The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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  • Docs: Ex-official's wife confesses in Kaufman County DA deaths

    The wife of a former North Texas justice of the peace was charged with capital murder after confessing to her involvement in the three shooting deaths of the local district attorney, his wife and an assistant prosecutor, authorities said Wednesday.

    April 17, 2013

  • Standoff Surrender UPDATE: Suspect surrenders after 5-hour standoff in Palestine

    A suspect who eluded law enforcement agencies during a Saturday evening manhunt surrendered himself to authorities Monday night following a five-hour standoff with officers and negotiators at a Palestine residence.

    April 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Boston Marathon Explosion Boston Marathon bombing kills 3, injures over 140

    BOSTON (AP) — Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that terrorists might have struck again in the U.S.

    April 15, 2013 1 Photo

  • Flag Confederate Veterans Memorial Plaza dedicated in Palestine

    The John H. Reagan Camp No. 2156 of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans officially opened its Confederate Veterans Memorial Plaza Saturday following a parade and dedication ceremony at its location on private property in downtown Palestine.

    April 13, 2013 4 Photos

  • H.S. Girls Basketball: Martin's Mill too much for Slocum in regional final

    Much like in last year’s regional semifinal, Haily Jenkins and Martin’s Mill were too much for the Slocum girls’ basketball team in Saturday’s regional final.

    Unlike a year ago, this year Martin’s Mill didn’t even give Slocum a chance to keep it close.

    The state’s top-ranked team earned its eighth-straight trip to the state tournament here Saturday at Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gym, using a 28-3 run in the first quarter to leave no doubt en route to a 70-34 victory.

    February 23, 2013

  • 2-15 plane for web.jpg Plane lands safely at Palestine airport after reporting problems with landing gear

    A small plane landed safely at the Palestine Municipal Airport today after the pilot reported malfunctioning landing gear. Emergency personnel including firefighters, police, Department of Public Safety troopers and EMS were on the scene. More on this story as it develops.

    February 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Sanderson Farms to construct $92 Million facilities in Anderson County BREAKING NEWS: Sanderson Farms to construct $92 million facilities in Anderson County

    Sanderson Farms notified the City of Palestine and Anderson County today of its intent to build a poultry complex in the region. The announcement immediately followed the completion of the company’s annual stockholders meeting in Laurel, Miss.

    February 14, 2013 1 Photo

  • Alleged abduction report determined to be false after Palestine Police investigation

    The previous report of a possible child abduction from a school bus stop on Monday was determined to be a false report after an extensive investigation by the Palestine Police Department.

    February 13, 2013

  • Palestine police investigating possible child abduction attempt

    Palestine Police Department officers are currently working a possible child abduction during which a young female victim was allegedly taken from a school bus stop to a suspect’s home on Monday.

    February 11, 2013

  • WISD board approves gun policy

    Westwood Independent School District’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the second and final reading of the “Guardian Plan” for Policy CKC (Local) Emergency Operations Monday night during a regular school board meeting — allowing board-designated and trained employees with concealed handgun licenses to carry handguns on school property.

    February 11, 2013