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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 honor of our 200th issue falling during the holiday season, we’ve gathered 200 thoughtful gift ideas from around the Upper East Side of Texas. Some you can find online but for a true experience, plan a getaway around shopping, then dining at area restaurants, and staying over in one of th…

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Love wine? Love to shop? Kristi McDonald has come up with an exciting way to enjoy both pastimes – East Texas Sip & Shop. Her 15-passenger van takes guests on guided tours to select wineries, breweries, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, promising discounts and a good time along …

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Blue Moon Gardens celebrates all things lavender at their Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27. Free programs explain which varieties of lavender are easiest to grow in the Upper East Side of Texas and how to harvest and use the flowers.

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If anything comes close to state pride in Texas, it's community spirit. The readers of County Line Magazine have recognized several cities and towns for the Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest that deserve a salute -- as well as a visit!

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Some people were born to be on stage. Some people were made to have their name in lights. Some people were born incredibly attractive. Some people read. Andy Gullahorn is not any of those people.

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On the regular dessert menu at The Shed Cafe in Edom are a variety of pies including Lemon, Chocolate and Coconut Meringue, Blackberry, Peach, Apple, and Chocolate, Coconut, and Reese’s Dream pies. There’s also a rotating group including Buttermilk, Buttermilk Pecan, Egg Custard, Lemon Icebo…

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Door Controls USA in Ben Wheeler, Texas, sends out thousands of Christmas cards every year to customers and friends all over the world. Owned by the Gilchrist family, the company began featuring colorful artwork of matriarch Sharon Gilchrist on the cover of their cards in 2002.

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The Old Firehouse music venue in Edom recently announced its 10th anniversary season. October 20 brings the return of Tony Ramey, followed by a November 10 concert featuring local favorites BrownRandy, Neal Katz, and Connie Mims. On November 24 Beth Wood (pictured) graces the stage with a sp…

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On the regular dessert menu at The Shed Cafe in Edom are a variety of pies including Lemon, Chocolate and Coconut Meringue, Blackberry, Peach, Apple, and Chocolate, Coconut, and Reese’s Dream pies. There’s also a rotating group including Buttermilk, Buttermilk Pecan, Egg Custard, Lemon Icebo…

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Each year one of the participating artists in the Edom Art Festival provides artwork for the festival’s poster (see on opposite page) and T-shirts. For 2018 the honor goes to Gary Bacher of New Boston, Texas.

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The tiny town of Edom, Texas, is a tourist destination going back many decades. It is quaint and exceedingly colorful. Every weekend the population swells as visitors come to shop the resident artists’ studios and an array of eclectic shops. In October the numbers balloon into the thousands …

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Artists brighten our world, show us how to see things differently, and make us actually feel their creativity. That's why County Line Magazine includes the talents of artists in every issue we publish. Plus, once a year during the Best of the Upper East Side of Texas campaign, we recognize a…

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New in downtown Edom is The Farmacy featuring farm fresh, local produce. Operated by Grow It Forward Farm, the unique building amongst the Edom arts community features seasonal vegetables and fruit along with pasture-raised meats and eggs, artisanal cheeses, pickles, homemade baked goods, lo…

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Kimber Crow of Edom, whose great grandmother taught school in Edom in the late 1930s, enjoys selecting a book to read from Edom’s Free Book Exchange located in front of the Edom Historical Museum.This local addition to the www.littlefreelibrary.org program was provided for the community of E…