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Anderson County Commissioners OK software purchase
Anderson County Commissioners approved the purchase of software Friday that will aid the county in scanning and imaging documents — allowing the county to go paperless in certain areas.
Palestine man gets 60 years for 2012 murder
An Anderson County jury found a Palestine man guilty of murder for the May 2012 stabbing death of his partner on Thursday, also issuing a sentence of 60 years in prison just two hours after the 3 p.m. verdict.
Jamie's Therapeutic Touch offers packages for dad
As an alternative to the standard Father’s Day cologne or tie, Jamie’s Therapeutic Touch Day Spa is offering several packages that will provide dads with the ultimate gift — the gift of relaxation.
Library hosting Battle of the Bands
The Palestine Public Library is hosting a Battle of the Bands this summer for teens.
Most people do not associate such events with their public library; however several libraries across the United States hold an annual teen Battle of the Bands.
Citizens National Bank’s acquisition of East Texas National Bank finalized
Citizens National Bank’s acquisition of East Texas National Bank has been finalized, according to CNB President and CEO Brad Tidwell.
ETNB is headquartered in Palestine with branches in Huntsville (American Bank) and Mexia (First Mexia Bank). This transaction was previously approved by the boards of both CNB and ETNB and has received regulatory approval.
PWFAA's annual children's theater week event to begin Monday
The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association is hosting its annual week-long theatre residency for children next week through a grant-funded program presented by the Missoula Children’s Theatre.
WISD, PISD to host summer feeding programs beginning Monday, June 10
Both Palestine and Westwood independent school districts are partnering with the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Program and/or the East Texas Food Bank to offer free meals to children age 18 and under during the summer.
Free parenting class starting June 20
Parents Anonymous of Tyler will present a 10-week free parenting class program in Palestine starting June 20.
“We’ve had a lot of requests to do classes here and we want to continue offering classes,” Parents Anonymous of Tyler Program Director Mary Thrasher told the Herald-Press Tuesday. “We want to strengthen families so they know how to communicate, discuss the ages and stages of a child’s life and know what to expect.”
Dogwood Jamboree auditions set for June 22
Youths age 18 and younger who are interested in singing classic country music or play an instrument are invited to auction for the Dogwood Jamboree’s “All American Country” show on Saturday, June 22.
City of Palestine names new marketing manager
The City of Palestine has named East Texas native Breezy Lake-Wolfe as its new marketing manager.
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