Mardi Gras is just around the corner. And you don't have to drive all the way to New Orleans to partake in the lively celebration. You can load up your family and friends and take the short drive to Jefferson, Texas, and enjoy Mardi Gras from a historical town that has some strong cultural ties to New Orleans in its past.
It's almost Mardi Gras time in historic Jefferson, Texas. The Krewe of Hebe presents "Mardi Gras Upriver 2014" Feb. 28 and Mar. 1-2. One of my favorite place to visit in East Texas surrounded by the beauty of the piney woods.
Every once and a while it's good to just getaway for the day. One of my favorite places to go is historic Jefferson, Texas. This small town is best known for its bed and breakfast inns and is just a stone's throw away from Texarkana, straight down Highway 59. My wife ...
If you're looking for a great place to take your significant other this holiday season, you can't go wrong by taking a short drive to historic Jefferson, Texas. The 30th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes presented by the Historic Jefferson Foundation runs Dec. 1 and Dec. 6 - 8.
Excelsior House is the oldest hotel in East Texas according to the National Register of Historic Places. Since it opened in the 1850s, it has welcomed some of history’s biggest names through its doors: Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, Rutherford B. Hayes and Lady Bird Johnson. They all checked in. But does every guest who visits ultimately check out?
Before I even visited Jefferson, I heard strange reports about what some call the most haunted town in Texas. Many of the ghost stories I heard, however, originate at one of the town’s oldest structures, the Jefferson Hotel.
This past weekend my wife and I decided we wanted to get out of town for a night. We had no desire to take a long trip, we weren't interested in trying our luck at the slots in Shreveport or fighting traffic in Dallas, we just wanted to relax.
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