March-April 2014

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Quick-Change Capo Inventor Milton Kyser Passes Away at 80

Kyser capo inventor Milton Kyser passed away January 23 at the age of 80. Kyser was awarded a patent for his Quick-Change capo that made changing the pitch of a song easier for guitar players around the world.

Palestine Hosts Dogwood Trails Festival

Arts & crafts, a parade, kids’ zone, car show and live entertainment are all part of the annual Dogwood Trails Festival during three consecutive weekends in downtown Palestine.

Hollandsworth Headlines Program For Women In Longview Day

“Western Spirit, Southern Charm” is the theme for the 27th Women in Longview Day from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on March 27 at the Maude Cobb Convention Center.

Gremmels Transformed Ben Wheeler

My dad grew up on a farm just a stone’s throw north of Ben Wheeler, Texas, during the 1920s and 30s. It was a thriving town then with a bank, cotton gins, corn mill, drugstore, hotel, hardware store, two mercantile stores, and his uncle Willie even had a blacksmith shop there at one time.

Kitt’s Kornbread Sandwich & Pie Bar

Sitting down to eat in historic downtown Jefferson is always a great way to step back and enjoy good fellowship with family or friends and watch the antiquing couples, nostalgia seekers and bikers as they stroll through shops and sidewalks.

Local BBB Presents Awards For Excellence

Main Street Programs Reach Reaccreditation

Rockwall Adds Amenities To Accommodate Walkers

Local Humane Society Begins Rebranding Effort

Diabetes Prevention, Control Are Subjects of Program

Annual Flower Market Set For Downtown Tyler

Splash Kingdom To Open New Location In Greenville

Splash Kingdom Waterpark announces it is opening a new location in Greenville. A ground breaking ceremony for the new waterpark on Interstate 30 was held in February, and the park is expected to open in early June.

Athens Offers Variety of Events for Spring Fun

I Am Malala

Vow Unbroken Releases from East Texas Writer

March/April Poetry and Prose

Open House Set For New Wood County CASA Office

New Shows Announced At Greenville Auditorium

Greenville Municipal Auditorium recently announced three shows in March and April. Classic rock ‘n’ roll group The Diamonds takes the stage on March 20.

Rock From 1950s Featured At Live Show In Gilmer

Spring Offers Slim Pickins for East Texas Movie Enthusiasts

Spring is known for being a veritable desert when it comes to quality films. We are in the doldrums before blockbuster summer and riding on the leftover wake from the best fall had to offer. It seems we are left with second-rate comedy knockoffs and sadly retread horror flicks, like Ride Along and I, Frankenstein, respectively.

Mama Won’t Fly Cast Set for Upcoming Jefferson Show

Bicycle Helmet Safety Is Vital For Children

If your child received a bicycle for Christmas, it creates an excellent opportunity to teach the importance of wearing a protective helmet.

Blue Moon Gardens Schedules Spring Open House Event On April 26

The beauty of spring and the love of gardening take center stage at the Spring Open House at Blue Moon Gardens on April 26.

Family Reunion Hijinks Open Edom Civic Theatre's 18th Season

The Edom Civic Theatre begins its 18th season with “The Red Velvet Cake War,” a play about the Verdeen cousins of Sweetgum, Texas (just down the road from Fayro).

Aubrey Lynn England Handles Multiple Roles - Both On Stage And Off

When people meet Aubrey Lynn England they soon learn she juggles many roles including a one-time Marine, mother, wife, songwriter, country singer, rock-blues-soul singer, and folk singer. Within her singing roles she may be solo, with her band, or as an in-demand guest with somebody else.

“True Detective” Television Series Features Matthew McConaughey

The detective genre has been hamstrung in recent years by an onslaught of been-there-done-that formulae with little regard for originality, either in terms of character or story.

Rodney Crowell Plays Linden March 8

Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell plays the Music City Texas Theater on March 8. Reserved seating tickets are $35 and are available by calling 903.756.9934.

Living As If

When my grandmother reached her sixties, she stopped buying nice shoes. By nice, I mean (and she would have meant) something at a department store. Instead, she bought her shoes at Pay-less and discount stores.

Garden Art Can Be Great Accessory For Personal Backyard Oasis

With springs climate temps and picture-perfect sunsets, East Texans find refuge in their outdoor spaces.

Tickets Now On Sale For Taste of Tyler

Design With An Edge At D&P Interiors

Décor & Price Interiors (D&P Interiors) — a branch of Paul Michael Company — brings a warehouse concept to a furnishings showroom in Canton accompanied by 28,000 square feet of inventory.

Children’s Theatre Selects Spring Show Choir Members

TRAHC Hosts Women for the Arts Event

Goodman-LeGrand Museum Hosts Art In The Park

Fiber Arts Exhibition Opening March 15

Spring Gala Scheduled April 26 In Crockett

Brewing Up Success in Seven Points

A few years ago, Jim Elliott was a mild-mannered high school marketing teacher in Lewisville who liked to brew beer on the side.

Chuckwagon Races Scheduled In Neches

Life Behind Gary Edwards’ Lens

In 1985, photographer Gary Edwards’ career was catapulted into photographic history when his image of golfer Jack Nicklaus was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. A seminal moment for both the subject and the artist, this now famous image captures the unfettered joy of a champion exuded in the fierce grip and victorious grin.

Sweets and More at Sweet Gourmet

Foodies have numerous opportunities to indulge their tastes in East Texas from restaurants to retail shops catering to almost every palate imaginable.