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Theatre Guide: Peter and the Starcatcher at TJC

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  April 27th (7:30pm) - A 90th Anniversary Music Extravaganza - Celebrate 90 years of excellence at TJC as their bands, choirs, students, and faculty perform a concert of selections from throughout history. This performance will dazzle and delight as we showcase the best of TJC music. Alumni and friends of the music and band programs are especially invited to attend. This is free to attend and will be held at the Jean Brown Theatre on the Tyler Junior College campus. Wednesday-Sunday, April 26th-30th (Friday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sunday 2pm) - Peter and the Starcatcher will be presented at the…

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Patriot Business Plan Competition: Win Cash

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The University of Texas at Tyler Announces Patriot Business Plan Competition The University of Texas at Tyler will hold the inaugural Patriot Business Plan Competition, Dr. James Lumpkin, College of Business and Technology dean, announced. The competition is open to all The University of Texas at Tyler students and Tyler residents, competing in separate tracks. It is sponsored by the college’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute and City of Tyler Innovation Pipeline. Successful teams can win monetary support for business development, incubator space and mentorship assistance. Initial entries will include a five-minute or less YouTube video explaining, demonstrating or otherwise…

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Claw Daddy’s: Spicing Things Up In Mineola

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By Johnny Griffith Springtime, more than any other season, brings memories of my younger days flooding back. I’ve always had chronic spring fever and was more prone to skipping class, taking off on road trips, and just generally doing anything where I could soak up the sun waking from its winter slumber. Some of the most memorable of those memories center around crawfish season back in my home state of Louisiana. Spring is synonymous with the rainy season, which in turn meant the Dugdemona would swell and escape its banks bringing with it the promise of pounds upon…

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ETX Brewing Company: Good Times Are Brewing Downtown

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By Johnny Griffith If you ask ten different people on the street what comes to mind when they hear the word “beer,” odds are you’ll get ten distinctly different answers. Ask the same question of Brian and Matt Gilstrap and you’ll get one answer: family. Brian and Matt, along with Brian’s wife Annie, are the founders and operators of ETX Brewing Company, Tyler’s second brewery to open and the newest addition to the growing downtown rebirth here in the Rose City. Originally born in Arlington, both the brothers Gilstrap moved around Texas over the years after attending Texas…

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The City of Edom, An Oasis for Artisans

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By Barbara King Just a scant 20 miles outside of Tyler lies a quaint, flourishing artisan community where you will find an eclectic mix of modern funky design and old-time Southern hospitality. Edom, a one-stoplight town, is chock full of things to see and makes a great getaway just a stone’s throw from everywhere. The one main street is lined with shops and restaurants, in quaint, old refurbished stores that encourage you to amble around, take your time, and browse a myriad of wares from antiques to pottery to apple pies. Coming around the bend into Edom, the…

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