Country Place Estate: 19710 Copperoaks Drive

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Our neighborhood, Country Place, lies on the south end of 75703. Although development began in 1978, the subdivision still boasts many of its original trees. We recently listed one of the larger homes in the neighborhood, sitting on more than four acres. Shackelford and Mud Creek flow together in the bottom just down the hill, making for a permanent green-belt. …

Smith County Incident Reporting

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Whether it’s a dangerous pothole or a loose bull, you’ll want to bookmark this page. It allows you to report all sort of issues. This morning in Smith County I see there’s a couch in the middle of a road, chickens wandering around a neighborhood, and speeders on roads needing signage. Click here for the link to the Smith County …

Artisans Trail Art Jam: June 22nd

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This Saturday (June 22nd) you’ll have an opportunity to enjoy live music, art demonstrations, food and good times all along FM 279 from Edom to Ben Wheeler at the 279 Artisans Trail Art Jam. The studios in Edom will host guest artists, entertain with live music on the sidewalk and welcome blueberry pickers. Ben Wheeler has its first-ever Junebug Festival …

East Texas Barns | Teaselville

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For years I’ve been driving past this old pair of barns located between just south of Teaselville on FM 346 and have always been curious about them. So recently I stopped to chat with a couple who were mowing and trimming the giant sycamore tree out front. Bruce Stripling is the grandson of J. A. Blow, who built the first …

Architectural Style-Melding

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Architectural styles come-and-go. The American-ranch popular in the decades after WWII has given way to the Neo-Eclectic, often a mish-mash of earlier popular styles. Here in Tyler, we see neighborhoods like Charleston Park which emulate the pre-WWII era (Azalea District) with styles like Neo-Classic, Craftsman and Victorian. Lewin Wertheimer designed and built a home in Venice, California combining elements of …