Carrying a 45-pound rucksack and walking 20 miles a day, John Mumby is fighting a different kind of battle than the one he fought in Iraq 30 years ago. The Persian Gulf War Veteran is fighting to raise awareness of Gulf War Syndrome in a 300-mile trek from his home near Winnsboro, Texas, to Austin.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Texas Master Gardener program is now accepting applications for its new class beginning January 12, 2022, in Van Zandt County. Classes will meet at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office each Wednesday for 17 weeks. Classes are also availab…
Ben King Green of Cumby, Texas, had a sly cowboy sense of humor and with a golden gift of gab told tales of his days with horses and cattle. Despite his need for an audience from time to time, the call for wide open spaces during his earthly trek ran deep, even into his grave.
The 105th annual East Texas State Fair is taking place September 24 to October 3 at the Rose Complex in Tyler.
Firefighters from Palestine Fire Department recently participated in the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, an intense physical exercise up and down 110 floors of the Fountain Place building in full firefighting gear.
Lance Armstrong was born September 18, 1971, and raised in Collin County near Dallas. He stands out from many former athletes as a world-famous cyclist and cancer survivor. Armstrong’s story of overcoming cancer and rapid return to professional cycling inspired millions worldwide to defeat t…
Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) is rescheduling Renaissance Under the Stars from September 25 to April 2, 2022, due to the rising COVID cases in the community.
Texas Historic Commission preserves many homes and structures of historical significance throughout the state. The Upper East Side of Texas features state historic sites at the former homes of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sam Rayburn, and Sam Bell Maxey.
Mount Vernon Music is opening its 2021-2022 season in September with live classical performances. The new season is themed “Ways Forward” and features guest performances by professional musicians from Texas and around the nation.
Marshall, Texas, celebrates its 39th FireAnt Festival Saturday, October 9. The festival features a parade, an outdoor concert around the steps of the historic Harrison County courthouse, festival food, and unique product vendors.
Winnsboro Center for the Arts (WCA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a special evening “under the stars” with magical Renaissance festivities Saturday, September 25, at the Winnsboro Civic Center. Attendees are encouraged to wear Renaissance attire as they gather for dinner…
Hiking in Texas state parks offers a refreshing look at nature and great exercise. Even beginning hikers can explore the parks’ accessible trails and enjoy the colors of fall as many of the beautiful deciduous tree leaves change to yellow, red, orange, and purple.
Just south of Cedar Creek Lake’s marinas, lakeside villas, and aquatic wildlife lies an upscale winery oasis known as Triple N Ranch & Winery. The 12-acre winery is home to a herd of longhorn cattle, a vineyard, and Triple N wines. It’s also part of a destination experience that offers a…
The 2021 Sulphur Springs Corvette Club’s annual show — dubbed “Corvette Show and Shine” — occurs 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 25, at Celebration Plaza. Roughly 200 ‘Vettes are expected to line up along Main Street and pop their hoods for spectators in front of the Hopkins County Courthouse.
The Wall That Heals is coming to Sulphur Springs November 4-7. This is the only town this year in Texas or surrounding states to display the Vietnam Veterans Memorial traveling exhibit and Mobile Education Center. This is an opportunity to honor veterans who lost their lives in the war and t…
Inventor Robert H. Dennard was born September 5, 1932, in Terrell, Texas. An engineer, Dennard invented the one-transistor cell for dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) and developed scaling principles that led to improvements in the performance of mini integrated circuits. These innovations …
Main Street Uncorked Wine and Music Festival takes place at 1 p.m. October 9. It features Texas wines from local wineries, shopping, and live music by local artists in Sulphur Springs’ Celebration Plaza. Cost is $10 for a wine bag, souvenir glass, and a tasting bracelet. Each winery offers t…
Palestine celebrates the anniversary of its founding as the seat of Anderson County 175 years ago Friday, October 15, through Sunday, October 17. The city will celebrate its rich cultural and architectural heritage which grew significantly after the International-Great Northern Railroad arri…
With more than 45 artists and 11 wineries the Winnsboro Art & Wine Festival takes place in the heart of the town’s Cultural Arts District November 12-13. Art mediums include jewelry, woodwork, pottery, paintings, metal art, and more. One of the artists is Joel Wright whose watercolor is …
On September 4, 1999, the fledgling Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) experienced a legendary moment.
Tom Finley Park sits on a centrally-located island in Cedar Creek Lake (Reservoir) with beautiful views of the surrounding natural setting. The family-friendly park is maintained by the Friends of Cedar Creek Lake and offers a variety of recreational activities for all ages.
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