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 77TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NEW LONDON SCHOOL EXPLOSION

New London MemorialNEW LONDON, TEXAS- On March 18, 1937, a day much like any other in the unincorporated districts of London and New London, in Rusk County, a generation of East Texas was lost. For many years New London residents did not speak of the tragedy, but today they are telling their stories of that tragic day in East Texas and how it changed history. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

Tornado Leaves Providence Gone With The Wind

Providence Historical Marker LOGOSLOCUM, TEXAS- At least six towns in Texas were named Providence. Providence, Texas in east Anderson County isn’t even a ghost town any more; Providence has been forgotten. But those who visit the site, cemetery searchers, and others who take a wrong turn off of FM 323 in Anderson County know the beauty on top of the hill, but few know the quickly fading history of Providence. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

Historic Drought & Record Breaking Temperatures Loom Over East Texas

DroughtEAST TEXAS- The great drought of 2010 reared its ugly head and has stuck around in East Texas for nearly a year. The drought has spread across the Lone Star State, burning and choking much of Texas. Texans are facing the second worse drought recorded in the State’s history. The worst drought on record occurred in 1950 and lasted seven years, forever changing the state. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Piece Of Palestine’s History Partially Collapses

IvanhoePALESTINE, TEXAS- Just before noon on Tuesday, October 18, Downtown Palestine rumbled and shook as the nearly century-old Ivanhoe No. 15 partially collapsed. It wasn’t long before the Palestine police were getting calls as a cloud of heavy dust started to settle. Some thought there had been an explosion. Others thought a nearby train had derailed. Rather, the tallest building in Downtown had partially collapsed after 98 years. READ MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Historic Building Burns in Palestine

FIRE-9282013PALESTINE, TEXAS- Just after midnight, on Friday, September 28, Palestine Police dispatch received a report of a structure fire at 119 East Oak Street. Palestine Fire Department responded with three engines and a command vehicle. There were unconfirmed reports of the possibility of individuals being inside the building. READ MORE

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