Unofficial June 12, 2021, Runoff Election

Early Voting Results Click Here
Mitchell W. Jordan - 398 - 45.54%
Dana Goolsby - 476 - 54.46%

Election Day Results Click Here
Mitchell W. Jordan - 222 - 59.04%
Dana Goolsby - 154 - 40.96%

Mitchell W. Jordan - 620 - 49.60%
Dana Goolsby - 630 - 50.40%

Mayoral Runoff Election to be Held at PISD Administration Building

Saturday, June 12, 2021
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
PISD Administration Building
1007 Park Avenue
Palestine, TX 75801

PALESTINE, Texas (June 10, 2021) – The polling location for the mayoral race runoff will be held at the Palestine Independent School District (PISD) Administration Building. On May 7, 2021, City Council members met to canvass the results from the general election and to set the date and location for the runoff election for mayor. Mayor Steve Presley, and Councilmembers Larissa Loveless (District 1), Ava Harmon (District 2), Vickey L Chivers (District 3), Dustin Frazier (District 4), and Justin Florence (District 6) voted in favor of using the PISD Administration Building as the sole polling location on election day.
Click Here for the complete Press Release

June 8, 2021 - Residential Burn Permits for Domestic Waste No Longer Issued by the City of Palestine Fire Department

The City of Palestine will no longer be issuing burn permits for domestic waste burning. (Domestic Waste includes grass clippings, leaves, and branches.)
Click HERE for the official press release.



June 3, 2021 - Domestic Wastewater Spill
As of 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning, crews were able to repair the break that caused the wastewater spill beginning on Tuesday, June 1st. Crews are currently taking extra preventative measures by adding extra steel casing around the sewer main to ensure the pipe does not collapse again if more banks give way due to future flooding.
During the spill, crews worked diligently to disinfect the wastewater by adding Chlorine (HTH) as it entered the creek and to areas downstream affected by the spill.

June 1, 2021 - Domestic Wastewater Spill Reported in Town Creek Area

The City of Palestine experienced a domestic wastewater spill near the Town Creek area early Tuesday morning.

Between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on June 1st, a major creek bank located on Town Creek, just south of Highway 79 W, downstream to the Keechi Creek and to the Trinity River, collapsed causing a 24” gravity main to collapse into the creek. The break is believed to have been caused by the recent torrential rains and flooding in the area.

Click HERE for the complete press release.

June 2, 2021 - Winter Averaging for the sewer and sewer surcharge is complete.The new rates will be reflected on your June bill.

Not sure what winter averaging is? Click HERE to learn more.

June 1, 2021 - Areas of Wolf Creek Lake Closed to the Public
Due to the heavy rain, large sections of the waterfall and the dam at Wolf Creek have collapsed making the area very dangerous.
No trespassing signs have been posted in the area and purple paint was added to poles in the areas that should not be accessed.
Anyone caught ignoring the posted signs could face possible Criminal Trespass charges.

Click HERE for the official press release.

City of Palestine Runoff Election is June 12, 2021

One Location: Anderson County Courthouse Annex
703 N Mallard, Suite 103A
Palestine, TX 75801
Click HERE for the dates and times.

ELECTION DAY - Saturday, June 12, 2021 7:00am - 7:00pm
Palestine ISD Administrative Offices
1007 E Park Avenue

May 1, 2021 - General Election/Special Election Results

Mitchell Jordan 31% Melody J Knowles 35% Joe Baxter 29% For 86%
Dana Goolsby 41% Barbara Jordan 14% Dustin Frazier 71% Against 14%
Tonya Renee Willis 28% Ava Harmon 51%    

Mayoral Runoff Election between Mitchell Jordan and Dana Goolsby - June 12, 2021 - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Palestine ISD Administrative Offices, 1007 E. Park Ave.

COMPOST SITE: Beginning Wednesday, April 14th, the compost site located at 1630 N Spring St (Hwy 287/19 south of Loop 256) will return to the regular operating hours of Wednesdays 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm.

WINTER STORM: If you were affected by February's winter storm, Click HERE for important information and resources.

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