Author: Cheril Vernon

Investigation Ongoing into Shooting Death

By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter PALESTINE – Investigators with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office are looking into a shooting death reported at 8:50 p.m. on Dec. 23. Deputies and investigators arrived at the 500 block of ACR 350 and found a 19 year-old male with a gunshot wound to the head. According to the press release, several individuals were present when the shooting occurred. Paramedics attempted to revive the victim and he was transported to Palestine Regional Medical Center, then to Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler where he was pronounced deceased. The investigation will continue and the case will be submitted to the Anderson County District Attorney’s office for Grand Jury review, according to the Sheriff’s Department....

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On the Verge of the New Year

Old Traditions, New Generations By Teresa Holloway Messenger Reporter TEXAS – The portentous first day of the New Year approaches and already, many are formulating New Year’s resolutions, plans and schemes toward a happier, more profitable year ahead. Along with the more common customs of resolutions and black-eyed peas and cabbage, there is a rich history of mythic attempts to ensure a better short-term future. The tradition of kissing loved ones at midnight isn’t just a celebration or too much champagne, according to several folklore sites. The midnight kiss seals in good feelings and affections shared by families and...

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