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Woman dies in Leon Co crash

BUFFALO, TX - The Department of Public Safety reports a woman was killed and a man and child were injured when their vehicle rolled over Sunday evening near Buffalo in Leon County. Troopers report a 2004 Ford Explorer was southbound on I-45 at mile marker 174 when it went off the left side of the ma

CENTEXPROUD.COM - 2018-04-23 20:58:48

Discovery of drug-laced candy concerns local authorities

FAIRFIELD, Texas (KWTX) The discovery of drug-laced candy during a weekend traffic stop in Freestone County has authorities concerned. "We've never seen anything like that out here," Freestone County Sheriff Jeremy Shipley said Monday. "Our kids are unaware what they might be receiving in the form o

KWTX - 2018-04-23 19:30:00

Woman Finds Hope in Organ Donation After Husband's Fatal Brain Aneurysm

Carlotta Williams was enjoying New Year's Day with her children at her Franklin, Texas, home earlier this year when she received tragic news. About 30 miles away, in Bryan, her husband Brandon Baker had suffered an aneurysm while chopping wood with his friends that afternoon. "I told his friends to

PEOPLE - 2018-04-23 17:42:00

Long Ordeal for Trapped Driver & Emergency Responders

The accident occurred Wednesday, April 11th on Highway 84 east of Fairfield, when the rig blew a tire and came crashing through the metal fence surrounding Pleasant Hills Children’s Home, sliding on its side until it came to rest near a creek on the property.


Where the path of personal irresponsibility leads

Do you ever read the police and jail reports in this newspaper? It sure looks like these unlucky souls who get their name in The Item via the Walker County Jail booking reports are not handling their basic responsibilities very well. Is there a pattern here? Based on an unscientific sample, it appea

HUNTSVILLE ITEM - 2018-04-23 12:20:00

Alleged assault could have turned deadly

arly Thursday morning, Palestine Police Officer Zackry McNew arrested a local man for an aggravated assault that could have turned deadly. Just before 5 a.m., McNew was dispatched to Sugar Lane apartments for a possible assault. After he arrived, the female occupant of the apartment told McNew her b


Voters need clarity on charter changes, group says

In early voting that began Monday, Palestine residents will be tasked to vote on 12 amendments to the City Charter. But the wording is often tortuous, and bogged down by legalese. At issue, some say, is whether voters will know what they're voting on.

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-04-23 23:01:00

Boys, girls get lift in lifeskills

Curt Fendley has been awarded for actively working to make things better around him. Starting in January of last year, Fendley, a sixth-grade student at Crockett Intermediate School, created a group called Operation Empower at the Boys & Girls Club of Paris, designed to show the students there anyon

PARIS NEWS - 2018-04-23 18:14:00

Early morning wrecks kill two, put three in hospital

Two automobile accidents near Elkhart early Wednesday morning claimed the lives of a toddler and teenager. Officials have not yet released the names of the victims involved in either of the accidents. "We were finishing up on the first wreck on 287 South, close to Anderson County Road 184," Elkhart


Toddler killed and three others injured in one-vehicle crash in Anderson County

A toddler was killed in a one-vehicle crash and three other people were injured and taken to hospitals after a one-vehicle crash in Anderson County. Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded shortly before 5 a.m. to the crash on U.S. Highway 287 about six miles south of the city of Elkhar


Failing to register lands sex offender in jail

A former Frankston resident, now living in Teague, was arrested on Friday for failing to register as a sex offender in Freestone County. Anderson County sheriff's deputies arrested Jason Michael Ward, 40, on an out-of-county warrant for failing to register as a sex offender. In 2015, while Ward was


From Beaver to Emu, the Best Burgers at Twisted Root Come From the Exotic Meat Menu

Six years ago in April, Jason Boso found himself sweating away behind the kitchen of his burger joint, painstakingly separating meat from a beaver carcass. The process was arduous. He'd purchased around 60 pounds of the prehistoric rodents to grind into burger patties that he'd serve for $8 each. T


Palestine's finest looking for big tips for big cause

Palestine residents might want to make Thursday night “pizza-night” this week – especially if they're big tippers. Officers from Palestine's finest will wait tables at Mazzio's Pizza, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., to raise money for Special Olympics.


Normangee resident says phone scammers ask for her home address

BRYAN, Tex (KBTX) - Normangee resident Jamie McCravey says she spends a lot of time on her phone during the work day. So she is familiar with scam callers and how they try to gain sensitive information from their victims. However, last Friday McCravey received a scam call she isn't going to forget


Never-ending saga: city charges “lawnmower man” with contempt

On Wednesday, the city of Palestine filed a motion of contempt against Laza, the Palestine businessman found liable last year for running a junkyard at his lawnmower repair shop on West Oak Street.


Fairfield Police Report – April 18th

Thursday, April 129:53 AM-Officer Lawrence on report of child left in vehicle.1:23 PM-Officer Lawrence, Sgt. Utsey and Chief Bugler on reported domestic and one subject with gun, one subject arrested.7:47 PM-Officer Gallegos on report of alarm going off.8:14 PM-Officer Gallegos and Price on report o


'Pay It Forward' Day Proclaimed

With pen in hand, Fairfield Mayor Roy Hill proclaims Saturday, April 28, 2018 to be Pay It Forward Day. Witnessing is (left-right): Emily Emrick, Gina Martin, Brenda Pate, Gail Farish, and Finn Smith. An initiative that has been adopted by Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, the aim of the Pay It Forward


Don't Miss the Weekend Fun!

A busy weekend is coming up with something for everyone. The Fairfield Fest - FLEA MARKET will be at the W.L. Moody Reunion Grounds beginning Friday, April 20th and continuing through Sunday, April 22nd. At least 16 vendors have been confirmed, with more anticipated by Coordinator David Fairly. Flea


's Tye Sheridan Is Hollywood's Most Talented Young Chameleon

A missed call from Palestine, Texas. It’s four minutes past our appointment, andTye Sheridan—21, with blue-green eyes, a pencil-shavings moustache, and pooch-y lips honestly come by—is too courteous to let the grace period elapse without signaling he’s on his way. When he arrives a minute later, at


High school roundup: Westwood earns first District 18-3A win

LSU-Shreveport signee Drew Lewis, Paris Junior College pledge Chris Cruz and Conner Griffith all had three hits, and Garrett Bean plated four runs. Clay Kennedy also had multiple RBI and was on base three times.