On Saturday, February 6, 2021, Kids' Trout Fishing Day takes place at Bridge Bob's Pond in the Mineola Nature Preserve. The event is sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, the City of Mineola, local merchants, civic organizations, and many individual contributors. It takes place…
When mother and daughter Carolyn DeWoody and Amber Green found themselves with one acre of land tucked into a corner of the vineyards of Los Pinos Ranch near Pittsburg, it was easy to envision a perfect getaway destination.
Members of Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville, Texas, are closing 2020 by lighting up the night sky with a message of hope.
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.
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.
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.
Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari, just 12 miles east of Jacksonville, Texas, is open 361 days a year and is home to more than two dozen exotic and endangered species that thrive in an open habitat similar to their native territory.
The Earth and Space Science Center at Tyler Junior College is offering a variety of Holiday Dome Shows at the Hudnall Planetarium, November 21-28 and December 19 to January 2.
A six year old mama bear named Jackie and her year old cub Russell are now safe and in their forever home at the 1,400-acre Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas.
Put on your pajamas and head to Palestine for the Polar Express Train Ride through the piney woods of East Texas to the North Pole, November 15 through December 26.
In November, Mother Nature adds artistic touches of gold, orange, and red to foliage all over the Upper East Side of Texas. For a true delight, visit one of the Texas state parks in our region, which offer a calm, peaceful environment where nature takes center stage.
Photo ops and fun abound at the Haymaze and Pumpkin Patch this month in the historic Main Street District of Ennis, Texas. The Haymaze is an anchor attraction for Ennis Autumn Daze, which are building up to a fun finale at the end of October.
Jellystone Park at Whispering Pines near Tyler offers possibilities for staycations and special events beneath the peaceful piney woods. An award-winning venue, the resort offers a setting for special events, family gatherings, and corporate retreats.
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.
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…
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.
The Redlands Hotel in downtown Palestine, Texas, is a great destination any time of the year.
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.
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 …
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.
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