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The region’s farmers markets are well-known for offering a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits. An added bonus is that many also sell other homegrown products and unique handmade items and support the local economy.

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As a child in Marshall, Texas, Opal Lee loved the playful joys of an elaborate annual summer community picnic at a local park. The older relatives called it “Juneteenth,” commemorating freedom for enslaved people.

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department calls Caddo Lake State Park one of the state’s best parks “perfect for paddling.” The park offers 10 paddling trails covering 50 miles along the lake’s expansive 39-square-mile area. Paddling trails twist and turn through sloughs, swamps, and bayous.

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Julius Lorenzo Cobb Bledsoe made his professional singing debut in New York City on April 24, 1924. The baritone singer, songwriter, and actor was born in Waco in 1897 and later attended Bishop College in Marshall.

“Places in the Heart” is an ongoing series by the Harrison County Historical Museum that is now celebrating artifacts, photos, and natural wonders from the Caddo Lake communities of Karnack and Uncertain, Texas. Visitors can see the exhibit on the second floor at the Memorial City Hall Galle…

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Blues legend Floyd Dixon was born in Marshall, Texas, on February 8, 1929. He taught himself to play the piano while growing up. He became known as a rhythm and blues pianist, often playing with big bands. Some of his songs include “Hey Bartender” (which was covered by The Blues Brothers), “…

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The Winter Dance Party comes to Marshall this year with tribute artists playing hits by Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 15, at Marshall’s Memorial Auditorium. John Mueller performs Buddy Holly singles such as “That’ll Be the Day;”…

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Marshall, Texas, celebrates its 39th FireAnt Festival Saturday, October 9. The festival features a parade, an outdoor concert around the steps of the historic Harrison County courthouse, festival food, and unique product vendors.

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Bear Creek Smokehouse in Marshall, Texas, started out more than 70 years ago as a family farm where nearby residents bought fresh turkeys. Today, it is a premium smoked meats mail-order enterprise and on-site family fun experience. Visitors shop for smoked meats and cheeses and unique gift i…

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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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Caddo Lake is a swamp full of cypress trees, waterlilies, lotus and ancient paddlefish that exudes mystery. It also offers primo fishing and paddling, tours and more. Learn more in this video by Texas Parks & Wildlife and visit the County Line archives for more articles.

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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.

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.