The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

September 27, 2013

Our Town: Agrilife Extension to host healthy cooking school event

PALESTINE — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Houston County Extension Office is sponsoring a special “Dinner Tonight! Healthy Cooking School” event in October.

The school will teach individuals how to prepare easy, nutritious and economical meals for their families.

The day-long event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Crockett Civic Center.

The school will include workshops on container gardening, herbs and cheese-making, as well as food demonstrations by local county extension agents Mandy Patrick and Holly Black.

Palestine’s own Simon Webster of Sabor a Pasion will serve as special guest chef.

“I will be making a lamb dish during the event — a grilled lamb burger. It’s something different for people to try and it’s healthy as well,” Webster told the Herald-Press. “They don’t put as much growth hormones in lamb, they are grass-fed.”

The lamb meat will be provided by a Palestine area rancher Rob Bass, who raises lamb.

Vendors including Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Paparazzi, Mary Kay, Caney Creek Winery and more also will be available at the event.

Registration for the school is needed by Oct. 15. Cost is $20.

For more information or to register, contact the Houston County Extension Office at 936-544-7502 or

FM 323 community garage sale

A community garage sale is planned on FM 323 on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Residences located in Hickory Hill and Alderbranch on FM 323 have already planned garage sales and others who live off FM 323 are invited to join in and put up a sign to advertise their sale.

The sale will extend out several miles on FM 323. At least nine garage sales are already planned.

For information, e-mail

PHS Reunion

Several Palestine High School reunions have been planned in October, as mentioned in last week’s Our Town column.

Another reunion on the horizon is the PHS Class of 1963’s 50th class reunion. It will be held  Saturday, Oct. 26 at Sabor a Pasion.

Reservations have been set aside at LaQuinta Inn & Suites and Hampton Inn.

If you have not received a reunion packet, call Carla LeGard at 903-729-4494.

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