SUNDAY May 31, 2020
We enter the month of June this week and in a short time we'll usher in the official start of summer. While continuing social distancing, people are starting to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Upper East Side of Texas. Mother Nature's gifts along with those of talented artists, shopkeepers and others, help make our lives better and more meaningful.

Get to know a few of the people and places here in this issue and stay in touch with more of what's going on in the region on our website and social media. If you aren't already signed up for a free subscription to the  COUNTY LINE WEEKLY  you can do that HERE.
Lake Tawakoni by Lisa Hilbers.
Cedar Creek Lake (Reservoir) in Henderson and Kaufman Counties has three islands managed by Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPWD) for aquatic birds. People are not allowed on the islands but birdwatchers enjoy viewing from boats or from the banks of the lake.
As people start getting out again -- while social distancing -- they will do well to check out this extensive list of thoughtful gift items found in the Upper East Side of Texas. From PopKens Pickles, to popcorn and pottery, treat yourself or a friend while supporting the local economy. Some of the shops offer online purchasing.
Palestine, Texas — Small Town, Epic Memories
Scenic drives, Texas State Railroad, dogwoods and fairies, downtown art sculptures, beautiful architecture, delicious pies and award-winning bakery, shopping, dining, and the Redlands Hotel, area just a few reasons to get a plan together to go to Palestine, Texas. Visit their website to learn more.
Happy 18th Birthday Madison Hu
Actress Madison Hu, born June 2, 2002, in Longview, Texas, is the daughter of Chinese immigrants. In this Disney-produced video she talks about her heritage. Read more about her in the County Line.
To celebrate Longview's sesquicentennial, Longview Museum of Fine Art is presenting “Longview 150 — Registered Texas Historic Landmarks,” which features roughly 100 original works by local artists of landmarks inside the city limits. LMFA reopened May 12 and is continuing the display through June 27, 2020. Click  HERE  to see more from the LMFA collection.
The East Texas State Fair presents "Fair Food Drive-In" from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 4-7. Vendors offer a variety of fair food to go including Funnel Cakes, Double-Decker Funnel Cakes, Jumbo Corn Dogs, Texas-Sized Turkey Legs, Loaded Nachos, Loaded Waffle Fries, Loaded Tater Tots, Volcano Fries, Wonderstick Ice Cream, Ice Cream Cones, Ice Cream Floats, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, and Iced Tea.
Feel free to send story ideas, poems, letters, and beautiful photography from the region to Let us know what you enjoy most about this area.
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