July-August 2016

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Enjoy Northeast Texas Farmers' Markets

Have a great time this year at the many lively and delicious farmers' markets all over the region.

A Solid Diet of Texas Music Comes to Lindale

Good music ranks high with good food among Texans. That combo makes up the focus of the new Love & War in Texas restaurant and music venue coming to Lindale late summer this year.

People NET

Women Entrepreneurs with Shops in Mineola and Gladewater

Author's Latest Tells of Cattle Drive Across Red River

Prolific East Texas writer Herb Marlow has published a new western, Red River Rising.

Monks Oven Offers Creative Pizzas and Fun

It is pretty safe to say that most people love pizza. What’s not to like? At the basic level, there’s a pile of favorite toppings and cheese on top of crispy bread.

Cowan Center Presents 20th Anniversary Season

Three highly entertaining Broadway shows, three hilarious comedians, four unique theatrical experiences, two glorious music concerts and a “country-fried” Texas classic play is part of The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center 20th anniversary season, according to Susan Thomae-Morphew, executive director.

Congressional Art Competition Winners Announced

Honor Your Pet With an Original Poem

A new East Texas business offers a service that is tugging at the hearts of dog lovers. Dogs Are People Too is the brain child of local author and poet, Linda Ayers. She writes poems for pets.

Ima Hogg Made Major Contributions for Historical Preservation and The Arts

No one is quite sure what Governor James Stephen Hogg and his wife Sarah Ann Stinson were thinking when they named their baby girl — born July 10, 1882 — Ima Hogg. Rumors were there was another daughter named Ura but at least that is untrue.

Mid-Century Style Makes Its Way Back Home

As demand continues to grow for purchasing mid-century homes in East Texas, so does the desire to decorate and renovate them appropriate to that era.


World Master Chef Sharon Van Meter Joins Canton Marketplace

World Master Chef Sharon Van Meter launched Miss Petie’s Southern Kitchen inside Canton Marketplace, open each First Monday Trade Days weekend.

Museums Highlight Local Artists

Area art museums are good about bringing in art from all over the world to share with people in the Upper East Side of Texas. Occasionally, they also feature the works of very talented artists from within the region.

Free Summer Books Are Available for Youth

Going on its sixth year, the Tyler Public Library’s Youth Services program once again invites young adults to take advantage of the free summer audiobook program, SYNC.

Kadie Lynn Earns a Place on America's Got Talent

Roasted Whole Yogurt Chicken

Lufkin Presents Pour & Explore

In a perfect pairing of elegance and education, Brookshire Brothers and the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau are teaming up to create Pour & Explore, a new fine-dining event that takes East Texans on a tour around the world of wine.

Jacksonville Jam Sessions Thrive on Individual Talent

The Fire in Hannah Kirby’s Soul

Hannah Kirby Fire in My Soul Self-released

List of Film-Friendly Cities Grows

A growing number of Northeast Texas communities are certified by the Texas Film Commission (TFC) with “film friendly” status.

Art Students’ Talents are Shown in Tyler

Martindale’s Acting Passion Started in Jacksonville

There’s something sweet and saucy and wise all at the same time about Margo Martindale that makes people smile when she enters a room. It’s like she knows something amusing others can’t quite see just yet and they eagerly wait for her to let it out in her friendly East Texas accent and make the world a better place for a few moments.

Exhibit Shows Marvel of the Body in Motion

Summer often finds humans participate in a wide range of movements like walking, running, swimming, throwing, kicking, and riding bikes. A new exhibit at Discovery Science Place, Tyler, explores the anatomy of all those motions.

River Racers Return to Neches

They call it a race, but leisurely river lovers are also welcome to take the scenic ride down one of the oldest natural rivers in the state.

Dr. Madge Ward’s Grand Gravesite

Dr. Madge Ward lived a grand life and always there was music and a keyboard at her fingertips. Chronicles of her life say she taught piano in Tyler public schools and entertained throughout her life at hotels, resorts, dinner clubs, and cruise ships all over the world.

Make a Big Splash This Summer

It’s summer! Time for hot weather, long days, and fun in the sun. Aside from spending time at area swimming pools and lakes, many are cooling off in the growing number of splash pads in the Upper East Side of Texas.