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Best of the Upper East Side of Texas

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.
December 21, 2019


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

Eagle Fest Set for January 18 in Emory

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.”
December 21, 2019

Rock Hounds Find Gem of a Deal

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, geologists, lapidary artists, or even average rock hounds.
December 21, 2019

Artist Communicates Through Mosaic Sculptures

​Amy Haid Spence uses her stained-glass mosaic sculptures to communicate what she sees to the world.
December 20, 2019

The Grandeur of the West

The grit of the West as captured through the lens of renowned photographer Laura Wilson is on display through March 15 in the North Gallery at the Tyler Museum of Art (TMA).
December 20, 2019

Eagles Perform in Dallas On 2020 Tour

Don Henley left little Linden, Texas, as a young man and set his sites on the big stage and he scored big time as one of the cofounders of the band the Eagles. The band's 2020 tour comes to Dallas.
December 20, 2019

Sidekicks Now Features Two Locations

Sidekick’s Restaurant in Emory is a home-cooking, family-style restaurant that makes hungry people happy. They are known for big portions, friendly service, and for serving breakfast all day. They are also known by many as having the best chicken fried steak in the region, a title that obviously changes depending on who one talks to, but they have been given that distinction by different publications over the years including County Line Magazine in 2014. They also won honorable mention as best catfish in County Line’s 2017 Best of the Upper East Side of Texas.
October 25, 2019

Vocal Majority Presents Polar Express

Vocal Majority takes the stage at the Greenville Municipal Auditorium!
October 25, 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

Try Cajun Tex in Marshall for Family Dining

August 20, 2019

Edom Art Festival Welcomes New and Returning Artists

The arrival of young artists and new art establishments in Edom, Texas, over the past year has brought an infusion of excitement to the annual Edom Art Festival. The famous East Texas art festival is now celebrating its 47th anniversary and this time there are 20 first-time participants joining the dozens of returning crafts people and artists.
August 20, 2019