SUNDAY March 1, 2020
It's nice to be in March! Flowers are starting to bloom. All the rain we've had this winter is going to make the whole region ablaze in color before you know it and the bees are already buzzing about.

What better time during the season of new life than to "birth" our new website ! We're still working out the bugs so be sure to let us know if you find any problems and tell us how you like the new look and functionality.

Remember to Spring Forward next Saturday night or Sunday morning (March 8) to Daylight Saving Time.

Enjoy the beautiful Upper East Side of Texas!
Spring Flower Trails and events in the Upper East Side of Texas are spectacular. Some are going on now and others start soon. Here are a few suggestions. Photo by Wendy Floyd

Dallas Blooms . Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. 214.515.6615.

Palestine Dogwood Trails.  903.723.3014.

Azalea & Spring Flower Trail. Tyler. 903.592.6979.

Bluebonnet Trails Festival.  Ennis. 972.878-4748,

Wildflower Trails/Self-Driving Tour.  Henderson. 903.657-6551,

Linden Wildflower Trail Festival.  903.756.7502.

Athens.  East Texas Arboretum.  903.675.5630.

Edom.  Blue Moon Gardens.  903 852.3897.

Edom.  Glenda Mae’s Daylily Farm.  903.235.2529.

Emory.  Scarbrough Haven. 903.473.3104.

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails.  972.878.4748.

Gladewater.  Mrs. Lee’s Daffodils.  903.845.5780.

Mineola Nature Center.  903.569.6983.

Nacogdoches Azalea Trail.  888.653. 3788.

Nacogdoches.  Stephen F. Austin Mast Arboretum.  936.468.1832.

Tyler Rose Garden.  903.531.1213
Read about this feast prepared by Chef Sara Brisco using almost all local ingredients down to the salt from Grand Saline. She's doing it again soon and there are numerous other opportunities to enjoy delicious meals all over the region prepared with our farmers' bounty and markets start soon for ingredients to make your own fresh and nutritious foods.
March is Women's History Month. Read about these pioneering women from the region that carved out positions of influence and achievement worthy of the history books.
There's plenty to see and do in Greenville these days making it a great destination for dining, shopping, and entertainment.
The movie  Papa’s Delicate Condition  starring Jackie Gleason released on March 6, 1963. The story comes from a book of the same title written by Corinne Griffith -- she’s represented in the movie as six-year-old Corrie.

Griffith grew up in Texarkana and went on to become a famous silent film star and then one of the richest women in the world. Some of her money was made from the books she wrote including this one.

In the story, her mother leaves her father and takes her to her grandfather’s house in Texarkana. The boisterous and hard-drinking father buys a circus among other extravagant gestures.

Academy Award-winning song "Call Me Irresponsible" was first introduced on the soundtrack here by Jackie Gleason.

Go to  for more on Corinne Griffith and Papa’s Delicate Condition.
Samuel Albert Countee was born in Marshall, Texas, on April 1, 1909, and eventually emerged as one of the nation’s most inspiring young artists of the 1930s.
Covering the Arts Across the Upper East Side of Texas
Sherman-based artist Beth Hubbert creates beautiful impasto, textured paintings with numerous bright, happy colors.
Texadus Family Farm is owned by Harold and Lynn Jones, two current Texans who made their exodus from California to Texas, along with their eight children, back in 2004.

Texadus is about five acres and the Jones also run Dover Plant Farm, and both are out of Alto, between Palestine and Nacogdoches.

They grow produce, have a pecan orchard, raise dairy goats, and have many homemade items associated with their goats, such as soaps and lotions.
They and their products can be found regularly at the Nacogdoches Farmers’ Market. Read on for a couple of Lynn’s farm-fresh recipes .
Walking into Cinnamon Bear’s Bakery at 589 East Lennon Drive (Hwy. 69) in Emory feels like a step back in time. Workers in traditional Mennonite dresses, aprons, and bonnets greet customers as they enter.
Contains exhibits depicting all aspects of milk production and processing, from the early 20th Century to the present. Docents and self-guided tours offer hands-on experiences of the activities involved in milk processing. Educational displays emphasize the importance of milk in the diet of adults as well as growing children. After a tour, enjoy a light lunch, or fantastic ice cream treats, at The Creamery—the Center's old-fashioned soda fountain.
"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
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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