January-February 2015

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Romantic Movie Features East Texan Dooley Wilson

Tickling the ivories and crooning this most famous love song was Dooley Wilson, as Sam, playing As Time Goes By.

Nicholas Sparks Speaks at Cowan Center in February

With almost 80 million copies of his books in print, he’s the author of 17 New York Times #1 bestselling books and a cultural phenomenon in his own right.

Emprimo Releases Third Book in Newtonberg Series

Jacksonville-based author David Emprimo has released the third book in his “Newtonberg Stories” series. The newest book, “Back to Newtonberg,” is available in print and e-book editions.

East Texas Native Releases Book Set in Sulphur Springs

Author and Texas history enthusiast John Pearce of Sugar Land releases his new book “Ever Remember – The Days of 1913-1914.”

New Book Released by Ben Wheeler Author

Tyler Resident Gets Keys to Reconstructed Home

Lorine Johnson received the keys to her new home at 304 Boon Avenue in Tyler in November, thanks to the city’s Owner-Occupied Reconstruction Program.

Remembering Northeast Texas Church Arsons through Film

While the New Year invokes thoughts of new beginnings for most of the world, Northeast Texans can’t help but remember when many of their places of worship went down in flames and now that reflection is captured on film.

New Skin Studio Opens in Canton

Aesthetic Glow Skin Studio recently opened in Canton and offers specialty facials, chemical peels, eyebrow waxing and tinting, eyelash tinting and gift certificates.

Charities Receive Checks From Fisheries Center

Classic Movie Takes

Our Winter themed movies have cold, snowy landscapes. The first is a dark forbidding Russia during the first World War; the second has snow fights and snowmen and the third, a family is snowed in during the winter.

Longview Chamber, Pine Tree ISD Team Up

The Longview Chamber of Commerce and Pine Tree ISD have joined forces to bring the Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) into the classroom of high school students. With the collaboration of the two entities, 21 students have the opportunity to participate in the YEA! program. As students in the academy, each has an opportunity to fine tune business ideas, hear from successful local entrepreneurs, visit local businesses on exciting fieldtrips, develop a business plan and pitch to a panel of “investors” for real funding.

Invisible Thread Author Comes to Mount Pleasant

Celebrating 15 Years and Living the Dream in the Upper East Side of Texas

As we began to make plans for the approaching 15th Anniversary of County Line Magazine, we discovered quite a few other businesses celebrating their 15th as well in the Upper East Side of Texas and wondered if there was something special about that particular year that propelled us to put our dreams into action.

Azalea Belle Applications Available for 2015 Events

Applications are available Azalea Belles for the 56th annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail events in Tyler, taking place in the Downtown Azalea district March 20-April 5.

Ringo Starr to Perform at UT Tyler

Ringo Starr, former drummer for legendary group the Beatles, comes to the University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center on February 14.

Catching up with Forest Whitaker

It looks like 2015 is going to be a big year for Longview native and award-winner actor Forest Whitaker. The 53-year-old plays a role in three new anticipated films of the year as well as adding to his directorial repertoire.

Northeast Texans Enjoy Hawk Patrol

For “nature nerds” and others, playing a game of “count the hawks” is a fun pastime on scenic drives and winter is a great time since there is an abundance of them here during this time and they’re easy to see with the leaves off the trees.

Catching up with East Texas’ Eisley

East Texas’ sweethearts since 1998, indie rock band Eisley continues to captivate fans worldwide and mesmerize with their melodious vocals.

Northeast Texas Groups Join Forces for Contest

Dallas Author’s Latest Novel Set in East Texas

Following the international and domestic success of “The Family DuMont” action/adventure series with writing partner Austin Wright, Irving-based author Adam Knox announces the release of his first solo novel, “Dyed in the Wool.”

Rockwall Talent Show Sets Schedule

The sixth annual Rockwall’s Got Talent, a local talent show and fundraiser, returns under the guidance of the Rockwall Community Playhouse’s Board of Directors.

CASA Receives Generous Grant

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Kids of East Texas recently received a $20,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to implement volunteer recruitment.

Tyler Unveils New Recycling App

A new resource is available to Tyler Solid Waste customers to help keep up with their recycling and trash pick-up schedule.

New Hall of Fame Inductee

The Upper East Side of Texas is home to many of “the bests” in the state, but when a business or place consistently receives the most nominations in our annual County Line Magazine BEST they are inducted into a category of home to the greats.

Juls Asian Fusion Restaurant & Café

Juls Asian Fusion Restaurant, Lounge, and Café —which celebrated its one-year anniversary in December, is located near the FRESH by Brookshire’s grocery store on Old Jacksonville Highway in Tyler.

Resolutions and Realistic Expectations

The New Year brings resolutions made by many - as most of us strive to be better, healthier, cleaner, and more organized. It sounds simple, right? Then why do our resolutions end up being so hard to follow-through, especially when it comes to health?

New Gallery Offers a Place for Creative Collaboration in East Texas

A new East Texas business opens its doors to regional and international artistic expression while adding to the already bustling quaint arts community of Edom.

Best of the Upper East Side of Texas 2014

In its 11th year now, County Line Magazine’s annual survey keeps uncovering more and more local gems in the Upper East Side of Texas.

The Pulpwood Queens

Tiaras and bedazzled hot pink t-shirts sparkle while scissors, blow dryers and hairspray bottles flit about in the hands of Beauty and the Book’s stylists as they perfect the looks of their clients.

The Legend of Wild Willie

It was 20 years ago this month when a tall, pony-tailed, white-bearded man and his band of dreamers began inviting the public to come experience the East Texas hillside they turned in to a mountain town.

Thanks for the Love Songs Will Jennings

Did you know that many of the most popular love songs written to date were penned by an East Texan?

Whimsical Wear in Ben Wheeler

Frilly Pepper, located across from Moore’s Store, is the newest business to join downtown Ben Wheeler.

Northeast Texas is Tuning in to Channel 8

When Tyler garage rock duo Channel 8 grabs a hold of listeners’ ear drums, nostalgia tends to overcome and invoke flashbacks of the version of yourself that has a desire to break away from routine.