It is difficult to imagine the terrain of East Texas when there was almost nothing across the countryside. Finding places today where cell towers, high-voltage power lines, railroads, and ranches disappear from our field-of-view is a challenge to say the least. However, imagining the landsca…
Just south of Cedar Creek Lake’s marinas, lakeside villas, and aquatic wildlife lies an upscale winery oasis known as Triple N Ranch & Winery. The 12-acre winery is home to a herd of longhorn cattle, a vineyard, and Triple N wines. It’s also part of a destination experience that offers a…
The 2021 Sulphur Springs Corvette Club’s annual show — dubbed “Corvette Show and Shine” — occurs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 25, at Celebration Plaza. Roughly 200 ‘Vettes are expected to line up along Main Street and pop their hoods for spectators in front of the Hopkins County Courthouse.
Tom Finley Park sits on a centrally-located island in Cedar Creek Lake (Reservoir) with beautiful views of the surrounding natural setting. The family-friendly park is maintained by the Friends of Cedar Creek Lake and offers a variety of recreational activities for all ages.
Everyone can enjoy watching the aerobatics of military warbirds that fly into the region during the July 4 weekend for the sixteenth annual Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake Air Show 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 3. The event is safe, free, and family friendly.
Lacie Ballinger is joining the Discovery Science Place as the museum's new executive director. Ballinger was most recently the director of collections and exhibits for the Tallahassee Museum in Florida. Ballinger will oversee the nonprofit science museum and its mobile science education program.
Jacksonville’s 37th Tomato Fest is back this year — red, ripe, and full of fun. The festival celebrating all things tomatoes kicks off June 5 and culminates in a full day of activities June 12.
The Texas Historical Association's historic house museums represent Texas’ diverse landscape and architectural heritage. Experience how Texans lived over the past 175 years in modest homes, comfortable residences, and opulent estates.
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.
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