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Van Oil Queen Pageant, Van Oil Festival Set

August 28, 2014

Experience a Shopping Oasis at Blue Moon Gardens

Just five miles east of the art community of Edom is a shopping oasis at Blue Moon Gardens. Among acres of herb plants, perennials, and old-fashioned flowers is a gift shop in a 90-year-old farmhouse filled with soaps, candles, linens, books, and home and seasonal décor.
August 28, 2014

Tom Geddie Publishes Novel of Future Humanity

County Line Magazine’s Tom Geddie has published his fifth book, a novel named For She Was Once the Thief of Time.
August 27, 2014

Gum Creek Mercantile Is Newest Business to Open in Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler continues to make headlines due to the revitalization of this once ghost town. What started as one man’s (Brooks Gremmels) mission turned into a community-wide focus.
July 18, 2014

In the Kitchen with Artist Doug Brown

Good Grub by Great Artists is a cookbook by Zeke and Marty who visited 60 artists’ studios and kitchens, shooting thousands of images and traveling nearly 15,000 miles to compile.
June 26, 2014

Good Public Places Important in Effort to Build Healthy Communities

One of the things many Americans like about traveling in Europe is the way people gather in central places throughout each day and night.
June 26, 2014

The Lady with the Pen Leads Norwegians to Texas

Born in Norway in 1815, Elise Tvede lived a comfortable, pastoral life as an upper-class clergyman’s daughter. After the death of her parents, she married Sven Foyn, a whaling magnate, and continued a life of ease until the suffering of others caught her attention.
June 26, 2014

Farmers, Markets and Festivals Bring Plenty of Food and Fun to Guests

Over the past few years the terms “culinary tourism,” “gastronomads,” and “farm to table” are heard often in the Upper East Side of Texas as people continue to embrace the need for fresh produce for better nutrition and tastier food.
May 14, 2014

Paul Michael Company Expands Home Decor Experience

Paul Michael Company recently opened new doors to a two-story, 60,000 square foot building next to their existing store on Highway 19 near Interstate 20 in Canton. The facility is filled with antiques, furniture, and hand-made recycled home decor.
April 24, 2014

Children’s Advocacy Center Raising Public Awareness Of Abuse

It is the birthright of every child to be loved, protected and nurtured. It is also a child’s right to grow up healthy and with their boundaries intact.It is the birthright of every child to be loved, protected and nurtured. It is also a child’s right to grow up healthy and with their boundaries intact.
April 24, 2014

Gremmels Transformed Ben Wheeler

My dad grew up on a farm just a stone’s throw north of Ben Wheeler, Texas, during the 1920s and 30s. It was a thriving town then with a bank, cotton gins, corn mill, drugstore, hotel, hardware store, two mercantile stores, and his uncle Willie even had a blacksmith shop there at one time.
February 27, 2014

Local Humane Society Begins Rebranding Effort

February 27, 2014