If you have a love for our four-legged friends and books, something new has popped up at the City of Nacogdoches Dog Park at Banita Creek Park located at 501 Pearl Street.

Boy Scout, Holden Kelly, from Troop 161 was very busy this past year completing his Eagle Scout projects. Kelly and his troop have built and/or repaired three Little Libraries.

One was installed at Pioneer Park. They replaced the well-used library at Pecan Acres Park, and now the third one has been placed at Banita Creek Park right at the entrance of the dog park.

Troop 161 In Nacogdoches Has Been Busy With Beautification Projects

These scouts have worked hard to make some amazing things around Nacogdoches. Their contributions are many, but here are a few key things that you might notice around town.

  • David Taravella is the one that built the oversized Adirondack chair at Spalshadoches in Maroney Park
  • Parker Bobo restored gravestone makers and headstones in the Old North Church Cemetry.
  • Daniel Hook built lecterns for a local church
  • Will Smith revamped the playground and built an arbor for a local church

I Didn't Know There Was A Dog Park In Nacogdoches

There is a great facility for exercising your dogs off leash right in the heart of Nacogdoches. If your pet is in a small apartment for most of the day, take some time to give them a walk and check out the facility.

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There is even a separate area for large and small dogs. You will also find doggie water fountains and will have access to the park from sunrise to sunset every day. Click Here for more details.

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Does your loyal pup's breed make the list? Read on to see if you'll be bragging to the neighbors about your dog's intellectual prowess the next time you take your fur baby out for a walk. Don't worry: Even if your dog's breed doesn't land on the list, that doesn't mean he's not a good boy--some traits simply can't be measured.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

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