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



26 — Palestine City Council approved entering into a contract with Tip411, after officers presented data collected during a recent survey conducted by the department. Tip411 is a web-based community notification system that would allow the PPD to receive anonymous tips via text and email as well as help local officers use social media, like Facebook, to help solve crimes and alert the community about what’s happening in their neighborhoods.

28 — An Elkhart man was arrested for his role in burglary that occurred at the Kim’s No. 6 convenience store, located on Texas 19 in Elkhart, on Aug. 17.

28 — 349th State District Judge Pam Foster Fletcher sentenced Larry Warren to 60 years in prison and a $1,000 fine after being found guilty of murder three months prior for the shooting death of another local man at a residence in the 100 block of CR 1121, just south of Elkhart, on Aug. 29, 2010.

29 — The City of Palestine named Greg Laudadio as its new assistant director of the Palestine Economic Development Corp.

29 — Palestine's Jhamerrick Milton, 19, was sentenced to 25 years and fined $7,500 by an Anderson County jury for the shooting of a local man during a convenience store robbery in 2012. Milton was the third person arrested in connection with the Aug. 19, 2012 early morning robbery of Mr. D’s convenience store at 3209 W. Oak St. during which a 62-year-old store clerk was shot in the face with a .22-caliber rifle.

29 — An Anderson County man was arrested on the charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child involving a 13-year-old boy after an outcry was made by the victim.

29 — Due to a new line install on ACR 181, the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality required Slocum Water Supply Corporation to notify all customers located on ACR 181, ACR 1814, ACR 1811 and ACR 1812 area to boil their water prior to consumption.



3 — A Tyler man was arrest for numerous charges, including possession of over 33 grams of illegal mushrooms, during a routine traffic stop at the corner of Bridges and Parker streets in downtown Elkhart.

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