Texans hold wildflowers in high regard, but none is as distinguished as the Texas Bluebonnet. The flower has inspired legends, myth, folklore, festivals, family portraits, all kinds of art, and Texas road trips. Historian Jack Maguire once said the bluebonnet is “a kind of floral trademark almost as well known to outsiders as cowboy boots and the Stetson hat… The bluebonnet is to Texas what the shamrock is to Ireland, the cherry blossom to Japan, the lily to France, the rose to England and the tulip to Holland.” Any self-respecting Texan can’t help but admire the beauty of the Bluebonnet.
By Kathrine Newton
Palestine, Texas- “Let’s go do something fun to celebrate this hellish heat!”
Even though the calendar says autumn has arrived, the thermometer still registers in the nineties. Enjoy the last vestiges of summer and join the girls of the “Dixie Swim Club” in a “group swim.” Laugh with them as they stroke through life in this third production of the Palestine Community Theatre’s season at the Historic Texas Theater during the first two weekends in October.
Palestine, Texas – Cool off at the “Hottest Little Festival in Texas” featuring the Cody Johnson Band. The Hot Pepper Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25 in the Palestine Main Street District.
Photo by Walker’s Wildwood Ranch
East Texas – October has arrived and fall is in the air, which means pumpkins are popping up everywhere. Take the whole family to a pumpkin patch this fall, and pick out your own pumpkins for Halloween. Pumpkin patches have more to offer than just pumpkins! Some offer hayrides, games, and a number of other activities. MYETX has compiled a list of pumpkin patches in the Piney woods to help you plan your October outing!
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