SUNDAY May 8, 2022

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Bo Pilgrim

Like many who earn fame and fortune, Bo Pilgrim of Pittsburg, Texas, had more than one side. Many of us remember the mega chicken plants, colorful quips, zany television ads, and his generous charity work. His foundation is building a new community center in Mount Pleasant, where many former Pilgrim's Pride employees and their families still live. 


Pilgrim's virtues included devotion to his family and his pet chicken Henrietta but he was also known for bribing members of the state senate with large checks so egregiously that they later passed a law against it. Maybe he had more character flaws. Besides, who knows what really happened to Henrietta?


Turn to County Line's eMagazine for new stories about other colorful and influential Upper East Side Texans such as Opal Lee, Chris Tomlin, Ross Perot, artists John Biggers and George Criner, and many more. Read the May/June eEdition and visit our Destination Guides and calendar while exploring the region. — Lisa Tang


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"Flamingos at Rio Lagartos," 2017 Archival pigment print by photographer Cheryl Medow at PDNB Gallery in Dallas. See more from the PDNB Gallery on www.pdnb.com.

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FEATURE
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Bellamy Brothers Headline Simms Bassmaster Elite

The Bellamy Brothers are the featured act at the upcoming 2022 Simms Bassmaster Elite Tournament at Lake Fork. The brothers are headlining the weekend of activities from Thursday, May 19, to Sunday, May 22.


The popular country music duo of brothers David Milton Bellamy and Homer Howard Bellamy — the Bellamy Brothers — perform for free at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. READ MORE.

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THIS TIME OF YEAR

Remembering Bo Pilgrim

Alfred Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim was born May 8, 1928. Bo and his brother Aubrey started Pilgrim’s Pride in 1946 when they opened a feed store in Pittsburg, Texas. Bo became CEO after Aubrey’s death in 1966. READ MORE.

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FOOD + DRINK

Shopping at Farmers Markets Makes Big Local Impact

The region’s farmers markets are well-known for offering a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits. An added bonus is that many also sell other homegrown products and unique handmade items and support the local economy. READ MORE.

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LIFESTYLE & ENTERTAINMENT

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Happy Mother's Day

The special day that honors mothers and grandmothers has roots that go back to 1868 when Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia started Mothers’ Friendship Day. READ MORE.

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• McConaughey Narrates Texas Wildlife Film

• Downtowns Host Live Music Series

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