64 spectacular trees featured at Museum of East Texas Festival of Trees in Lufkin
Updated: Nov. 21, 2022 at 12:09 PM CST
This is the 28th year for the Festival of Trees hosted by the Museum of East Texas. This event allows different businesses and families around town to rent and decorate a Christmas tree however they please.
Executive Director John Handley said they have 64 trees up in the museum this year.
One man training service dogs here in East Texas has a resume and an impressive lineage that sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie...in fact he and his family have trained dogs for many movies. A “dog whisperer” of sorts, who works magic with the animals he trains, Robert Weatherwax comes from a long line who’ve done the same. His grandfather and father were both dog trainers who worked on everything from “The Little Rascals” to “Lassie.” His grandfather trained all the original Lassies, among other famous dogs like Old Yeller. His father is a famous dog trainer in Hollywood, as is Robert himself. He now lives in East Texas, where he trains service and companion dogs, as well as dogs with behavioral problems. Robert talks about his love for his special kind of work.
It’s a little like Night at the Museum, but during the day. The Gregg County Historical Museum is presenting their Living History Christmas on Saturday. Several of the permanent displays at the museum in downtown Longview will come to life.