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On September 21, 1921, brothers Austin and Tom Brookshire opened the first Brookshire Brothers grocery store in Lufkin, Texas. However they wanted a regional presence and so they grew to operating 33 grocery stores in East Texas.

Texas Historic Commission preserves many homes and structures of historical significance throughout the state. The Upper East Side of Texas features state historic sites at the former homes of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sam Rayburn, and Sam Bell Maxey.

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Marshall, Texas, celebrates its 39th FireAnt Festival Saturday, October 9. The festival features a parade, an outdoor concert around the steps of the historic Harrison County courthouse, festival food, and unique product vendors.

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Roughly 60 artists are displaying their works for the 49th annual Edom Art Festival the weekend of October 9-10. Artists set up tents in the meadow behind the art studios of downtown Edom. Since 1972 the event has grown to one of the region’s largest juried art festivals and is known for the…

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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…

Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, Texas, started out more than 70 years ago as a family farm where nearby residents bought fresh turkeys. Today, it is a premium smoked meats mail-order enterprise and on-site family fun experience. Visitors shop for smoked meats and cheeses and unique gift i…

Hiking in Texas state parks offers a refreshing look at nature and great exercise. Even beginning hikers can explore the parks’ accessible trails and enjoy the colors of fall as many of the beautiful deciduous tree leaves change to yellow, red, orange, and purple.

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Spooky movies, fall foliage and high school football define the typical October in the Piney Woods. This year the month shares the spotlight with a few creative minds in Nacogdoches who are competing for a little fame in the world of filmmaking.

Top This: National Coffee Day is September 29, but don’t wait until the end of the month. Try the brews at the region’s most creatively-named shops: The Pony Expresso in Canton, Sippy’s Coffee Drive-Thru in Henderson, Joe Pine Coffee Co. in Marshall, Rooster Roast Coffee Company in Sulphur S…

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.

The Wall That Heals is coming to Sulphur Springs November 4-7. This is the only town this year in Texas or surrounding states to display the Vietnam Veterans Memorial traveling exhibit and Mobile Education Center. This is an opportunity to honor veterans who lost their lives in the war and t…

One of the authors of this long-awaited book, Marianne Odom, was one of my college journalism instructors. I can tell you from first-hand knowledge how thorough she is and you can bet she and Gaylon Finklea Hecker left no stone unturned as they researched information for Growing Up in the Lo…

Main Street Uncorked Wine and Music Festival takes place at 1 p.m. October 9. It features Texas wines from local wineries, shopping, and live music by local artists in Sulphur Springs’ Celebration Plaza. Cost is $10 for a wine bag, souvenir glass, and a tasting bracelet. Each winery offers t…

Former County Line Magazine contributor Judy Gottesman died early this year after a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Her husband Jeff began the grieving process. Past the funeral and weeks of condolences from friends and family, his time grew quiet and he began thinking of ways to memorial…

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Palestine celebrates the anniversary of its founding as the seat of Anderson County 175 years ago Friday, October 15, through Sunday, October 17. The city will celebrate its rich cultural and architectural heritage which grew significantly after the International-Great Northern Railroad arri…