The Harbor at Rockwall, Texas Pop quiz – Where does Rockwall, Texas get its name? I felt foolish after learning the answer. Rockwall is named after the rock wall discovered in the 1850’s – just about the time the community was formed. At five miles long, it comes with its own controversy – is… Read more »
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What is There To Do in Bonham, Texas
Fountain at Creative Arts Center, Bonham, Texas Several years ago, Highway 82 was diverted around Bonham, Texas and I had not been to the downtown area is as many years. On a cold and rainy day, my husband and I decided to explore this old Texas town and were surprised at its offerings. Bonham… Read more »
What is There To Do in Greenville, Texas?
Greenville’s Art Deco Municipal Auditorium Greenville has several claims to fame – Audie Murphy, black soil, cotton history, and most recently L-3 Communications, formerly E-Systems. For years, I was only familiar with the I-30 corridor and the football stadium for high school soccer games. But upon closer inspection, Greenville has some charming places to… Read more »
What Is There To do in Commerce and Cooper, Texas?
Planetarium on the campus of Texas A&M University, Commerce The first major sight of Commerce from the north, south, and west is the campus of Texas A&M University at Commerce. The twelve story Whitley Hall is the tallest structure between Dallas and Texarkana. This 123 year old school of almost 10,000 students has undergone major… Read more »
WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CLARKSVILLE AND RED RIVER COUNTY, TEXAS
Red River County is old. Prior to settlers moving west to Texas, Caddo Indians passed often over the gentle hills and even stayed a while in villages. The Spaniards didn’t pay much attention but early settlers crossed the Red River on their way to all that free land in Texas. Five signers of the Texas… Read more »
What is There To do In Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Surrounded by lakes and woods in the heart of Northeast Texas, Mount Pleasant lives up to its name as a pleasing place to visit. Four major lakes within 30 minutes of the town limits make this the Bass fishing capital of Texas. A Blue Bird Trail and the Sleepy Hollow Daffodil Garden beckon in the… Read more »
What Is There To Do In Sulphur Springs, Texas
An abundance of springs first attracted travelers to rest in the Sulphur Springs area. Today, Interstate 30 passes through the southern portion of this East Texas community and sports the usual national restaurants and hotels for the weary. But if visitors branched out, they would discover a surprisingly varied restaurant scene, some nice outdoor settings… Read more »
What Is There To Do in Hugo, Oklahoma
For native Parisians years ago, “going across the river” meant a trip to the Texoma Lounge or beer stores and dance halls that used to be located south of Hugo, Oklahoma. With the formation of Sun Valley and Toco, the need to cross the Red River diminished and most of the night life died out…. Read more »
What Is There To Do in Paris, Texas?
Tourists in Paris, Texas are often referred to the Eiffel Tower with its jaunty, red cowboy hat or the lovely downtown Italian marble fountain or possibly the statue of Jesus in Cowboy Boots in the Evergreen Cemetery. But tucked here and there are other treasures, some requiring timing but most are readily available. 1. Swaim’s… Read more »