CANCUN, Mexico — A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta was expected to become a hurricane Monday on a track for Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula resorts and then likely move on for a possible landfall on the central U.S. Gulf Coast at midweek.
A fire at Baze Chemical Plant, on FM 323, off Highway 84, late Saturday is under investigation. The origin had not been released as of Monday.
A fire has been reported at Baze Chemical Plant on FM 323 off Highway 84. All roads around the plant are blocked at this time and evacuation of the surrounding area has been ordered. More information will be released as it becomes available.
Dollar Tree shoppers and employees received a shock this evening when a pickup truck drove through the front door of the store located in the Palestine Plaza.
Palestine Ducks Unlimited, Texas third oldest club, celebrates its 50 anniversary this year with its banquet set for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Anderson County Youth Livestock Arena.
Palestine Chick-fil-A is one of 12 locations hosting a Baked Goods for Backpacks Oct. 26 through Oct. 31 to benefit the East Texas Food Bank’s BackPack Program.
President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden are intensifying their efforts to persuade uncommitted voters to pick sides in the closing days of the presidential election campaign.
The Palestine Police Department is joining forces with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to host a prescription pill disposal this Saturday, Oct. 24.
Carter BloodCare is experiencing a “critically low” blood supply in East Texas and elsewhere within its region, which also covers parts of North and Central Texas. Carter announced 500 more donations of all blood types are needed each day to avoid delays in critical healthcare services.
Gov. Greg Abbott has been named Best Governor In The Nation in a new study conducted by Laffer Associates, a consulting firm run by Arduin and conservative economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore, and the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Dara Llorens dreamed of owning a coffee shop when working at a Starbucks in Austin almost 20 years ago. Her dream finally came true this month when she opened Crepes & Coffee in The Plaza on Crockett Road, but with fresh ingredients and top-rate coffees and drinks, no one is mistaking it…
Chick-fil-A Palestine, located at the intersection of the TX-256 Loop and Crockett Road, is slated to open for business Thursday, Oct. 22.
Office Depot is the latest of Palestine’s large retailers to shutter, following Bealls and J.C. Penney earlier this year. Office Depot announced its Nov. 14 closure this month with a large closing sale sign across its storefront at 2117 S. Loop 256.
As voters turned out in record numbers across Texas this week, more than 3,500 Anderson County residents showed similar eagerness. More than 3,500, or 12% of the county’s 29,272 registered voters cast ballots by early Friday afternoon. Texas polls opened for early voting for the Nov. 3 elect…
The Piney Wood Fine Arts Association is hosting its ninth annual Octoberfest Saturday at The Barn at Hickory Creek featuring the award-winning polka band, Brave Combo.
The United Methodist Church of Frankston hosts the Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival, the 35th annual country store and auction, offering two days of shopping this year.
Early voting for the General Election begins Tuesday, Oct. 13. Early voting will be held through Friday, Oct. 30 at the Anderson County Courthouse Annex, 703 Mallard St, Suite 116 in Palestine.
Claudia Swisher loves casting her ballot in person on Election Day, but this year COVID-19 health concerns are keeping her away from the polls.
The Palestine City Council decided to give a large portion of its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, known as the CARES Act Grant, to its local schools districts in a special meeting on Oct. 5. The remaining money not voted on will be spent before the Oct. 16 deadline, as so…
Palestine residents needing to get rid of their unwanted items will have the opportunity to do so at the next citywide fall cleanup day in November.
Blue paint splattered across the Anderson County GOP Office exterior Saturday night indicates an uptick in suspected politically-motivated damage and theft affecting both major parties.
Anderson County received notification on Tuesday, Oct. 6 of 26 new confirmed and probable cases and two deaths. On Wednesday, Oct. 7 county officials received notification of 14 new confirmed and probable cases. This brings the total number of confirmed and probable cases to 1147 in Anderson…
Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday issued an Executive Order to open bars and similar establishments at up to 50% capacity in conjunction with county officials. In hospital regions with low COVID-19 hospitalizations, County Judges will be able to opt their county into opening bars beginning Oct. 14,…
Palestine will celebrate the 37th Annual National Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 6 sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Palestine Police Department.
Five girls in Anderson County will soon accomplish an honor that other women and girls have never attained — the Eagle Scout Award, the highest achievement in scouting.
An online New York Times article titled “Monitoring the Coronavirus Outbreak in Metro Areas Across the U.S.” circulated misinformation over the weekend.
The court has ruled the city of Palestine lost any rights to appeal in the Sanderson Farm Lone Star Equipment case based on a procedural mistake, not on the merits of the case.
A two vehicle crash resulted in the deaths of a man and woman around 9:50 a.m. Friday on SH-19 approximately six miles south of the city of Athens in Henderson County.
J. Kirk Davis of Palestine knows why his parents, along with millions of others in their generation, earned the title of The Greatest Generation. He shares the story of Capt. Charles W. and Ruth Davis in a book, The Hero & the Beauty, which honors their selfless determination, valor, and…
Ryan Tolliver, investigator with the Anderson County District Attorney’s office for the past six years, has been named Oakwood’s new police chief.
President Donald Trump will spend a "few days" at a military hospital after contracting COVID-19, the White House said Friday, as the virus that has killed more than 205,000 Americans spread to the highest reaches of the U.S. government.
At 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, Troopers responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on FM- 768, approximately 3.2 miles south of the city of Rusk in Cherokee County.
What issues will determine your vote for President? The coronavirus pandemic, economic recovery, racial equality, climate change, healthcare reform or public safety?
Landowners in Anderson, Freestone, Houston, Madison, Trinity and Walker counties are being sought to form a working group to assess flooding trends in their respective areas.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many businesses are marketing products and services donned with pink ribbons to show financial support for breast cancer charity groups and organizations. While this is a legitimate practice, be on the lookout for dishonest businesses wh…
Small business owners seeking a way to recover from the emergency economic shutdown can learn about helpful resources in an upcoming webinar.
The Action Fund of Anderson County is taking applications through Friday, Oct. 9 to help local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations for their next round of grant funding.
This Week's Circulars
Jay Flournoy Wilson, 65, of Oakwood, Texas, died Oct. 22, 2020, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. A graveside service will be held at Dodge Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28th. Appropriate health and safety measures will be taken and are strongly encouraged for attendees. Jay w…
- Truck crashed through Dollar Tree Saturday evening
- Multiple agencies respond to fire at chemical plant, evacuations ordered
- Fire at Baze Chemical under investigation
- Elkhart native Jeff Wilson Jr. nominated for FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week
- COVID-19 Update: Anderson County reported 20 new cases Monday
- Crepes & Coffee
- Office Depot continues string of retail shutdowns
- Safety first this Halloween
- High school XC: Neches' Kimbrough, Snider take first at district meet
- #bEASTTexas Fabulous 15: Palestine continues to climb in latest poll