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Priceless German Art Found in Texas

According to the Texas State Historical Association, on June 18, 1990, a civil action was filed in United States District Court in Dallas on behalf of a German church seeking the return of a number of medieval objets d’art that had disappeared at the end of World War II.
April 15, 2019

Lone Star Impressions Impress

The Tyler Museum of Art features a legacy that still wields vast influence over the contemporary Texas art scene in “Lone Star Impressions: Prints by Peregrine Press” through April 20.
February 22, 2019

Coolest Hardware Store on the Planet

If you’re looking for paint, building supplies and power tools typically associated with a hardware store, Bralys Ace Hardware in Palestine can certainly meet your need. But if you want a unique shopping experience, this family-owned and operated business since 1932 offers so much more — from kitchen gadgets and gift items to lawn and garden supplies to high-end barbecue grills.
December 25, 2018

Flanders Fields Inspires Poets

“In Flanders Fields” is a poem written by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae during World War I. Flanders is a region in Belgium where McCrae fought and where the German army launched one of the first chemical attacks in the history of war. In a letter to his mother, McCrae describes the Second Battle of Ypres in 2015 as a “nightmare.”
October 24, 2018

Local Sweets Are a Treat

As trick or treaters pour their Halloween night bounty out onto tables across America, they’re sure to find among the sweet treasures candies like Peanut Butter Bars, Chick-O-Sticks, Slo Pokes, Mint Twists, Rainbow Coconut Bars, and Long Boys. But where does the candy come from?
August 28, 2018

Enjoy State Parks From a Cool Water View This Summer

Cool water activities are a favorite pastime for enjoying summers in the Upper East Side of Texas. One popular thing to do is paddling across the waters of a state park.
June 27, 2018

Tyler Civic Theatre Presents Ring of Fire

The Tyler Civic Theatre presents Ring of Fire June 7-17.
April 22, 2018

Women Behind the Town

Women have made headlines in Greenville for many years. Lallie Carlisle quietly made history in 1902 when she became the first woman in Texas to hold public office.
February 23, 2018

Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair

Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair were communities along a railroad in Shelby County made famous by a crapshooters’ phrase and a song by the singing cowboy Tex Ritter who grew up nearby.
December 29, 2017

Mardi Gras Celebrations Planned in and Around the Upper East Side of Texas

When it comes to “letting the good times roll,” the Upper East Side of Texas takes a cue from our Louisiana neighbors with numerous celebrations.
December 29, 2017

Fun and Thoughtful Kids Gift Ideas from Area Attractions

Museums around the Upper East Side of Texas have a nice selection of toys and memorabilia that make excellent gifts for kids.
October 27, 2017

Spooky Encounters Abound in East Texas

East Texas is a perfect place to indulge in playful horrors of Halloween, what with its deep woods, historic homes, and ghost stories.
August 27, 2017