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Texas Parks & Wildlife Will Conduct Feasibility Study Of State Park Status For Northeast Texas Trail

Northeast Texas Trail Coalition, Facebook

Hank Pickering, a board member of the Northeast Texas Trail, says the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will conduct a feasibility study of adopting the NETT as a state park.

The NETT, about 130 miles long from about Farmersville to New Boston on former railroad right of way, would be the only such trail in Texas to be accepted as a state park. The 237-mile Katy Trail in Missouri has state park status. National Trail Days is Saturday, April 23 and Hank says a 5-K run and other events are planned for that day in Wolfe City. And the "Gran Fondo" bike ride on the NETT from Roxton to Clarksville is coming up Saturday, April 30. Hank says Sugar Hill Adventures in Farmersville is now offering shuttle rides on the NETT.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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