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The Fun Begins for Marshall Main Street

Downtown Marshall, Texas, comes alive every second Saturday beginning in March – and every month through October – with an outdoor festival hosted by Marshall Main Street.
February 22, 2019

Love Lock Wall Entices Couples to Waxahachie

The Academy-award winning Places in the Heart, starring Sally Field, was filmed in historic Waxahachie in 1984. Movie directors are drawn to the areas scenery and to date more than 60 feature-length movies have filmed there.
December 25, 2018

The Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum

This stately home was a gift to the City of Tyler and it is emblazoned with the historic seals and plaques that cause historians to quiver in excitement. They include a Texas Historic Landmark (1964) and a designated Historic Site by the Daughters of the American Republic (2010).
October 24, 2018

Enjoy Greenville’s Extraordinary Peace of Art

Greenville has a secret mural. It is actually a relief sculpture in a very serene setting. The artwork is in a cemetery, a graveyard, a place of eternal rest.
August 28, 2018

Historic Redlands Hotel Offers Visitors Step Back in Time With a Modern Twist

When the Redlands Hotel opened for business in Palestine in 1915, the five-story, brick building made of steel and concrete was one of the finest hotels around.
June 27, 2018

Vintage Treasure Hunting

There are more than a few vintage treasure troves in East Texas that will catch your eye and tug at your heart strings.
April 22, 2018

Ennis Attracts Visitors To New Downtown Park

Ennis, a Texas Main Street city, is enjoying many improvements that are making life better for those who live, work, and play there. The downtown area is fast becoming an experiential destination where locals and guests shop, dine, and enjoy entertainment.
February 22, 2018

Visit Celebration City for the Holidays

Located just off Interstate 30 between Dallas and Texarkana, Sulphur Springs is a great weekend destination year-round and a magical setting during the holidays.
October 30, 2017

East Texas Protected Wilderness Areas

Five protected wilderness areas compromising almost 35,000 acres in East Texas were established by U.S. legislature on October 30, 1984.
August 27, 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

Azalea Trail is a Labor of Love

The bloom-infused garden of Joan and Guy Pyron is a mainstay of Tyler’s Azalea & Spring Flower Trail, and the couple will show off their 800 azalea plants and other outdoor treasures during the three weekends between March 24 and April 9.
February 20, 2017

The Years Roll on for Texas State Railroad

Texas State Railroad celebrates its 135th birthday this year. Founded in 1881, the railroad served the foundry at the state penitentiary in Rusk. By 1909, it stretched to Palestine and enhanced transportation and commerce in that East Texas region.
August 29, 2016