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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, Java Jacks Coffee House in Nacogdoches, C…

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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.

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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.

Late spring and early summer are wonderful times to head outdoors to enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and beautiful scenery. It’s an ideal time for a short trip to a nearby park to enjoy the outdoors.

Living and playing in the Upper East Side of Texas for about six months of the year means easy access to fresh, locally grown produce. Rural folks and small town leaders know how to make a party out of anything and their markets are no exception.

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March is Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to history, culture, and society.

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Actor and entrepreneur Rob Gough of DOPE streetwear fame surprised the world of sports memorabilia collectors in January when he paid $5.2 million — the highest ever — for a 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle baseball card.

For those who enjoy a good cold beer, add these breweries in the region to your bucket list.

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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.

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The House, The Hand, and the Hatchet: The Odyssey of American Sculptor James Surls is a documentary film scheduled for release in 2018, says producer Barclay Lottimer. The feature explores the life, art, and philosophy of Malakoff-born and raised and world-class artist James Surls. Lottimer …

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The waterfront community of Long Cove on Cedar Creek Lake is adding a set of six porch homes. With starting prices of $675,000 and three customizable floor plans sized from 1,940 to 2,503 square feet, the two-story homes feature front entry porches with scenic views of water, master suites a…

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"First time seeing the bluebonnets. I loved her reaction!" - Barbara Sutton, Kaufman, TX

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The Star Harbor Watercolor Society presents its annual show and sale February 21 at Star Harbor City Hall, 99 Sunset Blvd. near Malakoff.  This event features a unique variety of artistic style, color, subject matter, and technique — all original watercolor artwork. Artists are present to me…

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From water parks to lakeside picnics, intriguing museums to exploring a community, the Upper East Side of Texas has no shortage of things to do for families and adventurous souls of all ages during the dog days of summer.

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In its 11th year now, County Line Magazine’s annual survey keeps uncovering more and more local gems in the Upper East Side of Texas. More than 1500 nominations were received this year and 2014 showed that our region continues to grow as a Texas treasure with delicious food, wonderful attrac…

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County Line Magazine coordinated an annual poetry contest for Northeast Texas the past eight years to help give poets young and old a place to voice their thoughts and feelings during the month of April, National Poetry Month. For about 40 years, the Rusk County Poetry Society held a contest…