PALESTINE — Santa Claus holds a toddler during the Cars of Palestine “Fill the Convertible” toy drive Saturday at Hershel’s. The toys collected during the drive will be distributed to local agencies already set up to help families in need during Christmas. The “Fill the Convertible” toy drive also coincided with the club’s monthly cruise-in event, bringing in 20 to 30 classic cars to Palestine. View more photos from the event in Wednesday’s edition of the Herald-Press.
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Retired teachers distribute books to Northside school students
Students at Northside Primary School in Palestine were all arms as they gathered around a library table topped off by Dr. Seuss, Snow White and other characters on Tuesday — compliments of the Anderson County chapter of the Texas Retired Teachers Association.
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Easter sunrise services, egg hunts set for weekend
A myriad of activities ranging from Easter sunrise services, Easter egg hunts and other special events are planned for the weekend in Palestine.
Livestock show auction brings in thousands for area youth
“Seven thousand, I've got SEVEN, ahhhh-iiiiieee got seven! Seven thousand! Seven! — Seven-TWO!”
The voice of Cayuga native and seasoned auctioneer Bret Richards rang out 90-miles-a-minute over the loud speakers Thursday night as high school freshman Haley Barnett coaxed her caramel-colored beauty of a bovine into the auction pen.
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In case of emergency... City hosts pandemic disaster drill
Imagine the following scenario:
About 100 inmates at five Anderson County prisons have taken ill, showing symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, headache, dry cough and sore throat. A local nursing home also reports about one-fourth of its 40 patients displaying the same symptoms.
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