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Central Perks Cafe

Semi-deserted downtowns in East Texas towns are becoming a big focus for re-development, and one of the leaders is Marshall. In this downtown surrounding the majestic Harrison County Courthouse is a dining gem, Central Perks Café in the historic Weisman Center building, nestled into booths of antiques and artisans.
November 28, 2012

Portals, Passageways Shows Off Two Marys

The “Portals and Passageways Art Exhibition” features paintings and sculpture by Mary Norvell and Mary Ruff at the Marshall Visual Art Center from September 21 through November 2.
August 29, 2012

Michelson Museum Exhibits Flow

FLOW takes as its theme an element at once commonplace yet crucial to human existence — water. Like its physical character, water as subject has assumed a variety of roles and meanings, from being a source of life to an instrument of destruction and death.
August 29, 2012

Fun, Food, and Finds

On a recent crisp clear morning, a friend and I set out to explore a few of our Upper East Side of Texas towns. Arriving near Kilgore on Highway 31 we stopped for lunch at the Country Tavern which has been serving famous “Tavern Ribs” for more than 60 years.
July 3, 2012

The Blue Frog Grill

The Blue Frog is nestling in the square that surrounds the historic Harrison County Courthouse in rooms that once held a druggist and a jewelry store. Beautiful wooden floors, ceiling high windows and art deco tin ceilings compose the setting where executive chefs Brett and Deon Spivy, alongside their staff, make each customer a beautiful meal.
July 2, 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

Marshall’s Michelson Museum of Art

With a strong commitment to arts education for children and teens, the Michelson Museum of Art in Marshall offers – in addition to its exhibits – lots of programming for both students and teachers.
April 3, 2011

Trains of East Texas

Railroads, in their heydays, changed the way people lived in East Texas, and continue to play an important role in creating better lives. Never as flashy as the oil boom, railroads nevertheless were both pervasive and vital to East Texas’ legacy.
October 1, 2007

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