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State politicos back Perry's move to send troops to the border
Gov. Rick Perry's decision Monday to activate and deploy up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to help secure the Texas-Mexico border has been met by much applause from Texas's political leadership, including current Agriculture Commissioner and Palestine native Todd Staples, U.S. Congressman Jeb Hensarling and others.
Doug Smith discusses role as reluctant hero in 'Shrek: The Musical'
Palestine's Doug Smith has come full circle with the Palestine Community Theatre.
Nichols appointed to Texas Senate Finance Committee
This week, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) was appointed to serve on the Texas State Senate Finance Committee, which is charged with writing the biennial budget for the state of Texas.
Historical marker dedication to honor William Freeman today
The Anderson County Historical Commission will dedicate a Texas Historical Marker to former Douglass School principal William Freeman during a dedication service today.
14th PJSL Back to School Fair slated for Aug. 2
With the start of the school year pulling back into focus, the Palestine Junior Service League will once again be offering free haircuts and backpacks to children this fall during the 14th annual Back to School Fair.
Our Town: PRCIL hosting resource services fair
Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living will host a Community Resource Fair this month to connect, strengthen and support individuals living in Anderson and surrounding counties by providing necessary information about many services available in the community.
Palestine High School teacher presents paper at Thoreau Society Gathering
Palestine High School teacher Karen Buckland recently returned from a trip to “Walden Pond,” the home of American author Henry David Thoreau in Concord, Massachusetts, and was able to make a presentation there.
Texas' annual Sales Tax Holiday set Aug. 8 to 10
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 to Aug. 10.
Hunter Education Class set Aug. 4-6 in Palestine
Are you going hunting for the first time this fall?
A required Texas Hunter Education class will be held Aug. 4-6 in Palestine. Anyone born after Sept. 2, 1971 must have a Hunter Safety Certificate to hunt in Texas. Students must be at least 9 years of age or older to receive certification and it is good for life.
County, cities get July sales tax allocations
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently reported that state sales tax revenue in June was $2.24 billion, up 3.7 percent compared to June 2013.
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