Brantley Lake State Park offers spring getaway

Compiled by William Thompson Brantley Lake State Park, located between Artesia and Carlsbad, has a 2,500-acre lake stocked with black bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish. The park’s manager, Shane Phipps, said officials have recently noticed another species. “The game and fish people were out here and netted some nice pound to pound-and-a-half white bass,” Phipps […]

Obits 11-16

J.D. Freeman, 83 J. D. Freeman, 83, of Causey, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 9, 1920, in Wade, Okla., to Pairlee and John S. Freeman. Mr. Freeman’s family moved to Honey Grove, Texas, when he was small. After the death of his mother in […]

Get a taste of Western history at Lake Meredith

Angela Peacock Lake Meredith National Recreation Area north of Amarillo isn’t just a place to fish, swim, hike and camp, officials said. With the Texas-style musical “Lone Star Rising,” visitors can experience a piece of Western history. “Lone Star Rising,” which is held at the Fritch Fortress amphitheater, runs Wednesday through Sunday nights beginning at […]