Nacogdoches, Texas- Each spring the Texas Forest Trail Region hosts an educational summit for tourism professionals across East Texas. This year’s conference, April 28-29, is designed to deliver top-notch travel education along with the complete downtown Nacogdoches experience.
Rusk, Texas- This week, the Texas State Railroad gained another new freight customer.
Viper Rail has contracted with the TSRR to store empty tanker cars. Some of the cars were used for hauling oil and others for hauling methanol. They are currently stored on the line adjacent to the TSRR’s Rusk Maintenance Shop.
Palestine, Texas- This weekend, the Easter Egg Express will roll out of the Rusk Depot on Friday, April 3; and Saturday, April 4. The event offers a chance to meet the Easter Bunny, as well as an Easter egg hunt, live children’s entertainer, games and activities and much more! Departure times are 11am and 2:30pm.
Palestine, Texas- Palestine Main Street and the Farmers Market Association are hosting the 2nd Annual Farm & Flower Market at the Farmers Market Pavilion on March 28 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. during the second weekend of the Dogwood Trails Celebration.
Nacogdoches, Texas- In conjunction with the 17th Annual Nacogdoches Azalea Trail, Nacogdoches Main Street will be hosting their annual Shop & Stroll, this Saturday March 28th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “This is a great opportunity to explore the offerings of our downtown merchants,” said Main Street Manager Sarah O’Brien. There are sixteen participating merchants in this Saturday’s event. Merchants will have items displayed on the sidewalk as well as offer specials inside their stores.
Nacogdoches, Texas- On Saturday, March 28, 2015, the Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. and the City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department will host the 3rd annual Living History of Oak Grove Cemetery Tour. Oak Grove Cemetery was first established circa 1837, and it was later designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery by the Texas Historical Commission. Among those buried there are soldiers, four signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a number of local citizens, all of whom helped shape East Texas.
Alto, Texas- Experience the real life and story of the Caddo Indians on Aprill 11, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site. Visit with Caddo Indians and learn about how they lived centuries ago on Caddo Culture Day. Explore the history of this ancient site from the Burial Mound to what was once the residence of a Hasinai Caddo Tribe. Enjoy a live performance of Caddo Indian cultural music. Take part in clay bowl making, corn husk dolls and natural dyes, flint knapping, atlatl throwing, guided tours, American Indian exhibits, Native American jewelry, and many other fun activities.