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Two of the region’s historic sites are hosting family and budget-friendly holiday events this season. Visit the Starr family Home in Marshall and the Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site for entertaining and educational activities. Both sites encourage guests to call ahead to reserve a time.

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State parks all around the Upper East Side of Texas are offering safe, socially-distanced holiday activities that encourage enjoyment of the outdoors — from craft projects to scavenger hunts to decorating a campsite drive-through light displays.

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Holidays in the city of Ennis, Texas get bigger and better every year. In addition to offering fabulous holiday events in December, Ennis is adding an outstanding light display that warrants a trip to Ellis County. 

The Texas Commission on the Arts Board of Directors met September 3rd, and voted to award $56,000 to the Texarkana Arts and Historic District for a Texas Cultural Project grant.

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On December 1, 1988, the D. and A. Oppenheimer bank, one of the oldest in Texas, closed. The bank was founded by brothers Daniel and Anton Oppenheimer, Bavarian immigrants who settled in Rusk in the 1850s. From 1858 to 1861 they operated as small merchants in Rusk and the surrounding area.

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…

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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.

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.

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The Warner Brothers film, "The Long Summer of George Adams," was filmed mostly in Nacogdoches County and some in Kaufman County. It starred James Garner and Joan Hackett, and premiered January 18, 1982.

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On December 15, 1834, Robert Hamilton, a native of Scotland, settled in the Red River area of Texas. Hamilton, a wealthy merchant, was one of the five men sent by Pecan Point and vicinity, or the Red River District, to the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

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On December 2, 1862, the Confederate government issued $100 notes bearing a portrait of the renowned Southern beauty Lucy Pickens. Pickens was known during and after her lifetime as the "Queen of the Confederacy." 

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Jorge D. Ayala, Regional Director for the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), visited East Texas Council of Governments (ETCOG) offices recently to join in announcing its award of $375,000 to ETCOG to support the development of a regional broadband strategic plan for 14 counties …

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Low-fare carrier Frontier Airlines announced the addition of Tyler, Texas as a new city in the Frontier network, with non-stop service from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR) to Denver International Airport (DEN) starting in July. To celebrate the new route, Frontier is offering a special i…

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The ArtsView Children’s Theatre Board of Directors named Michelle Norris as the organization’s next General Manager. Norris has been with the theatre in a variety of capacities since 2012 and assumed the role of Artistic Director in July 2017. Norris will continue to perform the duties of Ar…

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The University of Texas at Tyler announced the 100 Communities initiative, an umbrella effort to build partnerships in cities and towns across East Texas to enhance economic and educational outcomes and improve the well-being of the region.