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Texas-Size Comedy Returns to the Texas this Fall

Greater Tuna Palestine, Texas- Celebrate Texas at the Historic Texas Theatre this fall with a Texas-size comedy! Palestine Community Theatre, Inc. presents Greater Tuna October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12.

Greater Tuna, written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, is the hilarious, truth-laced comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. Greater Tuna is a no-holds-barred snapshot of rural life in Texas, filled with characters you are sure to recognize from your own hometown. Everyone who has ever lived in a small town will find something or someone to relate to in Greater Tuna, from the gossipy, pious biddies to the little scandals that bubble up and get everybody talking.

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Palestine to Host Gravel Grinder Cycling Event

Bikers Gear Up for the Camino205

Palestine, Texas – Palestine will host its first gravel grinder cycling event on Sat.,Oct. 4. The Camino205 is a long distance adventure ride through the Piney Woods of East Texas.

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Cobbler Gobbler Eating Contest at the Texas State Forest Festival 

LUFKIN, Texas– Cotton Patch Café is looking for Cobbler Gobbler’s with the messiest face and biggest smile as they celebrate 25 years of pride in East Texas.

This year, at the 30th annual Texas State Forest Festival presented by Brookshire Brothers, festival-goers will have the chance to show off their cobbler eating skills. The 1st Cobbler Gobbler Eating Contest sponsored by Cotton Patch Café will be a contest you won’t want to miss.

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Rehabilitation Efforts Begin On 1892 Bishop’s Palace

Bishop's Palace 2014Galveston Island, Texas- Galveston Historical Foundation begins restoration on the Walter and Josephine Gresham House also known as Bishop’s Palace this month. For a house in its 123rd year of life, ongoing maintenance and restoration work are crucial to its preservation. When it’s a National Historic Landmark; however, it’s imperative. Over the next few months, visitors to the Bishop’s Palace will see GHF’s latest preservation project that includes new electrical wiring, updated historical paint colors, window repair, foundation work and stained glass repair. Additional work is planned on the tile roof though GHF is now verifying the source and manufacturer of the roof tiles.

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Live Theatre In Lindale This Fall

Lindale Community TheatreLindale, Texas- The Lindale Community Theater completes another successful season with the romantic comedy, Skin Deep.

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Polka Polka Polka!

Brave ComboCrockett, Texas—It’s that time again….polka polka polka!! The Piney Woods PolkaFest! with Brave Combo is this Saturday, September 13, at the Houston County airport.  Visit the oldest county in Texas this weekend for authentic German food & drink and dance to America’s favorite polka band, Brave Combo!! Presented by the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association, fun for all ages but kids under 18 get in FREE!!  Tickets are $22 in advance or $27 at-the-door and can be purchased online at www.pwfaa.org or by calling (936) 544-4276. Back due to the overwhelming response from last year’s festival.  This family-friendly event is a good time for all!

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Woody Plant Art Class at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

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Alto, Texas- Learn to identify and sketch East Texas plant life with forester and artist Bruce Lyndon Cunningham this September at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. Cunningham specializes in various botanical illustrations and wood carving.

The class is scheduled for September 27, at 1p.m at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site located at 1649 State Hwy. 21 West, 75925 Alto. There are only 18 spaces available for this class. In the event that there is enough interest in advance a second class could possibly be scheduled.

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The Tradition Is Coming Back to Athens

The Uncle Fletch Hamburger Festival

Athens, Texas- After a long hiatus, the Uncle Fletch Hamburger Festival will return to the Courthouse Square in Athens on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Of course there will be the traditional Hamburger Cook-Off to crown the best burger chef around, but there will also be a burger eating contest, a dine ‘n dash, bobbing for burgers, and a mooing contest.

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Galveston Historical Foundation Announces 2014 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Award Winners & Awards Reception 

Galveston Island, Texas– Galveston Historical Foundation invites the public to a special awards reception of the 2014 Sally B. Wallace Preservation Awards on from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the 1861 U.S. Custom House, 502 20th Street. Tickets are $15 per person or $100 for a table of 8 and are available online at www.galvestonhistory.org.