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The emblem on Alan Buckland's truck melted today, Friday, July 20 due to the excessive heat in Palestine. Buckland repoted that his truck was parked near Palestine Regional Medical Center when the emblem began to melt. 

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City officials are raising fees for the Palestine Athletic Complex – – a plan that jeopardizes the Anderson County Football League, a program that serves more than 200 low-income youth, ages 8 to 12.

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Anderson County Football League President Carey McKinney and residents opposed to the city's decision to cancel a decades-old contract with a youth football league, will attend Monday's council meeting. City officials denied a request by McKinney to get on the regular agenda.

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Unknown witnesses to a one-vehicle car crash Thursday put themselves in danger to help Palestine Police Cpl. Cornelius Smith pull the driver from a burning car.

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Palestine Police know they can't solve the nation's drug problem. So they've adopted a more pragmatic strategy for holding the line against local drug dealers: Force them out of the city, where they're someone else's problem.

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Oakwood school district voters Saturday approved a tax swap that would add up to $80,000 over five years to improve education resources.

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With nearly 150,000 inmates, the population of the state prison system exceeds that of Tyler, College Station, or Waco. Yet, this government behemoth operates in the hazy half-light of media reports, triennial inspections, and the public's imagination. Inside the Texas Department of Criminal…

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The Herald-Press will periodically run features on Palestine police officers to introduce them to the public.

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The 2018 Clewis Family Reunion will kick off with a gathering Friday at 7 p.m. at the Alderbranch/Union Hope Community Center in Elkhart.

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Fernando Varela, owner of All Star Ford, has purchased Bacon Chevrolet Autoplex's Palestine dealership

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The United States intelligence services took a hit Monday, and the President's critics – and some of his supporters – say Trump landed the blow.

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Recently elected Palestine City Council members Larissa Loveless of District 1 and Dana Goolsby of District 5 took office with plans to serve the diverse needs of their constituents.

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Sulphur Springs developer GVD Construction will break ground next month on a two-story apartment complex east of Willow Springs Drive, near Willow Creek Business Park on South Loop 256.

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While methamphetamine gets most of the attention in East Texas, experts say opioid addiction is a major and growing drug problem that people here just aren't talking about.

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Running a stop sign landed a local resident with a felonious record back in jail this weekend, facing a big-time prison sentence.

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Following a nationwide search, Elkhart Independent School District has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to four candidates. The district expects to make the hire by mid-August.

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Facebook issued an unusual challenge last month to law enforcement groups nationwide: Post your department's best lip sync video online.

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To honor the late Luke Grumbles, family and friends are celebrating his birthday with a “Be The Match” drive and Carter Blood drive on Tuesday, July 31, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Southside Baptist Church.

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After meeting with local public safety experts Thursday, Palestine Independent School District Safety Coordinator William Stewart said the district will consider arming teachers and staff under the state's guardian and marshal programs.

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Cities across Texas will lobby the Legislature next session to authorize local sales taxes on internet purchases, a change that should give the state's struggling municipalities at least $1 billion a year. Now, municipalities don't collect local sales taxes for internet purchases, except tho…

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Last September, residents of Bradford – population: 1,200 – watched woefully as a local landmark, the Bradford Cafe, burned to the ground.

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Despite strong revenue growth, state government will be short more than $2 billion during the next legislative session, state Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Corsicana, said Tuesday.

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The Texas Press Association Tuesday named state Sen. Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, the 2017-2018 “Champion of Transparency.” It's the second time he has won the award.

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Swanson Cemetery, an historic slave cemetery in Anderson County for more than 150 years, stands in neglect – abandoned, it seems, by history and the community.

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An El Paso police officer is on desk-duty, pending an investigation, after a cell-phone video of him Thursday, drawing his weapon on a crowd of children, went viral on social media the next day.

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Earlier this year, while driving around town, District 4 Councilman Joe Baxter noticed big-rigs passing the loop and continuing down Palestine Avenue.

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The Palestine Economic Development Corporation and City of Palestine have agreed to award Texas Youth Advocates a $5,000 grant, pending approval from City Council Monday, to help start a youth center.

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The Herald-Press will periodically run features on Palestine Police Officers to introduce him or her to the public.

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U.S. Supreme Court justices recently changed the future of online shopping, when they ruled in favor of states collecting sales taxes from online sales, ending a two-decade feud between states and major online retailers.

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The outpouring of grief in Annapolis, Maryland, over the last week, following the slaughter of four journalists and a sales associate at the Capital Gazette newspaper, reflected the solidarity of a small town with its local press.

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The City of Palestine is issuing a boil water notice for residents on North Rainey Street between West Kolstad and West Louisiana streets. The following is the legal notice.

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