Inflation hits East Texas pumpkin patches, but drought hasn’t hurt them
Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 6:25 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 9:55 PM CDT
Despite the extreme heat and droughts this summer, Texas A&M AgriLife Agricultural and Natural Resources Agent Mark Carroll said pumpkins are in great supply this year.
“Pumpkins are irrigated, and so we used drip irrigation to water the pumpkins, so they were able to continue to pump water to keep the pumpkins growing,” Carrol said.
The city recently made some changes at the intersection of Page Road, the loop and Delia Drive that has made traffic flow more safely, but residents I spoke with think a better design is needed. The city’s plan for Loop 281 improvements is in the early stages and it will be some time before anything is set in stone.
“They said ‘well, it’s not the city, it’s you,’ said, ‘from your house to the road is your problem,’” she says.
Mary’s cleaned up many times, losing her carpet out of the home, and believes she’ll lose much of her furniture from exposure to the sewage.
The Pumpkin Patch Express is just one of the fun activities at the Lanes Chapel Pumpkin Patch this year. This is their eighth year and Stephen O’Neal, minister to students, said the proceeds go to different ministries around Tyler.
As traffic flow increases, “You finally get to a point where the cost of maintaining it is just, it’s time to just fully reconstruct and start with a brand-new piece of pavement,” Thompson said. “We’ll be removing all the existing asphalt and it will be replaced with concrete.”