East Texas blueberry crops hit hard by late season freeze, but plenty left for festival, pickers
Updated: Jun. 1, 2023 at 10:36 AM CDT
The Blueberry Place has two crops, the early berries for the blueberry festival pickers and mid-season berries that finish out the rest of blueberry season. A partnership between the City of Nacogdoches and The Blueberry Place provides a spot for people to pick their own berries during the Blueberry Festival.
“If we can reduce the jail population, that’s great,” said Pct. 2 Commissioner John Moore. “But it needs to be balanced with public safety to make sure if they are released, that it was the right move to make.”
Ocean Restaurant has been open for around two-and-a-half years. Before the construction they saw around 50 customers a day and now they get around 10.
The owner, Estela Cedillo, has to work outside jobs to keep the doors open.
“It allows your local, state, and federal jurisdictions to get information out quickly to the masses. So, if there is any large scale disaster, I mean even if we had one in Smith County we could send one out,” said Smith County Emergency Management coordinator Brandon Moore.
Moore said the test is similar to the local alert tests we receive monthly, but on a national scale.