November-December 2017

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Red Brick Renaissance

There’s a new world emerging into its rightful place of ownership in Nacogdoches, a city familiar in East Texas for Stephen F. Austin University (SFA), red brick streets, and a unique place in Texas history as the state’s oldest town.

Visit Celebration City for the Holidays

Located just off Interstate 30 between Dallas and Texarkana, Sulphur Springs is a great weekend destination year-round and a magical setting during the holidays.

Early General Store Marks 170th Birthday

With the snap of a rusty spring closing a screen door, visitors to the T.C. Lindsey & Co. General Store are transported back in time.

East Texas Pipe Organ Fest Set

Nothing rocks a building like a magnificent pipe organ sounding out the power and emotions of an expert player.

Wonderland of Lights Returns to Marshall

Andy Warhol Works Featured in Tyler

The father of pop art — Andy Warhol — takes up residence for three months in the Tyler Museum of Art through January 7.

See Jerry Goodale Photo Exhibit in Winnsboro

Jerry Goodale has traversed his adult life with a camera in hand, capturing beauty and meaning through his lens.

Agora Borealis Features Young Artists

Interesting art by young artists is on view in the art gallery Agora Borealis in Shreveport. It is similar to an antique mall, with artists’ booths in a fine old service station built in 1927 in what is now a transitional neighborhood.

Comedy Puts One Toe in the Grave

What does a rising young bachelor executive do when his boss is coming to dinner to meet his mandatory wife? In Jason’s case, he asks numerous women to play the part of his wife for the evening and ends with much more than he bargained for in the comedy One Toe in the Grave.


Do we have compassion for others or are we bitter and cold ​The truth will be evident when there’s no outer beauty to see.

Bluebonnet Road

perhaps I can yet reach that barefoot feeling

Horse Drawn Hearse

Some believe his haunting gaze has cast this dreadful curse, ​So all eyes avert to the earth as the stallion draws his hearse

WindSync Brings Revolutionary Chamber Music to Winnsboro

WindSnyc brings its “revolutionary” chamber music to Winnsboro Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 5 as part of the arts center’s second Sunday Afternoon Classical Series.

Chanukah-Klezmer Concert Scheduled in Tyler

Rabbi Neal Katz (pictured) and Congregation Beth El are proud to produce the 10th annual Chanukah-Klezmer concert at 7 p.m. Monday, December 4 at Liberty Hall in downtown Tyler.

Womack Has New Album Full of East Texas Soul

Lee Ann Womack’s new album “The Lonely, The Lonesome and The Gone,” is now available for purchase. It combines country, soul, gospel, and blues — genres that tie well to her East Texas roots.

Mike Ryan Brings New CD and Performances to ET

Mike Ryan’s new album, Blink You’ll Miss It recently released and his tour brings him through East Texas this fall.

See Marshall Tucker Band in Greenville

On November 16, The Marshall Tucker Band plays at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium. With hit singles like "Heard It in a Love Song," "Fire on the Mountain," "Can't You See," and "Take the Highway," The Marshall Tucker Band is a fan favorite since the ‘70

Party Like It’s 1970 Something With Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers play at 7:30 p.m. January 11 at UT Tyler Cowan Center in Tyler. They’re sure to include some of their chart-topping hits like “Black Water,” “China Grove,” “Listen to the Music,” and “Long Train Running.”

The Old Firehouse Features Pettis and Prasada-Rao

The Old Firehouse in Edom presents acoustic concerts by Pierce Pettis November 11 and Tom Prasada-Rao December 2.

What's Brewing

Really good coffee houses offer a wide selection of great coffee in a place that encourages relaxation and conversation. They have attentive wait staff and baristas that are excited to please guests with their creations.

Cozy Up to a Relaxing, Roaring Outdoor Fire

One of the joys of living in the Upper East Side of Texas this time of year is the magic of a backyard campfire in full view of a glorious night sky filled with sparkling stars.

Give Yourself a Break From Holiday Stress

There’s help for those who feel overwhelmed by the holidays — both before they arrive and after they pass. County Line Magazine turns to Scott Martin with the East Texas Stress Reduction Clinic in Tyler for guidance.

Going Back and Moving Forward In My Hometown

Fun and Thoughtful Kids Gift Ideas from Area Attractions

Museums around the Upper East Side of Texas have a nice selection of toys and memorabilia that make excellent gifts for kids.