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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

Student Art Contest Announces Winners

Annual student art contest for Van ISD asks students to present art for Door Controls USA.
December 14, 2019

Plan a Stay in the Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District

For those looking for a four-day getaway in the Upper East Side of Texas, try the Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District. Located in the southeast corner of Van Zandt County, Texas, (between Dallas and Shreveport) visitors find a unique district with three culturally active small towns — Edom, Van, and Ben Wheeler — and beautiful surrounding countryside. There’s plenty to experience in a four-day weekend.
June 21, 2019

Townes Van Zandt Influence Continues Today

The late Townes Van Zandt is often referred to as the most influential Texas songwriter of the 20th century.
February 22, 2019

East Texas Sip and Shop

East Texas Sip & Shop takes guests on guided tours to select wineries, breweries, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, promising discounts and a good time along the way.
February 22, 2019

Barstool Races Return to Ben Wheeler With Joint Activities in Edom

Ben Wheeler’s famous Barstool Races are expanding this year to include a full day of activities and concerts, and participation from their FM 279 sister city, Edom, just eight miles east, for this annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.
February 22, 2019

New Event Celebrates Art on Van Gogh’s Birthday

The first annual Van Go Art Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in Van City Park in Van, Texas, on the 166th birthday of Vincent Van Gogh.
February 22, 2019

Enjoy Wings Over Pegasus for a Good Cause

The Pegasus Project presents the Fifth Annual Wings Over Pegasus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 in Murchison.
February 22, 2019

Blue Moon Celebrates Lavender

Blue Moon Gardens celebrates all things lavender at their Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27.
February 22, 2019

Explore Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District for a Four-Day Valentine’s Getaway

“Love is all around” in the Southeast corner of Van Zandt County, Texas, (between Dallas and Shreveport) where you’ll find a unique district with three small towns and beautiful surrounding countryside.
February 6, 2019

Gullahorn Is Where Original and Acoustic Music Meet

Andy Gullahorn performs live at The Old Firehouse in Edom, Texas, on Saturday, January 19.
December 31, 2018

Ham It Up with the Dancing Pig of Ben Wheeler

Taking a bite of The Dancing Pig sandwich at Moore’s Store in historic downtown Ben Wheeler is a deliciously messy roller coaster of flavor.
December 27, 2018