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%    

There will be a runoff for mayor scheduled for June. The exact date will be posted as soon as it is confirmed.

April 27, 2021
Palestine Library Needs Your Input
On Tuesday, May 4th, the library will be holding community meetings at 10:00 am, 1:00pm, and 6:00pm and requests for the public to join in. The meetings will be held to discuss and better understand the needs for space and its future location. The public is invited to join via Zoom or in person at the City Council Chambers. An electronic device such as a cell phone is required in order to participate in the live polls.
Click HERE to register for one of the community meetings.
The library also has an ongoing online survey also available in print at the library. Click HERE to access the survey now.

April 27, 2021
Last Week for Warrant Forgiveness

The Municipal Court has been running a warrant forgiveness campaign through the month of April.  The warrant forgiveness campaign will end on Friday, April 30th. The court will forgive $50 warrant fee on all warrants paid in full during the campaign. Defendants who have warrants, but are unable to pay in full, are encouraged to speak with the judge during any Zoom court session to be advised of their options.

April 14, 2021
General Election/Special Election Information
Anderson County Courthouse Annex
703 N Mallard Suite 103b
April 19 - April 27
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Click HERE for more information.

April 7, 2021
Anderson County Vaccine Clinic
Anyone 18 years and over can now sign up to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Click HERE for more information.

March 22, 2021
Water Disconnections & Penalties Resume 
Water disconnections for non-payment and late penalties will resume on April 7th. *Please refer to the Red Notice for your specific cutoff date.
Accounts under leak adjustment agreements will not be affected as long as the monthly payment is being made.
For questions, you may call 903-731-8400 Ext 1.
Click HERE to make an online payment now or call 1-866-279-4130 to pay by phone.

March 18, 2021
Historic Landmark Commission
The Historic Landmark Commission announces the month of March winners for making a positive impact in Palestine's Historic Districts.
Click HERE for more information.

March 09, 2021
The City of Palestine will continue honoring CDC guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19. As such, we will continue to require employees and visitors to wear a mask while within city facilities/properties.

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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The City operates under a Council-Manager form of government with a Mayor, six (6) Council Members, and a City Manager. The Council Members are elected from single member districts for two-year terms, with the Mayor elected at large. The Mayor Pro Tem is elected by the Council on an annual basis. The Council's Mission Statement is to ensure a safe, clean, healthy, and productive city where neighborhoods are revitalized, history is conserved, the environment is protected, and where all people are empowered to reach their full potential through socialization, education, culture, recreation and wellness.
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