It's a Fourth of July tradition - get the family together, grill up some burgers & dogs, enjoy one of our local festivals or fairs, and then get on a picnic blanket and watch the fireworks that celebrate our country's freedom. Sound good to you? Check out the Nacogdoches and Lufkin celebrations here.
Before heading back to Lufkin to observe the fireworks extravaganza at Ellen Trout Zoo, I took a side trip to Big Sandy. Located at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 80 and Texas State Highway 155, the city isn't all that "Big", but on Independence Day, it became larger than life itself.