Liberty Hall will hold the second annual East Texas Comedy Festival June 14 and 15 in Tyler. The festival includes a contest for “East Texas Funniest Comic “ beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, two Comedy Workshops at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, and the final performance is standup comedy performed by seasoned improvisers beginning at 8 p.m.
The East Texas Council of Governments honored regional citizens who exemplify excellence in performance, innovation, and contributions to the community at its 86th semi-annual board of directors meeting.
New faces, returning alumni, and fresh ideas all await audience members as the 2013 season of The Texas Shakespeare Festival (TSF) opens June 27 for its annual month-long stage stay at Kilgore College.
The next Art Jam on the 279 Artisans Trail is set for June 22, with music, artist demonstrations, guest artists, galleries, one-of-a-kind shopping, restaurants, and more in Ben Wheeler, Edom, and at Blue Moon Gardens along Hwy. 279.
Jason Elmore & Hoodoo Witch, voted best blues act at the 2012 Dallas Observer Music Awards, is one of the headline acts for the upcoming schedule at Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler.
The eclectic blues-rock band, set to perform on May 24, is sometimes described as “Rory Gallagher meets Joe Bonamassa meets Johnny Winter;” its music also includes bits of hard rock, old country, jazz, and surf. The band’s live show is a high-energy workout that leaves crowds in a frenzy.
Hands down one of the absolute best things about the Upper East Side of Texas is its farmers and the produce they offer direct from their farms or at community markets where they bring their fresh produce to consumers. From tomatoes, peas, squash, okra, peppers, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries, peaches, wine, honey, dairy, and meats, this part of the country is famous for the best-tasting fresh food found anywhere.
The smell of sizzling fajitas welcomes hungry guests as they walk into the doors of Palestine’s El Toro Mexican restaurant. It promises spice, comfort, and fellowship as laughter rings out from tables. This is always the experience I encounter as a diner here.
People walking into Turner’s Country Store in Canton might think they are walking into an ice cream parlor. With its famous home-style ice cream, this is true, but it’s also so much more. It’s a family run business that dabbles in a little bit of everything.
The 27th annual UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest will be May 11-18 on The University of Texas at Tyler campus. Contest finals will be Sunday, May 19, at Hollytree Country Club.
The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department and Boy Scout Troop 335 have unveiled the sign for the new disc golf course at Noble E. Young Park.
The course, built by Lawson Barrett for his Eagle Scout project last summer with help from other members of Troop 335, features nine holes with concrete tee boxes. Barrett worked closely with Paul Owen, an avid disc golfer and overseer of the Louis and Peaches Owen Foundation, to design the course.
Confucius once said, “The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.”
Knowing this and many other reasons why a home is so important, Longview Habitat for Humanity is helping many East Texas families see their dreams become a reality.
These nice spring days, my wife and I often go back to the thicket near our house before supper for an hour or so of clearing. Our place is thick with oaks, pines, sassafras, cedars, the occasional hickory and maple and lots and lots of vines.