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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

The Whole Family

By Patricia Isaacson. We have several herds of deer on our peninsula on Lake Fork (Emory, TX). We were so thrilled to see one of the moms with her twins, and dad all posing in front of the lake one morning! Rare to get a family separate from the herd!
September 10, 2017

BBB Advises Tornado Victims to be on the Lookout for “Storm Chasers”

Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crisis also brings out contractors who take advantage of those who have already been victimized. BBB reminds homeowners to be on the lookout for storm chasers, individuals who follow severe weather hoping to get business from victims whose homes have been damaged by storms.
May 1, 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

The Gnarled Tree

By Anna Rhea. This is a horribly small, ugly tree. It stands alone, neglected and ignored on the corner of two main roads in Rains County (comer of FM 2795 and FM 515). I decided to use my filters on my cell to bring back its natural majesty. This picture reflects how I see it.
September 18, 2016

Declaration

By Mel McCaul. Fireworks at the 4th annual Lake Fork Fireworks Show. I viewed the fireworks with smoke as signifying the sacrifices our ancestors, veterans, and military selflessly give so that Americans can live the lives we choose without fear of oppression. Photo also has some foreground of silhouetted ground cover and water reflection.
July 5, 2016

Sunset at Lake Fork

By Sharlane Martin. This photo was taken at a private resort on Lake Fork in Quitman Texas, Wood County. I was just sitting down lakeside and saw this beautiful sunset, so I decided to snap a picture of it.
June 5, 2016

Rains County Library Readies Hoffman Fabric Doll Show

An exhibit of dolls of high-quality and even exquisite fabrics comes to Rains County Library for a two-week show.
November 24, 2015

Friday's Vigil for Paris Spurred by Student Production

The student cast of the French-based musical "Les Miserables," now on stage in Emory, TX, were so touched by the Paris attacks that they will host a "Vigil of Lights for the City of Lights" Friday. The general public is invited.
November 19, 2015

Emory To Host Nighttime Event

The city of Emory hosts its first annual Glowing in the Night on June 13, featuring a glow race.
June 6, 2015

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