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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

Ben Wheeler Junebug Fest Welcomes Summer

Organizers at The Forge Bar & Grill in Ben Wheeler are gearing up for the 5th Annual Junebug Summer Fair, set for June 17-18
April 24, 2017

Therapy Dogs Lend Emotional Support to the Petless

Few pet lovers are surprised by news that being around animals may help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and even lengthen human life spans, but researchers continue to study the benefits of the human-animal bond.
April 24, 2017

East Texas Moonlight

By Claudia Holland. Sitting out on my porch one evening, the colors were so vivid and the moon was full. It's hard to capture those colors in the evening and it just lit up my soul to see this one moment. I had to capture this one beautiful moment as the sun set and the moon was rising.
March 5, 2017

Jack and the Sunset

By Ricky Niell. My dog Jack looking for rabbits as the sun sets near Edgewood, Texas. Jack is a Husky, but looks a little like a wolf.
February 5, 2017

Holly Berries

By Justine Meccio. "Holly berries (captured in Edom, Texas) always bring to mind the holiday season!"
December 12, 2016

Tawakoni Sunset

By Ine Burke. "The smooth surface of water brings calmness. The rocks on the foreground offer safe foundation while watching the sun go down. It's just one of those beautiful and peaceful golden hours in East Texas."
October 23, 2016

Balloon Glow

By Justine Meccio. This image was captured just after sunset while enjoying the "balloon glow" during the recent Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest in Canton, Texas.
May 23, 2016

Canton Balloon Fest Lights Up the Sky

The Fifth Annual Tailwind Regional Balloon Fest is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. May 13 and 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on May 14 on the west side of the First Monday Trade Days grounds. in Canton.
April 28, 2016

Local Student Wins Place in State Art Contest

Nine-year-old Makayla McLemore of Ben Wheeler won a runner up spot in the 2016 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest.
April 27, 2016

CASA for Kids Marks 25 Years with Fundraiser

The “Justice Is Served” event set for April 19 features local judges serving appetizers.
April 13, 2016