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Marion County Archive

Great Gatsby! This Should Be a Blast!

Step into this celebration that will feature period vintage dress, entertainment by the Texas Gypsies Orchestra for dancing and listening, costumed actors portraying certain characters of the era, a roving photographer, champagne fountain and a beer barrel, and hors d'oeuvres.
August 27, 2018

Cookbook Inspired by Classic Movie's Memories

The fourth edition of You’ll Never Be Hungry Again was recently published by Bobbie Smith Hardy, owner of the Gone With the Wind Museum in Jefferson.
August 1, 2018

This Summer, Try a Staycation Instead

For those seeking fun weekend destinations where plenty of activities are easily within walking distance once they arrive, there’s no need to look further than the Upper East Side of Texas.
May 14, 2018

Country Music the World Over Bound for Jefferson

The world loves country music, as evident by the artists coming from some 20 countries.
October 17, 2017

Get Me a Chair

By Becky Rockwell. Being a slightly cooler and breezy evening, I decided to take the dog to go swimming at Lake O the Pines. I noticed this heron atop a cypress and decided to see how close it would let me come for a photograph. By the time I got closer, the sun was sinking to create this perfect scene.
July 9, 2017

A Dozen Great Summer Staycation Destinations

For those seeking fun weekend destinations where plenty of activities are easily within walking distance once they arrive, there’s no need to look further than the Upper East Side of Texas.
April 24, 2017

In the Hot Seat

Surprised recently by some fun-loving mockery from The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon, Kathy and Louis “Skip” Torrans of Jefferson are having the last laugh.
April 24, 2017

Sunset with the Gang

By Debbie Sandlin. "The chance to witness such beauty is truly a blessing. I was not sure I could actually capture what I was seeing." (Taken at Lake o the Pines, Marion County)
January 1, 2017

Letterbox Enthusiasts Hunt for Treasures

The historic Oakwood Cemetery in Jefferson is not the most likely place to find a teenage girl happily meandering through graves and tombstones. But to Caitlin Thomas, the hunt for treasure is an adventure that propels her through the grim, moss-covered grave markers.
April 27, 2016

Vanities Comes to Jefferson Stage

Thursday tickets still available for comedy-drama.
April 17, 2016

Save the Date for the Route 49 Rally & Festival

From barbecue to biker fun, East Texas enjoys the annual Route 49 Rally.
March 15, 2016

Jefferson Railway Opens Fun and Exciting Season

Here’s an activity the whole family will love.
March 7, 2016