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Spread the Love on Valentine’s Day and All Year Long

Visit someone in a nursing home. Practice random acts of kindness. Thank a police officer. Give a card. Volunteer at an animal shelter...
December 21, 2019

Ellen DeGeneres To Receive the Carol Burnett Award

Atlanta, Texas, high school graduate (1976) Ellen DeGeneres is being honored by the legacy of another funny woman when she receives the Carol Burnett Award at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. The 77th Golden Globes take place Sunday, January 5 on NBC, recognizing excellence in film and television.
December 21, 2019

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

Well, It’s Been Too Long for 125 Years

In 1895, 16-year-old Lyman T. Davis appeared on the Streets of Corsicana Texas, and began selling his “ranch” chili from the back of a wagon in front of the Blue Front Saloon.
December 21, 2019

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

The Angelina Arts Alliance (AAA) is proud to present the world-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 5 at the Temple Theater in Lufkin.
December 21, 2019

Brandon Maxwell Returns to Longview

Fashion designer and Longview native Brandon Maxwell is the keynote speaker at “Stars Over Longview” at 11:30 a.m. January 9 at Maude Cobb Convention Center. The annual awards ceremony and luncheon is presented by Longview Regional Medical Center to honor women for their compassion and dedication to the Longview community.
December 21, 2019

Rock Hounds Find Gem of a Deal

The 24th Annual Gemstone & Jewelry Show takes place January 24-26 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center in Tyler. Presented by East Texas Gem and Mineral Society (ETGMS), the three-day event takes visitors on an expedition sure to thrill aspiring or experienced archeologists, paleontologists, geologists, lapidary artists, or even average rock hounds.
December 21, 2019

Butterfly Snuggles

My mother, Lucille Matthews Geddie, is an inspiration to me and so many others. At 94 years old, she lives her life so beautifully — with purpose, passion, and compassion for others.
December 21, 2019

Artist Communicates Through Mosaic Sculptures

​Amy Haid Spence uses her stained-glass mosaic sculptures to communicate what she sees to the world.
December 20, 2019

The Grandeur of the West

The grit of the West as captured through the lens of renowned photographer Laura Wilson is on display through March 15 in the North Gallery at the Tyler Museum of Art (TMA).
December 20, 2019

Tickets On Sale for Inspiring Local Musicals

Family-friendly The SpongeBob Musical takes place at 7 p.m. January 23 at the Belcher Center in Longview. The New York Times declares this show “brilliant.” Its creators bring to life the Nickelodeon series with humor, heart, and pure theatricality and shows where the power of optimism really can save the world.
December 20, 2019

Pulpwood Queens Celebrate Anniversary

It was January 18, 2000, when Kathy L. Murphy opened Beauty and the Book, a hair salon and book store combo in Jefferson, Texas. She started the Pulpwood Queens Book Club and it’s grown to chapters nationwide and in 15 foreign countries.
December 20, 2019