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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

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-05-24 21:11:00

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.

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-05-24 21:06:00

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

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-05-24 12:57:00

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.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-05-23 19:05:17

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

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-05-25 00:00:00

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

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-05-24 00:07:00

Trump says it's 'possible' that North Korea summit happens June 12 or later, awaits 'constructive' steps from Kim

Most Popular1A Texas woman said a trooper sexually assaulted her. Here’s why her attorney apologized2Trinity River changed by Hurricane Harvey313 arrested in Texas prostitution ring4Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea5Texas nightclub trying to recover after facing controvers

HOUSTON CHRONICLE - 2018-05-24 16:04:56

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

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2018-05-23 20:16:00

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

THE CHEROKEEAN HERALD - 2018-05-24 00:00:00

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