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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 coastline of the state.
December 21, 2019

200 Favorite Things Gift Guide

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.
October 24, 2019

Munster Mansion Recreated in Waxahachie Offers Adventures

On September 24, 1964, The Munsters TV show aired their first episode. The show was a satire of both traditional monster movies and the wholesome family fare of the era. The family that lives at 1313 Mockingbird Lane in the fictional suburb of Mockingbird Heights in California is still entertaining fans in reruns.
August 20, 2019

Plan a Stay in the Van Zandt Arts & Cultural District

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 — Edom, Van, and Ben Wheeler — and beautiful surrounding countryside. There’s plenty to experience in a four-day weekend.
June 21, 2019

Waxahachie: A Place in Your Heart, Texas

There’s no shortage of things to see and do in town and plenty of choices for shopping and dining in the artsy downtown of Waxahachie.
April 15, 2019

Barstool Races Return to Ben Wheeler With Joint Activities in Edom

Ben Wheeler’s famous Barstool Races are expanding this year to include a full day of activities and concerts, and participation from their FM 279 sister city, Edom, just eight miles east, for this annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration.
February 22, 2019

Five Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

In the Upper East Side of Texas there are plenty of places with activities to keep the dark days of winter fun for families and friends. There are the usual like movie theaters, game rooms, and bowling alleys — some with extra things to do like laser tag, virtual reality snowball fights, and jump zones. Here are a few other ideas sure to beat the winter blues.
December 25, 2018

Nacogdoches Presents Dia de los Muertos Wine, Whiskey and Brew Tour

Guests are invited to gather at 6 p.m. November 2 for a special Dia de los Muertos costume-themed Wine, Whiskey and Brew Tour. The tour goes to three of Nacogdoches libation locations including Fredonia Brewery, Front Porch Distillery, and Naca Valley Vineyard for tastings at each.
October 24, 2018

Life-Size Animatronic Dinosaurs Return to Heard Museum

Visitors to Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney can let their imaginations run wild as they travel back in time with life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a half-mile nature trail from September 1 through February 18, 2019.
August 28, 2018

Jousters To Appear in Sulphur Springs

The Shadow Renaissance Festival & Jousting Tournament takes places in Sulphur Springs this summer.
June 27, 2018

Celtic Women Perform in Tyler

They’ve sold more than 10 million albums and more than three million tickets.
April 22, 2018

Nudie Suits Sewed Up Country Music’s Glitzy Years

Nudie suits were popular with country music stars and about 20 of them are showcased at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in Carthage. Starting left and going clockwise are the suits of Jimmy Dean, Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, and Buck Owens. Courtesy photos.
February 22, 2018