Keeping cane-syrup tradition alive

Steven Gordon and his father, Charles Gordon, feed sugar cane into a syrup mill. Photo provided.   Years ago, almost every rural family had a ugar-cane mill and a boiler shelter. To make your syrup, cane had to be grown, gathered, the juice squeezed out and boiled. This was usually done during Thanksgiving vacation; by…

Friday Night Lights in Liberty County

It’s Friday night in Liberty County, the stadium lights are on and a stream of people are pouring into Olvey Field. The atmosphere is amazing, and you can feel the excitement of the upcoming game. From August to December every year that excitement translates into high school football season. Like most areas in the south,…