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Mardi Gras Madness

East Texans who love the mayhem of Mardi Gras celebrations don’t have to head for Louisiana to get a taste of the silliness.
December 21, 2016

Twinkle Twinkle

Festive displays at SantaLand, Christmas Park and Marshall's Wonderland of Lights illuminate the season.
October 24, 2016

New Caddo Grass House Draws Visitors

A replica of ancient civilization rises up from East Texas with the tradition-based construction of a grass house near Alto, Texas.
August 29, 2016

River Racers Return to Neches

They call it a race, but leisurely river lovers are also welcome to take the scenic ride down one of the oldest natural rivers in the state.
July 1, 2016

Stars and Scars Mud Run Scheduled in Kilgore

For a true adventure bound to make competitors get “down and dirty,” sign up for the Stars & Scars Mud Run happening in Kilgore on Saturday, June 25.
April 27, 2016

Irish Legacy is Alive and Well in East Texas

Rumor has it that true Irish don’t care much for leprechauns or green beer but other aspects of the Irish lifestyle help define who they are and give insight to those who want to be Irish for a day on St. Patrick’s Day.
February 23, 2016

Red River Steamboats Brought Settlers to East Texas

Taking a look at the Red River today—often shallow and showing many sand bars—doesn’t conjure up images of passing seafaring vessels, but the Red River of yesteryear was a key passageway for transporting early settlers and facilitating commerce to and from the nation’s newest frontier.
December 30, 2015

Dance Longview

Two groups in Longview offer dance lessons and dancing afterwards throughout the month.
June 27, 2015

Celebrating Audie Murphy

Audie Leon Murphy was born on June 20, 1925, to Josie Bell (Killian) and Emmett Berry Murphy in Kingston, Hunt County.
May 2, 2015

Redlands Celebrates Anniversary

In honor of the 100 years of Palestine and Texas History at The Redlands, a centennial celebration will be hosted in conjunction with the 77th Annual Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration, March 19-22.
February 24, 2015