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J. Kirk Davis shares the story of his parents Colonel Charles W. and Joan Davis in his book, The Hero & the Beauty, honoring their selfless determination, valor, and heroism during World War II.

On Thanksgiving Eve, people line up along East Crawford Street in Old Town Palestine for blocks, waiting patiently for up to an hour on warm days to purchase the perfect pie at Oxbow Bakery. Owners Becky and David Wolfe sell about 400 pies before Thanksgiving — mostly to visitors from out of town.

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Mary Kate Hunter, born November 8, 1866, at Brushy Creek, Texas, pursued many interests, including poetry, history, and music, yet she’s best remembered for leading efforts to found the Palestine Carnegie Library (1914) and helping women gain the right to vote (1920).

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Gourds, part of the squash and pumpkin family, are popular as crafts and gifts. They add a natural touch to decor and offer a range of possibilities. Some gourds become bowls, vases, or planters, while others make birdhouses or even jewelry.

Built more than 100 years ago as part of The Redlands Hotel, the Queen St Grille offers an elegance and historic character that celebrates Palestine’s railroad heritage with sophistication and flair.

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Palestine’s Art Tracks offers a walking or driving art tour experience that’s free, family-friendly, and gives a new pop to the town’s Main Street District every year.

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This summer marks the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

Walking into City Shoe Shop is like taking a step back in time.  The scent of new leather permeates the air and the clickity-clack, clickity-clack of the sole adhesive machine takes visitors to a place not commonly experienced in today’s world with online and large store shopping. 

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Born May 7, 1878, F.H. Eilenberger 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. Originally located on the corner of John and Oak streets, the ope…

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In late March and early April, the flowering pink and white dogwood trees in East Texas rank among the state’s most beautiful attractions, and now they’re also home to the forest’s tiniest creatures, the fairies.

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.

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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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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.

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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…

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

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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: