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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.
PCT sets auditions for musical "Annie"
The Palestine Community Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming summer production of the classic musical “Annie” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Texas Theater.
Third suspect arrested in burglary investigation
A local woman remained in jail Monday after being arrested last week for her involvement in an ongoing burglary investigation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
Presley wins fourth term in District 6
Palestine City Council District 6 incumbent Steve Presley was elected to a fourth full term with 74.5 percent of the vote Saturday.
Presley received 152 votes, while local businessman Sam Aryanpur received 52 votes.
Thomas tops in mayor's race
The race for the Palestine mayor came down to the wire Saturday with only 39 votes separating the mayoral candidates.
District 5 council member Therrell Thomas and local businessman Timothy Triplett were vying for the city’s top spot as mayor, with the unofficial votes coming in 471 to 432 in Thomas’ favor Saturday night.
City approves contract for tax collection
Just as their county-level counterparts, the Palestine City Council approved a resolution to increase delinquent tax collection penalties during their regular meeting on Monday, also agreeing to a contract with the collection firm.
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