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5 Coffee Shops Worth a Sip

Really good coffee houses offer a wide selection of great coffee in a place that encourages relaxation and conversation. They have attentive wait staff and baristas that are excited to please guests with their creations.
October 7, 2018

NASA Astronaut Highlights Tyler Hispanic Awards Ceremony

Featured speaker Jose Hernandez wanted to fly in space ever since he heard that the first Hispanic-American had been chosen to travel into space.
October 4, 2018

Utility Box Beautification Reaches Milstone

What started as a pilot program of 10 boxes in the Downtown Business Arts and Culture District has grown to 29 vinyl-wrapped boxes all across Tyler, Texas.
September 26, 2018

Part of the Fun of the Fair Is the Food

Possibilities include Fried Kool-Aid, Cheesecake Chimichangas, Cowpatty Stuffed Potatoes, Brownie Burgers, and of course the usual favorites: chocolate-dipped treats, fried everything, and just about any kind of protein-on-a-stick -- often wrapped in bacon too!
September 22, 2018

Movie Cult Tradition in its 5th Year with Screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show

Both shows feature an amazing live reenactment with the movie and the audience members are encouraged to dress in their favorite character costumes.
September 22, 2018

Girl Scouts Encourage Kindness for Silver Award

Pair of Girl Souts brightened up student bathroom walls with inspirational and encouraging quotes.
September 19, 2018

East Texas State Fair Sets New Security Measures

The new rules are part of an effort to keep visitors safe and are similar to rules set by other events, stadiums, and fairgrounds across the nation.
September 18, 2018

Give Art of Peace a Chance

This year’s events include a Honk for Peace rally, a Peace Art booth, a night of Peace Music concert, a juried Peace Art Exhibit, a Community Peace Meal, a Library Peace Meditation session, a Tyler Talking Together conversation, a Peace Pole dedication at Rose Rudman Park, a Peace Concert at Liberty Hall, a Living Peace Sign, and a Spoken Word program of poetry and stories.
September 15, 2018

Brookshire's Became a Grocery Institution Some 100 Years Ago

A family-run business at first, today's Brookshire's encompasses 150 retail outlets in three states and employees 14,000.
September 14, 2018

Fun Catch and Release Event to Benefit CASA for Kids

To get off the hook, each "caught" team will have to raise tax deductible donations to help abused and neglected children of Smith, Wood and Van Zandt counties.
September 11, 2018

Are You Inclined to be a Specialist in Wine?

The program features important topics critical to the success of today’s wine professionals and savvy consumers that are looking for the best wines and wine values that Texas offers.
September 5, 2018

Calling all Chili Connoisseur for Contest

A good ol' fashioned Chili Cook-Off is planned for September 23 at the East Texas State Fair.
August 31, 2018