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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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The 25th Annual Rains County Eagle Fest takes place January 18 on the Rains County Fairgrounds in Emory, Texas, the official "Eagle Capital of Texas."

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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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Rains County celebrates their 23rd annual Eagle Fest in 2019. The festival was created as part of a movement to help preserve the Eagle population of Texas, which later helped Rains County to become the "Eagle Capital of Texas." The festival includes bus tours, barge tours, wildlife exhibits…

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At the northwest corner of the downtown square in Emory, Texas, sits a charming craftsman-style building wafting an intoxicating fragrance that helps the area come to life each morning.

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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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At the northwest corner of the downtown square in Emory, Texas, sits a charming craftsman-style building wafting an intoxicating fragrance that helps the area come to life each morning.

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Many have their own Mothers Day rituals including favorite restaurants in the region. Here are a few "different" events worth checking out this year as well.  

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Spring in the Upper East Side of Texas means blooms, blooms, and more blooms. From festivals to gardens to natural wildflowers along roadways, this part of the world offers a breathtaking backdrop to rival any in the world. Take a look at this list and set aside some time to stop and smell t…

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In its 14th year now, County Line Magazine’s annual survey keeps uncovering more and more local gems in the Upper East Side of Texas. Nominations more than doubled this year showing that our region continues to grow as a Texas treasure with delicious food, wonderful attractions and beautiful…

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Rains County is the official Eagle Capital of Texas. Every year in January, the county welcomes visitors from all over the world to celebrate the eagle population. Bus and barge tours are available for eagle and other wildlife spotting. There’s live entertainment, wildlife exhibits, food, ve…

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Quiltmaking is alive and well — based on the number of warm entries in this year’s  Quilt Show contest, sponsored by the Mineola League of the Arts (MLOTA).

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"We have several herds of deer on our peninsula on Lake Fork (Emory, TX). We were so thrilled to see one of the moms with her twins, and dad all posing in front of the lake one morning! Rare to get a family separate from the herd!" -- Patricia Isaacson, Emory TX.

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For two decades, the Lake Fork Chamber has lured birding enthusiasts out to East Texas on a crisp winter Saturday with bus and boat tours focused on glimpsing the majesty of eagles in flight during their nesting season. This year, the 22nd Annual Eagle Fest is upping the ante by partnering w…

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The Emory Friends of the Library present Impande Ye Africa in "Safari Concert" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 13 at the Rains County Court House. The dance troupe entertains and educates through traditional songs and dances of South Africa.