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SUNDAY August 20, 2023

“When I think of what has happened in a larger sense, beyond myself, then I would not change anything.”

Anita Hill

Two stories in this issue involve women whose lasting impact endures to this day. When Anita Hill spoke out for gender equality decades ago she made a lasting impact on gender equality. As a piano teacher Agnes Wilkinson influenced many lives in Mount Vernon — and the piano purchased in her memory continues its service with classic beauty in Mount Vernon Music Hall today. — Lisa Tang

For more stories about lifestyle, entertainment, and cultural events in the region visit the County Line eMagazine. Check out the July/August eEdition for stories and features and visit our calendar and Live Music sections. It’s all online in County Line Magazine.

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Artist Deanna Pickett Frye demonstrates her talent at the Gallery at the Redlands in downtown Palestine. Photo by Dave Shultz. READ MORE.
FEATURE

Anita Hill’s Ancestry Traces Back to New Boston

Bowie County (home to Texarkana, New Boston, and De Kalb, Texas) is one of only three known counties in America that documented the actual names of its enslaved residents in 1850. Everywhere else, they were only listed by age and gender.

As Henry Louis Gates, Jr. points out in an episode of “Finding Your Roots“ on PBS TV, that rare occurrence in New Boston, Texas, led to finding the ancestry of attorney, gender equality leader, and author Anita Hill. READ MORE.

THIS TIME OF YEAR

August Is National Sandwich Month

The hottest month of the year is the best time to serve a nice cool sandwich for lunch or dinner or visit a local sandwich shop. Find variety and fresh fare at Plain & Fancy Sandwich Shoppe in Sulphur Springs when you commemorate National Sandwich Month while enjoying a great view of the Hopkins County Courthouse. READ MORE.

FOOD + DRINK

Stay Hydrated With Watermelon Summer Salad

We’ve all heard it’s important to drink eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day but unless we lug around a half-gallon jug all day it can be quite a task. Thankfully it’s easier to fill in the hydration gaps with water-rich foods such as this refreshing salad by Lauren Wacaser. READ MORE.

ART & CULTURE

Steinway Grand Piano Honors Mount Vernon’s Miss Agnes

The six-foot Steinway Grand Piano Model A in Mount Vernon Music (MVM) Hall has an interesting history that started more than a century ago. In 2005 Tom Wilkinson purchased the grand piano from Steinway Dallas for Mount Vernon Music in memory of his aunt Agnes Wilkinson Burns — known locally as “Miss Agnes.” READ MORE.

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• Brown, Maggio, Waranch at Craighead Green Gallery

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