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Downtown Living Puts Residents in Center of Action

Residents are enjoying their front-row view living in downtown Sulphur Springs.
February 22, 2019

What's on Your Shopping List?

Bookstore, home decor and more: Check out reader-awarded shopping experiences in the Upper East Side of Texas.
January 29, 2019

The Best in Light and Healthy Eating

Find great vegetarian choices in Longview and Nacogdoches, or go for a sandwich in Sulphur Springs.
January 13, 2019

Best Meat and Seafood Choices Worth Adding to Dining Schedule

The best surf and turf category from the Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest includes many inviting restaurants with beef and seafood entrees.
January 9, 2019

Best Stage Performances Include Shakespeare, Cash and the Founding Fathers

In the next several weeks, this blog will announce numerous Arts winners from the recently-completed Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest.
January 7, 2019

State Economic Development Award Goes to Five in Region

Strategic economic development brings honors to Sulphur Springs, Mineola, Tyler, Greenville and Lindale.
November 5, 2018

Fall Colors

By Charles Wright. Fall colors at the entrance to Lake Elberta in Hopkins County.
October 31, 2018

What Are Your Favorite Art Events and Venues? -- Vote Today!

Cities and towns with favorite art happenings include Palestine, Longview, Denison, Sulphur Springs, Winnsboro, Lindale and more.
October 22, 2018

Tiny Reilly Springs Once Attracted Early Country Music Greats

Reilly Springs was perhaps an ideal place for a live music stage. It is about half way between Texarkana, Texas, and Dallas, Texas (about 100 miles from either city). Not only could music lovers easily congregate there, but the proximity also was convenient for traveling musical artists.
October 8, 2018

5 Coffee Shops Worth a Sip

Really good coffee houses offer a wide selection of great coffee in a place that encourages relaxation and conversation. They have attentive wait staff and baristas that are excited to please guests with their creations.
October 7, 2018

Tiny Reilly Springs Once Attracted Early Country Music Greats

Reilly Springs was perhaps an ideal place for a live music stage. It is about half way between Texarkana, Texas, and Dallas, Texas (about 100 miles from either city). Not only could music lovers easily congregate there, but the proximity also was convenient for traveling musical artists.
September 30, 2018

Sunset Cove

By Steven Hack. The sunset at Sunset Cove in Cooper Lake State Park (Sulphur Springs, TX) with the calming, peaceful beauty of the lake and surroundings.
September 1, 2018