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City Council could see a shakeup this year, with May elections posing credible challenges to Palestine Mayor Steve Presley, District 4 Councilman Joe Baxter, and District 2 Councilman Mitchell Jordan.

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In Austin and Washington, most Republicans back President Donald Trump's call for a national emergency, effective Friday, to circumvent a divided Congress and build a southern border wall.

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Residents later this year could take their morning walk on a trail running from the back of the senior citizens center, 200 N. Church St., into a wooded area following Wells Creek.

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Police Chief Andy Harvey had some good and bad news Thursday for city administrators.

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As a private citizen, Jennifer McCoy has attended countless Elkhart City Council meetings and read a zillion pages of council minutes. Now this vocal critic of Elkhart's tiny, but often tumultuous, city government has decided maybe she could do better.

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Anderson County tow truck driver F. Lee Morris, who has a longstanding beef with Sheriff Greg Taylor, asked county commissioners Wednesday to put him back on the county's wrecker service rotation.

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Clarence E. Glover Jr., recently elected to the African-African Educators Hall of Fame, will keynote Sunday's black history program, sponsored by the Palestine Negro Business & Professional Women's Club.

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City efforts to replace its antique, crumbling water and sewer pipes received a $250,000 boost Tuesday from a Texas Department of Agriculture grant.

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Decorated Vietnam veteran Hilton “Bear” Bryant, a humble Green Beret who rarely spoke of his heroics in battle, died on Jan. 31, at Palestine Regional Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. He was 75 and lived in Palestine.

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Members of the Westwood School Board will vote Monday on whether to put a $39-million bond on the ballot May 4. The bond issue, not to exceed 30 years, would rebuild and redesign aging buildings to meet the district's education and security needs.

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Police work isn't just bullets and billy clubs anymore: It's gone super high-tech.

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State Rep. Cody Harris (R-Palestine) is taking aim at a planned high-speed rail project from Dallas to Houston.

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Members of the Palestine City Council are considering tightening their code of ethics and conduct to, among other things, create penalties for misconduct.

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What does the city do if it can't afford enough inspectors to enforce municipal code violations?

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The Oakwood Independent School District will close Friday, due to an outbreak of flu and strep throat, Superintendent Donny Lee told the Herald-Press Thursday.

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Members the Palestine City Council on Monday plan to evaluate longtime city attorney Ron Stutes, and could also decide on Stutes' future with the city the same night.

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Rudy Flores and Jeffery Rackliff of Texas Forensics Associates showcase a new camera developed by Fuji, expressly for law enforcement use. The X-T1 IR, a full-spectrum camera, can photograph evidence in every light spectrum, including ultraviolet and infrared, providing police with an invalu…

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Michele Herbert-Reyes and Teresa Castillo of UNIDOS. Castillo will be one of the instructors teaching conversational Spanish to interested area residents starting Feb. 18 in an UNIDOS-sponsored class.

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Community activist Diane Davis, who helped organize last summer's cleanup, hopes to make the volunteer effort an annual event. She also wants a sign on Highway 84 to mark the historic cemetery.

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Deputies from the Anderson County Sheriff's Office were called to Elkhart City Hall Monday to break up an altercation between current and former Elkhart City Council members.

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Facing a joint-session of Congress Tuesday, and tens of millions of Americans at home, President Donald Trump will speak to a nation divided over his plans to build a border wall, and wary of another government shutdown.

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Doctors and hospital administrators fear a new law requiring U.S. hospitals to publish a price list for standard procedures is confusing patients.

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City Manager Michael Hornes said Wednesday he doesn't want to use money generated by a one-eighth-cent sales tax for pothole repairs, despite a chorus of complaints about them.

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A junior high school teacher turned herself in to the Palestine Police Department shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, following allegations that she engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a female high-school student.

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A junior high school teacher is on suspension, awaiting termination after allegations of an inappropriate relationship with an adult high school student were confirmed by district officials.

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Texas Oncology Foundation wants local cancer patients and caregivers to know there is a support system for them.

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When Teresa Castillo moved to Palestine from Mexico nearly 20 years ago, learning English was a top priority. Now, Castillo plans to pass along the gift of speaking two languages.

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Palestine residents joined charitable people nationwide last month to provide shoeboxes filled with toys, clothing, personal care items, and arts and crafts to millions of needy children worldwide.

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Palestine Police Corp. Joe Tinsley has filed a complaint with the city against Councilman Joe Baxter, alleging the councilman threatened him prior to the Dec. 10 council meeting.

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Residents could walk and bike on a trail running from the senior citizens center, 200 N. Church St., to the Palestine City Cemetery, under a proposal heard Monday by city council members.

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Legislation introduced Thursday aims to give property owners a better deal when their land is seized by energy companies using eminent domain laws.

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Texas' minimum wage would more than double to $15-an-hour under a plan now before the state House. Now, the minimum wage in Texas, established a decade ago, equals the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

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An Elkhart resident is dead, and another driver was airlifted to a Tyler hospital, after an 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle collided on HWY 19 at County Road 181, just south of Elkhart, at about 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

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One motorist is dead, and another in critical condition, after a motor vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler and another vehicle, in Anderson County Thursday morning.

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One motorist is dead, and another in critical condition, after a motor vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler and another vehicle, in Anderson County Thursday morning.

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Former police officer A.D Ethridge, a frequent critic of the current administration, is considering a run for Steve Presley's mayoral seat.

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Palestine Police Chief Andy Harvey, and 43 other law-enforcement leaders nationwide, delivered a non-partisan letter to the White House and Congress Wednesday, demanding they come together and reopen the government immediately.

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The email that put Elkhart Independent School District on lockdown Friday morning threatened a school shooting, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

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When pulled over by police, many people, even if they've done nothing wrong, feel anxious. Palms sweat. Hearts beat faster. Motorists worry about how to interact with the police. Many don't know their rights.

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