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Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown

SUNDAY November 19, 2023

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”

Native American Saying

As we enter the week of the Thanksgiving holiday, I am thinking of my family and friends and the food that is our good fortune to feast upon. We will spend some time being thankful for each other and the joys we share.

Our County Line staff is most grateful for our fellow humans in the Upper East Side of Texas who foster the richness of diversity, appreciate the unique gifts we each bring to the table, and champion unity among all in our communities.

Get to know a few interesting neighbors and the gifts they bring in this issue and mark your calendars for some special experiences coming up in the next few weeks.  — P.A. Geddie

For more stories about lifestyle, entertainment, and cultural events in the region visit the County Line eMagazine. Check out the November/December 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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Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to participate in their Caddo Culture Day event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. December 2. Hosted in conjunction with the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, festivities focus on celebrations of Caddo history and contemporary culture. READ MORE

A New View on Texarkana’s History

From Their Texarkana to Our Texarkana: A Reimagining of Historic Texarkana Photographs is on display through November 25 at the Regional Arts Center in downtown Texarkana. It features 12 artists reimagining photographs from the Texarkana Museums System archive. READ MORE


Orchid Lady of the Screen

Silent movie megastar Corinne Griffith was born in Texarkana on November 21, 1894. Griffith appeared in 60 films covering nearly 50 years. Known as the “Orchid of the Screen” because of her delicate features, she was widely considered one of the most beautiful stars of the silent screen. She received an Academy Award nomination for her work in “The Divine Lady” (1929). When “talkies” came along, they did not embrace her in the same way that the silent films had. After her film career, she invested her money well in real estate and became very wealthy. She also authored 11 books, some best-sellers. At the time of her death on July 13, 1979, in Santa Monica, California, she was one of the wealthiest women in the world, leaving an estate of $150 million. Read more of her quirky story in the County Line Magazine archives. READ MORE.


Terrell Christmas Tour of Homes

The Social Science Club of Terrell hosts its 25th annual Christmas Tour of Homes from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 2. Tour locations are 408 Griffith Avenue, 500 Griffith Avenue, 510 Ninth Street, 802 Johnson Street, 315 Laurel Trail North, and the Terrell Heritage Museum/Carnegie Library building at 207 N. Frances Street. The home pictured is on Johnson Street and is a Victorian bungalow built in 1900. The single-story structure with a farmhouse floor plan is typical of the period. It has 2,546 square feet with original hardwood floors, four bedrooms, two baths, and a wrap-around porch. There are cold-rolled glass windows throughout and two matching stained glass upper window sections. READ MORE


Vincent Neil Emerson Releases New Album

“Heavy is the head that wears the crown,” says Vincent Neil Emerson in the title track of his new album The Golden Crystal Kingdom. His third album, Emerson — born and raised in Van Zandt County, Texas — is quickly becoming a staple among fans nationwide for his folk, country, and a little bit of rock and roll songs celebrating honest tales of life on the road, heartbreak, and struggles of all sorts. READ MORE

• Dreamers Rule the Holiday Stage


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