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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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There is an American Dream that begins in high school. Not the one about a spouse, a house, an odd number of children. It’s the one that features an abrupt exit on graduation night, blowing out of the hometown and never looking back.

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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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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…

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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.