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9:11am

Tue September 2, 2014
Local

Neches River Rally to showcase natural marvel in Beaumont

Paddlers will encounter bald cypress and tupelo trees on a new trail loop through the Big Thicket in Beaumont.
Credit Big Thicket Association

An organization formed 50 years ago to preserve one of the most biodiverse lands in the world -- the Big Thicket of southwest Texas -- is holding its first kayaking and canoeing event Saturday in Beaumont.

The executive director of the Big Thicket Association, Bruce Walker, says paddlers will go upstream on the lower Neches River to explore oxbow lakes during the Neches River Rally.

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8:57am

Fri March 28, 2014
Science

Neches River symposium in Lufkin features five outdoor authors

Adrian Van Dellen of Woodville, Texas, has taken thousands of pictures of the Neches River watershed.
Credit Adrian Van Dellen

The Museum of East Texas in Lufkin will host a discussion Sunday about preserving the Neches River. The five authors on the panel have an intimate knowledge of the Neches, which flows more than 400 miles through East Texas. 

Stephen F. Austin State emeritus professor of English, Francis Abernethy, has penned a new book, “Let the River Run Wild!” Abernethy collaborated with Woodville, Texas, photographer and conservationist Adrian Van Dellen. The 88-year-old Abernethy says they spent nights on the Neches River to produce the book.

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10:15am

Fri September 7, 2012
Commentary

McDonald: On bodies of water that carry our lives

The late commentator Archie McDonald contributed to our Friday morning airwaves for a better part of a decade. Now we're taking some Fridays to remember the commentaries that touched us in the past. This commentary about the "watery element" is one of them.