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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

Try Cajun Tex in Marshall for Family Dininig Cajun Tex

August 20, 2019

The Fun Begins for Marshall Main Street

Downtown Marshall, Texas, comes alive every second Saturday beginning in March – and every month through October – with an outdoor festival hosted by Marshall Main Street.
February 22, 2019

Telegraph History in Texas Originated in Marshall

The statue in downtown Marshall of two men receiving a telegraphed message recognizes this early Texas advancement.
December 30, 2018

A Twinkle in the Skies Over Marshall This Time of Year

The historic downtown courthouse in Marshall creates a magical wonderland with thousands of lights and an adjoining ice skating rink.
November 2, 2018

Boogie Woogie Birthplace Is Official

In the Harrison County logging camps of the Texas and Pacific Railway, the throbbing beat of boogie-woogie was created by newly freed African-Americans.
October 24, 2018

Relax with a Night of Jazz

The audience will enjoy the great vocals, lively sounds, and up-beat rhythms of this great jazz duo while supporting Marshall Regional Arts Council and local business.
October 22, 2018

Van Zandt: What's Behind the Interesting County Name?

The County of Van Zandt, Texas, was named after him in 1848. The county courthouse lawn in Canton features a statue of him and his wife, Frances.
October 7, 2018

Marshall Native Never Forgot His Hometown

Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr., also known as Y.A. Tittle, was a groundbreaker, Hall of Fame and seven-time Pro Bowl quarterback and part of the San Francisco 49ers’ famed “Million Dollar Backfield.” He was also the first professional football player featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and is credited with coining “alley-oop” as a sports term to describe a high arcing pass.
August 28, 2018

Accidental Death Takes Civil Rights Attorney in 1960

Early civil rights attorney's death shocked the community of Marshall in 1960.
August 11, 2018

Communities Present Summer Music Events

There are music acts all over the state of Texas this summer, many of them free. You can even bring your own chair, or blanket, and an ice chest of your favorite beverages. This is the inexpensive way to spend a summer’s evening and you won’t have to elbow your way through a crowd of paparazzi.
April 22, 2018

Farmers Markets Provide Good Food and Entertainment

The small towns dotting rural areas of the Upper East Side of Texas help celebrate the bounty of the region by supporting local farmers and providing fresh food for consumers. They turn this annual ritual into a good time for residents and visitors alike with lively farmers markets that kick off this time of year.
April 22, 2018