10 a.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Parade
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Hot Pepper Project Show, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 106 E. Crawford St.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Chili & BBQ Cook-off in Old Town
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Arts and crafts, downtown area, Oak Street and Main Street
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Little Pepper Kids Zone, downtown area on Main Street
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Longhorn Exhibit, corner of Crawford and Sycamore streets
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Farmers Market, corner of Sycamore and Oak streets
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — 4-H petting zoo, parking lot corner of Sycamore and Crawford street, across from St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. Admission is free.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Antique Tractor Show, Crawford Street
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — BARC Hot Puppy Fest, downtown area on Main Street
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Shadowhawk Blades blacksmith demonstration, downtown area on Main Street, specializing in custom-made knives and swords
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Brute Force & Ignorance Ironwerks, Old Town
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Beer Garden open in Old Town
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Live music and entertainment on three stages (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jalapeno Stage, noon to 4 p.m. on Habanero Stage and 5 to 11 p.m. on Chili Pepper Stage)
11 a.m. — Macho Pepper Eating Contest, Jalapeno Stage in downtown area
11:30 a.m. — Oil Peña Costume Contest — Jalapeno Stage in downtown area
Noon to 2 p.m. — “Texas Car Wars” Discovery Channel, Old Town. Frank Hendrix photo and autograph session.
1 p.m. — Macho Pepper Eating Contest, Jalapeno Stage in downtown area
3 p.m. — Macho Pepper Eating Contest, Jalapeno Stage in downtown area
4 p.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Chili & BBQ Cook-off judging in Old Town
5 p.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Chili & BBQ Cook-off winners announced in Old Town
6 to 11 p.m. — Beer Garden moves downtown
7 p.m. — Dogwood Jamboree “Autumn Country” show, Palestine Civic Center. Tickets are $15 at the door. Tickets for children under age 5 are free. Cost is $6 for children ages 8-10.
7:30 p.m. — Palestine Community Theatre’s “The Robin Hood Caper,” Texas Theater, 213 W. Crawford St. in downtown Palestine. Tickets are $8 for children ages 8-12 and $12 for adults.
10 a.m. — Hot Pepper Festival Parade
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Western athletes compete at 1836 Chuckwagon Races
The sharp crack of a gunshot slices the air, startling two mules and a mounted horse to take off in a dead run. Deterring the mules ever so slightly is a 300 lb. wagon, in which two passengers hang on for dear life and hope to be the fastest across 600 feet of pasture.
PISD joins national “innovation collaboration” project
Palestine Independent School District is at the forefront of a national research initiative highlighting creativity, innovation thinking and problem-solving learning in schools, according to a presentation made Thursday to the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce.
Anderson County Sheriff acquires armored vehicle
Thanks to a joint program between the U.S. Department of Defense and local law enforcement, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has an intimidating new vehicle to operate – ready for braving only the worst of situations.
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Allyson Mitchell wins county DA race
Anderson County will see its first female criminal district attorney this January, as newcomer candidate Allyson Mitchell defeated long time incumbent District Attorney Doug Lowe in the Republican Primary election on Tuesday.
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Dinner and dancing for a cause
Saturday night featured a menu of hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dance steps and steps to make a difference during the fifth annual Spring Bling Dinner and Dance, benefitting the Anderson County Blankets and Bears Children's Fund.
To the polls! Primary election takes place March 4; several local GOP races on the ballot
Early voting for the March 4 Primary Election has come to a close, and now those who didn't make it to the courthouse annex have just a few days to finalize their decisions on whose box to color in this Tuesday.
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- Early voting ends Friday
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