Homestyle Food and History at the Cafe and Creamery

By Dana Goolsby
Cafe & CreameryGrapeland, Texas-
If you like your home-style cooking with a side of history, then you will love the Cafe and Creamery in the Queen City of the Sand Flats. Once a dry goods, grocery and furniture store, today the Cafe and Creamery is serving up groceries, rather … Read More

Grapeland Gathers For Goobers

Grapeland Gathers For Goobers

History of the Peanut Festival / 2011 Event Schedule

By Dana Goolsby

Grapeland-Texas Festivals are a dime a dozen, as Texans seemingly find reasons to celebrate. Festivals in the state are held in the name of flowers of all kinds, practically any kind of fruit … Read More

Cotton Was King In East Texas Until Timber Overthrew the Thrown

Cotton Was King In East Texas Until Timber Overthrew the Thrown 

Stephen F. Austin advertised the rich land lying along the Brazos and Colorado River as prime property to grow the cash crop cotton. In 1825, Leonard Groce introduced what is believed to be the first cotton gin in Austin’s … Read More