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Palestine Main Street unveils 2017 Christmas collectible

Every year Palestine's Main Street Department releases a commemorative Christmas ornament for sale that features a historic downtown building. This year, an ornament with the Historic Texas Theater goes on sale Oct. 21. Examples of past ornaments are the Old Temple Opera House, the Anderson County C

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-10-19 00:36:00

High-tech policing bolsters public safety in Palestine

The Palestine Police Department has leaped into the 21st century, allowing citizens to make police reports for non-emergency crimes online, and also receive emergency notifications on their smart-phones. The online citizen report system allows city residents to submit a crime report online immediate

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-10-19 20:41:00

Palestine woman arrested on five counts of indecency with child

Hattie Lashell Hutson, 28, of Palestine, was arrested by Anderson County Sheriff's Deputies on Sunday and charged with five counts of indecency with a child. The charges stemmed from a July 5 report, said Anderson County Sheriff Greg Taylor. Hutson allegedly victimized three children, all under the


Elkhart resident sues city, City Council over ordinance; wants to keep Lemur

Following several confrontations with Anderson County Sheriff's deputies and an Elkhart code-enforcement officer - plus a city fine that was overturned on appeal - Elkhart resident Tammy Baughman said she's had enough. She has put her 8-year-old ring-tailed lemur in hiding and is taking the city to

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-10-18 23:59:00

Dogwood Garden Club members present 6th annual Festival of Trees

The members of the Dogwood Garden Club of Palestine have been beautifying Palestine and Anderson County for the past 77 years. They continue to decorate Christmas trees at the Anderson County Courthouse and the Anderson County Annex for the holiday season. It only seems appropriate for the members t

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-10-20 03:10:00

Old Town Hollow welcomes Wells Creek, The Crossing

Wells Creek is located in the Old Town Hollow in the former Ranch House Steakhouse building, across from The Shelton Gin and Pint & Barrel and next door to Oxbow Bakery. Wells Creek Crossing is one of two new businesses opening this week in the midst of Pint & Barrel, Oxbow Bakery and The Shelton G

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-10-20 02:57:00

City ends Malloween; plans city hall event

Citing concerns from Palestine Mall tenants, city officials will end Malloween, replacing it with a smaller event outside City Hall. "It was time to do something different," city Public Information Officer Nate Smith told the Herald-Press on Thursday. "We knew we wanted to do something, and we knew

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-10-19 22:22:00

Death and Funeral Notices for Oct. 20

THELMA LOUISE MCELVEEN, 82, Bullard, died Oct. 12. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. LAURA J. MURPHY, 67, Longview, died October 17. Community Funeral Home of Tyler, Tyler. JOHN ELMO OVERTON, 90, Tyler, died Oct. 5. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Marvin United Methodist Church. ELIZABETH AN

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-10-19 23:54:00

Death and Funeral Notices for Oct. 18

BRAYLON DEWAYNE LEE, 2, Tyler, died Oct. 15. Com-munity Funeral Home of Tyler. THELMA MAE SMITH, 93, Tyler, died Oct. 17. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. FUNERALS TODAY LEOTA W. ARTHUR, 78, Chandler; Funeral service 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lake Palestine United Methodist Church. Chandler Me


Get ready for some Texas heat

Everything's hotter in Texas. If you doubt it, just show up at this Saturday's Hot Pepper eating contest during the Hot Pepper Festival . The festival starts with a 10 a.m. parade offering cash prizes. The procession starts at the courthouse, then winds down Avenue A to downtown. Those who want to m


Major Injuries Avoided in Highway 84 Wreck

Another early morning head-on wreck occurred on Friday, October 13, 2017 on Highway 84 near Red Lake around 3:30 a.m. One of the two drivers involved fell asleep at the wheel, veering into the oncoming lane. The persons involved included a driver from Limestone who was headed to work at the Wal-Mart


Food drive to help needy families

With the holidays a turn of a calendar page away, one local church is working to fill its food pantry with non-perishables to help the needy. The Soul Winning Action Team of New Fellowship Christian Church is organizing a food drive to put smiles on the faces of hungry families. "We just want to hel


Celebrate Election Day with Feast of Goodness

The First United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual Election Day "Feast of Goodness" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 7. "Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a good meal and good fellowship, while supporting the Palestine community," said event Chair Carol Moore. The tradition of the "Feast of


Economic development chief to leave city

Palestine Economic Development Corporation Director Tom Manskey resigned on Monday, leaving a community already struggling to compete with larger metropolitan areas such as Tyler for new business. City Manager Michael Hornes and the City Council will meet with PEDC staff and board next week to deter


Man charged in drug case

Athens police on Tuesday arrested a man stopped for reckless driving on a felony drug charge. Christopher Anderson, 26, was jailed for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released on $10,000 bond on Wednesday.. "The officer did ... see that the substance

ATHENS DAILY REVIEW - 2017-10-18 22:04:00

LaPoynor residents speak out against taking down Christian flag

LARUE - Before the school board meeting started, a group of parents and students circled around the very object that's under scrutiny for a word of prayer. After praying, people packed themselves in a small room and waited to hear from leaders on how they'll address the possible removal of the Chris

CBS19.TV - 2017-10-20 04:42:57

Regional volleyball roundup: Frankston falls in five-set thriller

FRANKSTON - The Frankston High School volleyball team played one of its best matches of the season, and the Maidens nearly won on Tuesday. However, Buffalo topped Frankston, 13-25, 25-11, 13-25, 25-23, 16-14 in this District 3A-18 match. Baylee Williams scooped up a team-best 11 digs. Katie Roark po

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-10-18 23:39:00

County backs U.S. 175 crossover

Henderson County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution to allow vehicles access to Pierce Creek Station on U.S. 175 without having to make a U-turn. "There is a business facility - a refueling station in Larue that TxDOT has deemed it unnecessary to have a crossover at this particular facil


Medical Professional from Baylor Scott & White Special Guest at Fairfield Rotary Club Meeting

SPECIAL GUESTS AT FAIRFIELD ROTARY CLUB last week are Dr. Hitesh Singh and Joni Watson with Baylor Scott & White McClinton Cancer Center, pictured with Stace Holland and Lynn Simpson. (Submitted Photo) SPECIAL GUESTS AT FAIRFIELD ROTARY CLUB last week are Dr. Hitesh Singh and Joni Watson with Baylor


Clardy to be honored as 'Champion for Long Term Care'

AUSTIN - State Rep. Travis Clardy will be honored as a "Champion for Long Term Care" at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Bonner Street Plaza Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Jacksonville. Clardy's efforts to improve long term care in Texas during the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature earned

CLEBURNE TIMES-REVIEW - 2017-10-19 15:29:00