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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…

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For "nature nerds" and others, playing a game of "count the hawks" is a fun pastime on scenic drives and winter is a great time since there is an abundance of them here during this time and they’re easy to see with the leaves off the trees. 

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Smooth, hand-sanded, Appalachian hardwood pew ends stacked high waiting for custom bench seats welcome visitors to Hall Furniture‘s work shop in Henderson, Texas. The company has produced custom church and courthouse pieces since 1939.

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The 2012-2013 season for the Henderson Civic Theatre begins with murder, mystery and a grand reopening on October 5 in downtown Henderson. The company has chosen to bring Agatha Christie's 1956, “Spider's Web” to life on the small community stage of the historic opera house.

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A number of communities in the Upper East Side of Texas won Gold Star Affiliate awards from Keep Texas Beautiful.

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In the heart of East Texas four highways meet at a point affectionately called “the star” in Henderson. Each can take a traveler to new delights and adventures.

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Rolling hills lined with climbing grapevines in perfect rows surround a historic Victorian-style white two-story mansion with wraparound porches. In the shadows sits a massive wine works restaurant and event center rising from the hill. It's a scene one might imagine in Europe, but it's righ…