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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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The Henderson County Art Club presents their 92nd annual Fine Art Show & Sale April 16-18 upstairs in the Women’s Building at the East Texas Arboretum, 1601 Patterson Rd., Athens. Works of art from local painters, sculptors, and photographers will be on display.

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This year’s Best of the Upper East Side of Texas readers survey set a record with 4,591 nominations for a growing list of gems in the region featuring delicious food, wonderful attractions, beautiful backdrops, one-of-a-kind shops, exciting entertainment, and many talented individuals. We lo…

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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1968 hit musical Oliver, Shani Wallis — the actress who played Nancy— is touring Europe and the United States. She's making an appearance at 6:30 p.m. Friday, November 30 at the Henderson County Performing Arts Center (HCPAC) in Athens.

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An abundance of rich clay in the Henderson County, Texas, area spawned a vibrant early pottery industry in the mid-19th century. One noted potter and artist at the time was Levi Cogburn. In fact, one of his inkwells sold on eBay for an impressive $7,201 in 2003.

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Texas Downtown Association announced finalists today in their 2018 President's Award Program. Of the 43 nominees selected from 111 entries, 17 — 40 percent — are in the Upper East Side of Texas.

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Nationally known singer Kadie Lynn, a one-time finalist from NBC’s America’s Got Talent, is coming to The Henderson County Performing Arts Center in Athens, Texas, to shoot a part in an upcoming national music video. Volunteer actors who would like to dress up and appear in the video are inv…

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The public is invited to attend the free Grand Opening of The Texan theater venue in historic downtown Athens on Tuesday, July 3. This show is the second concert of three in the 2nd Annual Summer Concert Series. Nationally-known country music recording artist Darryl Worley — singer of the hi…

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When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach. This launches a journey across the ocean with his insect friends. Quick wit and creative thinking make the voyage a success. Presented by the Y.E.S. Compa…

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National Hamburger Day is May 28 and while people celebrate with a thick, juicy one with everything on it, they may be interested to learn that the East Texas town of Athens holds claim to where the all-American sandwich got its start.

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County Line took to the road for a world-wind trip throughout the region to cities with famous European names. What unfolds is a beautiful drive with some fun attractions, interesting history, great shopping, and delicious food and drink options along the way.

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There are music acts all over the state of Texas this summer, many of them free. You can even bring your own chair, or blanket, and an ice chest of your favorite beverages.

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Dude! You missed Coachella again? The tickets went on sale in January. Sure was pricey this year — $429 to get in the gate and $999 to hang with the swells. No wonder you weren’t there. Oh well, you weren’t going to get close to Beyoncé anyway.  

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This piece by Christine Robinson is one of many featured in a new exhibit called "Natural Wonders" at 211 Gallery in Athens. An opening reception is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. June 16 and the show runs about eight weeks in the gallery located at 211 N. Palestine in downtown Athens. Call 903.292…

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The Henderson County Art Club holds its 90th Annual Spring Art Show April 20 and 21 at the East Texas Arboretum in Athens.  An artists’ reception and awards presentation kicks off the show on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.  and  the show continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There is no cove…