Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) - John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, where he was hospitalized for more…

Local gaming rooms being investigated by Tyler Police

The Tyler Police Department is investigating complaints that illegal gaming is occurring at locations within the City of Tyler. Please be aware that gambling, promoting gambling, possession of gambling devices and keeping a gambling place are illegal in the State of Texas. We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of game rooms operating in

Library hosting popular holiday puppet show

The Palestine Public Library is inviting the public to a free Christmas puppet show at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Raymond Eastman and Puppet Wise Productions will present “Snowbound in Texas: A Two-Steppin’ Holiday Puppet Show.” The show is made possible by the Palestine Library Friends. More information is available at 903-729- 4121. -

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