January-February 2014

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Six Course Dinner Slated In Texarkana May 31

Kilgore Main Street Starts Fridays After 5 Series

Diaz Part Of ‘Night At The Museum’

The Longview Museum of Fine Arts hosts “Night at the Museum” on February 22. The event features live painting by world-renowned artist Rolando Diaz, accompanied by pianist Seth Simmons, from 7-8 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m.

Lake Country Playhouse, Tickets Go On Sale

Season tickets for 2014 are on sale for Lake Country Playhouse and the Lake Country Symphonic Band. Lake Country Playhouse season tickets sell for $40, while Lake Country Symphonic Band season tickets sell for $15

Master Gardener Training Set For Cherokee County

Those interested in learning how to keep yard and garden in top-notch condition, and how to best select plants, will learn these things and much more during Master Gardener training.

Ellis Paul Concert Set for Henderson

The Lake Cherokee Concerts Series in Henderson presents singer-songwriterEllis Paul in Concert on January 12, 2014.

The Five Browns In Concert At UT-Tyler’s Cowan Center

East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents The Five Browns in a performance on January 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center.

Franklin County Library Adds E-Books To Circulation

The Franklin County Library has e-books available to its patrons. The service began December 1 and was announced in the Mount Vernon Main Street Alliance newsletter.

Geriatric Jeopardy

We hear a lot of talk about the aging of the American population and how it will bankrupt the Social Security System and Medicare, but not enough is said about the opportunities an aging population offers.

Tickets On Sale For January Bellamy Brothers, Tritt Shows

The Music City Texas Theater in Linden presents The Bellamy Brothers on January 18, 2014, and Travis Tritt on January 25, 2014.

Five Days at Memorial

Although probably destined to be a Hollywood film, Five Days at Memorial is an excellent look not only at a harrowing, sometimes horrifying tale of American history, but also at the current health care system, political stasis, and medical ethics.

January/February Poetry

Annual Eagle Fest Set For January 18

Rains High School in Emory hosts the 19th annual Eagle Fest, featuring educational displays, exhibitions and lectures about the American Bald Eagle.

East Texas Talents Release CDs

A veteran songwriter, a young newcomer, and a recent graduate from a prestigious Northeastern university are among Upper East Side of Texas musicians with new albums.

Blues Brothers Revue Set For Cowan Center

“The Official Blues Brothers Revue” live concert show comes to the Cowan Center on the campus of the University of Texas at Tyler on February 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Great Music Scheduled at Old Firehouse in Edom

Tom Prasada-Rao performs at The Old Firehouse January 18. He is a performing songwriter of breathtaking vision.

One-Act Troupe Auditions Scheduled

Tyler Civic Theatre Center is bringing back the Acting Performance Troupe. Starting in January, students embark on a 19-week project preparing a one-act production to be a part of the non-profit theatre’s 19th annual Youth Theatre Conference in Boerne, Texas, June 11-15.

Bird Sculpture Workshop Scheduled In Athens

Gallery 211 hosts a four-day Bird Sculpture Workshop during two weekends, January 25-26 and February 1-2.

Creating a Path for Those in Need

Twenty-eight years ago in the neighborhoods of Tyler, one woman’s vision came together to create one of the strongest non-profit assistance charities in East Texas. People Attempting To Help (PATH) was founded by Gertrude Windsor, whose charitable heart marked everything she did in the Tyler community.

April in Edom Festival Scheduled April 12-13

The old-fashioned April in Edom street fair is planned again this year in – no surprise – April. Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, to be exact, in downtown Edom.

Matthew McConaughey — A Long Way from Dazed and Confused

In this exclusive interview with County Line Magazine, the A-list actor and proud Texas native talks about his recent film and how his East Texas roots prepared him for success in Hollywood.

Lago Del Pino

Just on the outskirts of Tyler, on a quiet east Texas road, sits Lago del Pino, an “oasis in the countryside,” as the website puts it. The description fits aptly, as the restaurant serves as a warm beacon comfortably away from the bright lights of Tyler, nestled majestically adjacent to a 40 acre lake.

Best of the Upper East Side of Texas

In its tenth year now, County Line Magazine’s annual survey to uncover the best in the Upper East Side of Texas just keeps discovering more and more treasures –

Yama Yoga Wellness Spa Begins New Era With More Services, Programs

For yoga instructor Summer Smith and her Yama Yoga Wellness Spa in Canton, 2013 raced to an exciting and expansive close.

In the Kitchen with Sally Wade

Gnocchetti in Cuppio

Designs For Discovery Center In Longview Are Completed

Longview World of Wonders (LongviewWOW) announces the completion of preliminary conceptual designs for a hands-on discovery center planned for downtown Longview.

‘Love Under the Stars’ Event Scheduled For Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Center for Earth & Space Science Education in Tyler announces the return of “Love Under the Stars.”

Prolific Texas Artist Billy Hassell is Featured in TMA Exhibition

New works by a Texas artist and environmentalist widely known for capturing the natural beauty of his native state on a grand scale are the focus of the Tyler Museum of Art’s next major exhibition Illuminating Nature: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper by Billy Hassell, openined in December and runs through March 23.

Economic Summit Deemed A Great Success

The East Texas Council of Governments, Workforce Solutions East Texas andthe East Texas Economic Development District recently joined in hosting their first Workforce and Economic Development Summit at Pinecrest Country Club.

Country Music Star Musgraves Earns Four Grammy Nominations

Golden girl Kacey Musgraves received four nominations for Grammys, the award given by The Recording Academy to honor achievements in the recording arts and music community.

Five Popular Destinations Are Latest Additions Into Hall of Fame

“The best” is often debatable, but excellence speaks for itself. County Line Magazine established a hall of fame for the places and people in the Upper East Side of Texas that consistently win in the annual “best-of” balloting.

Annual Mardi Gras Upriver Brings Music, Parades to Downtown Jefferson

Parades, live entertainment and more headline the 25th Mardi Gras Upriver in Jefferson, Texas, scheduled for February 28 and March 1-2.

Bee Healthy

The Texas climate can be rough and varied as the landscape. In the winter months, temperate sun-soaked mornings can swiftly turn inclement, leaving many folks with a bad case of the sniffles.

Jewelry Sales Help Build Memories

Danna Dickinson has sold fine sterling silver jewelry and bronze statuary in Texas and Oklahoma for more than 22 years. Her loyal customers know her from her home base in Arbor I during First Monday Canton Trade Days, and from the other major shows like An Affair of the Heart in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

County Line Magazine Hall of Fame

Art & Espresso Winnsboro. Best Coffee Crossroads Music Company Winnsboro. Best Live Music Venue

Wilhite Landscape Announces Winners of Garden Scene Photo Contest

Wilhite Landscape of Tyler recently held a photo contest asking for snapshots of favorite garden scenes. People voted for favorites among the photos uploaded to the Wilhite Landscape Facebook page.

Deadline Near For Annual Jefferson Quilt Show

The 11th annual Jefferson Quilt Show takes place January 24-26 at the Cypress Valley Education Center at 120 East Austin St. in Jefferson.