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Edom Sets Community Thanksgiving Meal

October 29, 2014

Grand Saline Hosts Peanut Butter Festival

During National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, on Saturday, November 8, the Grand Saline Main Street Program presents the fifth annual Great American Peanut Butter Festival in downtown Grand Saline.
October 29, 2014

Edgewood Festival Returns November 8

The 38th annual Edgewood Heritage Festival returns to the grounds of the Heritage Park outdoor museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 8.
October 29, 2014

Nurturing Healing Love

I do not recall the last time a book held my interest so closely that I couldn’t put it down until I finished it — that’s what happened with this one.
October 29, 2014

The Inns of Edom Offer Room to Breathe

Travelers from near and far “follow the star” formed by the five streets that connect at the heart of downtown Edom.
October 28, 2014

Local Author Publishes Fourth Novel In Series

October 28, 2014

Moore’s Store Has New Ownership and New Menu

Moore’s Store in historic downtown Ben Wheeler is now operating under new owners, mother and daughter team Summer Haltom and Sharon Gilchrist.
October 28, 2014

Keeping Time With the Little Drummer Boy

Performing for thousands of people at a live concert, when Motley Crew drummer Tommy Lee hits his snare drum and the tip of his drumstick breaks off causing a scar or even a hole through the instrument, somebody gets a call to build a better drumstick tip.
October 28, 2014

New Group To Support Van Zandt Nonprofits

August 31, 2014

Art Guitars Strike a Chord Within

Rich fabrics and swirling paints span across wooden guitar bodies in colorful patterns, creating music inside the soul instead of at strumming fingertips. These old guitars that no longer play are given new life by being transformed into stunning wall art through stitching and brushstrokes.
August 28, 2014

Enjoy Fine Art at the 2014 Edom Festival

The small East Texas art community of Edom readies itself for an influx of visitors for its annual Edom Festival of the Arts. Fine art, fine crafts, live music and great food fill the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios on the one main street in town, Farm to Market Road 279.
August 28, 2014

Tin Can Tourists “Glamp” in Style

Dotting the highways and byways of the Upper East Side of Texas is a growing number of charming “tin can” trailers, tiny “teardrops,” and fanciful wing-adorned Shastas. These vintage trailers are renewing the romance of the open road.
August 28, 2014