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



31 — The Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce names Marc Mitchell, 42, as its new director. He officially started on Aug. 19.



1 — Elkhart Independent School District announced that Elkhart Elementary School Principal Tana Herring will serve as 2013-14 District 7 President for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA).

2 — An attempted traffic stop turned into a chase in Anderson County and parts of Palestine, after a deputy attempted to stop a beige Chevy SUV traveling on North Jackson Street for a traffic violation.

The driver gave chase and led law enforcement around Loop 256 and onto Texas 155 and back onto the Loop. Deputies later found the vehicle wrecked out on Salt Works Road with the driver no where in sight.

3 — Roy Tyrone and Phil Rask of Pasadena placed first in the professional class of the 23rd annual Neches Wilderness Canoe Race, held on the Neches River and organized by the Neches River Runners, a local conservation and education group.

6 — Local 4-H club members were honored during the annual Anderson County 4-H end-of-the-year awards banquet held at the Palestine Senior Activity Center. The banquet is held to honor members of local 4-H groups and their accomplishments through the year.

8 — An 86-year-old local woman was killed in an accident in the parking of the Palestine Post Office.

Police reports indicate the woman died after apparently failing to put the car she had been driving in park before trying to exit the vehicle and was run over.

8 — In a joint effort with the Teague Police Department and the Freestone County Sheriff’s Office, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant and recovered more than $30,000 in stolen property.

9 — Longtime Palestine veterinarian Don Scarbrough, D.V.M., 59, died at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was admitted to the hospital in mid-June from complications from an infection.

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