Automobile Registration – Smith County Tax Office

So, you’ve waited until the last minute to register your car?  Good news!  There’s no need to rush down to the county seat in Tyler and wait in line during your lunch break.  There’s a Smith County Tax Office right in Lindale. Physical address: 2616 S. Main Street – Lindale, TX 75771 It’s a bit… Continue reading Automobile Registration – Smith County Tax Office

Health Camp (Waco, TX)

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Now that we have a kid a Baylor, Health Camp has become a regular stop on our visits to Waco. We were first introduced to this Waco institution years ago after the Summer Games of Texas swim meet. The same is true today as it was then: if you have designs on going to this place,… Continue reading Health Camp (Waco, TX)

Ken’s Pizza

East Texas has no shortage of buffets and when it comes to pizza, few can rival Ken’s Pizza in Tyler.  It seems most pizza restaurants spend more time trying to come up with “experimental” flavors.  Ken’s, however, does a great job of keeping the traditional favorites coming while inserting something new here-and-there.  Hamburger, Cheese, Pepperoni,… Continue reading Ken’s Pizza

Bodacious BBQ

The folks at Bodacious BBQ have been serving up the good stuff since 1965 and if you’re anywhere close to the Tyler-Longview area, there’s a Bodacious near you. There’s a new location just north of  SSW Loop 323 on Hwy 155.  When you walk in the door, there’s no doubt you’ve walked into a Bodacious… Continue reading Bodacious BBQ

China Chef

No doubt, East Texas has a restaurant to satisfy nearly every palate (except for Egyptian food…still looking for some good schwarma around here).  There’s plenty of BBQ, Southern Cooking, and even Cajun and Seafood offerings.  There’s also a good handful of Chinese food restaurants but few, if any, can rival the simplicity, cleanliness, and comfort… Continue reading China Chef

American Freedom Museum

Take in over 200 years of American history at the American Freedom Museum in Bullard, TX, just a few miles outside of Tyler.  On the campus of the Brook Hill School, visitors to the American Freedom Museum are greeted by an 1861 Parrot Rifle Cannon and an 1857 Congressional Desk and Chair in the museum… Continue reading American Freedom Museum

Bryan’s Cheesecakes

Yeah, that’s exactly what you think it is … BANANA PUDDING CHEESECAKE! Who’s responsible for this marriage of all-things-good-and-right-in-the-world?  Bryan’s Cheesecakes. The longtime staple at First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Bryan’s Cheesecakes have made their way to Broad Street in Mineola joining one of the greatest collections of antique shopping and fun dining in… Continue reading Bryan’s Cheesecakes

The Stand

  In East Texas, there are four major food groups:  BBQ, taqueria, hamburgers, and Cajun.  It’s all good, but it’s nice to find something different every now and then and the good folks at The Stand are happy to oblige. The beauty of The Stand is in the simplicity of its menu.  Nothing but hotdogs,… Continue reading The Stand