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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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National Dog Day on August 26 encourages dog ownership of all breeds and the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy and safe life free from abuse. Celebrate with your pooch by taking him or her out for fun at one of the region’s dog parks. Visit Four Paws Dog Park in Henderson, Harry Meyer…

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On July 4, 1845, the convention to consider the joint resolution of the United States Congress proposing the annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States assembled in Austin. Thomas Jefferson Rusk of Nacogdoches was elected president of the convention, and James H. Raymond was se…

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The Texas Historical Association's historic house museums represent Texas’ diverse landscape and architectural heritage. Experience how Texans lived over the past 175 years in modest homes, comfortable residences, and opulent estates.

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.

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As many moms know, motherhood is a world unto itself. Life sets each woman on a new path the moment she hears her first infant’s cry. Her life changes instantly, becoming forever fuller as she welcomes a new life to the world.

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.

A historical treasure awaits visitors to Henderson, Texas, at the 1855 Howard-Dickinson House Museum at 501 South Main Street. The house bears the names of the two families who lived there during its 165-year history, the Howard family from 1855 to 1905 and the Dickinson family from 1905 to 1950.

In November, Mother Nature adds artistic touches of gold, orange, and red to foliage all over the Upper East Side of Texas. For a true delight, visit one of the Texas state parks in our region, which offer a calm, peaceful environment where nature takes center stage.

The Henderson Depot Museum and Children’s Discovery Center offers a cultural and educational experience for all ages, featuring the historic town’s enduring heritage. The Depot campus and downtown Henderson still feature buildings that date before the Civil War, plus many others recognized a…

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Kristin Mcrae discovered an unknown talent when she began teaching herself to decorate cookies and cakes five years ago. Though she’d never worked in a bakery or taken cooking classes, photos posted on Pinterest and Instagram inspired her to try it out, and she hasn’t stopped since.

After Rusk County named Henderson its county seat in 1843, the townspeople planned the downtown area around the original courthouse square. Today, a historic walking tour offers a unique sightseeing experience that includes dozens of original historic buildings, some built as early as the 18…

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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 Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest recognizes favorite Places, People and Food & Drink options in a 35-plus county region. The annual contest is sponsored by County Line Magazine and its readers and online followers provide the votes.

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Below are the selected winners out of 526 submissions in this year’s poetry contest organized by Young Audiences of Northeast Texas in partnership with County Line Magazine, InSpiritry, Rusk County Poetry Society, and Region 7 Education Service Center. A special congratulations goes to 12th …

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Tickets are on sale now for the Fourth Annual Family ReULion Charity Jam April 7-8 at Durango’s Canyon near Mount Enterprise. The event benefits the East Texas Food Bank and features two days of concerts, magic shows, food, and activities for the whole family. 

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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…