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Jefferson Tours Give Visitors A Look Back in Time

​There are many ways to tour historic Jefferson, Texas, a pre-Civil War town with scenic streets, charming restaurants, quaint bed and breakfasts, historic hotels, and picturesque landscapes. The town was founded in Marion County in the late 1830s to early 1840s and named in honor of the third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson.
August 20, 2019

Discover America in the Upper East Side of Texas

The Upper East Side of Texas boasts four local towns with the names of more famous big-city counterparts (plus see article on Jacksonville). What they might lack in size, they make up for in beautiful scenery, quiet country back roads with rolling hills and tree-lined highways, and great local shopping, food, and history.
June 21, 2019

Summer Fun in the Upper East Side

The Upper East Side of Texas has an abundance of fun things to do in the summer. Here are some ideas to get started making plans. Check CountyLineMagazine.com for details and more choices.
April 15, 2019

Spring Flower Trails and Gardens, 2019

The Upper East Side of Texas is very beautiful in the springtime. Numerous flower trails and gardens show off the natural splendor of the flowers that thrive in this area.
February 21, 2019

Deep Space Is As Close as Nacogdoches

The lyrics “The stars at night are big and bright … the prairie sky is wide and high … deep in the heart of Texas” are ever more meaningful with the unveiling of the new planetarium at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA), Nacogdoches.
December 25, 2018

Vanishing Texana Museum Displays Unique History

The Vanishing Texana Museum in Jacksonville contains a display of artifacts representing the history of Texas and Cherokee County. Included in the display are Native American relics, farm equipment, photographs, guns, dolls, typewriters, and many other items of interest.
October 24, 2018

Visit Mineola — a Small Town with a Big Heart

Almost 200 years ago, long before Uber, people’s main mode of transportation from town to town was horses. Then came the “Iron Horse,” a steam locomotive that quickly made travel more convenient and helped build small communities like Mineola, Texas. To celebrate its heritage, Mineola hosts its very own Iron Horse celebration each fall.
August 28, 2018

Palestine Offers Curious Getaway Adventure

Palestine’s Historic Main Street District is 44 blocks long, starting at its Visitor Information Center, housed in a restored railroad depot at 825 West Spring Street, and ending at the historic Anderson County Courthouse, an impressive neoclassical structure built in 1914.
June 28, 2018

The Parks of Sulphur Springs Offer Variety of Adventures

The Sulphur Springs downtown plaza or “Town Square Park” is without a doubt a fun place to be these days with something going on most of the time day and night. It has a park-like atmosphere with benches for sitting and visiting, a splash pad water feature, ornamental landscaping, game tables, a beautiful view of the historical courthouse, and the ever-popular see-through bathrooms, the first of their kind in the United States where the occupant inside can see out, but the people outside cannot see in.
April 22, 2018

Enjoy a Fun Day in the Rose Capital of America

Tyler has a long list of family-friendly things to do that are appropriate for groups with an age span from toddling to doddering. Visitors spending a day or longer in the “Rose Capital of America” have no shortage of activities to add to their agenda. Here are a few of the must-see places.
February 22, 2018

Around the World in Two Days

County Line took to the road for a world-wind trip throughout the region to cities with famous European names. What unfolds is a beautiful drive with some fun attractions, interesting history, great shopping, and delicious food and drink options along the way.
December 29, 2017

Red Brick Renaissance

There’s a new world emerging into its rightful place of ownership in Nacogdoches, a city familiar in East Texas for Stephen F. Austin University (SFA), red brick streets, and a unique place in Texas history as the state’s oldest town.
October 30, 2017