May-June 2019

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Beyond the Garden Gates

The 2019 Celina Garden Tour, an exclusive showcase of eight area home gardens and wineries north of Frisco, is presented rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

Local Wines Take Home Big Awards in International Competitions

The 2019 San Francisco Wine Competition recently announced winners with two located in the Upper East Side of Texas.

Texadus Family Farm Shares Recipes Made With Home-Grown Ingredients

Texadus Family Farm is owned by Harold and Lynn Jones, two current Texans who made their exodus from California to Texas, along with their eight children, back in 2004.

Step Back in Time at Cinnamon Bear’s Bakery in Emory

Former Bank Drive-Thru Now Serves Gourmet Coffee

The Pony Expresso is a locally-owned coffee house in downtown Canton. This charming establishment was once a drive-thru bank facility and was repurposed into a coffee house. The owner, Katie McFarland, opened the shop in November 2018 serving coffee and more to the residents and visitors of Van Zandt County.

Find Jazz Collection in Sherman Museum

Bill Collins III had a youth saturated with jazz and musical culture, and his passion for jazz did not end with his musical career, but instead led to the birth of the Sherman Jazz Museum.

Blueberry Bluegrass Show Comes to Nacogdoches

The Jeff Robertson Band performs at this year’s Blueberry Bluegrass concert during the Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches.

Marty Stuart Appears at Music City Texas

Hillbilly Rock’s Marty Stuart performs at Music City Texas in Linden May 10. Tickets are $50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Ben Dickey Meets Ben Wheeler

Singer-songwriter/actor Ben Dickey is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. May 17 at The Forge Bar and Grill in Ben Wheeler. Dickey made his acting debut in Blaze, Ethan Hawke’s biopic about doomed Texas singer-songwriter Blaze Foley last year. That led to more acting roles on the horizon.

Learning Compromise


Change of Address

Runaway River

A poem written by the Nacogdoches resident.

Authors Featured at May 4 Signing in Sulphur Springs

Colleen Hoover owns The Bookworm Box in Sulphur Springs and is a #1 New York Times best-selling author.

New Documentary Explores Yogi in the Bible Belt

Yogi in the Bible Belt tells the story of Smith starting a yoga studio in Canton, Texas, in 2006. The classes were met with enthusiasm from most but trepidation from others.

Captured Art

Local residents of the Upper East Side of Texas are sharing their amazing photos with County Line Magazine.

Winnsboro Artists Support Endangered Bees

Winnsboro Farmers’ Market is hosting its annual Save the Bees Art Contest, now in its fifth year, and the artists are buzzing with excitement. Ten artists each year take on the challenge to paint beehive boxes for a chance to win cash prizes and most importantly to raise awareness of the plight of the pollinators.

The Arts Build Community in Mineola

Mineola League of the Arts (MLOTA) is a unique community of people interested in learning as much as they can about all aspects of art and sharing all they learn with others. The organization functions through individual groups called “guilds” formed to study specific art forms.

180th Anniversary Battle of the Neches

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.

Experience Farm to Table Outdoor Dining

With the rural areas of the Upper East Side of Texas filled with farms growing fresh, organic produce, it’s no wonder that the concept of farm-to-table dining is a fixture in area restaurants. It’s also feeding a growing trend of summer outdoor long-table community dinners that make for a memorable culinary experience that people travel for miles to enjoy.

Summer Fun in the Upper East Side

The Upper East Side of Texas has an abundance of fun things to do in the summer. Here are some ideas to get started making plans. Check for details and more choices.

Downtown Historic Jefferson Train Show

The Olate Dogs Perform in Greenville

​Winners of America's Got Talent, The Olate Dogs, are coming to the Greenville Municipal Auditorium in Greenville Saturday May 4 for two performances.

Priceless German Art Found in Texas

According to the Texas State Historical Association, on June 18, 1990, a civil action was filed in United States District Court in Dallas on behalf of a German church seeking the return of a number of medieval objets d’art that had disappeared at the end of World War II.

Back in the High Life Turns 33

The blockbuster album Back in the High Life by Steve Winwood was released in June 1986. Five of eight songs — including two of its biggest hits, “Higher Love” and “Back in the High Life Again” — were co-written by Winwood and Will Jennings of Tyler.

Anniversary Notes the End of Bonnie and Clyde

​This year marks the 85th anniversary of the deaths of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The notorious outlaws were killed on May 23, 1934, on a rural road in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. The couple drove up in an automobile and were shot by a posse of four Texas and two Louisiana officers.

Let’s Do Brunch

More and more restaurants in the Upper East Side of Texas are offering brunch on Sunday mornings and some on Saturdays as well. Brunch is the playful blend of breakfast and lunch and, to many, it is a favorite weekend activity rather than simply a necessary morning meal. Here are a few places to consider.