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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.

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.

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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.

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Little did 23-year-old Alyson Gurney of Washington, DC, know that making tiny felted versions of people’s pets would gain her so much attention. She’s an internet success with 50,000 followers on Instagram and is making the TV talk show rounds. People send photos of their pets and she create…

The Henderson Depot Museum and Children’s Discovery Center offers a cultural and educational experience for all ages, featuring the historic town’s enduring heritage. The Depot campus and downtown Henderson still feature buildings that date before the Civil War, plus many others recognized a…

Wonderland of Lights returns to a simpler time this year without some of the usual activities like nightly ice skating, carousel, and train rides. However, there’s plenty to see and experience as they abide by the necessary safety guidelines during the pandemic.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, a conflict that changed millions of lives and the course of American history. The Harrison County Historical Museum in Marshall has an exhibit, “Service & Sacrifice — Harrison County At War,” that honors the service of vete…

Greenville Theatre Works is back on stage November 20-21 at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium for two nights only with a nostalgia and hay-filled experience, “The Yee Haw Jamboree.” To be part of the the socially-distanced "studio audience" guests may go to the performance in person or it …

John Randall York is well-known in Tyler for painting many iconic buildings and landmarks. The artist’s delicate, realistic watercolor scenes decorate the walls of many public buildings and businesses in the Rose City, his hometown.

John DeFoore is legendary in the Upper East Side of Texas. He’s a gifted guitar and songwriting teacher with former students that include Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Michelle Shocked, and Ryan Beaver, to name a few.

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J. Kirk Davis shares the story of his parents Colonel Charles W. and Joan Davis in his book, The Hero & the Beauty, honoring their selfless determination, valor, and heroism during World War II.

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Longview native Matthew McConaughey recently released his book, Greenlights, based on a diary he kept for 35 years, including his years at Longview High School. Rather than doing a traditional memoir or advice book, McConaughey said Greenlights is based on adventures in his life.

The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 55 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad…

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Among the obscure official national holidays is National Day of the Horse on December 13. It’s meant to encourage people to be mindful of the contribution of horses to the economy, history, and character of our country.

On Thanksgiving Eve, people line up along East Crawford Street in Old Town Palestine for blocks, waiting patiently for up to an hour on warm days to purchase the perfect pie at Oxbow Bakery. Owners Becky and David Wolfe sell about 400 pies before Thanksgiving — mostly to visitors from out of town.