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High school basketball: Those successful Sandiettes
FAIRFIELD — The Grapeland High School girls' basketball team claimed the Fairfield Invitational championship on Saturday afternoon. The Sandiettes downed host Fairfield, 49-35.
UPDATE: 3 officers shot in Houston, gunman barricaded in residence
HOUSTON, Texas (KETK) - Three officers were injured Tuesday in a shooting in the Mt. Houston area of Harris County, and the gunman is at large, authorities said. The shooting was reported about 1:15 p.m. in the area of Hartwick Road and U.S. Highway 59 Eastex Freeway.
Crockett police searching for suspects in 2 theft investigations
CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - The Crockett Police Department is asking for the public’s help in two separate theft investigations. The police are searching for two suspects they believed are involved in two separate theft investigation. On Dec. 10, the department posted photos of the two suspects on their F
Attorneys for ex-Baylor student break silence over rape case
DALLAS (AP) - Attorneys for a former Baylor University student accused of rape have broken their silence after a judge allowed the former fraternity president to avoid serving jail time, attacking the ex-fraternity president's accuser and saying she gave "inconsistent" statements to the prosecution.
Laneville splits outcomes in Central Heights tournament
The Laneville Yellowjackets hung on to their overall winning record coming out of the Central Heights basketball tournament over the weekend. The Yellowjackets competed against Central Heights, Bridge City, Woden and Grapeland over the course of the weekend, going 2-2 by the end of the tournament.
Palestine named in Top 10 Most Charming Christmas Towns in Texas
Palestine was recently named as one of the Top 10 Texas Towns that looks like “Something from a Hallmark Movie” during the holiday season. On Dec. 7, onlyinyourstate.com named Palestine as seventh out of ten towns that are the most charming at Christmas.
Palestine man gets 200 years in prison for child porn charges
PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - A Palestine man has begun a 200-year stint in prison on child pornography charges. A jury found Troy Kevin Mason, 51, guilty of 20 counts of possession of child pornography and then sentenced him to 20 20-year sentences, according to Anderson County District Attorney Allyson M
Say It Ain't Snow: Cold Front May Bring The White Stuff To Texas
HOUSTON, TX — It may not feel like it with temps hovering at about 70 degrees on Wednesday, but there could be snow on the ground in some parts of the Lone Star state by Friday morning.
City switches code enforcement plan
After code enforcement was switched over to the Palestine Police Department, the plan being initiated is to make it more proactive than reactive. Palestine Police Chief Andy Harvey, beginning Jan. 2, plans to use a team of six to go neighborhood by neighborhood to look for properties that might be i
Accuser lashes out over no jail time for ex-Baylor student
DALLAS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by a former Baylor University classmate lashed out over a plea bargain that will spare him from a jail sentence, saying the justice system is "severely broken."
POLICE REPORTS: Woman says ex stole money from her
A woman in the 300 block of Champions Drive said her ex-boyfriend stole money from her Monday. A woman in the 500 block of Forest Creek Drive said her pre-paid Walmart card was used without her permission Monday.
Palestine named among East Texas cities ‘like something from a Hallmark movie’
PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) - One of the things many people look forward to during the holiday season is the return of the Hallmark Christmas movies. A few East Texas cities apparently bring some of those magical scenes to life.
Montgomery County Commissioners pursue plan to increase courthouse security
Photo: Michael Minasi, Staff Photographer / Houston Chronicle. Montgomery County commissioners tabled a discussion about increased security for county courts Tuesday after Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack asked the court to approve enhanced security measures for his offices.
No confidence in credit card usage
Mistrust and having no confidence in city issued credit cards is how Palestine city council members characterized the policy Monday night. City employees racked up $334,700 in credit card expenses in the 2017-18 fiscal year, but it was pointed out this is only 2.4 percent of Palestine’s budget of ab
Ex-Baylor frat president takes plea deal in rape case, gets probation
WACO, Texas (KETK) - A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president accused of rape to avoid serving jail time, prompting outrage from the former Baylor student who filed the complaint and her parents.
Former Houston's First Baptist Church minister accused of embezzling $800k from church
HOUSTON – A Harris County grand jury indicted a former Houston's First Baptist Church minister Monday for allegedly stealing more than $800,000 from the church. According to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office says Jerrell G. Altic, 40, allegedly embezzled the money during a six-year period
Commissioners considering amendment to deal with Angelina Forest Products
Angelina County Commissioners will consider the first amendment to their agreement with Angelina Forest Products LLC. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Angelina Courthouse Annex.
Early morning wreck kills one
One person is dead following an auto vs. pedestrian crash on US 287, roughly five miles north of Elkhart Thursday. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., Tami Lashon Sheppard, 42, of Grapeland, while traveling South on US 287 in her 2015 Buick Regal, struck Panayotis Asimakis Pavlis. Pavlis, 41, was reportedly wa
Woman who accused man of rape outraged he got no jail time
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor student
High school basketball: City teams split on Tuesday
The Palestine and Westwood High School boys' basketball teams split games in the city on Tuesday evening. Palestine, ranked 22nd in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Conference 4A poll, routed Kilgore 65-36 — improving to 8-0 on the season.