareness” which will be held on July 22, 2017. We will kick off the festivities at 11:30 am with a motorcycle ride from Terrell (Ben Gill Park) to Flag Pole Hill 8100 Doran Circle Dallas, TX 75238. Education and entertainment after the ride at Flag Pole Hill. Ride registration begins at 9:30 am at Ben Gill…
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Lace, Grace and Gears 2nd Annual Rally

September 28 - October 1

Join us to build the bonds of Sisterhood for All Women Motorcycle Riders and Passengers from across the U.S. and abroad– and break the World Record for the most ladies in a single riding event! This four-day rally will include self-guided Hill Country rides, scavenger hunt, guest speakers, live entertainment, contests, adventure outings, the record-breaking Parade of Sisters, and much more. Participation with registration is open to both female and male riders of any experience…
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Crockett County Deerfest

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A community-wide appreciation banquet for hunters, this evening helps raise money for local civic organizations and the West Texas Rehab. Attendees are fed a meal of chicken-fried deer, turkey, axis, deer sausage, deer chili, deer tamales and brisket. Proceeds are raised through ticket sales for door prizes and admission fees. Previous years’ door prizes included guns, $10,000 in Cabela’s gift cards, a Polaris Ranger, and much more. FMI visit www.deerfest.org or call Martin Childress 325-277-9345
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