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.
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).
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.
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.
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.