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The East Texas State Fair presents "Fair Food Drive-In" from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 4-7. Vendors offer a variety of fair food to go including Funnel Cakes, Double-Decker Funnel Cakes, Jumbo Corn Dogs, Texas-Sized Turkey Legs, Loaded Nachos, Loaded Waffle Fries, Loaded Tater Tots, Volcano Fri…

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Cedar Creek Lake (Reservoir) in Henderson and Kaufman Counties has three islands managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPWD) for aquatic birds. People are not allowed on the islands but birdwatchers enjoy viewing from boats or from the banks of the lake.

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The University of Texas at Tyler is presenting online art exhibitions featuring works by students graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The exhibits are published online due to public health precautions, and can be viewed on the Meadows Gallery web page.

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Bessie Heard, born May 26, 1886, in McKinney, established the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary and Museum. The child of John Spencer Heard and Rachel Caroline (Wilson) Heard, Bessie inherited her family's business fortune and dedicated her life to improving her community and supporting preservation …

Students of all ages enjoy field trips that take them to worlds unknown. So, as a service to the community as well as students and families everywhere The Earth and Space Science Center at Tyler Junior College has created free “virtual field trips” to the planetarium.

North Texas Performing Arts, based in Plano, Texas, is hosting virtual summer camps for all ages. NTPA is adding two new programs for youth ages 7-18: A half-day “Virtual Theatre Explorers” and full-day “Virtual One-Week Productions,” in addition to hourly online class options throughout the…

Jazz pianist William M. (Red) Garland was born in Dallas May 13, 1923. He learned to play clarinet as a child and alto saxophone at Booker T. Washington High School, though he did not graduate. He joined the Army in 1944 and served at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where he learned to play piano fr…

Celene Terry always dreamed of painting in watercolor. After retiring from a career in education, she seized the opportunity and developed advanced skills over the past 14 years while living near Cedar Creek Lake and participating in the Star Harbor Watercolor Society.

The second annual Van Go Art Show was scheduled to take place Saturday, April 11 in Van, Texas. It cancelled due to COVID-19. Please take a look at the artwork of these artists and visit their sites (follow links on their names) to see more and purchase if you can — all their spring and summ…

Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is embracing East Texas Giving Day, 6 a.m.-12 a.m., April 28, to bring public awareness and support to the building and completion of its state-of-the art primate habitat that costs nearly $600,000. East Texas Communities Foundation sponsors East Texas Givi…

During the home quarantine, gardening can be done for enjoyment and mental health. April offers gardening opportunities for all ages, from lawns to vegetable gardens.