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Municipal Court


Courtney Acklin

Gary Grimes

Mariela Pacheco

Hon. Brenda Johnston

Presiding Judge

Hon. James Todd

Associate Judge

Palestine City Hall

504 N. Queen Street
Palestine, TX 75801

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Municipal Court


The office of City Marshal supervises municipal court security and round up those with outstanding municipal warrants. The marshal also works on security matters inside city hall.


Marshal - Gary Grimes

Marshal Gary Grimes is a 22-year veteran of law enforcement.

He started his career in law enforcement with the City of Palestine in 1979. He has also worked for two sheriff’s departments, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police, and was the police chief in Normangee, Texas before returning to Palestine in 2015. Grimes, a certified Master Peace Officer, and TCOLE Instructor, also holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Before his appointment to the Marshal’s office, Grimes served in the department’s Office of Professional Standards.