Palestine Budget Buster !

by Palestine Native Son, Jack Coleman   Purchase of $80,166.73 dump truck with a lapsed purchase order? Public Works Director obtained a Purchase Order in March, 2018 for a 2019 dump truck chassis to be delivered upon availability.  It appears the Purchase Order was not entered as an encumbrance against the 2017-2018 budget. The invoice

Texas Man Jailed for City Ordinance Violations

By Johnnie Belle Reagan I just googled that headline like we do everything now days and what I found wasn’t shocking yet…  There are all kinds of City Ordinances.  In Waco a Manager of a Strip Club was arrested because an undercover cop saw two dancers touching a patron. Another site reported a Copperas Cove

City of Palestine what are you doing?

by Johnnie Belle Reagan   When will enough be enough?  How can the City Council unleash a contractor with an open checkbook and allow him to continue to go unsupervised in a time when the City is a serious financial crisis? How can every department of the City sustain losses due to the financial cut

Better Call Stutes

  By Johnnie Belle Reagan   Is the Palestine City Council its own worst enemy by continuing to stand by the policy of letting the experts do their job?  Are they being led astray because they trust what they are told by paid contractors or employees?  If they blindly follow the advice and do not