Laura Ingraham

Politcal commentator Laura Ingraham is set to speak Oct. 10 at the Cowan Center. (Courtesy) 

Political commentator Laura Ingraham will open the Cowan Center's Distinguished Lecture Series Oct. 10.

Ingraham hosts a national radio show and the "The Ingraham Angle' on Fox News. She has written five books, including her most recent, "Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump," that reflects conservative viewpoints.

Her talk is set for 7 p.m. in the venue at 3900 University Boulevard, on the the University of Texas at Tyler campus.  

Tickets cost $22 to $42 and are available at or by calling 903-566-7424. 

The series also will include Carly Fiorina, a former presidential candidate, on April 14, 2020. 

Kiepersol to host Corkscrew

Kiepersol Vineyards & Winery, FM 344, east of Bullard, has made changes to its third annual Corkscrew Wine Run set for Oct. 12.

The event will have new routes for the 5K, 10K and half marathon, an announcement said.

A post-race meal will feature food from several restaurants including Villa Montez, The Diner, Culture ETX, Brisket Love Barbecue & Icehouse. 

A percentage of the race proceeds will benefit Pierre's Mane Mission, which supports Tyler's Breckenridge Village, the announcement said.

Registration and a race day schedule is available online at

Exhibit shows Festival costumes 

A display of Texas Rose Festive coronation costumes will go on display Monday at Prestige Estates, 6928 Paluxy Drive, Tyler. 

"Festivals Gone By" will include costumes worn by participants in the Rose Queen Court, said Jo Anne McMeans, community relations liaison for the retirement center. 

Also on view will be gowns worn by contestants in the Ms. Texas Senior Pageant, she said.

The exhibit will be on view from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday from Oct. 7 to 20. 

Admission is free. Tyler. 

CityFest concerts in Tyler

CityFest, a Christian crusade, will end with free concerts Saturday and Sunday on the downtown square in Tyler.

The events will begin both days at 4 p.m. with activities for children and adventure sports demonstrations followed at 6 p.m. by a concert. 

Set to perform on Saturday are Ryan Stevenson, Blanco and Newsboys. Set to perform on Sunday are Marisol Park, Pat Barrett, Josh Turner and Lecrae.

McClendon open for tours 

The McClendon House, a historic home at 806 W. Houston St. in Tyler, will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Friday and Saturday in October. 

Built in 1878, it was once the home of a family active in politics and community service and is the birth place of the late Sarah McClendon, a journalist who worked for decades covering the White House. 

The cost is $7. Children under 12 are admitted free and discount rate is offered to groups of more than 15.

More information about the home is available at

Railroad begins Pumpkin Patch 

The Texas State Railroad will offer its annual Pumpkin Patch Express train rides every Saturday in October. 

Trains will depart from the railroad's Rusk depot at 10 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m.

Children are encouraged to come in a Halloween costume. At the Maydelle Turntable, parents and children will be able to depart the train and take part in hayrides, games and trick-or-treating, according to the railroad.

Children also will be able to a pumpkin to take home. 

Ticket prices range from $10 to $40. Tickets can be ordered at

Nobody's Girl set for Winnsboro  

The folk music trio Nobody's Girl is set to perform in Winnsboro on Saturday. 

The group is made up of BettySoo,  Grace Pettis and Rebecca Loebel. They previously performed as The Sirens of South Austin before taking a break and reuniting under the new name.

The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. at Browery Stage in Winnsboro Center for the Arts, 200 Market St.

Tickets are $19 to $29 and are available at

'Ripper' ending run in Rusk

The final performances of  "Jack the Ripper: Monster of Whitechapel" are set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at The Cherokee Theatre, 157 W. Fifth St., Rusk. 

The story by Joe Dicksinson is a comical but scary treatment of the serial killer who terrorized London in the 1800s.

Tickets cost $13 for adults and $10 for students and can be reserved online at or by calling 903-683-2131.

Symphonic Band plays in Mineola 

The Lake Country Symphonic Band will present its fall concert at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Select Theater, 114 N. Johnson St., Mineola.

The band is made up of about 70 residents who enjoy playing instruments. 

Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for those 11 and younger.

More information is available at   

Rose to Table dinner 

Tyler Parks and Recreation Department's first Rose to Table Dinner is set from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11 in Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive.

A meal made of locally sourced food will be served on a long table in the garden, the announcement said.

Gary Freeman will perform and artists will have work on view during the meal.

Tickets are $75 and available online at For information, call 903-531-1214.

UT Tyler holds choral concert

The University of Texas at Tyler will presents its free fall choral concert 6 p.m. Oct. 12 in Marvin United Methodist Church, 300 W. Erwin St., Tyler.

The "Praises, Petitions and Peace" concert will feature the college's Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale ensembles performing music by Rachmaninoff, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Whitacre, the announcement said.

City announces Bergfeld concert

The city of Tyler will present Paul Cauthen at its annual Bergfeld Showcase Concert on Oct. 25.

The free concert from Bergfeld Park's Centene Stage is set for 7:30 p.m., the announcement said. Food trucks will be at the park before and during the concert.

Cauthen, whose music covers country, soul and gospel genres, is promoting his new album, "Room 41."

Event benefits Longview Ministries

Longview Community Ministries will collect peanut butter and monetary donations during its annual Touch a Truck - Feed a Family event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday at Longview Mall.

Touch a Truck invites children to see and climb in a variety of vehicles — police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, 18 wheelers, monster trucks, earth movers, school buses, military vehicles, motorcycles and more. Admission is free, but Longview Community Ministries accepts donations of peanut butter and money to benefits its food pantry. 

Touch a Truck includes an inflatable playgrounds, entertainment, prizes, community booths, a silent auction and food.

Spooky science at LongviewWOW

Longview World of Wonders will host Spooky Saturdays through the month of October. Activities will include dry ice and chemistry demonstrations, balloon ghost crafts, monster cookies and bones.

Spooky Saturdays are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. LongviewWOW admission is $8, $7 for seniors and military, $3 EBT/Lonestar Card, and free for children younger than 2 and members. The hands on children's discovery center is located at 112 E. Tyler St. For information, visit .

Grassroots returns

Vendors and artists, live music and food. Grassroots @ The Green will bring them all to the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Texas 31 and Spur 63 in Longview.

The event, which is organized by Keep Longview Beautiful, features musicians, Rotolo's and Enoch's Stomp, merchandise from vendors and artists, local food trucks, hands-on education stations and a butterfly release. Admission is free. For information, visit

Clay shoot benefits veterans

Registration starts at 8 a.m. Saturday for a clay shoot fundraiser benefiting Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4002 in Longview.

The shoot will begin at 9 a.m. at Prairie Creek Sporting Clays, at 15250 County Road 3111 near Gladewater. Registration is $125 for individuals or $500 for a team of four. For information, contact  Marc Webb at (903) 649-4198 or DiAnne McGregor at (903) 399-5492.

Michael Jr. at Belcher Center

Comedian Michael Jr. will bring his “In the Moment” comedy tour to Longview during a 7:30 p.m. Saturday performance at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center in Longview.

Michael Jr. is known for being a "clean comedian." He has appeared on numerous television shows, including “The Tonight Show” and “Jimmy Kimmel,” and he appeared in the 2016 movie “War Room.” His movie “More Than Funny” sold out to nationwide audiences during a one-night Fathom event, and he has a new iTunes podcast, “Off the Cuff.”

Tickets are $35 to $45. Visit for information.

Mall hosts movie

"The Croods" will be the featured film during Movie Under the Stars, from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Longview Mall.

The free event will be held on the grassy field between the mall and the apartments behind the mall. The evening will include games, inflatables, vendors, crafts and food trucks. For information, visit Food and drinks will be available to purchase.

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