Starting this week, we are going to be spotlighting a single community here in East Texas. This week, Longview is the center of our attention. Yesterday we gave you some history and facts about the city, today we're focusing on academics and schools in Longview.
For those of us who have grown up in East Texas, we know that Tyler can be kind of dull on the weekends. But if you do a little research like we did, you'd be surprised at the things actually going on around town. So to spare you from sitting at home being a couch potato all weekend long, we put together a list of things going on around East Texas.
In case you haven't noticed, the city of Tyler has added many new restaurants this year. Well, it's not over yet. Next to open in Tyler is the Corner Bakery Cafe. The restaurant is scheduled to open Monday, October 24th. More after the jump.
On Saturday, Aug. 27, the newly renovated Liberty Hall will host the The East Texas All-Star Showcase. This showcase will feature performances by eight local bands as well as as local comedy group. If you are a big supporter of local East Texas talent, this is something you DO NOT want to miss. More after the jump.
The Tyler/Longview area, along with many other local East Texas communities, are full of magnificent wooded areas. A wonderful variety of trees really show their beauty when Fall comes about and the leaves begin to change. N
East Texas is rich with history. From the oil fields in Kilgore, to the beautiful roses that fill the Tyler Rose Garden. East Texans are proud of their heritage and it shows! It was difficult to choose from so many historical landmarks, so these are just a few of the highlights
Everyone knows some of the history in the town they live in. Some may find out through school, some through the old-timers that live in the neighborhood. These are some moments in the history of Longview that we have discovered
"Its the most wonderful time of the year" this line from a Christmas carol always plays in my ears as I get started shopping for school supplies. Being a good mom I try very hard to be frugal but not cheap.(It's a
I am not sure if it is the extreme heat in Texas that causes the roads to deteriorate so quickly but I have noticed that there are certain roads that I need a vehicle with really good suspension in order to not bottom out and leave under parts of my car scattered all over Smith County.
The old part of Tyler on East Line by the train depot where the really neat old bricks are no longer working as a road but rather as a washboard -- TxDot is repaving it making it a nice place to drive through history. East Texas road construction details after the jump.
Fireworks are part of the classic Americana that surrounds the Fourth of July. Memories are made around sparklers and Roman candles. There's firework displays planned all across East Texas that promises to will light up the night this fourth of July!
This summer, East Texas is experiencing record breaking temperatures, and the first question on everyone's mind is "Where can I go to stay cool?" With these long and extremely hot and sweltering days, staying cool is a necessity! Here are a few 'cool' places to visit in Tyler and Longview, that just could be what the doctor ordered!
East Texas is a great place to live. The only time we see snow is when the cable goes out on the television. Fishing is so highly regarded around here, the bass boats cost more than the pick-up that is pulling them. Gander Mountain is the Saks Fifth Avenue of the area. Folks around here are friendly and everyone always has a funny story about third cousin on their mothers' side. There are many a small town that makeup East Texas, including Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Lindale, Chandler, Whitehouse, Kilgore, Mineola and Marshall . But the question is -- How do you know if you are from a small East Texas town? Read on and find out.
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