PALESTINE- The old Memorial Hospital in Palestine appears to be little more than a dilapidating building these days, but was once a busy medical center, where area residents sought care, worked, or visited loved ones. Locals also say the basement of the building was once the city morgue, where bodies were stored until either identified or claimed.
CROCKETT- The historical Downes-Aldrich house in Crockett, Texas, circa 1891-1893, is considered to be one of the most beautiful homes in Houston County. The Eastlake Victorian style house was home to some of the first settlers in Crockett, who reportedly may not have fully vacated the premises. The majestic house is rich with history, and according to area residents the house is also rich with a persistent presence. No one knows for sure to whom the spirit belongs, but it is believed to most likely be a former inhabitant of the house.
City of Athens Department of Tourism Gears Up for Second Annual Scenic Fall Foliage Tour
Vivid red foliage of the Sumac can be seen at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens. Photo by Larry D. Hodge, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
ATHENS – Each autumn in Athens, the picturesque landscape transforms to the vibrant colors of red, orange and yellow as leaves begin to turn throughout the East Texas woodlands.
The City of Athens Department of Tourism offers a scenic driving trail for visitors to take this fall season to view the fall foliage of East Texas. “Henderson County has breathtaking scenic highways and byways that are identified on the easy to follow interactive map,” said Sherri Skeeters, tourism coordinator for the City of Athens Department of Tourism.