SUNDAY June 20, 2021
"Lead from the front."

Audie Murphy
His chances of becoming a war hero were highly unlikely.

At 17 Audie Leon Murphy stood five feet, seven inches and weighed just 130 pounds. His parents were sharecroppers on a Hunt County farm where he was the seventh of twelve children. After the Marines rejected Murphy he filed a falsified birth certificate to enlist in the Army a year early. He went on to become the most decorated combat soldier of World War II and later an actor, author, songwriter, and a father of two boys.

Today we celebrate Audie Murphy Day in Texas which coincides with another great event — Father's Day. Like Murphy, many fathers come from humble origins but they become heroes to their own children — not on the battlefront or silver screen but in their homes and local parks where they teach them to play, learn, and grow.

We hope you'll take the lead in your own life by looking to County Line for opportunities to experience great events and places in the region. Visit our Events Calendar and Things to Do for new cultural events in the Upper East Side of Texas. For more inspiration visit us online at and please drop us a line at to let us know what you think. — Lisa Tang
"Lady Liberty" 8 x 11" pastel on sanded paper by artist Nancy Beauchamp of Winnsboro. Learn more about Beauchamp's art online at
The city of Mineola offers a variety of architectural gems built during its past 140 years as a transportation center and railroad hub. Far from a relic of the past, the city continues to lure visitors with its unique charm.

The exceptional condition and historic significance of buildings in the Main Street District earned Mineola a spot in the National Register of Historic Places.

The buildings represent characteristics of the cultural and economic era of their time, while the Main Street program’s success reveals city leaders’ dedication to preserving the town’s past. Click the headline link above to read more.
Some might be amazed to learn that a place like The Harbor is located in Northeast Texas but here it is. Nestled alongside Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall is an upscale complex of lodging, shopping, dining, and more that rivals getaways around the world. Click the headline link above to read more.
There’s an Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum in Greenville, and Farmersville honors him with a special day around his birthday each year as well as throughout the year at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial. Audie Murphy Day includes such activities as a parade, military exhibits, and programs honoring local veterans. Click the headline link above to read more.
Organized by the Tyler Museum of Art, this exhibition features a variety of recent paintings, photographs and sculptures by Jon Flaming spotlighting his ongoing exploration of Texas imagery. Included in the exhibition are a number of never-before-seen paintings from his Modern Cowboy series.

Click the headline link above to see times or visit the TMA online at for information.
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