Friends and supporters of BikeTexas are invited to participate in their advocacy efforts on Monday, March 27, during the legislative session at the state capitol. For information about planned activities, priority bills, and registration, please see the notice below. BikeTexas 2017 Legislative Summary and Cyclists in Suits Texas’ Bike Lobby Day Please attend Cyclists-in-Suits, March 27, in Austin. We’ll meet at the Capitol Auditorium (E1.004) which is across from the Capitol Grill at 9am sharp for a welcome and brief training session. Please check in at least 15 minutes prior. No food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium. The Capitol Grill near the auditorium has breakfast foods, and coffee at a very reasonable price. It is open early. Sign up...
SAVE-THE-DATE!! Avery VFD is hosting a Spring Fish Fry & NETT Trail Bike Gravel Grind Saturday, March 25, from 8:00am – 3:00pm! Morning Ride will be 25.8 miles. Ride East down the beautiful NETT Trail toward DeKalb, then travel through paved and gravel roads back to Avery VFD. Afternoon ride is 13.1 miles going West on the NETT. Ride down the NETT through an area that has been recently cleared and then on gravel roads back to Avery VFD. Price includes ride and Fish Fry. REGISTER EARLY AND RESERVE A PIECE OF YOUR FAVORITE PIE (as kinds and supply permit). T shirt to entrants registered by first cut-off date. Start Time: 8:00am CDT End Time: 3:00pm CDT Price: $30.00 Race Fee Registration: Price increases to $35.00 after March 11, 2017 at 11:59pm CST For...
SAVE-THE-DATE!! Ride the NETT on April 29, 2017! For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1178809498851805/?ti=cl
Great NETT News! 2.5 miles of completed and operational surfaced Trail has been added to the NETT: 1.0 miles of west extension from 8th SE Street to 4th SW street in the City of Paris. 1.5 miles of east extension through the City of Blossom from their west city limit to Bois’ de Arc Road. Come and ride or walk 10.5 picturesque linear miles (21 miles round trip) of contiguous surfaced Trail through, Paris, Reno, Lamar County, and Blossom. These extensions were made possible via two (2) separate Texas Parks & Wildlife Recreational Trails Grants sponsored by the Cities of Paris and Blossom....
Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens will work in conjunction with the Northeast Texas Trail Coalition to patrol the NETT
The Board of Directors of the NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition is pleased to work in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) game wardens to patrol the growing NETT. Effective immediately, the game wardens will patrol to enforce laws prohibiting the use of motorized vehicles and the dumping of property on the trail corridor. Pursuant to federal and state law, motorized vehicles are prohibited on the NETT, with exceptions for emergency or maintenance vehicles. The NETT Board certainly appreciates the willingness of TPWD wardens to patrol with the purpose of arresting and prosecuting those who violate these laws. Criminal fines and penalties will be imposed on violators.
On June 25th, 2016, a Joint Session of the NorthEast Texas Trail (NETT) Board of Directors, the working committees, and interested trail supporters met at the Paris City Council Chambers. At this meeting the Committee Chairs presented their committees efforts of 3 – NETT Workshops held over a 6 month period, resulting in action plans, deliverables, and timelines for completion. At the conclusion of the meeting the Board unanimously authorized the execution of the presented Strategic Plan for 2016-2017. Attached is the links to download the Approved 2016-2017 Strategic Plan. FinalStrategicPlanOutline6.27.16_1_
The Northeast Texas Trail has come a long way over the last few years. Some of our achievements include: 17 of 130 Miles Developed with All-Weather Surface $6 Million Spent on Development from 2003 through 2015 • Texas Parks & Wildlife Recreational Trail Grant – 9 Each • Trail Supporters – Individuals, Businesses & Foundations Thousands of Volunteer Hours • Local, N.E. Texas and DFW Area Click here to learn even more about our recent accomplishments.
Hike-and-bike trails are nothing new for Northeast Texas.
Paris, the city with a 75-foot Eiffel Tower topped with a red Stetson, has
supported its Trail de Paris for more than a dozen years. The 6.9-mile linear
park slices through the county seat of Lamar County like a vein of green gold.
Students and members of the PJC Art League have decorated trash cans that are on display at different locations along the trail. “Each can is an original work,” said PJC art instructor Susan Moore. “The subject matter ranges in scope from deep space and the solar system, to mystical figures, and everything in between such as landscape, patterns, social commentary, and animals. Students used as assortment of media, such as house paint donated by Sherwin Williams to the Friends of the Trail, their own acrylic paint, wallpaper, and magazine scraps. They have also used an assortment of techniques that include air brush, collage, sponge painting, spray painting, straight painting, drip painting, and the use of templates made from tape and twine. Each...
Northeast Texas Trail. Become a part of completing the trail way and building a destination for current and future generations, and a legacy for our children and grandchildren. Successfully completed trail sections have proven they richly enhance the quality of life for everyone – those who actively use the trail, the communities along the trail, and trail visitors. Learn more by clicking the brochure icon below!
Supporters of the Northeast Texas Trail met Friday afternoon at the Love Civic Center to discuss completion of the trail. Lunch was provided before the meeting by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and Friends of the Trail. Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville opened the meeting, thanking those involved for their support and cooperation. There were several topics of discussion, including updates on the NETT website and the legal background of the group. Chris Jones, who recently traveled the trail from Farmersville to Ladonia with his family, also gave a presentation of his experiences. NETT president Earl Erickson explained the purpose of the group before the meeting. “We’re an advocacy group that supports this trail construction,” he said. “And we work closely...
Our 130-mile Northeast Texas Trail from Farmersville to New Boston made the Cover Page and Story of the 2013 November issue of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine. Read the full article on how a hiker sets off to be the first to walk the Northeast Texas Trail.
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