@play, your guide to entertainment across East Texas, has been redesigned to include the region’s most complete events calendar and a new focus on the best of our region each week.

The new section, which begins today on Page 7B, zeroes in on the coming week’s main events so you can beginning planning with each Thursday’s edition.

Today’s section focuses on Longview’s Fireworks and Freedom Celebration and other Independence Day observances and events across the region. Other stories clue you in to a display of classic World War II aircraft that can be seen through the weekend in Tyler and a vintage fashion exhibit set to open Tuesday at the Gregg County Historical Museum.

You’ll still find the weekly @best bets, putting a focus on the rest of the week’s top events.

The heart of the new section is its @calendar section, which has been expanded to include special and continuing events across East Texas. Today’s calendar begins on Page 8B. The complete expanded calendar is online at news-journal.com/features/atplay .

In Friday’s News-Journal, you’ll still find @play plus, which will continue bringing you reviews on the latest movies in the theaters, on TV and streaming.

We hope you enjoy your new @play — and we’ll be looking for you out at the best events of East Texas in the coming week.