The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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December 31, 2013

2013 Year in Review Part 2: End of year marked by fire, festivals

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PALESTINE —

18 — Atmos Energy crews work to cap a ruptured natural gas line at the intersection of Crockett and Church streets after city workers inadvertently punctured the line while making other infrastructure construction in the vicinity. Crockett Street was blocked from the light at Crockett and Park Avenue to Reagan Street for about two hours.

22 — Anderson County Commissioners approved a contract and source of payment for a new system that will allow the general public as well as area land men online access to indexes of land records dating back to 1974.

22 — The Palestine City Council approved a contract with Gary Traylor & Associates of Tyler to begin preliminary work on a new round of HOME grant applications, which promises to help repair or replace substandard homes in the city of Palestine.

23 — An Anderson County man was arrested at a county residence for a parole violation warrant and drug charges. While serving the warrant, deputies saw a glass pipe commonly used for smoking illegal narcotics, leading to additional drug charges.

24 — Palestine’s Utilities Department reports the continuation of a series of sanitary sewer infrastructure upgrades, with contractors in the process of installing larger sewer lines on the east side of town, along Church Street and Crockett Road, as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency more than 10 years ago.

27 — Sabor a Pasion hosts its first-ever grape stomp event to benefit Montalba and Elmwood volunteer fire departments.

27 — Three Crockett men were arrested after Palestine police received a call about a possible kidnapping. A 911 caller reported a man had allegedly been taken at gunpoint and was being held inside a truck.

27 — The City of Palestine concludes its first-ever 12 Days of Christmas in July event.

29 — An Iowa man was arrested on drug and weapon charges following his involvement in a child custody-related disturbance at an Anderson County residence.

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