- EDITORIAL: Byron Cook clear choice for state representative
Public education should be last to see funding cuts
Texas has unquestionably fared better than most states during the current economic recession.
While many states have been virtually floored by massive job losses, home foreclosures and stagnant economies, we, by and large, have been spared from the eye of the hurricane.
Summertime precautions to consider
Summer does not officially begin until next Sunday, but, for all practical purposes, the dog days are here in Texas and will remain in effect through September.
Every year, unfortunately, there are numerous tragic heat-related deaths in Texas and throughout the U.S.
Many of those deaths likely could have been avoided with some basic precautions.
Support local Relay for Life event Friday
Cancer touches so many lives and doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care how old you are, if you are rich or poor, or your nationality.
The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 1.4 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Cancer is the second most common cause of death, exceeded only by heart disease. In the United States, cancer accounts for about one out of four deaths.
- Take part in National Night Out Some might say true community is somewhat of a lost art, but on Tuesday Palestine residents and others throughout Texas have the opportunity to come together for the overall good of all law-abiding citizens.
Practice safety when hunting
Yesterday morning I was greeted with a cool breeze from the north as I left my house and walked to my vehicle. Yes, it was a hint of things to come and for all outdoorsmen, just a taste of our favorite time of the year.
- Remember lives lost on 9-11 It’s been 2,557 days since terrorists flew a pair of hijacked airliners into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York.
- Prepare your children to succeed in class
- Shop locally on tax-free weekend
Postpone all outdoor burning
Like much of Texas, Anderson County is locked in the dog days of an exceptionally dry summer.
Since June 1, the City of Palestine has received a grand total of 1 inch of rainfall. The 30-year average total in Palestine during the months of June and July (1971 through 2000) is 7.08 inches.
It would be nice to say relief is on the way, but, with history as our guide, that’s likely not the case.
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