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Heaven gains a a super hero
As mighty as a super hero, Luke Grumbles, 10, has been courageously fighting cancer and working to make things better for others in our community since last September.COURTESY PHOTO
McDonald’s to close while new building constructed
The McDonald's near the corner of South Jackson and East Rusk streets has been a part of Jacksonville for decades. Lynann Young, the owner of the restaurant, said it was first built in 1986. The building has had some renovations in that time, but come June it will be undergoing a total reconstructio
PPD detective takes a 'byte' out of crime
A detective for four of his more than six years on the force, Heavner told the Herald-Press he applied for the exclusive training for more than three years, before getting in.
Convenience store owners indicted on organized crime charges, Tyler man indicted for shooting at Best Buy, 32 others indicted in latest session of grand jury
An offical from the Smith County Sheriff's Office places handcuffs on the owner of two businesses running illegal gaming operations. Officials served warrants and conducted a raid at the Minute Stop Convenience Store and Express Beer and Wine in the 11800 block of Texas State Highway 64 on Thursday
3 game rooms shut down in Henderson County, 4 people arrested
Two of the game rooms were shut down by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office: The Hideout near Eustace and The Hanger near Malakoff. The third game room, near Malakoff, was closed by the Fire Marshal's Office for code violations.
Palestine law enforcement officers join statewide Special Olympics torch run
Palestine Police Chief Andy Harvey, Lt. Richard Johnson, Cpl. Joseph Tinsley, Cpl. Cornelius Smith, Cpl. Joseph Hesseltine, Officer Nathan Perkins, School Resource Officer Yvette Durbin and dispatcher Chastity Salazar joined the run that will continue to Arlington for the opening ceremony of the Spe
Drugs a growing problem in CPS cases
That's not unusual, except that, in this case, the call came from the Department of Family Protective Services, and those testing positive were school-age children who never ingested a drug.
Memorial Day Gospel Bluegrass Festival in Grapeland
A group of youngsters take turns diving into the lake Saturday during the annual Bluegrass Gospel Festival held at Salmon Lake Park near Grapeland. More than 20,000 guests fill the park during the tree-day event each year to enjoy the music, recreation and other fun activities. CHRISTINA CUTLER/Hera
Trump says it's 'possible' that North Korea summit happens June 12 or later, awaits 'constructive' steps from Kim
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Deputies arrest ETX woman on the run for a year
Tiffany Williams, a 38-year-old Athens woman, was arrested by Henderson County deputies on Tuesday near Highway 175 after spending almost a year on the run.
3 killed in wreck on I-20 in Smith County
UPDATE:The eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 have been reopened.According to the Texas Department of Transportation, the westbound traffic detour is:Mile Marker 568 (SH 155 Winona Exit)Turn left onto SH 155 to US 271Turn right onto US 271 toward TylerTurn right on FM 2015 to travel back to I-20PREVIO
Lake Palestine Fish May Not be Safe to Eat
Bible Verse: 05.23.18“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” (Galatians 5:13)
Softball: Lady Eagles rally for sweep – Smith’s homer lifts Decatur over Rusk
With Decatur trailing by a run in Game 2 Friday, Aliyah Smith led off the fifth with a base hit up the middle. Then, with one out, Jordyn Smith launched a rocket that blasted the Lady Eagles one step closer to the state tournament.
PPD giveaway for gun safety
The PPD will be giving away trigger-locks, similar to the one shown, to the public at 5 p.m. at Wal-Mart, South Loop 256, on Wednesday.Jeff Gerritt
UPDATE: Today's special Rusk meeting rescheduled
A special Rusk City Council meeting set for 5 p.m. today (Thursday, May 24) was canceled late Wednesday afternoon. The meeting was rescheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Rusk Civic Center, 555 Euclid St. Items on the initial meeting's agenda will be discussed. The public is welcome to atten
Weekend visit turns deadly in Lufkin
Lufkin, Texas (KETK) - An out of town trip turned deadly Friday evening for Ashleigh Elijah, 24.
City seeks more money from county to demolish hospital
The city of Palestine wants more money from the county to demolish Memorial Hospital, 900 Sycamore Street, one of the city's biggest eyesores.
Clerk shoots suspect in leg during robbery in Pleasant Grove
A suspect is under arrest after he was shot while robbing a convenience store Tuesday morning in Pleasant Grove, Dallas police said.Mario Luera, 32, was arrested and taken to Baylor University Medical Center, where was treated for his injuries. There was no information on charges or bail amount.
Summer events: City of Palestine now offering pool passes
The City of Palestine has announced summer pool passes are now available.COURTESY LOGO/City of PalestineThe City of Palestine has announced summer pool passes are now available.From 9 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m. at City Hall (504 N. Queen St.), residents with an active water account may obtain a free
Rusk City Council to hold special meeting over municipal court of record, fire department
The Rusk City Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Rusk Civic Center. The purpose of this special meeting is to discuss the repealing and replacing of the Municipal Court of Record. The council will also discuss the agreement between the city and the Rusk Volunteer Fire Depa