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It was January 18, 2000, when Kathy L. Murphy opened Beauty and the Book, a hair salon and book store combo in Jefferson, Texas. She started the Pulpwood Queens Book Club and it’s grown to chapters nationwide and in 15 foreign countries.

There are many ways to tour historic Jefferson, Texas, a pre-Civil War town with scenic streets, charming restaurants, quaint bed and breakfasts, historic hotels, and picturesque landscapes. The town was founded in Marion County in the late 1830s to early 1840s and named in honor of the thir…

On April 6, 1883, Marion G. Slaughter was born in Jefferson, Texas. He went on to be one of the most prolific singer-songwriters of so-called hillbilly music, which pre-dated country music.

County Line Magazine celebrates its 15th year of conducting the annual Best of the Upper East Side of Texas readers survey. Among the more than 3,500 nominations and some 60 ultimate recognitions were numerous destination and travel opportunities of note in the region. This blog will feature…

The world’s getting ready to ring in 2019 on December 31 and those looking for something special — but maybe not too rowdy — have some good choices in the Upper East Side of Texas. Some, like the delightful Four Winds Steakhouse in Wills Point as well as other locations, are already booked u…

The Upper East Side of Texas is a perfect place to indulge in playful horrors of Halloween, what with its deep woods, historic homes, and ghost stories. Here are some ideas for how to spend the Halloween season from County Line fans. Many details are preliminary so check with the venue befor…

When Jefferson's Opera House Theatre Players (OHTP) decided to celebrate a months-long 30th anniversary of live theater in the little community, they planned on doing it in a big way.

No list of area adventures is complete without the region’s offerings of oddball treasures in museums and quirky educational exhibits. In the Upper East Side of Texas some are small, others are quaint, and a few are downright strange. Almost all, however, seem well suited to a prepared explo…

As families and individuals alike get working on their summer travel plans, one fun trek in the Upper East Side of Texas is Highway 11, connecting about 150 miles from Sherman to Linden and featuring a sprinkling of towns along the way to make the journey interesting.

For those seeking fun weekend destinations where plenty of activities are easily within walking distance once they arrive, there’s no need to look further than the Upper East Side of Texas. From family-packed adventures to romantic getaways, girlfriend gatherings, and individual outings, her…

There are more than a few vintage treasure troves in East Texas that will catch your eye and tug at your heart strings. Antique lovers are attracted to the history and nostalgia of antiques, and the Piney Woods are rich with items from yesteryear.

 Gladewater alone has so many antique shops…

Jefferson's Opera House Theatre Players will present their second production of the season on April 13 and 14 in the Jefferson Playhouse with a new comedy Spreading It Around by famed television writer Londos D'Arrigo.

East Texas is a perfect place to indulge in playful horrors of Halloween, what with its deep woods, historic homes, and ghost stories. Here are some ideas for how to spend the Halloween season from County Line fans. Many details are preliminary so check with the venue before planning your visit.

Jefferson's Opera House Theatre Players hold their annual membership kickoff partyat 7:30 p.m. September 2 at the Jefferson Playhouse. The Texas Gypsies perform and a wine reception follows.

"Being a slightly cooler and breezy evening, I decided to take the dog to go swimming at Lake O the Pines. I noticed this heron atop a cypress and decided to see how close it would let me come for a photograph. By the time I got closer, the sun was sinking to create this perfect scene." -- B…