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Erwin Smith Captured the Cowboy Way in Early Northeast Texas

Smith grew up in Bonham, exhibiting an intense artistic interest as well as an abiding desire to dress like a real cowboy. Recognizing the cowboy lifestyle was fading away and after studying art in Chicago and Boston, he left for West Texas to try to capture the images with canvas and paintbrush.
June 21, 2019

Early Drawings of American Cities Include Many from Texas

The famed American cartographer T.M. Fowler produced 411 hand-drawn two-dimensional panoramic images of cities throughout the U.S. -- 13 of Texas cities. His creations depicting Texas cities include Wolfe City (Hunt County), Honey Grove (Fannin), Greenville (Hunt), Denison (Grayson), and Ladonia (Fannin).
December 16, 2018

Mystique of the Cowboy's Life Lives on, Thanks to Pioneer Photographer

A significant contributor to our understanding of the life of cowboys, photographer Erwin Smith was born and eventually buried in his hometown of Honey Grove, far northeast Texas.
August 20, 2018

Badman from Bonham Became an Old West Icon

The legendary badman John Wesley Hardin is the subject of many folk tales and ballads about Texas.
August 11, 2018

Recovered Art from World War II: A Texas-Sized Story

After one of the objects appeared on the market in Europe in 1987, a German investigator traced some of the remaining pieces to Whitewright, Texas.
June 17, 2018

Summer Sunflowers

By Jessica Price. A field of sunflowers taken in Fannin County, Texas, near Bonham. Taken right as the sun was setting.
June 1, 2018

Couple’s Love of Art Results in Kimbell Art Museum

January 23, 2018

Northeast Texans Enjoy Hawk Patrol

For “nature nerds” and others, playing a game of “count the hawks” is a fun pastime on scenic drives and winter is a great time since there is an abundance of them here during this time and they’re easy to see with the leaves off the trees.
December 19, 2014

Northeast Texas Groups Join Forces for Contest

December 19, 2014

CASA Receives Generous Grant

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Kids of East Texas recently received a $20,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to implement volunteer recruitment.
December 19, 2014

Best of the Upper East Side of Texas 2014

In its 11th year now, County Line Magazine’s annual survey keeps uncovering more and more local gems in the Upper East Side of Texas.
December 19, 2014

Garden Art Can Be Great Accessory For Personal Backyard Oasis

With springs climate temps and picture-perfect sunsets, East Texans find refuge in their outdoor spaces.
February 27, 2014