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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.
Retail for Refuge: Upscale resale shop benefits safe home program for girls
A new store has opened in downtown Palestine — an upscale resale shop called the Boutique Tree, which benefits Refuge of Light, a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a long-term safe home for girls under the age of 18 who have been victimized by sex trafficking.
- Flowers in bloom
TDCJ honors fallen correctional officers
On Wednesday, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice L.C. Powledge Unit held its annual Fallen Officer Memorial Ceremony to honor those who have died in the line of duty.
PHS alumni seeking Kickstarter funds for independent short film
An up-and-coming Palestine High School alumni and college graduate who has written and directed more than 10 short films and worked on three feature-length films, is asking for funding support of his new independent short film project. As of today, he has 14 days left to raise pledges of a little less than $2,400 for his Kickstarter crowdfunding platform fundraising effort for the movie.
- Relay for Life medal ceremony
Neches Heritage Day festival held Saturday
The Neches community celebrated its 21st Annual Neches Heritage Day festival Saturday with a parade, arts and crafts, music and free games for kids of all ages.
Fighting for survival: Over 40 teams participate in annual Relay for Life event
Despite the cold temperatures, 41 Relay for Life teams gathered as a community to fight back against cancer, while honoring cancer survivors and remembering those who have battled cancer during the 2013 Anderson County Relay for Life event Friday.
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