November-December 2015

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Embrace the Teacher Within for Guidance

It was Christmas Eve 2014, and my family and I found ourselves in a much-needed family healing time.

Enjoy Shopping and Events at Blue Moon Gardens

Blue Moon Gardens is well known in East Texas as a gardeners’ nursery. The staff is composed of avid gardeners and plant lovers. But inside the 100-year-old farmhouse at the front of the garden center lies a hidden gem — a unique gift shop.

Caddo Lake: Past, Present, and Future

Texas Parks and Wildlife is presenting a variety of programs to educate guests on Caddo Lake.

Seed to Table Open in Athens

Diners looking for locally grown, organic and clean food fast, the newly opened Seed to Table in Athens promises to fit the bill.

Cas Haley Releases More Music

Sometimes blessings come disguised as roadblocks. Such is the case of More Music More Family, the new release from soulful singer-songwriter Cas Haley.

Guitarist Ally Venable

Ally Venable was more than thrilled to play the man’s guitar for a few minutes while he sat at his booth at the Dallas International Guitar Festival and sipped coffee.

Willie’s Long Story Never Gets Old

I’ve read and heard many stories on Willie’s “outlaw” ways but I was not prepared for the man I got to know in this book. It’s raw. Made me blush every now and then. But overall, Willie’s big heart comes through like gang busters.

Cherokee Civic Theatre Kicks Off New Season

Cherokee Civic Theatre (CCT) in Rusk celebrates is 43rd season of providing great community theatre with a fun-filled schedule of four upcoming shows.

Theatre Group is Hottest Ticket in Town

For those who love the thrill of exceptional theater, top-rated stage productions and first-class acting almost within reach of your seat, then the hottest ticket in town may well be to a show at the Henderson County Performing Arts Center (HCPAC) in Athens.

Dace Lucia Kidd Shows Art in Tyler

The artwork of Tyler-based artist Dace Lucia Kidd is on display now through February 28, 2016, at the Arcadia Theater in downtown Tyler.

Ansel Adams Early Works

The iconic work of one of the giants in the field of landscape photography is the focus of the Tyler Museum of Art’s next major exhibition, Ansel Adams: Early Works.

Longview Presents Cute & Creepy

Cute & Creepy artwork is now on exhibit at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts through December 19

Edgewood Heritage Festival

The 39th Edgewood Heritage Festival takes place from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 14. It is sponsored by the Heritage Park Museum of East Texas, previously known as the Edgewood Historical Society.

Jefferson Offers Old-Fashioned Holildays

Step back in time as the Historic Jefferson Railway, an antique live steam narrow-gauge train, embraces an old-fashioned Christmas in the country.

The Blind Whistler from Palestine

Lady Bird's Gifts of Nature

Nature's Stage Welcomes Autumn

The Masterful Art of Maureen Killaby

Cass County Album Review

With the very first few slow and steady notes of a sliding steel guitar reminiscent of Floyd Cramer’s “Last Date,” Don Henley’s first date in 15 years with a solo album draws listeners in to a sense of home, community, and the pleasure of being at peace where you are.

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Don Henley: Return to Cass County

Multiple generations continue to dance and sing, fall in and out of love, expand their dreams, and otherwise resonate with the tunes of the Eagles and founding member Don Henley, who hails from a small town in the Upper East Side of Texas.