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SUNDAY October 29, 2023

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

Albert Einstein

I am feeling gratitude for the people in the Upper East Side of Texas who use their imaginations to create art, music, food and drinks, events, unique businesses, and more. Aren’t we lucky to live and play in a rural region that holds so much talent and choices for things to see and do!

Find a sample of their good work here in this issue. Get out and explore and let your imagination run free. — P.A. Geddie

For more stories about lifestyle, entertainment, and cultural events in the region visit the County Line eMagazine. Check out the September/October 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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“Coyote Road,” by Palestine native William E. Young. Art Walk takes place in Palestine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. Meet artists of various mediums and tour through downtown shops and boutiques. Maps for Art Walk are available at The Redlands Hotel, 400 N. Queen Street.
Ray Benson. Photo by Lyza Renee

Bob Wills Festival Takes Place November 3 and 4

The ninth Annual Bob Wills Fiddle Festival & Contest takes place November 3 and 4 in Greenville. The two-day festival honors the late Bob Wills, the King of Western Swing. The festival kicks off on Friday with the “Big Ball in G-Town” dinner and dance with the Bob Wills Texas Playboys under the direction of Jason Roberts. On Saturday morning Western Swing fiddling takes place and a full day of music starts at noon Saturday. Opening the main stage festivities is The Western Flyers with Redd Volkaert, a former bandmate of Merle Haggard for many years. They are followed by Katie Shore and The Good Buds with Emily Gimble. Western Swing legend, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys of the famous The Ol’ Stampede in Big Spring, Texas, wraps up the outdoor festivities. Ray Benson is in concert Saturday evening along with Teea Goans and the Bob Wills Texas Playboys. READ MORE


Happy Birthday Otis Williams

Otis Williams was born on October 30, 1941, in Texarkana. He went on to become a singer in one of the most popular R&B musical acts in history. Williams is a singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for helping propel the Motown group The Temptations to fame in the 1960s and ’70s. He is the founder and the last surviving member of the original R&B group that racked up numerous hits and sold several million albums.

In 1989, Williams was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The group’s hits include The Way You Do the Things You Do, My Girl, Ain’t Too Proud to Beg, and Just My Imagination. .


Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines Perform in Longview

See multi-instrumentalists Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines perform November 4 at Longview Museum of Fine Arts. Hendrix is a pioneering independent Texas songwriter with fans around the globe. Maines is a Grammy-winning producer and musician. For more information go to

“What a Hoot,” by Dennis Howard.

Howard’s Unique Style Hiding in Plain Sight

Dennis Howard enjoyed going to school in Grapevine when he was young only because he liked his art classes. A teacher encouraged him to practice art and his first exhibit showed in the school library when he was 12. Sixty years later he’s taken many art classes and still creates beautiful works at age 72.

Nowadays his mixed media works are on display at the Edom Art House, Modern Country Art Gallery in Winnsboro, the gift shop at Winnsboro Center For the Arts, and on several murals in Wood County.  READ MORE

• Student Video Contest Focuses on Business Practices

• The Last Beatles Song



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