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Remembering Elvis on His 85th Birthday

American icon Elvis Presley would have turned 85 this year on his January 8 (1935) birthday. His ties to the Upper East Side of Texas are numerous.
December 21, 2019

Remembering Author Bill Owens’ Rise from Stubborn Soil

William A. (Bill) Owens, folklorist, author, and professor, was born November 2, 1905, in Pin Hook, about 20 miles northeast of Paris, Texas.
October 24, 2019

New Book Features the Life of Guitar Legend Stevie Ray Vaughan

Guitar legend Stevie Ray Vaughn would have turned 65 this year. He died in 1990.
August 20, 2019

Moon Day

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College is hosting Moon Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20.
June 21, 2019

Anniversary Notes the End of Bonnie and Clyde

​This year marks the 85th anniversary of the deaths of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The notorious outlaws were killed on May 23, 1934, on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. The couple drove up in an automobile and were shot by a posse of four Texas and two Louisiana officers.
April 15, 2019

Born After Columbine

Student Shares Views of Trying to Get an Education Under Constant Threat of Violence
February 22, 2019

Elvis Impersonator Brings Show to Gilmer

If Elvis Presley was still with us, he’d turn 84 years old January 8. Celebrating Elvis every day is impersonator Travis Powell.
December 25, 2018

Diamond Bessie Discovered in Jefferson

In the small town of Jefferson, on December 30, 1880, Abe Rothschild was released under the verdict that he was no longer guilty, after suffering through four years of trials and hearings, over the mysterious murder of the famed “Diamond Bessie.”
October 24, 2018

Marshall Native Never Forgot His Hometown

Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr., also known as Y.A. Tittle, was a groundbreaker, Hall of Fame and seven-time Pro Bowl quarterback and part of the San Francisco 49ers’ famed “Million Dollar Backfield.” He was also the first professional football player featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and is credited with coining “alley-oop” as a sports term to describe a high arcing pass.
August 28, 2018

New Kids Water Zone Opens

Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines RV & Cabin Resort near Lindale is opening an 11,000 square foot Kids Water Zone this summer.
June 27, 2018

Making New Memories with Mom

Many have their own Mothers Day rituals including favorite restaurants in the region. Here are a few “different” events worth checking out this year as well.
April 22, 2018

You’re the One in a Million Duane Allen

Happy birthday to Duane Allen, one part of the four-part harmonies of the Oak Ridge Boys. Allen was born April 29, 1943, in the tiny crossroads community of Taylor Town south of Paris, Texas.
February 22, 2018