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On January 17, 1940, the Southland Paper Mill company opened its first plant in Lufkin, Texas, drawing from the Piney Woods for southern yellow pine. Lufkin was an ideal location because of its access to wood, water, fuel, and transportation.

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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 Angelina Arts Alliance (AAA) is proud to present the world-famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 5 at the Temple Theater in Lufkin.

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On September 21, 1921, brothers Austin and Tom Brookshire opened the first "Brookshire Brothers" grocery store in Lufkin, Texas. They wanted a regional presence so they grew to operating 33 grocery stores in East Texas. Two other family members broke off in 1929 to form what is now the Brook…

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On July 11, 1835, a Texas saying was born:  "They might go to hell, and I would go to Texas." The Upper East Side of Texas played a part in the humorous quote from legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett, Tennessean by birth, but Texan by virtue of his fateful journey to the Republic of Texas a…

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The Angelina Arts Alliance is pleased to announce a new partnership with the City of Lufkin for the artistic and cultural programming of the Pines Theater beginning January 1, 2019.

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The Museum of East Texas is pulling out all the stops for a fundraising event sure to be a hit. "Dinner and Dancing Under the Stars" will have a Mardi Gras theme, good food, dancing and more.

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The 2018-2019 Season for Angelina Arts Alliance includes Travis Tritt, September 7; Asleep at the Wheel with the Quebe Sisters, October 14; Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, December 4; Something Rotten, January 22, 2019; Jackie Evancho,  February 1, 2019; Celtic Nights,…

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The Angelina Arts Alliance has scheduled a multicultural music concert as part of its annual Family Funday Series. Hot Peas ‘N Butter  perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at the Temple Theater on the Angelina College Campus.

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Three noteworthy artists share their creativity with folks through exhibits at the Museum of East Texas, Lufkin: Connie Thompson, "A Retrospective;" Blake Bean, "Comical Whimsy;" and Stan Bohon, "Wood Spirits and Their Stone Allies."

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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…

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Experience Caddo culture through a number of activities planned for April 14, including a live performance of Caddo Indian music and dance, talks about Caddo culture, guided hikes, children's activities, exhibits by Caddo artists, and more.

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The Museum of East Texas invites you to bring your family and join in on the Spring Break at the Museum event. This is sure to be a fun-filled week for our young friends and their families. Throughout the week of March 12-18, the museum will offer art activities including painting, drawing, …

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Author Gary Pinkerton presents "Trammel's Trace: East Texas' First Road" at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 9.