Kris Hunt tells stories inspired by his colorful upbringing in the Upper East Side of Texas. He’s committed to changing long-outdated stereotypes of Southerners as rednecks, hicks, and hillbillies.
March is Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to history, culture, and society.
A Texas Snowball, a Thingamajig, and a Little Pud are just a few of the sweets known far and wide produced by Mary of Puddin Hill. But it is another treat that started it all and a recent turn of events that brings this famous fruitcake story full circle.
Dennis Wayne Strickland, 71, died November 19 in Greenville, Texas. Never heard of him? Neither had anyone in this small Upper East Side of Texas town until six years ago. In this very short time, he taught the town how to “live it up.”
One of the things people are doing more during the Pandemic Pause is learning to play a musical instrument. At the new Brick Row Music store in Commerce, Texas, guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, and voice lessons are taught by professional musicians Brad Davis and Joel Weaver.
Campgrounds are available to hikers and bikers along the Northeast Texas Trail, as well as some bed and breakfasts, AirBnB properties, and hotels. A few are noted below. As always, check reviews, call ahead, and ask the experts on the NETT Facebook group before making reservations.
Members of Wesley United Methodist Church in Greenville, Texas, are closing 2020 by lighting up the night sky with a message of hope.
Greenville Theatre Works is back on stage November 20-21 at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium for two nights only with a nostalgia and hay-filled experience, “The Yee Haw Jamboree.” To be part of the the socially-distanced "studio audience" guests may go to the performance in person or it …
The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 55 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that the Beatles were a pop group and the Stones were a rock band: the boys next door vs. the bad…
Chef Angela Maria Melia, known to patrons as Chef Ang, creates fresh Italian dishes at Pizzo’s Sicilian Café, inside Uptown Forum, at 2610 Lee Street.
Monty Stratton died September 29, 1982, at the age of 70. Born in Greenville, Texas, he pitched five years for the Chicago White Sox. His career was shortened when he lost his right leg in a hunting accident in 1938. His comeback attempt was the subject of the 1949 movie “The Stratton Story”…
When Barnum and Bailey’s talent scouts spotted the four strapping Shields Brothers in 1883, they invited the young men from Hunt County, Texas, to join the circus for $100 a week. Billed as “The Texas Giants,” the circus claimed their heights to be 7 feet, 8 inches and above. Barnum boasted …
With summer upon us, local farmers' markets and produce stands are open for business. This is a great way to practice social distancing in open air markets as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Supporting our local farmers markets can be beneficial to all who visit them and purc…
This summer marks the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.
The iconic Threadgill’s on North Lamar in Austin closed down for good a few weeks ago as it faced an uncertain future amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant and musical hotspot opened in December 1981 by Kenneth Threadgill, one of the people who created the world-famous Austin music scen…
The Stratton Story, a movie based on the true life of Monty Stratton, starred Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson, appeared in theaters nationwide on May 12, 1949.
East Texas blueberry farms expect a berry delicious season.
Kick off time for the opening of Farmers’ Markets across the Upper East Side of Texas has never tasted so good.
Greenville, Texas, features 11 murals of various styles that brighten the city's streets.
Rock & Roll supergroup The Hit Men performs at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium.
Exploring Greenville, Texas, these days, visitors find plenty to enjoy for several days.
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