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Christmas In July 

Palestine, Texas – Get into the holiday spirit as Palestine celebrates the 2nd annual Christmas in July event.  The Christmas in July celebration will be twelve days of food, holiday shopping and fun.

During the twelve days, a variety of activities and family entertainment will be available including, Shrek the Musical at the historic Texas Theatre, holiday shopping in the Palestine Main Street District and a Holiday Cruise Night at the Anderson County Courthouse.

The Holiday Cruise Night, presented by the Cars of Palestine, will be on Sat., July 19, from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.  Enjoy music from the 50s & 60s, sounds of hot rods and burgers around the historic courthouse square.  Continue reading

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East Texas Fireworks Displays and Celebrations


East Texas- There will be no shortage of Fourth of July celebrations in the Piney Woods this year. MYETX has compiled a list of celebrations and fireworks displays around the region and start planning your Independence Weekend! Continue reading

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Summer Fun at Liberty Hall

Tyler, Texas- Liberty Hall in Tyler will have something for everyone this summer from movies to events for the whole family! Continue reading

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3rd Annual Route 49 Biker Rally Kicks Off This Weekend In Jefferson

Motorcycle_Jefferson, Texas-  The 3rd Annual Route 49 Biker Rally will be held June 6-8, 2014 at the Diamond Don RV Park in Jefferson, Texas. The weekend will begin at noon on Friday when the beer garden opens.  James Novey and Diamond Don Rainey, organizers for the Rally,  will host a meet and greet BBQ for pre-registered weekend guests Friday evening and two bands will play that night. Continue reading

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Mission Tejas State Park June 2014 Event Schedule

Weches, Texas- Start planning your outdoor summer adventure to Mission Tejas State Park! The park is hosting a different event each weekend in June and always offers some of the best hiking views and trails in the Piney Woods. Continue reading

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15th Annual Nacogdoches Disc Golf Open To Be Largest Tournament Happening In the Country This Weekend

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The 15th Annual Nacogdoches Disc Golf Open is right around the corner. The Professional Disc Golf Association sanctioned event will take place on June 7-8th, 2014. Registration is already maxed out with 180 players, 70 of which are professionals.  This record attendance makes this the largest tournament happening in the country next weekend, and exceeded last year’s numbers by 60%. Continue reading

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28th Annual AIA SandCastle Competition In Galveston 

Galveston Island, Texas- For over two decades teams of architects, designers, and engineers have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world’s largest sand castle competitions. This weekend gigantic sandcastles will decorate the shore of Galveston’s East Beach. This Saturday, May 31, the island will host the 28th annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sandcastle Competition. Continue reading

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Exploring Living History On Galveston’s 40th Annual Historic Home Tour 

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Galveston Island- There is a lot to love about Galveston Island. The beach, the food, and numerous annual events and attractions draw large crowds to the island, but last weekend the island was packed with a different type of tourist. Heritage tourists flocked to the island in droves to tour some of the island’s oldest homes and to get a glimpse into the lives of those who built and lived in these grand residences. Although the tour only highlights a small handful of the incredible homes on the island, Galveston is home to one of the largest collections of intact 19th and 20th century buildings in the country, and number one in Texas. History is on tap daily on the island. Continue reading

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Visit Jefferson & Uncertain, Texas

A Weekend Worthy Trip to the Upper Northeast Side

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Jefferson to Uncertain, Texas- In the upper northeast side of Texas, where the great state begins to rub elbows with our neighbors in Louisiana, lies an area rich with history, legends, and unmatched natural beauty. From Jefferson to Uncertain and the waters of the mysterious Caddo Lake, adventure awaits you in Marion County! Continue reading

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Visit Palestine, Texas

Palestine, Texas- Teetering on the edge of the Texas Forest Trail Region lies the gateway to the Deep South and the back door to the Old West all in one place. Palestine, Texas should be at the top of your East Texas-To-Do List in 2014! From history to fine dining, to outdoor adventures and entertainment, Palestine has its finger on the pulse of what makes life behind the Pine Curtain unique from the rest of the Lone Star State. Continue reading

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Historic Downtown Walking Tours Set for May

Nacogdoches, Texas– Did you know that Texas’ first millionaire is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery? Discover the facts, see the sites and hear the secrets of the red brick streets on a historic downtown walking tour. Continue reading

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Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage


JEFFERSON, TEXAS-  The 67th Annual Jefferson Historical Pilgrimage will be held May 1, 2, 3, and 4. This year’s theme is “Jefferson’s Golden Era.” Jefferson will be filled with events and activities. Tourists can enjoy a trip back in time to the 1860s while enjoying present day Jefferson. Continue reading

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