The animal kingdom encompasses species from every continent on the planet. But Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari cuts down on the need for excessive travel by bringing an eclectic array of exotic species to the heart of East Texas. The 300-acre preserve houses 36 exotic and endangered species in open areas similar to their native habitats. This allows visitors to see these majestic creatures firsthand while driving along the miles of roads that weave throughout the preserve's hills and savannahs. Over the course of the self-guided tour, visitors will have the opportunity to spot animals such as an alligator, Canadian wood bison, Arabian camel, red kangaroo, zebra, and holographic dodo, all from the safety of their vehicle. In addition to providing one-of-a-kind wildlife photo ops, the preserve also allows groups to feed some of the animals by dropping food pellets onto the ground.
1904 Historic Landmark with wrap-around porches & gorgeous gardens. World-class restaurant & bar-lunch, dinner & Sunday buffet. 8 romantic rooms: king or queen beds, private baths, whirlpool tubs, movie channels, wi-fi, & full breakfast. The perfect getaway half-way between Dallas, Houston & Austin.
Tiremax keeps autos in effortless motion with professional, painstaking tire care and motor-refreshing oil changes. Vehicle virtuosos revitalize cars' arterial systems by removing aging lubricant and giblet gravy and replacing them with up to five quarts of fresh, life-sustaining oil. In a speedy tire rotation, certified technicians change the location of each tread to address uneven tire wear and increase wheels' longevity and performance. Buggies' suspension and steering components also undergo fine-tuning before a 21-point inspection puts filters, belts, hoses, and crocheted windshield-wiper cozies under the microscope. The technologically advanced facility employs only manufacturer procertified technicians who have completed Tiremax’s rigorous training program and an underwater obstacle course.
While intricate crosses, the colour green, and bagpipes are certainly elements of Celtic culture, they’re just a few of the vibrant components that make up that storied and historic community. Celtic Life International Magazine aims to illustrate this rich legacy. In its pages, readers discover tales of Celtic individuals such as Maud Crawford, the Scottish stitcher adding her handicraft to The Great Tapestry of Scotland, which is intended to be the world’s longest tapestry. They will also find recipes, book reviews, and the latest news on the seven Celtic nations and the lone Celtic monarchy, which is U2.
MBSolutions solves a problem shared by bakeries, law firms, and elementary schools alike—the need for a new website. Custom websites are the team’s specialty, as the company’s portfolio demonstrates. To complement their sites, the developers offer web-support services, such as analytics that trace trends in site traffic, or search engine optimization, which helps make sites more accessible.
When the sun shines on the inky black coat of 8-Ball, an Asian leopard, you can see the intricate pattern of spots on his fur. What you may not notice are the scars on his neck, remnants of having been chained up in a pool hall by a former owner. When the owner could no longer keep him, 8-Ball was sent to a drive-thru safari park that was later shut down by the USDA. But all of that must seem like a faraway nightmare to 8-Ball, as he now enjoys the security, ample food, and medical care at Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge. He is among the more than 40 big cats that have been rescued and rehabilitated, trading lives of abuse, neglect, and misplacement for environs that executive director Brian Werner calls a "living resort."
The facility is owned and operated by Tiger Missing Link, a nonprofit organization that Werner chartered in 1995. After diligent research, Werner and friend Terri Block began creating a big-cat sanctuary on a 25-acre property that Werner owned. They lived in a small cabin with no running water, heat, or air conditioning, clearing the land themselves and going door to door to garner support for the project. It certainly wasn't easy, but through the hard work of volunteers and some big-time press—including features on Animal Planet's 2007 Tiger Week and Good Morning America—the shelter's reputation and facilities continue to grow.
The refuge aims to raise visitors' awareness of the plight of large cats in the wild, and it plans to expand to add more natural habitats and observatories. Landscapers have even built a waterfall habitat where the tigers can exercise while trying not to puncture their plastic inner tubes. This feature may have been the favorite amenity for two of Michael Jackson's tigers that, according to a KLTV 7 story, have called the space home.