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Rockwall, seat of Texas' smallest county, was once known as the Wedding Capital of Texas. To commemorate that heritage, Rockwall County Historical Foundation is presenting a free historical exhibit this month. Memorabilia are on display at the Bailey House, on the grounds of Rockwall's Histo…

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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 town of Rockwall was established April 17, 1854, and named after a natural formation of an underground "wall" located nearby. Early settlers discovered the formations — some a few stories high— while digging for water wells. Geologists claim such underground walls are not uncommon, but r…

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County Line Magazine celebrates its 15th year of conducting the annual Best of the Upper East Side of Texas readers survey. Among the more than 3,500 nominations and some 60 ultimate recognitions were numerous destination and travel opportunities of note in the region. This blog will feature…

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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 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…

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"I was out picture hunting (in the Rockwall, Texas, area) when I saw the storm had passed and presented this rainbow. I walked several feet to capture it coming through the windmill. You make your own luck." -- Mendell Andrew Patton.

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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.

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What is this "shared workspace" that keeps popping up in media and other conversations fairly often these days, even in rural areas of the Upper East Side of Texas? To those working in the corporate world,  or even a mom-and-pop shop, a health care facility, or just about any business enviro…

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The Texas Lakes Trail Program presents"Quanah Parker: One Man, Two Worlds" in a traveling pictorial exhibit in various locations around the state this year. It depicts the story of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important names in U.S. frontier history. The exhibit is scheduled at the Sp…

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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…

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Dude! You missed Coachella again? The tickets went on sale in January. Sure was pricey this year — $429 to get in the gate and $999 to hang with the swells. No wonder you weren’t there. Oh well, you weren’t going to get close to Beyoncé anyway.  

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The Alamo is on the road for a statewide tour across Texas, stopping in Rockwall on Thursday, April 19. The Alamo Roadshow is stopping in nine cities, inviting Texans to learn about ongoing preservation work happening at the state's most well-known historic site and include opportunities to …

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Over the weekend, 12 high school culinary arts and 12 restaurant management team finalists gathered in San Antonio at St. Philip’s College for the final battle of the Texas ProStart Invitational. One of the teams emerging victorious was from Rockwall High School (RHS) in Rockwall for the cul…

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Winter makes everyone a little less likely to stay active, but several area events beckon participants to get much needed exercise and support some great nonprofit causes.