Texas State Archery Association State Outdoor Championships

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The Scores and Photo Gallery are here.

The 2016 TSAA State and JOAD Combined Outdoor Target Championships will be held June 17, 18 and 19 in Palestine, Texas. This Tournament is a Star FITA event. The venue is the Texas State Railroad Park about 3 minutes outside the Palestine loop 256 on Highway 84.

updated 06/16/2016 – Click for Target Assignments and Registration list. 

TSAA Texas Outdoor Champ Buckle 2016

Registration

Registration for this event is online only, through Archery Events. We tried to make this registration as user friendly as possible, but we shoot bows not computers. If you have problems email us, call or send carrier pigeon. The contact us form here works or email alex@palestinearchery.org

Here is the registration link:

https://www.ArcheryEvents.com/event.cfm?id=4944

Venue Map

The State Railroad Park website has a lot of info about the park, and local attractions. http://www.texasstaterr.com/

Hotels

Our host hotel made us a great deal, and they take good care of folks.

HAMPTON INN & SUITES PALESTINE

The group code is BOW, the rate is $85.00 + tax for standard king guest room, or the standard two queen guest rooms. For the king suite which also has a sofa pullout sleeper $95+ tax.

2700 South Loop 256, Palestine, TX
Call: (903) 723-0016

Food

We would not be good hosts if we did not tell you the secret eateries around town.

Pint and Barrel Drafthouse
This place is awesome. Kid friendly, dog friendly, they are just friendly. In Old Town Palestine, great pub food and awesome craft beer on draft. 5/19/16 — while they were hit by the flood, they have reopened!!!
302 E. Crawford St.

Shep’s Bar-B-Que

This is an institution. If you have not had owner Bruce Barrett’s chopped while you watch them do it bbq beef sandwich you have not been to Palestine.
1013 E. Palestine St.

Giovanni’s Restorante Italiano

Gio is Italian, he is serious about his food. A brick cooked in is pink cream sauce would be good. Seafood on a menu in a small italian joint 180 miles from the coast? His fish dishes are legend. I almost cried over the Snapper Almondine.
2027 W Oak St - Next to Little Mexico if LM wait is bad, walk over. It was destiny.

Switch Brick Oven Pizzeria and Wine Bar
Cool place built in an old church on a hill.  Great views, lots more to eat than just Pizza, but it is really good pizza.
1615 S. Royall St.

Red Fire Grille
Wonder how such dazzling urbanites as ourselves live in a rustic setting like this? Executive Chef Christian Mailloux, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, is Chef-Owner of Red Fire Grille. You want a treat, something special? This is special.
400 N. Queen St – Redlands Building

Old Magnolia Mercantile
Food and shopping. Sandwich shop, a full menu, coffee, ice cream. 25 vendor booths with cool antiques and stuff my wife says.
120 W Oak St – Downtown

Hamburger Bar
Only open weekdays, Breakfast and Lunch only. If you get the privilege of eating their onion rings and a cheese burger you will understand. Closes at 1pm. Don’t show up at 12:45 and think Ms. Betty will be happy to see you. She may send you home . They would not serve Ronald Reagan if he showed up at 12:50.
502 N Tennessee St – Inconveniently located, hard to find, difficult to park and worth it.

Also Great:

Little Mexico – Tex Mex, Not Mexican, food of the natives. You may have to wait.
Rancho Grande – More like Mexican. Funky looking, don’t worry.
Don Wicho – Mexican. Gringos welcome. Se habla English.
El Toro – Tex Mex. They have a full bar.


Flooding info from April 29, 2016. You may have seen on national media there was deadly flooding in Palestine. The venue was not effected, and the flooding did not create a dangerous situation there. However the next 3 local restaurants were wiped out in the flood: Oxbow, Hambone, and Pint and Barrel. I hope they are open by tournament time, but as I write this I just spent the day helping helping them try to clean up. Here is an interview with a few of the owners.

Oxbow Bakery
–Sadly this one will take a little while to come back from the flood.– Enjoy a slice of heaven. This is the best pie crust in the history of pie. I’m fat, you can trust me on this.  I put the pie house on the top of the list because they deserve to be on top. They sell out so get there early. Across from Pint and Barrel. Aint that handy.
215 E Crawford St

Hambone’s Cajun Grille
–as of June 1, still closed. sad face.
Free Beer. Not a Joke. Deep fried, boiled or grilled awesomeness. I loaned the owner my giant deep fryer for over a year because some fried food is that important. Indoor or patio seating.
213 E Crawford St