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Man airlifted from Lake Palestine after near drowning


Date: 8/17/2018 3:14:00 PM

SMITH COUNTY — A man had to be airlifted to the hospital after nearly drowning in Lake Palestine Friday morning. According to the Smith County Game Warden, the man was a contractor in his 40s working

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Frankston police release statement giving details, identities of people involved in murder-suicide


Date: 8/10/2018 10:15:00 AM

Deputies spotted the suspect vehicle at a residence in Henderson County, on the west side of Lake Palestine. The other agencies, along with Texas Ranger Nick Castle, were called to assist in negotiati

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Firefighters pull Nissan Murano out of Lake Palestine after texting while driving accident

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Date: 8/8/2018 11:30:00 AM

Joseph Van was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after an accident he said was caused texting and driving. The accident ended with his car in Lake Palestine in Cherokee County. He was

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Motorist drives car over guardrail, into Lake Palestine while texting, arrested for possession of controlled substance

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Date: 8/7/2018 6:28:00 PM

A 41-year-old Flint man drove off a bridge and into Lake Palestine after he lost control of his vehicle while texting and was arrested on drug charges after paramedics cleared him, according to the Te

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Bridge closed after motorist loses control, drives into Lake Palestine

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Date: 8/7/2018 4:00:00 PM

A 41-year-old Flint man drove off a bridge and into Lake Palestine after he lost control of his vehicle while texting. Joseph Van was northbound on Farm-to-Market Road 346 in Cherokee County when the

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• River: Neches River
• Length: 135 Miles
• Surface Area: 25,560 Acres
• Average Depth: 16 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 58 feet
• Length: 18 Miles
Lake Palestine is a freshwater lake in northeast Texas. It is located on the Neches River, 15 miles southwest of Tyler on Texas 155. It was created by the construction of the Blackburn Crossing dam on the Neches River in 1962.


Upper Neches River Authority
PO Box 1965
Palestine, Texas 75802
(903) 876-2237

Five public boat launches provide access to Lake Palestine. More than a dozen private marinas, motels and campgrounds offer additional ramps and other services.

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To prevent the spread of zebra mussels, the law requires draining of water from boats and onboard receptacles when leaving or approaching public fresh waters. Get details...


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Texas State Parks and Wildlife Department, "Lake Palestine" Aug-2-2014

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