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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 guilty of promoting child pornography
ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - Thursday, December 6, 2018, an Anderson County Jury found Troy Mason, 51, of Palestine guilty of 20 counts of Promotion of Child Pornography. The next day, the same jury sentenced him to 20 years on each count. Presiding Judge Pam Foster Fletcher ordered that Counts 1
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.
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."
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
High school swimming: Palestine’s Sydney Veneris earns 1st in IM
WHITEHOUSE — Four athletes from the first-ever Palestine High School Swimming Team tested the waters in Whitehouse in mid-November. This was a four-team meet also featuring Whitehouse, Lufkin and Tyler's Grace Community Prep at the new East Texas Aquatics Pool.
No prison time for Baylor frat president after plea deal in 2015 rape case
WACO, TX (KWTX/CNN) - A former Baylor University fraternity president accused of sexual assault won’t spend a day behind bars. Jacob Anderson, 24, agreed to a plea deal, and was sentenced Monday to three years of deferred probation and a $400 fine.
17-year-old girl killed, father injured in Henderson County shooting, sheriff's office investigating homicide
A 17-year-old girl was killed and her father was injured Monday in a shooting near Chandler. The Henderson County Sheriff's Office said the incident is being investigated asa homicide after they were found Monday with gunshot wounds to the head, according to a news release.
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
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.
Palestine native shares connections to former President George H.W. Bush
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - As eulogies are delivered this week for the late President George H.W. Bush, the memories of his visits are rich ones for one East Texan. “It’s a tremendous loss. But think what we need to do as a nation is really celebrate the life of George Herbert Walker Bush,” said Todd Staple
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
Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat president
HOUSTON (AP) — In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another failure by the legal system.
Teen Dead, Man Injured In Shooting South Of Chandler
The Henderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide that happened just south of Chandler Monday evening (Dec.10). According to KLTV, deputies were called to a home off Farm-to-Market Road 315 and found two people with gunshot wounds. A teenage girl was pronounced dead at the scene, and
UPDATE: Identities of Henderson County shooting victims released
CHANDLER — UPDATE: The identities of the two shooting victims have been released. According to a press release, Gabriel McBride, 46, and his 17-year-old daughter, Beverly McBride, were found shot in their heads in the 20000 block of Woodridge West.
1 person dead, 1 flown to Tyler hospital after shooting near Chandler
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - One person is dead and one person was flown to a Tyler hospital after a Monday afternoon shooting near Chandler. According to Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, officials were called to the 20000 block of Woodridge West Road shortly before 2 p.m.
Jacksonville police searching for two people suspected of unlawfully discharging firearm
JACKSONVILLE, TX (KLTV) - Jacksonville Independent School District police are searching for two suspects, one who they say fired several gunshots in the air Friday morning near a school.
Henderson County Sheriff’s Office investigating homicide south of Chandler
HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide south of Chandler. According to Sheriff Botie Hillhouse, there is one person confirmed dead and another victim who was flown to UT Tyler.
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.
Credit card usage to be discussed by council
Several Palestine City Council members with concerns about the use of city credit cards could get the answers the are seeking on Monday. At the urging of council members Larissa Loveless and Ann Connor, this item will be be discussed during the council's work session that begins at 3 p.m. on Dec. 10