The Discovery Science Place Celebrates 30 Years

March 28, 2024 | By

The Daytripper Goes Thrifting at the ‘World’s Largest Flea Market’ in Canton

January 19, 2024 | By Chet Garner

To properly enjoy Canton, an East Texas town of 4,200 near Tyler, you should show up with two things: an empty car trunk and an empty belly.

In the Texas Panhandle, a Farmer Turned Woodcarver Chisels Out a Name for Himself

December 30, 2022 | By Kathy Straach

In the front yard of a house in Tyler’s Brick Street Historic District stands what was once a dead tree.

Greenberg Smoked Turkeys Rises From the Ashes in Time for Thanksgiving

October 7, 2021 | By Laurel Miller

On Nov. 6, 2020, a fire broke out in one of Greenberg Smoked Turkeys freezers.

Due to a Massive Fire, Greenberg Smoked Turkeys Cancels Remaining 2020 Orders

November 9, 2020 | By Melissa Gaskill

On Friday, Nov. 6, employees at Greenberg Smoked Turkeys in Tyler were spending the busy day fulfilling orders for the company’s famed Thanksgiving turkeys. That night, an explosion in one of the freezer facilities caused a fire and brought the busiest time of year to a halt.

Small-Town Business Spotlight: The Blue Store Outside Tyler Serves Campers and Counselors

July 29, 2020 | By Scott Bedgood

13 Illusion Cakes From Texas Small-Town Bakeries

July 16, 2020 | By Sabrina LeBoeuf

This past week, photos and videos on social media proved that just about anything can be a cake, whether it’s a roll of toilet paper, a pair of Crocs, or an aloe vera plant.

Small-Town Dispatches: Tyler, an Empty Town in Bloom, Looks Ahead to Better Days

April 9, 2020 | By Jill Coody Smits

In the East Texas town of Tyler, spring is usually a hopping time. Flowers bloom spectacularly throughout the historic district. The annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail lures thousands of visitors who come to experience the area’s beautiful gardens, elegant homes, local eateries, and quaint brick streets.

Stop and smell the roses in the Rose Capital – Tyler

August 9, 2017 | By Paul McDonnold

With a waggle of his pen, U.S. President John Tyler signed a bill to bring Texas into the United States in 1845.

Tyler: 7 must-do picks

June 21, 2017 | By June Naylor

June Naylor’s trip to High Hill Farm in East Texas takes you to a retreat just a short drive into the woods outside of Tyler.

A World of Exploration

February 7, 2017 | By LaDawn Fletcher

Housed in a century-old building in downtown Tyler, Discovery Science Place stands out among the historic buildings surrounding it.

Food Familiar

November 10, 2015 | By Randy Mallory

The East Texas city of Tyler has changed since I was a youngster, when only a few places served a bland version of the richly spiced cuisine favored south of the border.

56th Annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail

February 6, 2015 | By

Tyler celebrates the arrival of spring on weekends March 20-April 5 with its 56th Annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail.

Enjoy Wine in the Piney Woods at Kiepersol Estates in Tyler

January 16, 2015 | By

South African native Pierre de Wet worked as a farmer and a handyman in California in the early 1980s before moving to Texas to take a job near Tyler. Texas grew on him, and in the late 1990s, Pierre and his daughters opened a winery with a bed-and-breakfast inn and restaurant, naming it for a family homestead back in South Africa. Today, their enterprising company also encompasses an RV park and a distillery that released its first vodka, rum, and bourbon in spring and summer 2014.

Playing Favorites

August 16, 2014 | By

The writers who contribute to Texas Highways exemplify a few traits in common: They’re experienced travelers guided by curiosity, adventure, culture, and hard-earned wisdom.

Cue it Up!

July 10, 2014 | By Randy Mallory

When out-of-town guests visit me in Tyler, and their mouths water for barbecue, my choice, hands down, is Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q.

Tyler Made

October 4, 2010 | By Randall Mallory

From where I sit, a picture-window perch in my home’s sunroom within Tyler’s 76-block Azalea District, a distinctive sense of tradition prevails.

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