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The City of Longview’s Unity & Diversity Committee is hosting a series of summer readings of inclusive children’s books as part of the organization’s mission of promoting unity, diversity, and inclusion. Videos of the readings by local leaders air live on UDC’s Facebook page July 16, 23,…

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.

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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State parks all around the Upper East Side of Texas are offering safe, socially-distanced holiday activities that encourage enjoyment of the outdoors — from craft projects to scavenger hunts to decorating a campsite drive-through light displays.

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Longview native Matthew McConaughey recently released his book, Greenlights, based on a diary he kept for 35 years, including his years at Longview High School. Rather than doing a traditional memoir or advice book, McConaughey said Greenlights is based on adventures in his life.

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On December 8, 1953, the radio program East Texas Hillbilly Jamboree debuted on KFRO, a Longview, Texas, station. The two-hour program attracted musicians mainly from Texas, and they included many unknowns who would eventually gain fame.

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…

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Longview Museum of Fine Arts features an extensive permanent collection that is on display year-round. The collection includes three stunning wood sculptures by John Hillier, who recently retired from teaching art at Kilgore Community College for more than 30 years.

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“Summer Breeze” by Emily Guthrie Smith, 31x50 inches, oil on canvas is one of Longview Museum of Fine Arts’ pieces from their permanent collection.

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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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Fashion designer and Longview native Brandon Maxwell is the keynote speaker at "Stars Over Longview"  at 11:30 a.m. January 9 at Maude Cobb Convention Center. The  annual awards ceremony and luncheon is presented by Longview Regional Medical Center to honor women for their compassion and ded…

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Family-friendly The SpongeBob Musical takes place at 7 p.m. January 23 at the Belcher Center in Longview. The New York Times declares this show "brilliant." Its creators bring to life the Nickelodeon series with humor, heart, and pure theatricality and shows where the power of optimism reall…

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Sandy Ferrell begins her days at 1 a.m. so that her customers at Czech Please Microbakery have the freshest warm baked goodies each morning.

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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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When artist Anup Bhandari was growing up in Nepal, he saw how kind his father was to others, even to strangers. Those memories followed him to Texas as an adult and eventually collided with some people that inspired him to do the same.

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Sometimes, you want a specific type of cuisine. We've culled the Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest winners for entries for the best restaurants to satisfy cravings such as Italian food, Mexican food, vegetarian and even breakfast meals. Enjoy the gastronomical adventure!