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Best of the Upper East Side of Texas

This year’s Best of the Upper East Side of Texas readers survey set a record with 4,591 nominations for a growing list of gems in the region featuring delicious food, wonderful attractions, beautiful backdrops, one-of-a-kind shops, exciting entertainment, and many talented individuals.
December 21, 2019

Townes Van Zandt Influence Continues Today

The late Townes Van Zandt is often referred to as the most influential Texas songwriter of the 20th century.
February 22, 2019

East Texas Sip and Shop

East Texas Sip & Shop takes guests on guided tours to select wineries, breweries, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, promising discounts and a good time along the way.
February 22, 2019

Barstool Races Return to Ben Wheeler With Joint Activities in Edom

Ben Wheeler’s famous Barstool Races are expanding this year to include a full day of activities and concerts, and participation from their FM 279 sister city, Edom, just eight miles east, for this annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.
February 22, 2019

Enjoy Wings Over Pegasus for a Good Cause

The Pegasus Project presents the Fifth Annual Wings Over Pegasus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 in Murchison.
February 22, 2019

Explore Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District for a Four-Day Valentine’s Getaway

“Love is all around” in the Southeast corner of Van Zandt County, Texas, (between Dallas and Shreveport) where you’ll find a unique district with three small towns and beautiful surrounding countryside.
February 6, 2019

Craving a Certain Cuisine?

Restaurants in Forney, Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches, Mount Pleasant and Ben Wheeler, Texas get noticed in this adventure to find that cuisine you crave.
January 28, 2019

Ham It Up with the Dancing Pig of Ben Wheeler

Taking a bite of The Dancing Pig sandwich at Moore’s Store in historic downtown Ben Wheeler is a deliciously messy roller coaster of flavor.
December 27, 2018

Pork Sandwich That's Just Right for Colder Weather Appetites

Taking a bite of The Dancing Pig sandwich at Moore’s Store in historic downtown Ben Wheeler is a deliciously messy roller coaster of flavor. The hammed up concoction is loaded about four inches high with pulled pork, sliced ham, house-rubbed candied-pepper bacon, and caramelized red onions.
November 13, 2018

Holiday Greeting Card Contest Shows Community Spirit

Students were asked to create original work in acrylics, oils, watercolor, chalk, pencil, or colored pencil with a theme of “Cowboy Christmas.” A total of 360 submissions came from children in Pre K through the 8th grade.
November 9, 2018

Local Author Pens Boomer/Senior Murder Mystery

Rose Ellen and Pearl are East Texas gals. Born and raised here, they walk the walk and talk the talk. The two women are now in their sixties, and prefer to be called boomer/seniors rather than “seniors,” which designates someone older, like their friend Peggy, who celebrated her 90th birthday dancing at the senior center.
October 24, 2018

Battle of the Neches Remembered

An annual ceremony honoring Cherokee Chief Bowles and the many others killed by Texas Militia in 1839 takes place on July 14 at the historic Battle of the Neches site near Ben Wheeler.
June 27, 2018