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The Redlands Hotel in downton Palestine, Texas, is a great destination for Valentine's Day which falls on a Friday this year. Make a full weekend of it with the town's annual Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday and enjoy brunch at Queen St Grill Sunday morning before hitting the road for home.

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…

Sitting in Oxbow Bakery on a Friday afternoon, guests see a steady stream of customers continues pouring in the front door looking for just the right flavor of heavenly pie.

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 magical Polar Express holiday journey begins Saturday, November 17, at Texas State Railroad in Palestine, Texas.

When the Redlands Hotel opened for business in Palestine in 1915, the five-story, brick building made of steel and concrete was one of the finest hotels around. A speaker at the hotel’s grand opening, which drew dignitaries from across the state, predicted the Redlands would stand the test of time:

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…

The Best of the Upper East Side of Texas contest recognizes favorite Places, People and Food & Drink options in a 35-plus county region. The annual contest is sponsored by County Line Magazine and its readers and online followers provide the votes.

Gene Watson, born October 11, 1943, in Palestine, Texas, went on to become a country music star with 23 top-ten hits (six hitting the No. 1 ranking) from a total of 75 released singles. His hits include "Love in the Hot Afternoon" (1975) and "Fourteen Carat Mind" (1981).

Palestine’s Historic Main Street District is 44 blocks long, starting at its Visitor Information Center, housed in a restored railroad depot at 825 West Spring Street, and ending at the historic Anderson County Courthouse, an impressive neoclassical structure built in 1914.

Texas Downtown Association announced finalists today in their 2018 President's Award Program. Of the 43 nominees selected from 111 entries, 17 — 40 percent — are in the Upper East Side of Texas.

Palestine’s Historic Main Street District is 44 blocks long, starting at its Visitor Information Center, housed in a restored railroad depot at 825 West Spring Street, and ending at the historic Anderson County Courthouse, an impressive neoclassical structure built in 1914.

Year-round, outdoor enthusiasts who crave natural settings that also celebrate the creative arts find it easy to indulge that artistic blend in several East Texas venues with noteworthy sculpture gardens. 

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…

The Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas, is one of only a handful of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launch sites in the world where balloons as large as 400 feet in diameter conduct studies of the upper atmosphere and outer space.

F.H. Eilenberger was born May 7, 1878. He was a German immigrant who established a successful — and still operating — bakery in Palestine, Texas. He worked at bakeries in Galveston and Fort Worth before starting this company in 1898.  

Over a cup of joe in 1938, a statewide celebration was born. Charles W. Wooldridge, the power company manager, and Eugene Fish, a bank president, met for coffee and the conversation led to the unusual and unique beauty of the dogwood trees in the area. It was then that the two businessmen ag…