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For those who enjoy a good cold beer, add these breweries in the region to your bucket list.

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Sulphur Springs’ Celebration Dining District — where American and international flavors and beverages are all within a short walking distance — is an ideal location for a foodie tour. Visit these culinary standouts to sample some of the best cuisine in the Celebration City, or plan your own …

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State parks all around the Upper East Side of Texas are offering safe, socially-distanced holiday activities that encourage enjoyment of the outdoors — from craft projects to scavenger hunts to decorating a campsite drive-through light displays.

This summer Sulphur Springs radio DJ Enola Gay Mathews received the honor of being named a “Yellow Rose of Texas” by Governor Gregg Abbott. Enola Gay Mathews, who grew up in Longview, is known throughout the region by listeners who “start their day with Enola Gay” on KSST Radio. The Yellow R…

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Sometimes it’s good to get away — without the hassle of airports, look-a-like hotel accommodations, or exorbitant prices. Weary traveller or city dweller, meet The Emma Grace, an inviting and elegant bed and breakfast with modern amenities where couples, families, groups and individuals enjo…

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People from all around the Upper East Side of Texas enjoy the vibe at Art Foster’s first restaurant, Foster’s Place Restaurant & Pub in Pickton, Texas, since it opened in 2010. With good food, live music, and its middle-of-nowhere “getaway” location, it’s a popular dining destination for many.

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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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As the season slowly changes from winter to spring -- and especially since Valentine's Day is around the corner -- it's a good time to uncover some favorite places to go shopping. In a recently reader poll conducted by County Line Magazine, a set of great shopping options were recognized. Pi…

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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 visual, performing and musical arts winners. This blog will feature those winners …

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"Fall colors at the entrance to Lake Elberta in Hopkins County." -- Charles Wright

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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.

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On October 1, 1956, the tiny community of Reilly Springs, Texas, put on the Reilly Springs Jamboree in the local schoolhouse. It would become one of the first live music venues that sparked national and even international interest in the budding country music industry.

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Really good coffee houses offer a wide selection of great coffee in a place that encourages relaxation and conversation. They have attentive wait staff and baristas that are excited to please guests with their creations. They can be a refuge, a meeting place for friends or a place to meet fo…