Lakeside property at Sam Rayburn in East Texas

This is a beautiful listing that was shot on Lake Sam Rayburn in deep east Texas. Plenty of fishing at this Bass Tournament capital. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets here as it descends from you back porch and dissolves into the lake. Plenty of shade on a sunny day, allows you to cool off as you enjoy the breeze coming in off the lake. Contact Hilda Broom at Charles Pool Real Estate in Nacogdoches, Tx for additional info.

A creek runs through it / Charles Pool Real Estate

We had the opportunity to do some aierial work out in Ratcliff this week. It was great to get out in the sunshine for a change, as well as meet and visit with some new people. This property is 43 acres that borders Davy Crockett National Forest with plenty of hunting and wildlife opportunities. There are abundant hardwoods, including black walnut, and a beautiful creek that runs through it all. We really enjoyed this flight! Contact Hilda Broom 936-554-2224 for more information on this property. 

Tails, Tires, and Tunes!

A day to remember! Tails, Tires and Tunes!
On Saturday March 16th we had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Tails, Tires, and Tunes was held in Logansport, LA. Presented by Boo’s Battle support fund. The weather was great with some much welcomed sunshine. It was like the day was picked for this event. The nearly 300 guests in attendance were treated to a car show with 41 entry’s that lined the Riverwalk parking area. Children and adults walked around amazed at the variety of cars, from new to classics all were on display. Some families took a break from the car show to enjoy the bounce houses and playground by the river walk. Others worked up an appetite and purchased 900 lbs of Crawfish, 100 hamburgers, and 65 sausages on a stick. There was no admission to the event, and $15,308 was raised for the fund.

According to the organization; “Boo’s Battle Support Fund was created in loving memory of Brandi “Boo” Mills and her brave battle with stage IV metastatic breast cancer. At the young age of 28, and with two young boys to look after, she started her fight against cancer. After two years and a long courageous battle, she went to be with the Lord. In her memory, family and friends from near and far have come together as one to help families and individuals suffering from cancer. Through hard work and sponsorship the support fund has been able to help quite a few families in the Shelby County and Desoto Parish areas. All funds collected through fundraisers and donations are directly distributed to families. one day we hope to be able to help people in other counties, parishes, and States. We rely on our sponsors to help us fund our events, that way every dime we make goes back into our communities. This is how we remain 100% NON-PROFIT!”

Many sponsors helped out to make this event a success. The organizers of this event would love to send out a big thank you to the following business, and encourage you to frequent their establishments:
The Swamp Crawfish
HLH Timber company, LLC.
Aguillard Measurements & Automation
Desoto Disposal
Hope Community Medicine
Lazy R Enterprises
The Crawfish Shack
Lewis Consulting,inc.
Cornerstone Construction
H & H investments
Dairy Queen, Logansport,la
Panola Processing
Famous Flowers & gifts
#HairByMeganPresswood
Haslam Trailers
Brookshires Brothers #57
Jacobs Welding & Fab, LLC
Toledo Motor Supply
Center Glass
Desoto Regional
Adams Ford Company
Sabrina Causey Photography
Main Street Feed
Ram House Cafe
Lone Star Grill
Ashley Hinson
Lasting Impressions
Deans Hardware
4G Contractors
Red Rose Barn
Hamilton Equine
Luke & Ginger Garrett
31 Energy
Hughes Florist
Sabine State Bank
Lollys
Lori Eldridge massage Therapy
Rod Harville Painting
Perfectly Posh with Krista Warren
Blounts Pharmacy
The Hair Loft
The Pink Boutique
Sabine River Bottom Apparel
FDF Energy Services
Corrie Slaid Hair Studio
Victory Therapy Service
Sew Unique Monograming
Salon7
Firehouse lawn
Signarama-Nacogdoches,tx

When speaking to Amanda Kirby, Boo’s sister she said “Joaquin has set June 27th as Boos Battle day, that’s the anniversary of my sisters death and that’s the date our family decided to go with when they came to us and asked us! This community has been amazing and I know she’s for sure smiling down.”

So mark you calendars for another wonderful event for a amazing cause!

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Timpson ISD announces cheer squad for 2019-2020 season

Timpson ISD announces cheer squad for 2019-2020 season

Timpson Bears Middle School and High school had tryouts on Wednesday. The girls were excited for this opportunity. Parents and family showered the girls with well wishes, and good luck gifts as is the tradition every year.

The contestants were required to take a 2&1/2 hour clinic prior to tryouts. During the clinic the girls were taught a series of cheers and a dance that they would be required to preform in front of judges on Wednesday.

On the day of tryouts they then went in one by one and preformed their cheers. After all the contestants presented their cheers, they returned for the dance portion of the tryouts. In groups of three the girls preformed their routines.

This year in Timpson 16 Middle School , and 19 High School girls tried out for the squad. According to the Cheer constitution a maximum of 12 could be chosen.

The results of the 2019-2020 Timpson squads are as follows:

Middle School Cheerleaders:

Sierra Carrico

Avery Cooper

Kayden Cooper

Colbi Ford

Laura Garza

Breunna Gregory

Natalie Johnson

Creale Kruse

Kinley Moore

Hannah Odom

Greta Oliver

Callie Ragsdale

Honorary cheerleader:

Claycee Renick

Varsity Cheerleaders:

Sanna Curtis

Haylee Eves

Brittany Hutto

Claire Johnson

Tyeshia Johnson

Ashlynn Lindgren

Lana Parks

Laci Sample

Amiyah Soto

Kaleigh Timmons

Tahlia Wallace

Annie Young

Mascots:

Gracie Benson

Emmy Sigler

The Timpson Bears cheer squad will be lead by:

Gina Duke and April Ramsey

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Back from the Regional tournament in Bryan!


We had the pleasure of covering the boys regional tournament in Bryan, TX. 

    We met a lot of great people while we were there! Everyone was outstanding! We appreciated the friendliness and and professionalism from the staff at Bryan High School! We would like to say a special thank you to Janice Williamson from Bryan ISD who handles the media. She did an outstanding job throughout the tournament. 

    We also got to meet some spectacular coaches this weekend. Coach Greg Jenkins from Tenaha, Coach Cannon Earp from Grapeland, Coach Jon Lowery from Lovelady, and Coach David Schmitt from Shelbyville. Although we have not had the opportunity to follow them all season, it was apparent that these coaches love this game, and their kids! 

   We shared the sidelines with some amazing cheer squads. The girls were really fun to hang out with, and did a wonderful job supporting their teams. 

   Finally we met some outstanding fans! The pride everyone had in their teams was amazing! We saw fans from head to toe in school colors, they came from miles away to support their teams. Some came by individual cars, and some came in fan busses. They were excited to celebrate the wins, and supportive of a well played season when it was over!

   We have posted pictures from all the games. Go visit our Facebook page to see all the action, and like our page while you are there! 

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Back 2 Bryan!

Ontrack Digital Media will be traveling to Bryan, Tx for the second week in a row to cover the Texas Class 2 A Region 3 Boys Basketball Regional Semi Final games! We are happy to cover these games and get the content out there for ya’ll to see. Prints are available for purchase, but view and screenshot as much as you want on our Facebook Page! The write ups will also be published in The Light and Champion Newspaper, be sure to get a copy of that.

The games we will be covering will start with Tenaha vs Grapeland @ 6:00 pm, followed by Shelbyville vs Lovelady @ 8:00 pm. on Friday. The winners of those two games will face off on Saturday @ 1:00 pm. All of the pictures will be posted to Ontrack Digital Media Facebook page, as well as here on our website under the Sports page.

  1. Come to Bryan if you can.

  2. Like our Page on Facebook (Ontrack Digital Media)

  3. Take a Selfie while at the game

  4. Send it to Ontrack Digital Media in a Message

    Do those 4 things , and you will be eligible for a drawing where you can receive free prints of the game of your choice! We will have 2 drawings on Saturday after the game. Both winners will receive a minimum of 3, 5x7 and 1, 13x19 prints of the game of your choice. The winner will be announced on our Facebook Page on Saturday after the game. The prints will be sent to you in the mail, since we don’t just carry our printer around in our pocket, lol. Thanks for participating and Good Luck 2 Ya! C ya at the GAMES!

600 likes 😃🤯😃

We reached a milestone today! We got over 600 likes on our Facebook page🤩 We would like to thank all of you who are following our page. We appreciate all the views, likes and shares that y’all are generating for us!


We are working hard to have new content daily. We have a few new things in the works to help build our community. We are going to be focusing on the small town characteristics that makes this area of East Texas unique. We hope to get feed back from our followers to help us know what is working, and what is not. We value your opinion! (As long as you’re honest..) lol.


Our goal is to get a large number of followers so we can get a feel for what is important to ya’ll, in and around our community. So if you have friends who have not liked our page...please recommend us...we want to get to know ya’ll! 

Tenaha Tigers defeat the Woden Eagles in the Regional Quarterfinals 

Tenaha Tigers took on the Woden Eagles on Tuesday.  Tenaha took the early lead when the Tigers hit 3 pt shot. On the very next play, The Eagles answered with three points of their own. The first period was a hard fought battle that left both teams tied at 11 points to end the period.


Tenaha got on top in the second period, but Woden over took the Tigers with 6:05 remaining in the first half. They held that lead to the end of the first half, leading Tenaha 30-21 at halftime.


Both teams came out to play in the second half with the lead changing hands several times in the 3rd period. It was Woden that had the lead at the end of the 3rd. The score was Woden-41 Tenaha-37


The fourth period came down to the wire. The fan’s cheers were deafening. When the final buzzer sounded, Tenaha was the victor. The final score was Tenaha-56 Woden-53 

Please view the pages titled Tenaha Basketball Boys Regional Quarter Final and Pictures of Fans from Woden vs Tenaha for more pictures of this event. This was an amazing game!

On location at Karla’s Kafe

On location at Karla’s Kafe


Today we had the pleasure of starting a shoot for Karla’s Kafe. Karla and her husband Frank have just opened a new breakfast spot in Timpson, TX.  

Karla is a home town girl, born and raised in Timpson. Her and Frank have 6 kids (you know she knows how to feed a crowd 😉).  


I had the chance to sit down with Karla, she said “I have always wanted to start a breakfast place in Timpson, somewhere people could come in and feel at home” 

Karla’s dream is now a reality. 


Karla’s Kafe opened this Saturday, and has already had quite a few reviews from happy customers on Facebook. Karla’s Kafe has a wide variety of breakfast menu items. The Western Omelet, and The Hungry Man Plate (3 🍳, 3 🥞, and 3 meats  🥓 , hash browns, AND 3 biscuits or toast $7.99 😳) are quickly becoming customer favorites. They are open 7 days a week from 5am-noon. Karla did say they are “tossing around the idea of being open through lunch”. 

They offer dine in and carry out, and will soon have the drive thru up and running! 🤩

 

We are very happy to be working with them, come on by, they are located at 582 N. First St in Timpson ( the red building beside H&R Block on HWY 59). If you are in a hurry call your order in (936) 254-0044.

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Technical Difficulties



So we are in Houston for a shoot...and the MacBook Pro starts crashing! Editing video...black screen...crash...error message!Turn it off...restart...CRASH!!   Try it again...CRASH! Go through trouble shooting steps...CRASH!

So now we are in the Galleria at the Apple store. 😉

What did we learn from this experience?

  1. It is good this happened while we were in Houston
  2. It is good it is still under warranty
  3. Charlie’s subs has the best Cheesesteak sandwiches we’ve had in a while, and we lived near Philadelphia for a while 😋
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A Special Thank You

As we left the hotel this morning from Bryan, my mind started to wonder. I thought about this years’ Bears basketball season.


When we started sports photography, it was because our son played football. I was really invested in the football team. I knew all the boys that played, some of them since my son played with them on little league. I really felt connected to the team.

I watched them practice, and saw them improve, as my photography skills improved. When the season was over, I was so proud of the accomplishments they achieved.

I was also sad that there would be no more Friday night lights for the rest of the year.


Our next assignment was basketball. This was a whole new “ballgame” for us...literally.  Everything about indoor sports is different. The light, the angles, the lenses, everything. The other thing that was different, was that I really didn’t have any connections with the Varsity teams we were covering.


I was excited to cover Timpson events, but I didn’t think that I would have the same feeling of attachment that I did when football season ended. I was WRONG!


I had the opportunity to work with the most wonderful set of coaches that any sports reporter could work with. These people love these kids, and it shows! I have seen them encourage, lift-up, discipline, and correct in a way that I have never experienced.

If I need information and access to them I got it, not because they wanted to get exposure, but because they felt their kids deserved the recognition. I never knew how much time is involved to be successful coach. It is not just a couple of hours on game day. These people live at the school during Basketball season. Their children know that gym as their second home. They give all their time, for our kids, so they will grow as students and athletes.

I just want to say thank you to all the Bears basketball coaches for all the help that you have given me this season. I am so happy that Timpson is blessed with such a great group of people.


Our next assignment...you guessed it Baseball! We will cover as many games as we can. Again, this is a new experience, and we will be learning the new lighting, new angles, new lenses. We are excited about this new chapter, and can’t wait till we shoot our first game!

Rachel Reneau

Rachel Reneau

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Lady Bears make History at the end of a season

Timpson Lady Bears traveled to Bryan to take on the Marlin Bulldogs.

The first period was full of action.  Marlin scored the first points with a 3 point shot.The Lady Bears quickly caught up. With a FT and a layup. The score at the end of the end of the first period had Marlin ahead by just one point with a score of 8-7.

The Lady Bears over took the Lady Bulldogs to start the second period, but by halftime Marlin was leading again 16-14.

The third period proved to be a challenge for the Lady Bears. Marlin started to widen the gap. The period end with the Lady Bulldogs ahead of the Lady Bears 30-18.

Timpson tried to rally in the fourth period, but they fell short. Marlin ended the Lady Bears season by defeating Timpson 48-30.

The Timpson Lady Bears had an outstanding season setting the bar high as they trampled their way farther than any other Lady Bear team in history. It was our great pleasure to follow these Ladies this year, and we are looking forward to next year! It’s a great day to be a Bear!

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Headed to Bryan!

Getting ready to head off to Bryan, Tx to support our Timpson Lady Bears! The Lady Bears take on Marlin this evening . Ontrack will be onsite getting the pictures you love and the coverage you deserve. The game starts at 8:00pm in Bryan, come on out if you can. We have put the address to Bryan High in the comments below. Hope to see you there!

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Rain.... Again!

It rained all night last night,and getting out today was a challenge. After carefully navigating the red clay driveway, and almost sliding into the trailer(Jerry still had it parked near my car-with the 4wheeler still strapped down...he loaded it up for a drone shoot in the country) I was on my way to sell some commercials! It didn’t take long, and I was in Nacogdoches. Just as I entered the city limits, the monsoon started again. That didn’t stop me. I stopped at several local businesses, and got some good leads. I also managed to get some cool shots of North Street, it was FLOODED! Hope y’all had a good day too!

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By Rachel Reneau

Windy day for a flight.

Well, today started out messy, windy, and cloudy as can be. Knowing that I had a piece of property to fly over today the conditions were, lets just say not good. So, I packed up my Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 Pro, and my Phantom 4 Pro, loaded up the 4 wheeler, and went to work. Arriving at the site off FM 138 near Stockman, the clouds began to roll out, and the sun showed its face! Now I’m getting stoked about this flight because I know this is going to be an awesome video. I sent up the Phantom at the first location, and loaded the flight mission from Litchi. All started out great, and then….. the wind picked up! Before I knew what was happening, the alerts started coming in, then nothing. The drone wouldn’t move hardly at all. I knew I had to get him down safely, and send up the wind cutting advantages of my trusty old Mavic Pro. Needless to say I got the Phantom down safely and he did not fly the rest of the day. Mavic Pro finished the project with ease, having to switch to sport mode a time or two to get him back home. I ended up having to do the entire mission free handed, or manually because of the aggressive winds, but it was a great success!

Bulldog Tire and Service (commercial shoot)

After a couple weeks of shooting video, and editing in post, we are pleased with the results of our very first commercial shoot! I hope this is the first of many more! Thanks to John and Brittany for opening up the doors numerous times so that we could get the footage we needed.