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  • 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.

    July 19, 2014

  • 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.

    July 18, 2014

  • 7-18-walden-pond-view.jpg 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.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 17, 2014

  • 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.

    July 17, 2014

  • 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.

    July 17, 2014

  • Cars of Palestine Holiday Cruise event set Saturday at courthouse

    Get out your poodle skirt and get ready to step back in time — as antique cars and hot rods will be on display at the Anderson County Courthouse Square this weekend for a special Holiday Cruise at the Courthouse event.

    July 17, 2014

  • WISD board hires new elementary principal

    Westwood Independent School District's Board of Trustees ratified the contract for new Westwood Elementary School Principal Judy Evans during its Monday meeting.

    July 16, 2014

  • Palestine City Council delays review of new ordinance

    The Palestine City Council's intent to review a zoning ordinance that regulates sexually-oriented business within the city during its regular meeting Monday was put on hold, with the council instead approving a moratorium on the issue after announcing that another layer of review would be needed.

    July 16, 2014

  • 3 arrested for drugs, warrant, other charges

    An increase in patrolling in the Frankston/Lake Palestine area paid off for the Anderson County Sheriff's Office over the weekend, with investigators arrested three Palestine residents on drug-related charges Saturday evening.

    July 16, 2014