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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…

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Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas, is the “Ranch of Dreams” for hundreds of animals rescued from abuse, neglect, and the exotic pet trade. The residents receive proper food, shelter, veterinary care, and love, making their lives safe and peaceful in their new home at one…

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One grand thing found in abundance in the Upper East Side of Texas is fresh, locally-grown food. 

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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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Vanessa Price of Cade Republic in Edom is Senior Design Producer of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition which returns to HGTV Sunday, February 16. Season 10 is hosted by Jesse Ferguson and features on camera designers Breegan Jane, Carrie Locklyn, and Darren Keefe. The original series was hosted …

Door Controls USA in Ben Wheeler sends out thousands of Christmas cards every year to customers and friends all over the world. Owned by the Gilchrist family, the company began featuring colorful artwork of matriarch Sharon Gilchrist on the cover of their cards in 2002.

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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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For those looking for a four-day getaway in the Upper East Side of Texas, try the Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District. Located in the southeast corner of Van Zandt County, Texas, (between Dallas and Shreveport) visitors find a unique district with three culturally active small towns  — Ed…

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The late Townes Van Zandt is often referred to as the most influential Texas songwriter of the 20th century. Musician Steve Earle says he was "the best songwriter in the world."

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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 first annual Van Go Art Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in Van City Park in Van, Texas, on the 166th birthday of Vincent Van Gogh. The event features a full day of juried art, performing singer-songwriters, wineries, food trucks, a young artists exhibition, and a ki…

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The Pegasus Project presents the Fifth Annual Wings Over Pegasus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 in Murchison. The event features airshows, airplane rides, skydivers, pony rides, kids’ games, arts and crafts, an Easter egg hunt, and much more in a fun, casual carnival-filled day for the whol…