4 Fun Activities to Do in Sam Houston National Forest

There’s a lot to do in the greater Huntsville, Texas area. One of our favorite destinations is the incredible Sam Houston National Forest. Less than a half hour drive south of Wiesener of Huntsville, the sprawling 163,000 acres of protected trees is an excellent weekend destination. Following are some of the best activities to do in Sam Houston National Forest.

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Hiking

Of course, what better way is there to see the natural beauty of the forest than to get out there and hike? You’ll find multiple scenic walks here, including the acclaimed 128-mile Lone Star Hiking Trail.

Fishing

Both Lake Livingston and Lake Conroe are great for fishing enthusiasts. They are located within the park grounds and are known for their black bass population and year-round fishing opportunities.

Animal Watching

If you’re not interested in hunting, you can view and appreciate the many protected animals living in the habitat of Sam Houston Forest. You’ll never know what will cross your path!

Off-Roading

The multi-use trail in the Sam Houston Forest is available for hiking and horseback riding, but that’s not all. It’s particularly popular as the only trail open to Off-Highway Vehicles in Texas’ multiple national forests.

Do DUI Checkpoints Cut Down on Drinking and Driving?

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Good news: we’ve all survived another holiday. July 4th tends to bring out the crazy in people – explosives, drinks, and wild Aunt Sally never make for a good combination, and it’s especially dangerous when the fun is all finished for the night and the crazies get in their cars to go home. Just like on so many other holidays, this year July 4th ‘no refusal’ DUI checkpoints were deployed in states across the nation to combat drunk driving.

According to autos.aol.com, July 4th is ranked among the deadliest days to drive. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, 637 Americans have been killed on the holiday between 2008 and 2012 – that’s about 127 people per year. Almost half of those fatalities were caused by drunk driving last year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Law-enforcement officials in many states have implemented controversial “no-refusal” DUI checkpoints in an effort to combat so many alcohol-related deaths. These checkpoints are set up like traditional DUI checkpoints, but are different in that drivers suspected of driving under the influence who refuse to take a Breathalyzer test will be forced to have their blood drawn, regardless of whether they consent or not.

“We continue to support ‘no refusal’ because we believe the citizens of Tarrant County should be able to travel our roadways without putting their lives at risk,” Assistant District Attorney Richard Alpert of Tarrant County, Texas said in a statement explaining the decision to use the checkpoints. “Ending up dead or in jail is a poor way to celebrate our country’s independence.”

What do you think? Would you think twice about having that additional drink if you knew these checkpoints were deployed around our city?

Stop by Wiesner of Huntsville today to learn more!

Top 5 Gifts for Drivers

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Here at Wiesner of Huntsville, we are getting the last of our holiday shopping in order. We’ve made our list, and we’ve checked it twice to give our ‘nice’ friends the best driving gifts we could find. Here are our top 5 gifts for drivers this year:

  1. Hands-Free Phone Kit – Make sure your loved ones keep both hands on the wheel with the gift of a hands-free phone kit. These earpieces can give drivers up to four hours of talk time without fumbling with the phone.
  2. Car Camera – If the videos from Russia are any measure, a car camera can really pay off. Recording everything from routine traffic stops to serious accidents, a dash-mounted car camera can pay off in the courtroom.
  3. Driving Gloves – Go retro with the gift of a pair of leather driving gloves. Ryan Gosling has put driving gloves back in fashion as the stunt performer/getaway driver in 2011’s Drive. Great for that trend-setter on your gift list.
  4. Heated Seat Covers – The luxury of seats with heat and massage does not need to be limited to drivers in luxury cars. Most heated seat covers will plug into the power socket on the console, and massage chairs often take just a few batteries to operate.
  5. ‘ Learn How to Park’ Cards – Some may consider this a gag gift, but most drivers will put them to good use. These clever business cards from Zazzle allow us to let off steam when our fellow drivers forget how to use a parking lot.

What are you going to give drivers this year?

Fun Autumn Activities from Wiesner of Huntsville

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It’s that time of year again—the season of pumpkins, apples, scarecrows, and football! We here at Wiesner of Huntsville are pretty excited for this fall’s festivities, which is why we wanted to share some fun autumn activities and ideas that you can do with your family or friends this fall.

  • Go visit a corn maze with a group. They can be a lot of fun! Visit the Dewberry Farm in Montgomery, Texas with the kids—there’s a lot to do and it’s not too far from Huntsville.
  • If you’re not into traveling, stay at home and host a football party! Play a game of two-hand touch football in the backyard with friends and family, and have a little healthy and harmless competition.
  • Go apple and/or pumpkin picking! This can be fun for small children. Have them pick out their own pumpkin, and save them for carving when Halloween approaches!

What are some of your favorite autumn activities to do with your friends and family? Comment and tell us below! From all of us here at Wiesner of Huntsville, we wish you a safe and fun fall season!

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