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Church and State Agree On Furniture

Smooth, hand-sanded, Appalachian hardwood pew ends stacked high waiting for custom bench seats welcome visitors to Hall Furniture‘s work shop in Henderson, Texas. The company has produced custom church and courthouse pieces since 1939.
October 31, 2013

Regional Cities Accredited in Texas Main Street List

Twenty-eight cities in the Upper East Side of Texas are among 84 officially recognized Texas Main Street destinations for 2013.
February 28, 2013

HCT Spins Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web for October

The 2012-2013 season for the Henderson Civic Theatre begins with murder, mystery and a grand reopening on October 5 in downtown Henderson. The company has chosen to bring Agatha Christie’s 1956, “Spider’s Web” to life on the small community stage of the historic opera house.
September 28, 2012

Seven Communities Win Awards

A number of communities in the Upper East Side of Texas won Gold Star Affiliate awards from Keep Texas Beautiful.
July 27, 2012

The Star of Henderson

In the heart of East Texas four highways meet at a point affectionately called “the star” in Henderson. Each can take a traveler to new delights and adventures.
July 3, 2012

Enjoy a Great Escape to Tara Winery in Athens

Rolling hills lined with climbing grapevines in perfect rows surround a historic Victorian-style white two-story mansion with wraparound porches. In the shadows sits a massive wine works restaurant and event center rising from the hill. It’s a scene one might imagine in Europe, but it’s right here in the Upper East Side of Texas in the form of Tara Vineyard & Winery near Athens.
May 12, 2012


Visitors to Tarbutton’s can expect fast and friendly service in a rustic setting that is at once alive and quiet. The establishment also provides an upstairs banquet room for private functions and a catering service. Take advantage of all they have to offer.
March 1, 2011

Community Love Helps Mend Broken Heart

Love is something that can not be contained and one community has given East Texas an amazing love story in the past year and a half. This is the love story of a strong-willed little girl born literally with a broken heart and her hometown that loved her enough to bring her home.
February 1, 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

Best of 2005

January 1, 2006

Best of 2004

January 1, 2005