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Palestine ISD Suffers Loss of Educator

PALESTINE – The Anderson and Houston County area school districts have seen tragedy strike again and again during the 2021-2022 school year. Palestine, Slocum, Grapeland, Latexo and Crockett ISDs have all mourned the loss of a student this year. And now, Palestine ISD is mourning the loss of an educator.
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Pay Grades for Part-Time Employees Examined by Commissioners

HOUSTON COUNTY – The Houston County Commissioners Court met in a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 24, highlighted by a lengthy discussion on the pay grades of part-time county workers. County Commissioner Precinct Four Jimmy Henderson informed the court he had attempted to bring back a former road...
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State Unemployment Rate Continues Decline in April

EAST TEXAS – According to a May 20 press release from the Texas Workforce Commission, “Texas added 62,800 total nonagricultural jobs in April 2022. For the sixth consecutive month, the state set new employment highs as total nonfarm jobs reached 13,284,500 in April 2022. Texas has added a total of 742,000 positions since April 2021.”
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Escaped Inmate Still on the Loose

EAST TEXAS – The hunt for escaped inmate Gonzalo Artemio Lopez has now entered the eighth day and the reward for information leading to his capture stands at $50,000*. According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), “On May 12, the 46-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for capital murder and attempted capital murder assaulted a correctional officer on a transport bus and then fled from the vehicle. TDCJ, Office of Inspector General, DPS, and multiple law enforcement agencies are continuing the search for Lopez.”
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