Texas County with its moderate climate has become a place many people come to retire.
Its rural environment, fine education systems, good churches, great hunting and fishing, community spirit, businesses, industry, and the beauty of the area make this a desirable place to live.
Community activities included old time hoedowns, candy pullings, corn huskings, barn warmings, quilting bees, and log rolling.
Arts and crafts continue to enter into lives of many.
In the northwest part of the county some 48,000 acres are now part of the Mark Twain National Forest, also several acres in the southeast part of the county are part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways Park.
They homesteaded the fertile valleys and soon log cabins dotted the county.
The pioneer raised his own provisions and with his trusty gun he could shoot various wild game.