The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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  • West Nile case confirmed in Anderson County

    The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed the state’s first case of West Nile illness of the season — occurring in Anderson County — on Friday, and is urging residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting the mosquito-borne illness.

    May 24, 2013

  • Boil water notice issued for Elkhart residents

    A boil water notice has been issued for City of Elkhart residents. It reads as follows:
    Due to a water main line break, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, City of Elkhart PWS id 0010005, to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.

    May 23, 2013

  • Palestine, Elkhart city and school board election results

    May 11, 2013

  • Thomas on top in close Palestine mayor's race

    The race for the City of Palestine Mayor came down to the wire Saturday with only 39 votes separating the mayoral candidates.
    District 5 council member Therrell Thomas and local businessman Timothy Triplett were vying for the city’s top spot as mayor, with the unofficial votes coming in 471 to 432 in Thomas’ favor Saturday night.

    May 11, 2013

  • Drug bust PPD Drug Enforcement Unit seizes drugs, arrests six in 2 separate incidents

    The newly-formed Palestine Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit arrested a total of six people over the last two days in attempt to crack down on the drug problem in Palestine.

    May 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • Boston Marathon Explosion FBI issues photos of 2 suspects in Boston bombing

    The FBI released photos and video Thursday of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing and asked for the public's help in identifying them, zeroing in on the two men on surveillance-camera footage less than three days after the deadly attack.

    April 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • AMBus Palestine Regional Medical Center’s AMBUS responds to explosion in West

    Palestine Regional Medical Center’s AMBUS unit, one of only 13 such units in the state of Texas, and a team of seven personnel were sent to West late Wednesday night to assist in the aftermath of the fertilizer plant explosion.

    April 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • Former JP charged in Kaufman County DA slayings

    A former justice of the peace has been charged with murder in the slayings of a North Texas district attorney and his assistant who prosecuted him for theft, officials announced Thursday.

    April 18, 2013

  • Collecting donations Donation drives to help people of West ongoing

    Palestine residents Nina and Havis Tatum and their 10-year-old daughter, Kaleena, watched the horror taking place in the central Texas town of West after a fertilizer plant exploded shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday, rocking the town and causing major damage to dozens of homes, businesses, an apartment complex and a nursing home.
    “We sat up and watched it on TV until after midnight,” Nina Tatum said Thursday morning.

    April 18, 2013 1 Photo

  • West Explosion Update: Rescuers search ruins of Texas fertilizer plant

    WEST— Rescue workers searched the smoldering ruins of a fertilizer plant Thursday for survivors of a monstrous explosion that leveled homes and businesses in every direction across the Texas prairie. As many as 15 people were feared dead and more than 160 others injured.

    Daybreak revealed a breathtaking band of destruction extending outward from the West Fertilizer Co. in this small farming community about 20 miles north of Waco. The thunderous blast was so powerful that it shook the ground with the strength of a small earthquake and could be heard dozens of miles away.

    April 18, 2013