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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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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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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 …

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The Earth and Space Science Center at Tyler Junior College has reopened the Hudnall Planetarium for a daily schedule of summer shows, from Tuesday, June 23 through Saturday, Aug. 29. Tickets are available online at the discounted rate of $3 per ticket.

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…

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Tyler Bicycle Club's 32nd Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour races through Tyler beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 14, with more than 1,000 participants. 

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In late March and early April, the flowering pink and white dogwood trees in East Texas rank among the state’s most beautiful attractions, and now they’re also home to the forest’s tiniest creatures, the fairies.