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Zipline Thrills Await Guests in East Texas

There may be very few who associate East Texas with thrill-seeking. However, the activity of ziplining (some would call it sport, though I’m not sure that’s accurate) has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially in this region.
June 26, 2013

Longview Opens New Trail For Mountain Bikes, More

Longview has opened the three-mile Grace Creek Mountain Bike Trail for users to mountain bike, hike, or in wooded property owned from the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex south along the Grace Creek corridor.
June 26, 2013

Hole-in-One Competition Raises Scholarship Funds

The 27th annual UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest will be May 11-18 on The University of Texas at Tyler campus. Contest finals will be Sunday, May 19, at Hollytree Country Club.
April 25, 2013

Help Raise $ for Good Cause At Fun-Filled Doggy Derby

The first Doggy Derby in Tyler will be held on Saturday, May 4, the same day as the Kentucky Derby.
April 25, 2013

Longview Opens New Trail At Bennie Jackson Park

Longview has a new, 0.36-mile walking trail in Bennie Jackson Park as part of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department master plan. Cost of the project was approximately $22,000.
April 25, 2013

Boy Scouts Unveil Sign For Disc Golf Course

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department and Boy Scout Troop 335 have unveiled the sign for the new disc golf course at Noble E. Young Park. The course, built by Lawson Barrett for his Eagle Scout project last summer with help from other members of Troop 335, features nine holes with concrete tee boxes. Barrett worked closely with Paul Owen, an avid disc golfer and overseer of the Louis and Peaches Owen Foundation, to design the course.
April 25, 2013

Canoe, Kayak Unique Lake On April Earth Day Regatta

The second annual Caddo Lake Earth Day Regatta is scheduled for April 20, with three padding trails near Uncertain. Each canoe or kayak trail has unique features and all are good for birding and photography.
March 28, 2013

Second Annual Jefferson Train Days Scheduled

The second annual Jefferson Train Days event occur May 18 and 19 to commemorate the one year anniversary of the R.D. Moses T & P Model Railroad layout in its new location in Jefferson.
February 28, 2013

Enjoy the Wine Trail From Harleton to Pittsburg

From the winding county roads going northeast out of Longview, the Piney Woods Wine Trail reaches four distinct wineries and vineyards that are vibrant canvases of the artistic depth of East Texas wine.
September 28, 2012

See Music Boxes in Sulphur Springs

There’s something both mechanical and magical, it seems, about music boxes, which are often thought of as relics from the past.
July 27, 2012

Predators Invade Tyler For Museum Exhibit

Discovery Science Place is bringing the traveling exhibit “Predators” to the science center in downtown Tyler, continuing through the summer. Created by the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, the educational exhibit offers insight into some of the most dangerous animals on land, sea, and in the sky.
July 1, 2012

Home Away From Home at Marshall’s Roseville B&B

Roseville Bed and Breakfast in Marshall is something any East Texan or visitor must not miss for a hidden getaway. The house is owned by Shreveport grandparents Melvin and Virginia McConnell who transplanted themselves closer to family 10 years ago. The bed and breakfast is located on Highway 80 five miles west of Marshall and about eight miles east of Hallsville.
February 1, 2012