A Native East Texan Remembers the Teacher Who Taught Him to Love the Detour

August 18, 2022 | By Dalton LaFerney

A Fresh and New Gladewater Emerges from Its Honky Tonk Past

January 30, 2020 | By Joe R. Lansdale

Gladewater Offers Walkable Shopping and Dining in East Texas’ Antique Capital

July 26, 2018 | By Wes Ferguson

With its old buildings, passing trains, vintage shops, and faded storefronts, Gladewater can seem like a relic from a bygone era. Elvis Presley used to play here. So did Johnny Cash. But in another sense, Gladewater is modern: The recent arrival of a brewpub and the opening six years ago of a bed-and-breakfast have turned the official “Antique Capital of East Texas” into one of the most walkable downtowns around.

Spring Brings an Explosion of Daffodils at Mrs. Lee’s Garden

January 15, 2018 | By Jennifer Babisak

Last winter had been draggin on—not frigidly cold, but devoid of the sunshine that Texans crave year-round.

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