Palestine Herald-Press
TypeDaily newspaper
PublisherJake Mienk
EditorPennyLynn Webb
Founded1849, as Palestine Advocate
Headquarters519 Elm Street
Palestine, Texas 75802
United States
Circulation1,880 (as of 2023)[1]

The Palestine Herald-Press is a daily newspaper published in Palestine, Texas, distributed in Tuesday through Friday mornings and a Weekend edition delivered on Saturday mornings. It is owned by CNHI.


Founded in 1849 as the Palestine Advocate, the Palestine Daily Herald came about following the Hamilton family's 1903 merger of the Advocate with the Palestine Press and Palestine Daily Visitor. The name "Press" was added under the Patrick family's ownership in 1966. That family sold the paper in 1998 to Alabama-based CNHI, which owns it today.[2]

Editor Jeffery Gerritt won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for an editorial series titled Death Without Conviction. The series focused on a record number of inmates who died while in custody in county jails across Texas, and compiled information obtained from Texas Public Information Act requests. Many inmates who died were pre-trial detainees who had not been convicted of crimes and were awaiting trial.[3]


  1. ^ "2023 Texas Newspaper Directory". Texas Press Association. Archived from the original on 2023-05-03. Retrieved 2023-05-03.
  2. ^ Palestine Herald-Press: Our History and Our Future Archived 2013-01-31 at, accessed January 20, 2007.
  3. ^ "How the Editor of a Small East Texas Newspaper Won a Pulitzer Prize". Texas Monthly. May 6, 2020.