There is in Pineland a modern public library (Arthur Temple Sr. Memorial Library), and an excellent city park (Katherine Sage Temple Memorial Park), with sports facilities to include a swimming pool and picnic area.
On December 30, 1941, the commissioners court received a petition signed by 58 Pineland residents requesting that an election be held for the purpose of incorporation of the town. (A plat and description of the town limits is contained in pages 558 to 564 of Volume N, Minutes of the Commissioners Court Meetings, on file in the county clerk’s office.) The petition was granted and an election was held on January 11, 1942. Fifty voted for incorporation with none voting against. Then an election was held to select the first city governing body. They were:
- E. G. Prud’ homme : mayor
- G. W. Alford : city marshal
- H. H. Newton : alderman
- R. S. Rasbury : alderman
- J. C. Sheffield : alderman
- Lewis Bell : alderman
- Pratt Hines : alderman
The town continues today to operate under a mayor-city council form of government. The city also operates the Pineland Municipal Airport located about one mile southwest on US Highway 96.
The old railroad station at Pineland (shown below) also has old logging locomotive engine #20 beside it. Both are located in Katherine Sage Temple Park.