Mayor & Council


Mayor Linh Chau

Mayor’s Message

Welcome to the City of Palacios’ website!  We hope that you will find all the information that you may need on its many informative pages.  It is designed to better communicate with our residents, businesses and visitors.  We strive to provide complete information on all the services and programs that the City has to offer.

Palacios has a rich history.  Visitors to our City are usually captured by the beauty of the bay, the easily accessible seawall, and especially the bird watching, fishing and kayaking opportunities.  You also can’t help but be enamored by the overall friendliness and hospitality of our citizens.

While we are proud of our past, we are also committed to our future.  There are many projects underway to enhance the way of life for both our residents and our visitors.  Infrastructure improvements involving water and sewer upgrades, drainage engineering, street repairs, downtown revitalization and neighborhood beautification are just a few of the projects currently either underway or in the planning stages.  Our Palacios Educational Pavilion is under construction and enhanced Hotel/Motel opportunities are being explored to provide additional lodging that will include extended stay as well meeting and conference facilities.

Our City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month and I want to encourage our residents to attend these meetings and become involved with your City Council and the administration of our City.  The public is always invited to speak and we encourage your input.

We are committed to moving forward while retaining our gulf coast small town charm.  It’s a delicate balance, but an effort we are dedicated to.  Now that you have discovered our Web Site, we hope that you will visit us soon and often to discover all that Palacios, the City by the Sea, has to offer.


City of Palacios Mayor

City Council Members

Donna Harvey Schulman

Mayor Pro Tem


Troy S. Lewis

Position #4


Larry Glenn

Position #1

Raylynn Samora

Position # 5

Chip Woolf

Position # 3

Michael Dotson

Position # 6

City Council Meetings

City Hall:  361-972-3605
311 Henderson
Palacios, TX 77465

To be placed on an agenda please contact City Hall one week before the meeting requested.

Palacios City Council holds its regular meetings on the second (2nd) and fourth (4th) Tuesdays of each month. Regular meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. and are held in Council Chambers — 311 Henderson; Palacios, TX 77465. Special meetings and workshops are sometimes planned and generally begin at 6:00 p.m. Agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to any meeting.