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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.
County OKs increase in delinquent tax fees
Anderson County commissioners heard a presentation on delinquent property tax collections, approved an increase in collection penalties and agreed to a contract with the collection firm during their regular meeting Monday.
Tax attorney Robert Meyers of McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, PC presented the report to the court, telling commissioners that the county collects more taxes than are levied each year.
- Palestine, Elkhart city and school board election results
Thomas on top in close Palestine mayor's race
The race for the City of 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.
Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony to take place Wednesday
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers.
Veterans Affairs Clinic to host annual walkathon on Wednesday
In support of employee wellness month, the Palestine Veterans Affairs Clinic (as part of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System) is hosting a VA2K Walk and Roll event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Palestine Mall.
City council, school board elections today
Voters will go to the polls today to select their candidates in city and local school board races.
Barrett found guilty of murder; sentenced to 99 years
It took just under a half-hour for the five-woman, eight-man jury to find Montalba resident Noble Lee Barrett Jr. guilty of murder on Friday for the beating death of his wife. It took less than 10 minutes for that same jury to sentence him to 99 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
- Polls open Saturday in school, city races
Sides rest in murder trial
Both the state and the defense rested their case Thursday in the murder trial of a Montalba man accused in the 2011 beating death of his wife, with closing arguments and jury deliberations scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. today.
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