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The Ugly Duckling
The Children’s Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will present Hans Christian Andersen’s story of “The Ugly Duckling,” presented by Virginia...
Arts and Culture Photo Contest 
NACOGDOCHES, TX - As a part of the ongoing #CityofNac Discussion Series, the City of Nacogdoches is partnering with Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) to host an...
Texas Forestry Association Seeks Nominations
Texas Forestry Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Wood Design Awards. First presented in 1967, the Excellence in Wood Design Award has become a...
Rusk KOA hosts 14th Annual ‘Big Weekend’
The Rusk KOA campground, located at 745 FM 343 East in Rusk, is offering campers a special Saturday of camping for just $10 to benefit KOA Care Camps for children with...
One more week for 'One Song'
Fans of musicals and of acting in Cherokee County have one more chance to share “One Song” with the Cherokee Civic Theatre. The musical “One Song” will be performed on the...
Photo: Becky Whisenant
At their recent meeting April 26, the Texas State Railroad Authority voted to reject an offer from Iowa Pacific Holdings that would leave Iowa Pacific as the operator of the Texas State Railroad. The current contract with Iowa Pacific ends May 4. The TSRA entered into negotiations with The Western Group of Ogden, Utah, in late March and boardmembers say negotiations with The Western Group are “very close.” TSR rejects operator offer from Iowa Pacific
At a meeting Wednesday, April 26, the Texas State Railroad Authority Board voted unanimously to reject an offer from Iowa Pacific Holdings which...


Imagine the Possibilities Tour coming to Palestine
Just in time for preservation month, the Palestine Main Street Program will host an “Imagine the Possibilities Tour” from noon to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 12, downtown to...
'One Song' opens this weekend
The historic Cherokee Civic Theatre, West 5th Street in Rusk, is proud to present the world premier original musical, “One Song,” a funny, touching and all-too true story...
Demonstrations on pioneer life in the Republic of Texas including weapons, blacksmithing, weaving, soap and basket making, cloth dying and much more will be offered to visitors at the annual Folk Festival which will be held Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mission Tejas State Park located 12 miles west of Alto on State Highway 21. Tejas Forever: Mission Tejas Folk Festival set for Saturday
Step back through time into the mid-1800s when Texas was a young republic and life was challenging. Experience pioneer life firsthand Saturday,...


Big Pines Blues Festival seeks student guitar contestants
Student age guitarists will once again have the opportunity to show their talents as part of the 2017 Big Pines Blues Festival. The festival’s “Junior Showcase,” now in its...
Quilt Raffle
Central High TEEA Club will hold a quilt raffle, tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 tickets for $5. The drawing will take place on on Sunday, May 7. For more information, contact...
Kids Ride Train Free on April 30
The Sunday Fun Day Train departs the Rusk Depot at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 30. For every adult ticket purchased, a child (age 2-12) can ride for free! (Children under 2...
Curtis Grimes and Jake Worthington, both featured on NBC’s “The Voice,” will take the Pine Curtain Concert stage, starting at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6. Grimes, Worthington open inaugural Pine Curtain Concert Series
On Saturday, May 6, the Palestine Civic Center will host two up-and-coming country artists as the City of Palestine kicks off its inaugural concert...


Sunday Matinee: Greater Tuna
Crockett Tx-Piney Woods Fine Arts Association is pleased to announce that Greater Tuna will be live in Crockett, on Sunday April 23, at 3 p.m. GREATER TUNA is a hilarious...
Concert In The Park
The bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will present the annual “Concert in the Park” Sunday, April 30, in the wooded area along Vista Drive and in front of the...