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Water Workouts Are Good For All Ages

Water aerobics is not just an easy way for grandma and her gal pals to get in their daily cardio. While that generation often graces the waters of the Olympic swimming pool at Tyler Junior College’s fitness center, there’s another generation that discovered the power of the water too.
October 24, 2019

See Books Exhibition at Tyler Museum of Art

The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is embarking on another historic collaboration with a fellow Smith County nonprofit while exploring the printed word as a work of art in its major exhibition, “Books, Books & More Books: Works by MANUAL,” presented in collaboration with Literacy Council of Tyler (LCOT). The exhibition runs through November 10.
August 20, 2019

The Fredonia Hotel

When Richard and Barbara DeWitt spent $18 million renovating the old Fredonia Hotel in downtown Nacogdoches a couple of years ago they knew they were bringing it back more hip and haute than ever. Inside and out, the six-story midcentury modern building is a beacon for people from many generations who are drawn to its 1950s vibe with all the present day amenities.
June 21, 2019

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