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Anderson County Commissioners OK grant application for sheriff's office
During a special meeting Friday, Anderson County commissioners gave the go-ahead to Sheriff Greg Taylor to apply for a grant that would help fund salaries for two additional drug unit investigators for the department.
Triplett concedes in mayor's race
Local businessman Timothy Triplett conceded the election to Palestine mayoral candidate Therrell Thomas Thursday, after asking for a recount following the May 11 election.
Salute to the Armed Forces set for May 25
The Texas State Railroad will host its 15th annual Salute to the Armed Forces event at the Palestine Depot on Saturday, May 25. The Memorial Day weekend event has been reinvented this year to return it to its original focus of paying tribute to all branches and all eras of U.S. military service.
PWFAA’s annual talent showcase to honor late theater owner
The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association will present the annual Houston County Youth Talent Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Crockett Civic Center.
Fund established for West relief effort
Following a successful garage sale fund-raiser earlier this month to raise money for the community of West, struck by tragedy after a fertilizer plant explosion in April, organizers have set up a bank account fund to raise more money for the effort.
County, cities receive May sales tax allocations
Texas Comptroller Susan Combs recently reported that state sales tax revenue in April was $2.15 billion, up 3.9 percent compared to April 2012.
HWY 19 band to perform Thursday
The Anderson County Arts Council will continue its series of special events this month with concerts to promote the arts featuring the HWY 19 Band.
Academy of Dance spring recital set Friday
Students from Carol Bentley’s Academy of Dance will present “Dancing Through Life” during its annual spring recital at 7 p.m. Friday at the Palestine Civic Center.
Westwood ISD swears in new, returning trustees
New school board member Michael Bentley was sworn into office along with two other Westwood Independent School District Board of Trustee incumbents during the WISD Board of Trustees regular meeting Monday.
Incumbents keep seats on PISD board
Three incumbents retained their seats on the Palestine Independent School District’s Board of Trustees, while one retained his seat on the Elkhart Independent School District’s Board of Trustees for another term following the election Saturday.
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