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Koe Wetzel, Eli Young Band and More in Concert this Month

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Upcoming Concerts December 12th (8pm) - “ETSO Holiday Brass” Concert - Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler. For more info or tickets go to libertytyler.com. December 15th (7pm) - The Eli Young Band will be in concert at Coach’s & Cowboy’s, 8374 Paluxy Dr., Tyler. Tickets are $23-$28 and available at wildtexastickets.com. December 29th (8pm) - Koe Wetzel with Chris Colston will be in concert at Love & War in Lindale. Tickets are $15 in advance at outhousetickets.com. December 30th (8pm) - ‘60’s Themed NYE Party with Mouse and the Traps will be…

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Dec. 16th: Santa Paws this Weekend

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Ongoing Events Hit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday Downtown Tyler (Second Saturday of each month (12 noon-10pm) - Get out and about on and off the square where Downtown businesses offer fun all day long. Free parking. Rain or shine, Downtown will be the place to be every second Saturday! In December, Hit the Bricks will feature the Blue Santa Pub Crawl. For more info and a full list of events go to visittyler.com/secondsaturday or find Hit the Bricks on Facebook. Dates are: December 9th (Blue Santa Pub Crawl). 2018 dates are: January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April…

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Rose City Christmas: Light Parks, Movies, and More

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The Rose City is a wonderful place to celebrate the holiday season. Check out these fun events happening this season! Season of Light & Mystery of the Christmas Star Tuesday-Saturday, Through December 31st (“Season of Light” at 1pm and “Mystery of the Christmas Star” at 3pm) In this modern retelling of the Christmas Story, “Mystery of the Christmas Star” journeys back over 2,000 years to Bethlehem as you seek to discover a scientific explanation for the star the wise men followed to find the baby Jesus. “The Season of Light” recounts the historical religious and cultural rituals practiced…

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Rose City Christmas Tours: Evening Tours Galore

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The Rose City is a wonderful place to celebrate the holiday season. Check out these great holiday tours in the area! Azalea District ‘Trail of Lights’ Through December 31st (after dark) You’ve seen the beautiful colors of the Azalea District and Brick Street Village during the spring; now see them come to life with color, once again, during the holiday season! Take a driving or walking tour and enjoy the beautiful Historic homes and businesses dressed up for the season in all their splendor. Azalea and Brick Street Districts, just south of Downtown Tyler. For more info call…

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Rose City Christmas: “Christmas Belles,” ETSO Concert & Squaroling

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The Rose City is a wonderful place to celebrate the holiday season. Check out these Live performances during the holiday season. Tyler Civic Theatre “Christmas Belles” December 14th-17th (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm) A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep, and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. The Futrell sisters are back in this Texas comedy penned by some favorite playwrights – the lone star state’s own: Jones, Hope, and Wooten! Admission is $18 for adults and $15 for students. Tyler Civic…

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Central Station Brick & Brew: Breathing New Life Into Old Digs

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By Johnny Griffith There’s a well known saying about not being able to teach old dogs new tricks, but it certainly didn’t mention anything about old buildings or new businesses, and there aren’t too many buildings around East Texas older than the one on the corner of Pacific and Main in Downtown Gladewater. Originally a Texaco Station in the 1930’s, the property was a working service station for more than several decades before housing a few different ventures over the next several years. Recently, the address has found some of it’s former glory with the Central Station Brick…

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Upcoming East Texas Festivals for 2018

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2017-2018 Festivals East Texas is a great place for all kinds of festivals - from family fun to wine festivals, rodeos, and food specialties. Plan now for these future festivals. 2017 November 16th - Reel East Texas Film Festival, Kilgore 2018 January 18th - B2B Expo, Tyler February 16th-18th - East Texas Auto & Cycle Show, Tyler March - ATV Mud Nationals, Jacksonville March 23rd-25th - Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration, Palestine March 16th-18th, March 23rd-25th, and March 30th-April 1st - Azalea & Spring Flower Festival, Tyler April 21st-22nd - April in Edom, Edom April 21st-22nd - East Texas…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events

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October, Everything is Turning Up Pink Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women, with more than 200,000 women in the U.S. expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. With that in mind, October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it provides a chance to raise awareness about the importance of the early detection of breast cancer when it’s easier to treat. For more info…

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October 7th: Foraging with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen

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Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. Mark writes the Foraging Texas Blog, http://www.foragingtexas.com/ and is a practiced forager and teacher. Mark's book and Idiot's Guide to Foraging was published April 2016. Make sure to bring your copy or pick one up at our gift shop to have Mark sign while you are here! These exciting workshops are sponsored by the Friends of Caddo Mounds, Inc. There is a $50.00 charge for the program, and the fee includes a tour of the Caddo Mounds Site. Space is limited, and the…

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Radney Foster Comes to Love & War

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Radney Foster is coming to Lindale to Love & War in Texas on June 2nd! Considered an elder statesman of Texas singer-songwriters, Radney Foster has been a friend and mentor to many younger artists on the Texas scene. He's written and produced songs for Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott, Pat Green, Cory Morrow, and many others. His songs are regularly mined by superstar acts like Keith Urban, Sara Evans, and the Dixie Chicks. Radney Foster will be playing 12 shows throughout Texas in June, with full dates listed below. More about Radney Foster…

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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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Hiking and More: East Texas Shows Its Best Colors This Fall

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By Holli Fourniquet If there’s one thing Tyler is known for, it’s for the area’s natural beauty. Nestled serenely in the piney woods of East Texas, the area offers some pretty great landscapes for the outdoorsy types. According to a recent study, most of us are spending half as much time outside as compared to only 20 years ago. It claims that doing outside activities such as hiking is good for the mind, body, and soul. The research showed that hiking clears your head, makes you more creative, boosts your focus, and recharges your mind’s battery. With temperatures…

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