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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.

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Little did 23-year-old Alyson Gurney of Washington, DC, know that making tiny felted versions of people’s pets would gain her so much attention. She’s an internet success with 50,000 followers on Instagram and is making the TV talk show rounds. People send photos of their pets and she create…

Greenville Theatre Works is back on stage November 20-21 at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium for two nights only with a nostalgia and hay-filled experience, “The Yee Haw Jamboree.” To be part of the the socially-distanced "studio audience" guests may go to the performance in person or it …

John Randall York is well-known in Tyler for painting many iconic buildings and landmarks. The artist’s delicate, realistic watercolor scenes decorate the walls of many public buildings and businesses in the Rose City, his hometown.

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

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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 24th Annual Gemstone & Jewelry Show takes place January 24-26 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center in Tyler. Presented by East Texas Gem and Mineral Society (ETGMS), the three-day event takes visitors on an expedition sure to thrill aspiring or experienced archeologists, paleontologists, …

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Family-friendly The SpongeBob Musical takes place at 7 p.m. January 23 at the Belcher Center in Longview. The New York Times declares this show "brilliant." Its creators bring to life the Nickelodeon series with humor, heart, and pure theatricality and shows where the power of optimism reall…

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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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The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is embarking on another historic collaboration with a fellow Smith County nonprofit while exploring the printed word as a work of art in its major exhibition, "Books, Books & More Books: Works by MANUAL," presented in collaboration with Literacy Council of T…

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College is hosting Moon Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 20.  

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The University of Texas at Tyler features the 34th Annual International Exhibition through March 8 in the Meadows Gallery. The exhibition features 63 contemporary works selected by juror and former Fort Worth Contemporary Arts curator Christina Rees from more than 800 entries.

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Love wine? Love to shop? Kristi McDonald has come up with an exciting way to enjoy both pastimes – East Texas Sip & Shop. Her 15-passenger van takes guests on guided tours to select wineries, breweries, restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques, promising discounts and a good time along …

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The Tyler Museum of Art features a legacy that still wields vast influence over the contemporary Texas art scene in "Lone Star Impressions: Prints by Peregrine Press" through April 20.