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Van Zandt County Archive

Plan a Stay in the Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District

For those looking for a four-day getaway in the Upper East Side of Texas, try the Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District. Located in the southeast corner of Van Zandt County, Texas, (between Dallas and Shreveport) visitors find a unique district with three culturally active small towns — Edom, Van, and Ben Wheeler — and beautiful surrounding countryside. There’s plenty to experience in a four-day weekend.
June 21, 2019

Townes Van Zandt Influence Continues Today

The late Townes Van Zandt is often referred to as the most influential Texas songwriter of the 20th century.
February 22, 2019

Try This New Winery in Edom

There’s a new goat in the rolling countryside outside Edom, Texas, and it’s green. The Green Goat Winery opened recently at 12362 FM 279, a stone’s throw from Blue Moon Gardens.
November 2, 2018

Becoming a Master Gardener

To apply to be a Texas Master Gardener, apply by Thursday, October 25.
October 22, 2018

Van Zandt: What's Behind the Interesting County Name?

The County of Van Zandt, Texas, was named after him in 1848. The county courthouse lawn in Canton features a statue of him and his wife, Frances.
October 7, 2018

Jimmy LaFave’s Peace Town Comes Out This Summer

As Wills Point-born singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave prepared to leave this world last year during his battle with cancer, he used that time to give his fans one last batch of songs.
June 27, 2018

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

Murals on Old Buildings' Walls Worth a Roadtrip

Splashing some paint — colors, words, and pictures — on exterior walls of buildings sends a message, serves a purpose.
April 28, 2018

Blue Moon Gardens Continues to Blossom

This year marks the 25th anniversary of friends Sharon Lee Smith and Mary Wilhite's retail garden center.
February 22, 2018

The Old Firehouse Features Pettis and Prasada-Rao

The Old Firehouse in Edom presents acoustic concerts by Pierce Pettis November 11 and Tom Prasada-Rao December 2.
October 30, 2017

Head to Edom for Gardening and Decorating Fun

Get back to nature this fall season.
October 15, 2017

East Texas Sunrise

By Ricky Niell. Breathtaking sunrise in Edgewood, Texas
May 14, 2017