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2017 Kids Poetry Contest Winners

Below are the selected winners out of 526 submissions in this year’s poetry contest organized by Young Audiences of Northeast Texas in partnership with County Line Magazine, InSpiritry, Rusk County Poetry Society, and Region 7 Education Service Center.
April 24, 2017

Where Italian Street Eats are an Everyday Affair

Strada Caffè — which means “coffee street” in Italian — is where you come for the coffee, but stay for breakfast or lunch.
April 24, 2017

Modern Mavens Get Things Done

With people honoring their mothers in May, it also seems an appropriate time to acknowledge a handful of modern mavens in the region who’ve made a habit of leading by example.
April 24, 2017

Winter Tree

By Teresa Ross. Black-and-white tree at water's edge.
April 16, 2017

Love Notes

By Stephanie Limerick. This photo is of my mother's hand, playing the fiddle at a Tyler nursing home. She is a member of the Jacksonville Jammers, a group of musicians that travels to local nursing homes to entertain. My mother began playing the fiddle at a later stage in life -- and loves it! She plays in competitions, churches and at other locations.
February 19, 2017

A Foodie's Guide to the East Texas State Fair

It can be overwhelming, so here are great tips for eating great food at this year's fair.
September 29, 2016

Tyler Retains National Main Street Status

City had to meet 10 performance standards to achieve this status.
August 6, 2016

Tyler Responds to West Nile Discovery

City encourages residents to practice prevention.
July 25, 2016

Walk on Water

By Eli Acuna. Lesslie Duran of Lindale, Texas, talks a leisurely walk on the shore of Lake Hawkins.
July 18, 2016

Abandoned on a Back Road

By Melissa Sweet-Leavins. This was on the Old Kilgore Hwy. between Tyler and Kilgore and I saw the abandoned barn and had to turn around to capture it. It was so 'Texas' with the open space and the vivid sunset.
June 20, 2016

Ticket Booth

By Stanley Johnson. Taken at the Evans United Spring Carnival in Tyler with a long exposure.
May 8, 2016

Concrete Floats in Engineers' Canoe Competition

Lake Tyler joins the globe’s sites of engineering feats extraordinary when student engineers put to the test their seaworthy vessels actually made of concrete.
April 27, 2016