Severe Weather Events

During periods of Severe Weather, City of Palestine will post alerts at the top of our City's website, on the City of Palestine, Texas - Community Information Facebook page, and the Palestine Police Department Facebook page. Although East Texas Council of Governments had been advertising a new emergency notification system for East Texas, unfortunately it was not quite ready to be used for this weather event. Code Red remains fully functional should it need to be used. ETCOG will let us know when it will be ready for East Texas to transition fully to the new emergency management notification system and stop using Code Red.
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Important Communications

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Area Maps read more

Interactive area maps of City Council Districts, Zoning & Ownership, and more.

Employment read more

The City of Palestine is a great place to work. View the Job Descriptions for our open positions, and apply today if you are the right fit!

Purchasing read more

Purchasing provides an efficient, economical and effective method of acquiring goods and services to meet the needs of City departments. The Purchasin... Read More

Build Palestine read more

The purpose of the Build Palestine program is to encourage home-building in the city of Palestine through various incentives.

Featured Events

Real Estate Committee Meeting

01/21/2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


100 Willow Creek Parkway Suite-A

Financial Oversight Committee Meeting

01/21/2020 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM


504 N. Queen St., Palestine, TX 75801

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City Council

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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