East Texas Links and Resources

Whether you are a newcomer to East Texas, a visitor, or a long-time resident, we hope these links will be a useful source for Texas news, weather, maps, government, airports, tourism, history, recreation, and information relative to many other important topics.

East Texas City Governments and City Websites

City of Athens

City of Beaumont

City of Bullard

City of Carthage

City of Center

City of Crockett

City of Gilmer

City of Gun Barrel City

City of Hemphill

City of Henderson

City of Jasper

City of Jefferson

City of Kilgore

City of Lindale

City of Longview

City of Lufkin

City of Marshall

City of Mineola

City of Mount Pleasant

City of Nacogdoches

City of New Boston

City of Orange

City of Palestine

City of Paris

City of Pittsburg

City of Port Arthur

City of Quitman

City of Rusk

City of Sulphur Springs

City of Texarkana

City of Tyler

City of Van

City of Waskom

City of Woodville

List of East Texas County Governments and County Websites

Anderson County

Angelina County

Bowie County

Cherokee County

Camp County

Franklin County

Gregg County

Hardin County

Harrison County

Henderson County

Hopkins County

Houston County

Jasper County

Jefferson County

Lamar County

Marion County

Morris County

Nacogdoches County

Newton County

Orange County

Panola County

Polk County

Rains County

Red River County

Rusk County

San Augustine County

Sabine County

San Jacinto County

Shelby County

Smith County

Titus County

Trinity County

Tyler County

Upshur County

Wood County

List of East Texas Chambers of Commerce

Athens Athens Chamber of Commerce
Beaumont Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
Bullard Bullard Chamber of Commerce
Canton Canton Chamber of Commerce
Carthage Carthage Chamber of Commerce
Crockett Crockett Chamber of Commerce
Center Shelby County Chamber of Commerce
Gilmer Gilmer Chamber of Commerce
Gladewater Gladewater Chamber of Commerce
Gun Barrel City Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
Hawkins Hawkins Area Chamber of Commerce
Henderson Henderson Chamber of Commerce
Jacksonville Jacksonville Texas Chamber of Commerce
Jasper Jasper Chamber of Commerce
Jefferson Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
Kilgore Kilgore Chamber of Commerce
Lake Fork Lake Fork Area Chamber of Commerce
Lake Palestine Lake Palestine Chamber of Commerce
Lindale Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce
Longview Longview Texas Chamber of Commerce
Lufkin Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce
Marshall Marshall Texas Chamber of Commerce
Mineola Mineola Chamber of Commerce
Mount Pleasant Mt. Pleasant/Titus County Chamber of Commerce
Nacogdoches Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce
New Boston New Boston Chamber of Commerce
Orange Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce
Palestine Palestine Chamber of Commerce
Paris Paris Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburg Pittsburg - Camp County Chamber of Commerce
Quitman Quitman Chamber of Commerce
Rusk Rusk Chamber of Commerce
Sulphur Springs Sulphur Springs - Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce
Texarkana Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
Troup Troup Chamber of Commerce
Tyler Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
Van Van Texas Chamber of Commerce
Waskom Waskom Chamber of Commerce
Whitehouse Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce


East Texas Newspapers and TV Stations

Athens Athens Daily Review

Beaumont Enterprise

KBTV Fox 4



Bullard Bullard Banner News
Crockett Houston County Courier
Jacksonville Jacksonville Daily Progress
Longview Longview News-Journal
Lufkin Lufkin Daily News
Marshall Marshall News Messenger

Nacogdoches Daily Sentinel



Texarkana Gazette

KSLA - Shreveport, Texarkana, East Texas


Tyler Morning Telegraph

KLTV TV Tyler-Longview-Jacksonville ABC 7



Woodville Tyler County Booster

East Texas Tourism Resources and Visitor Bureaus

Athens Athens Texas Tourism
Beaumont Beaumont Visitors & Convention Bureau
Canton Canton Texas Visitors Bureau
Carthage Carthage Texas Tourism
Crockett Crockett Texas Tourism
Gladewater Gladewater Texas Main Street Program
Henderson Henderson Texas Department of Tourism
Jacksonville Jacksonville Texas Tourism
Jasper Jasper Texas Tourism Department
Jefferson Jefferson Texas Tourism Department
Kilgore Kilgore Texas Tourism
Lindale Lindale Texas Tourism
Linden Linden Texas and Cass County Tourism
Longview Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau
Lufkin Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau
Marshall Marshall Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mineola Mineola Texas Tourism
Mount Pleasant Mt. Pleasant Texas and Titus County Visitors Council
Nacogdoches Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau
Orange Orange Visitors & Convention Bureau
Palestine Palestine Convention and Visitors Bureau
Paris Paris Texas and Lamar County Visitors and Convention Council
Pittsburg Pittsburg Texas and Camp County Tourism
Sulphur Springs Sulphur Springs Texas Tourism
Texarkana Texarkana Tourism
Tyler Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau

Things to See and Do in East Texas

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC)

First Monday Trade Days (Canton)

East Texas Arboretum & Botanical Society

Cain Center in Athens

Athens Scuba Park

East Texas Gators & Wildlife Park (Grand Saline)

Edom Festival of the Arts



Blue Moon Gardens nursery just east of Edom


Texas Rose Horse Park which offers a variety of equestrian events at its beautiful location on Texas Highway 110, just off I-20 at Exit 548


Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari

Texas State Railroad

Maydelle Country Wines near Rusk

East Texas Oil Museum in Kilgore

Gaston Museum in Joinerville

Toyota Texas Bass Classic at Lake Fork

Great Texas Balloon Races in Longview


Wonderland of Lights in Marshall

Texas & Pacific Depot and Railway Museum in Marshall


Mineola Bigfoot Paddling Trails - at Texas Parks & Wildlife

Mineola Historical Museum

Four States Auto Museum and Historic Perot Theater in Texarkana

Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center in Orange


Love's Lookout, Jacksonville TexasThings to Do in the Tyler Area

Caldwell Zoo

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum

CESSE Planetarium at TJC

Tyler Museum of Art

Tyler Azalea Trail (March)

Tyler State Park

Texas Rose Festival (October) & the Tyler Rose Museum

Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge

Discovery Science Place

Cowan Center at UT-Tyler

East Texas State Fair (September)

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

Pine Cove Christian Camps

Lake Palestine

Lake Tyler

Major East Texas Airports

Texarkana Regional Airport (TXK)

East Texas Regional Airport in Longview (GGG)

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport (TYR)

Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Beaumont (BPT)

Easterwood Airport in College Station (CLL)

Higher Education in East Texas

Angelina College Lufkin
East Texas Baptist University Marshall
Hill College Hillsboro
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins
Kilgore College Kilgore
Lamar University Beaumont
LeTourneau University Longview
Northeast Texas Community College Mount Pleasant
Panola College Carthage
Sam Houston State University Huntsville
Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches
Texarkana College Texarkana
Texas College Tyler
Trinity Valley Community College Athens & Palestine
Tyler Junior College Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler Tyler
University of Texas at Tyler Online Program Portal Tyler
Wiley College Marshall

Major Medical Centers in East Texas

UT Health East Texas (ETMC)

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics

Good Shepherd Medical Center (Longview)

CHRISTUS Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth (Beaumont)

CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System (Texarkana)

Wadley Regional Medical Center (Texarkana)

East Texas Weather Resources

National Weather Service - Tyler
TxDOT Statewide Road Conditions
KLTV Tyler ABC Channel 7 Weather
KLTV - Interactive Radar
KETK NBC Channel 56 Weather
KSLA - Weather for Shreveport, Texarkana, East Texas

WFAA Dallas Weather
Dallas Morning News Weather
Houston Chronicle Weather
Shreveport Times Weather
Weather Underground for East Texas
National Hurricane Center

State and Area-Wide Government Agencies

North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority
North East Texas Public Health District
TxDOT Tyler District

Lake Fork Project ... Sabine River Authority

Deep East Texas Council of Governments

South East Texas Regional Planning Commission

Fresh Vegetables and Fruit ... and Pick Your Own

Pick Your Own.org (East Texas)

Blueberry Hill Farms (Edom)

Moore Farms (Bullard)

Hotel Blackstone, Tyler, Texas historic postcardHistoric Preservation & Nostalgia

Preservation Texas
Texas Historical Commission
Texas Downtown Association
Texas Association of Museums
Texas State Preservation Board
East Texas Historical Association

Past Glimpses of Tyler ... by Robert Reed
Smith County Historical Society
National Register of Historic Places - Smith County Sites
Smith County History (RootsWeb)
Camp Ford Historical Association
Camp Fannin
Airplanes of the Past


Louisiana Destinations


Road Travel America: Nationwide travel information, popular destinations, national parks, scenic highways, lodging options

Route 66 Road Trip Website


Route 66 Road Trip

Living in East Texas

John Moore: The Country Writer - A Southerner's View of Then and Now

Nature, Birds and Wildlife

Butterflies At Home
Hummingbird Central

More East Texas Resources