Rich fabrics and swirling paints span across wooden guitar bodies in colorful patterns, creating music inside the soul instead of at strumming fingertips. These old guitars that no longer play are given new life by being transformed into stunning wall art through stitching and brushstrokes.
The small East Texas art community of Edom readies itself for an influx of visitors for its annual Edom Festival of the Arts. Fine art, fine crafts, live music and great food fill the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios on the one main street in town, Farm to Market Road 279.
or many Texans, 1975 was the year of jumpsuits, boots, mood rings, and Birkenstocks. For Greenville residents, it was the year they had to say goodbye to their favorite movie house of 41 years and bask under the buzzing glow of the Texan Theater sign while awaiting a show one last time.
Just around the corner from Longview Regional Hospital, down the street from Longview Mall and tucked into an older upscale shopping center is a world of art in the form of food and drinks at Goung Zhou’s Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar or as it is fondly know GZ’s.
Just five miles east of the art community of Edom is a shopping oasis at Blue Moon Gardens. Among acres of herb plants, perennials, and old-fashioned flowers is a gift shop in a 90-year-old farmhouse filled with soaps, candles, linens, books, and home and seasonal décor.
The Texas Trails Network honored the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department, the Tyler Bicycle Club, Smith County Court-at-Law No. 3, and All Saints School with the “Great Texas Two Step Award” at its recent state conference in Fort Worth.
Dotting the highways and byways of the Upper East Side of Texas is a growing number of charming “tin can” trailers, tiny “teardrops,” and fanciful wing-adorned Shastas. These vintage trailers are renewing the romance of the open road.
A recent visit to Texarkana made me wonder why I hadn’t made this staycation trip before and it certainly sealed the deal for a return trip soon. It was also the perfect mid-way spot to meet friends from Little Rock.
Choosing the right lakefront property involves many factors. Family-run BG Development Group searched every possibility near Dallas to find exactly the right situation for families in need of a peaceful lakefront retreat.
Make plans this fall to step back in time, to slow down the fast pace and simply enjoy the pure romantic magic of Jefferson, Texas. This lovely little town has kept its rich history and beautiful antebellum and turn-of-the-century homes, many of which are now bed and breakfast inns.
Back in the mid 1990s, the East Texas band Perfect Stranger seemed to be on its way to country music stardom, or at least something close to that. Then reality happened.
The three principals – lead singer Steve Murray, lead guitarist Richard Raines, and bass player Shayne Morrison – began playing together in 1986 in Carthage and paid dues in the bars, honky-tonks, rodeos, and wherever else it could play. The sound was a little bit different, and the songs and the gigs kept coming.