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Spooky movies, fall foliage and high school football define the typical October in the Piney Woods. This year the month shares the spotlight with a few creative minds in Nacogdoches who are competing for a little fame in the world of filmmaking.

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, Rooster Roast Coffee Company in Sulphur S…

Time travel is a real possibility in the Upper East Side of Texas, home to Nacogdoches and San Augustine, the state’s oldest settlements. Following a trip curated by the Texas Historical Commission, explorers can see original buildings, sites, and replicas, visit museums, and find historical…

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On July 4, 1845, the convention to consider the joint resolution of the United States Congress proposing the annexation of the Republic of Texas to the United States assembled in Austin. Thomas Jefferson Rusk of Nacogdoches was elected president of the convention, and James H. Raymond was se…

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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.

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March is Women’s History Month, a time dedicated to reflect on the often-overlooked contributions of women to history, culture, and society.

More than 50 beautiful homes and other structures created by German immigrant Diedrich Rulfs have stood the test of time for more than 100 years to help define the landscape of Nacogdoches, Texas.

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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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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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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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When Richard and Barbara DeWitt spent $18 million renovating the old Fredonia Hotel in downtown Nacogdoches a couple of years ago they knew they were bringing it back more hip and haute than ever. Inside and out, the six-story midcentury modern building is a beacon for people from many gener…

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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!

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Live music -- whether it's country, classical, classic rock or some other category -- remains a popular outing for County Line Magazine readers. The recent Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest identified top picks for categories like best venue and best band.

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As guests enter Dolli’s Diner on Pecan Street in downtown Nacogdoches, they are greeted by a stunning display of large, colorful, expressive portraits along a brick wall. Created by artist JD Cole, the paintings are Nacogdoches people in scenes that reflect their lives in Texas’ oldest city.

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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…