When Darrin Morris Band released “Country to the Bone” to Texas country radio this summer, the guys hoped fans would embrace the song’s theme which promoted a country way of living and a love for the USA. The song has resonated with both fans and radio stations. This week it sits strong in t…

The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that it is seeking participants for the Born to Read program, which promotes early childhood literacy in East Texas.

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More than 80 years ago Orson Welles and his troupe of radio actors interrupted the Columbia Broadcasting System's programming to "report" that Earth had been invaded. The broadcast was a joke but people didn't know that and were scared. Some people supposedly jumped in their cars to flee the…

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Foodies can enjoy fair food favorites at this year's Taste of the Fair, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., September 24-27 and October 1-4. All other activities at the East Texas State Fair are closed this year due to COVID-19 precautions.

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Please Do Not Bend Gallery (PDNB) of Dallas features "Past and Present: Photographs by Earlie Hudnall, Jr." online through September 30 and in its gallery by appointment, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, September 15 through October 31.

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Congratulations to the Upper East Side of Texas towns and others across the state that made the list of finalists for the 2020 Texas Downtown President's Awards. Winners are announced during their first ever Awards Week Celebration October 26-30. Judges include: AJ Fawver, Verdunity; P.A. Ge…

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The Hudnall Planetarium at Tyler Junior College is offering live virtual field trips on a range of earth and space science topics this fall to schools, scout groups, and community groups.

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Rockwall, seat of Texas' smallest county, was once known as the Wedding Capital of Texas. To commemorate that heritage, Rockwall County Historical Foundation is presenting a free historical exhibit this month. Memorabilia are on display at the Bailey House, on the grounds of Rockwall's Histo…

With summer upon us, local farmers' markets and produce stands are open for business. This is a great way to practice social distancing in open air markets as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Supporting our local farmers markets can be beneficial to all who visit them and purc…

Popsicles are a classic summertime staple. There is nothing quite like the excitement of hearing the ice cream truck driving down the street playing that familiar jingle. Then, rushing outside to see all the mouthwatering snacks handed out of the window to eager children waiting below.

Gallery Main Street spotlights local photographer John Deaton by showcasing his solo art exhibit “Spectrum.” The exhibit opened July 11 and runs through September 8.

Mineola City Manager Mercy L. Rushing has been selected by Texas City Management Association (TCMA) to serve as the Region 5 representative for that organization's Allies Across Texas Task Force. Rushing was nominated by other East Texas city managers in Region 5.

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Cinnamon Bear’s Bakery in Emory specializes in delicious handmade, fresh-baked items. Cinnamon rolls and Italian cream cake are the most popular items, but they also make cookies, fried pies, breads, and cakes.

Cheryl Medow is featured in a new exhibition presented online by PDNB Gallery in Dallas through August 29. Medow takes photographs of a diverse variety of birds, traveling to environments sometimes as close as her backyard and often traveling to places far from home. 

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Hard to believe but end of July is the right time to begin preparing and planting a vegetable garden for a fall harvest. This year Mother Nature is somewhat cooperating and sending an occasional rain shower that is definitely helping. 

Summer vegetables from the garden or the farmer’s market are plentiful this time of year, but cooking and canning can be a chore. As summer temperatures rise, it’s still possible to prepare nutritious meals with local vegetables without heating up the kitchen. Here are three simple, deliciou…

Summer and early fall are perfect for enjoying the breezy rush of a zipline adventure. Guests enjoy the contactless sport at a few venues in the region offering packages for individuals and small groups. Adventure awaits for almost anyone meeting participation requirements, which vary among parks.

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The City of Tyler Beauty and the Box program is a beautification effort that began in 2016 to take utilitarian traffic boxes and transform them into works of art by local artists. What started as a pilot program of 10 boxes in the Downtown Business Arts and Culture District has grown to 58 v…

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If tranquility has a home, it’s probably at Fort Boggy State Park near Centerville, Texas. One of the state’s smaller parks, Fort Boggy is unknown to many, yet has a convenient location halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth on Interstate 45.