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In late March and early April, the flowering pink and white dogwood trees in East Texas rank among the state’s most beautiful attractions, and now they’re also home to the forest’s tiniest creatures, the fairies.

Denison organizations are promoting the birthplace of the 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and planning a legacy trip to Washington D.C. with others.

The little downtown of Quinlan, Texas, near Lake Fork, has a row of antique shops worthy of an afternoon drive.

Each year as the weather starts to cool here in the Upper East Side of Texas, it’s still a whole lot warmer than the northern parts of the United States and into Canada. That’s where many of the "snowbirds" come from that migrate through this part of the world on their way to the warm coastl…

The 25th Annual Rains County Eagle Fest takes place January 18 on the Rains County Fairgrounds in Emory, Texas, the official "Eagle Capital of Texas."

American icon Elvis Presley would have turned 85 this year on his January 8 (1935) birthday. His ties to the Upper East Side of Texas are numerous.

Atlanta, Texas, high school graduate (1976) Ellen DeGeneres is being honored by the legacy of another funny woman when she receives the Carol Burnett Award at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. The 77th Golden Globes take place Sunday, January 5 on NBC, recognizing excellence in film and television.

Fashion designer and Longview native Brandon Maxwell is the keynote speaker at "Stars Over Longview"  at 11:30 a.m. January 9 at Maude Cobb Convention Center. The  annual awards ceremony and luncheon is presented by Longview Regional Medical Center to honor women for their compassion and ded…

My mother, Lucille Matthews Geddie, is an inspiration to me and so many others. At 94 years old, she lives her life so beautifully — with purpose, passion, and compassion for others.

"All-in-One Family Fun" is the motto for Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille with locations in Corsicana, Sherman, Bay City, and coming soon to Waco. These unique multiplex facilities feature restaurants, bars, arcades, and the latest big screen movies.

Imagine strolling along a path on a star-filled evening with a few friends and family surrounded by the sights and sounds of elephants, lions, zebra, bears, monkeys, lemurs, deer, giraffes, and a plethora of reptiles and feathered friends. This lively parade of animals at the Caldwell Zoo in…

When Lynn Willhite was growing up in small town Palestine, Texas, it was a simpler time, where people sat on their front porches and kids played together on the street.

Water aerobics are not just an easy way for grandma and her gal pals to get in their daily cardio. While that generation often graces the waters of the Olympic swimming pool at Tyler Junior College’s fitness center, there’s another generation that discovered the power of the water too.

Walking through the front doors of the Mineola Historical Museum guests get an immediate sense of the town’s history and the ghosts of a thriving post office that operated there for more than 60 years. The building was constructed in 1937 and illustrates an example of the simple, symmetrical…

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…

On September 24, 1964, The Munsters TV show aired their first episode. The show depicted the home life of a family of funny "monsters" with a goofy Frankenstein-looking father, Herman; his vampire wife, Lily; her old, complaining vampire father, Grandpa; a half-werewolf son, Eddie; and Maril…