Million Dollar Quartet is the new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock and roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
The East Texas Crisis Center in Henderson County hosts its 3rd-annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the international Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Violence against Women on May 30 in Athens.
The erratic Texas weather can wreak havoc on home foundations. All homes settle and adjust with time, so it is not uncommon for a foundation to develop minor cracks which do not necessarily need repair.
From water parks to lakeside picnics, intriguing museums to exploring a community, the Upper East Side of Texas has no shortage of things to do for families and adventurous souls of all ages during the dog days of summer.
Driving down Highway 79 in Henderson you can’t miss the red flags dancing in the wind stating “barbecue” at the corner of Pope Street. Almost no one in Henderson needs a map or assistance to find this small brown storefront that has smoked savory meats and sides since 1987 — it’s Bob’s (or in my family Mr. Bob’s).
Singers and guitarists Clint Alford and Ian Chandler joined forces some time back in 2006 “to make extra money and be goofy” by playing funny cover songs in front of an audience. That worked for seven years, until 2013, when the duo added percussionist Mike Hill and, soon, fiddler Klint Killion to turn the duo into a band: Kid Icarus Project.
Someone recently introduced me to amightygirl.com, a site that promises to inspire the next generation of history makers through its collection of books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.
This movie takes place toward the end of World War II in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Burma. Filmed in Ceylon, it tells of an escape of one of its prisoners, Commander Shears, played by William Holden. He is convinced to return with a contingent of British soldiers to take out a railway bridge with explosives that the Japanese are forcing the prisoners to build over the river Kwai.
Acclaimed artist Lynda Lanker’s singular take on a vanishing way of life – and the spirit and stories of the women who shaped it – comes to the Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) as the next stop on the national tour of “Tough By Nature: Portraits of Cowgirls and Ranch Women of the American West.”
The Texas State Railroad (TSR) runs through the piney woods of East Texas between the towns of Palestine and Rusk, with Maydelle in between. It was established in 1881 by the state prison system. Inmates built the line which was used to transport hardwood for furnace fuel at the prison-operated iron smelter at the Rusk Penitentiary.
Sixteen-year-old Lilly is perched uneasily on a grimy barstool 300 miles away from home. It’s the sixth city she and her female “friend” Val have visited so far this year. Cruising around the sticky floor and smoky haze of the room, Val searches and finds a man eager to assault Lilly in exchange for money. A little scared and numb from the lifestyle, Lilly does as Val says, night after night, day after day.
The winners of this year’s poetry contest produced exceptional poems evoking a full range of emotions from light-hearted humor to dismal despair. Each cleverly-written word penned by these children and teens expressing their creative individuality is celebrated.
May 15-16. Tailwind Regional Balloon Festival. Canton. Two days of hot-air balloon fun, rides, balloon glow, live music, care show, carnival, 5K Glow Run, kids fun area, and more. 903.567.1849. www.visitcantontx.com.
Growing up on rural farms around the turn of the 20th century, famous Northeast Texas-born pilots Bessie Coleman and Wiley Post probably wished they could fly as many have throughout history from the first spotting of birds and other aerial critters gliding freely through the sky.
NaRisa “Ris” Waldo quit her job as a University of Texas at Tyler professor in October 2013 taking on a different form of education than she did with her PhD in nursing — she made a leap of faith from what she calls the “illness” business to the “wellness” business and started a dairy farm.