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Christmas in July: City's pre-holiday event kicks off today
It's beginning to look at lot like Christmas...in July.
For the second year, Christmas in July will be celebrated in Palestine with 12 days of food, holiday shopping and fun — starting today.
Montalba VFD gets donation for work
A monetary expression of thanks was presented to the Montalba Volunteer Fire Department recently in the form of a $150 donation made to the local VFD by local agents from the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies.
- 'Weird Animals' VBS
'Ladies Night Out' set Thursday
Palestine area women are invited to a Ladies Night Out event this Thursday that will include food demonstrations, food and wine sampling, fashion show, spa treatments and more — all for a good cause.
New East Texas Emergency Care Heliport will serve Anderson County, surrounding communities
Emergency responders in Anderson County and the surrounding region soon will have access to new heliports that will support medical transport of critical-care patients to hospitals in Dallas and Tyler.
Hot Rod's Burger Shop celebrates six months: will start serving breakfast this Saturday
“Don't drive-thru — cruise-thru” reads the sign behind the counter at Hot Rod's Burger Shop in Palestine, the nostalgic 1950s-era diner and bakery on the corner of North Howard and West Main streets.
- First Baptist Church VBS
- Patriotic Lunch
Palestine man grows 82-pound watermelon
That's what local resident Alton “Junior” Doucette had on his hands last week, when he discovered the little watermelon seed he planted in March had matured into a full-grown fruit fit for a giant.
Fire destroys garage, home saved
Flames that consumed the garage of an Anderson County resident around noon Tuesday was brought to a halt just before it could overwhelm the house — thanks in part to a vigilant neighbor.
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