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This Summer, Try a Staycation Instead

For those seeking fun weekend destinations where plenty of activities are easily within walking distance once they arrive, there’s no need to look further than the Upper East Side of Texas.
May 14, 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

One Slight Hitch on Stage in Mineola

In the story, it's Courtney's wedding day. The sun is out, the birds are singing, her mother, Delia, is making last-minute preparations to make sure it is a perfect day for her daughter. ... Ringing doorbell: not in the plan.
April 17, 2018

Spring Flower Trails Offer Blooming Good Time

Spring in the Upper East Side of Texas means blooms, blooms, and more blooms. From festivals to gardens to natural wildflowers along roadways, this part of the world offers a breathtaking backdrop to rival any in the world. Take a look at this list and set aside some time to stop and smell the roses and enjoy all these brightly colored beauties as this side of nature puts on its annual show.
February 22, 2018

Beloved Character Actor Got Start in Northeast Texas

January 22, 2018

Wide Array of Music Hits the Stage in Mineola

This "Musical Grab Bag" has something for everyone.
October 4, 2017

Spooky Encounters Abound in East Texas

East Texas is a perfect place to indulge in playful horrors of Halloween, what with its deep woods, historic homes, and ghost stories.
August 27, 2017

Farmers' Markets

Farmers' markets in the Upper East Side of Texas offer more than delicious home grown produce. Some have food demonstrations, wine, preserves, fresh baked breads, live music, and more.
April 24, 2017

A Dozen Great Summer Staycation Destinations

For those seeking fun weekend destinations where plenty of activities are easily within walking distance once they arrive, there’s no need to look further than the Upper East Side of Texas.
April 24, 2017

Roadside Wildflowers

By Lisa Hilbers. The photo was taken on the loop in Mineola in Wood County by the Mineola Nature Preserve cutoff. I was just out looking for blooming flowers and saw the patch of Indian Paintbrushes and decided to take the shot.
May 30, 2016

Musgraves Continues Family Gift of Creativity

Karen Musgraves is a down-to-earth, good-natured country girl and gifted artist from Golden, Texas.
February 23, 2016

Romantic Comedy Opens Season at Mineola's Playhouse

‘Lone Star Love Potion’ set to run two weekends.
February 8, 2016