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Collin Street Bakery

The bakery is an amazing café for lunch and a quick snack. In the beauty of a Victorian house you are welcomed in by the aroma of fresh baked breads and melting praline cookies.

Enjoy a Great Escape to Tara Winery in Athens

Rolling hills lined with climbing grapevines in perfect rows surround a historic Victorian-style white two-story mansion with wraparound porches. In the shadows sits a massive wine works restaurant and event center rising from the hill. It’s a scene one might imagine in Europe, but it’s right here in the Upper East Side of Texas in the form of Tara Vineyard & Winery near Athens.

Tyler Manager McDaniel Takes Association VP Job

Tyler City Manager Mark L. McDaniel will become Mt. Plains regional vice president of the International City/County Management Association effective October 10.

ETCOG Recognizes Six For Regional Contributions

The East Texas Council of Governments has recognized six East Texans for contributions to the region.

10 Students Win Funding From Wood County Coop

Ten local high school students in Wood County Electric Cooperative’s nine-county service area will each receive a $2,000 scholarship towards continuing education.

Van Zandt County Airport Grabs Prestigious Award

The Van Zandt County Regional Airport in Wills Point received the Texas Department of Transportation’s 2012 most improved general aviation airport honor at the 30th annual Texas Aviation Convention in Galveston.

Yama Yoga Studio Seeks True Beauty Volunteers

Yama Yoga Studio is looking for volunteers to help with a new program this some called Transformations True Beauty. The mission is to empower young women in Canton through activities meant to educate and create awareness in the areas of nutrition, anatomy, self-esteem, confidence, stress relief, fitness and community service.

Keep Tyler Beautiful Honors Brookshire's Efforts

As part of Keep Tyler Beautiful’s mission to encourage the ongoing beautification of Tyler, the board awarded Fresh by Brookshire’s its beauty and business award.

T & P Model Railroad Layout Finds Home in Jefferson

One hundred thirty-nine years after the original Texas and Pacific Railway Company completed tracks to Jefferson, the R.D. Moses T&P model railroad layout has been relocated from Fort Worth to its new home on the depot museum property. Construction on the depot building is scheduled to be completed in May.

Clarksville Fine Arts Festival Brings Art To Town Square

The Clarksville Fine Arts Festival will be June 2 – the same days as the Highway 82 garage sale is expected to bring an influx of shoppers, buyers, and lookers through the area. There’s also a Friday night, June 1, artists’ reception, featured artist show, and wine and cheese event at Square Corner.

Fat Catz

The next best thing to Louisiana-style cooking in Tyler is Fat Catz, a spacious, festive location destined to make your own top ten lists for East Texas dining.

On the Trail from Rusk to Athens

As the wine trail of Northeast Texas winds south, it travels through four wineries ranging from down-home fruit wines in an old train depot to rolling vines surrounding historic opulence. A Saturday road trip stake any wine lover from Rusk to Athens on a tasting adventure like no other.

Wine Roads Offer Tours for Fun Weekend Getaways

Although not all of the wineries and vineyards in the Piney Woods Wine Trail are actually in the Texas region known as the Piney Woods they include a few of their Prairies & Lakes neighbors to make one great group of locations all within the Upper East Side of Texas.

Art Region of Texas Adds Greenville Chamber

The Greenville Chamber/Convention and Visitors Bureau has joined the ART Region of Texas which encourages enrichment and exposure to further artistic and economic growth, increase the overall quality of life, and reduce poverty.

Cattle Baron's Tyler Gala Features Bellamy Brothers and Eli Young Band

For its 25th anniversary year, The American Cancer Society Cattle Barons’ Tyler gala brings the multi-award-winning Bellamy Brothers and the Eli Young Band to the Upper East Side of Texas on June 9.

Van Cliburn Winner Zhang Performs in Longview

Haochen Zhang, winner of the 13th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will perform in Longview on May 12 as the symphony honors Kilgore native son Cliburn, known as one of the finest pianists in the world.

The Award-Winning Mineola Nature Preserve Offers a Full Summer of Outdoor Fun

The Mineola Nature Preserve on the Sabine River – the last part of the name is both descriptive and a qualifier to differentiate it from a similar facility in New York state – is the 2,911-acre Wood County home of critters that fly, walk, crawl, and slither including more than 193 species of birds, numerous wildlife, buffalo, longhorn cattle, and a wetlands environment.

Leadership Seminar Series Available for Nonprofits

A series of small leadership and capacity building seminars are being offered in Austin, Houston and Edom to help disability organizations and other nonprofits increase their funding and ability to help Texans.

Sissy Spacek Takes Quitman Roots to Hollywood Fame and an Ordinary Life in the Hills of Virginia

Sissy Spacek’s memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life premiers this month. It’s divided into four sections: Texas, New York, California, and Virginia. Texas, as in Quitman, Texas, is the biggest section, perhaps because in Sissy’s words, “All the things that are most important to me, I had before I left that little town.”
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