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Statement from the City of Palestine on the passing of Judge Bascom Bentley III

PALESTINE, December 13, 2017 -- The following statement is from City Manager Michael Hornes, City of Palestine, after news of Judge Bascom Bentley III’s passing became known.

“Bascom Bentley was a giant of Palestine. Judge Bentley epitomized public service for not only the City of Palestine, but for Anderson County and the State of Texas. He has shown us all the great heights one can achieve, and still give back to a community he loved and always called home.

“On behalf of the City of Palestine, I wish to extend heartfelt condolences to his loving wife Carol and their children.”

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