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The Catfish Capital of Texas

Catfish Capital

In 2001, the Texas Legislature declared West Tawakoni the "Catfish Capital of Texas."
West Tawakoni is the “Catfish Capital” of Texas for a good reason. We are located on the west side of Lake Tawakoni which boasts some of the biggest blue cats in the south, and has on more than one occasion produced multiple 5 fish stringers over 200lbs! Lake Tawakoni boasts 225 miles of shoreline, with a large abundance of Crappie, Black Bass, Sand Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Bass which of course help feed its “MONSTER” Catfish.

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Welcome to West Tawakoni

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A Note From Our Mayor


We are glad to have you visit our community. West Tawakoni is surrounded on three sides by Lake Tawakoni. We pride ourselves as a recreational area for visitors and as home to many folks who work in Dallas, Mesquite, Garland and other suburbs of the Metroplex. We are in south Hunt County and offer the best of "small town living". We are part of Quinlan Independent School District, offering excellent educational opportunities. 

Our City Park offers thousands of feet of shoreline to offer you a great camping, fishing, boating and play area. You can bring you own camper or rent one of ours to get the full benefit of camping and enjoying the outdoors. We have pavilions available to rent for your picnics and family outings.

Hwy 276 separates the North part of town from the South. Lake Tawakoni holds both State and National records for catfish, however it is also home to ample stripers, crappie and hybrids. Several RV parks afford rental spaces for more permanent visitors.

Greenville is 20 miles to our North. Dallas is 45 miles to our West. Terrell is 20 miles to our South. So whatever your needs or whatever your destination. take time to visit West Tawakoni. We will be waiting for you.

Thank you,

Calvin Travers

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Upcoming City Council Meetings

Regular Session:  Tuesday December 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Special Session:  CANCELLED - ONLY CANVASS WILL BE HELD -Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276  West Tawakoni, TX  75474         


Upcoming Committee and Board Meetings

EDC Special Meeting: Monday, December 5th , 2016 at 5 P.M.
Location:  City Hall 1533 East Hwy 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful: Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 4:30 P.M.
Location:  City Hall, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

West Tawakoni Park Board:  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:15 p.m. - Canceled - Rescheduled for December 14, 2016 at 6:15 p.m.    Location:  West Tawakoni City Hall, 1533 East Highway 276  West Tawakoni, TX 75474                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Special Session:  Wednesday, December 14 , 2016 - 6:15 P.M.
Location:   West Tawakoni City Hall, 1533 East Highway 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

West Tawakoni Planning & Zoning Board:  December 1, 2016  - 6:00 p.m.
Location:  City Hall, 1533 East Highwy 276, West Tawakoni, TX  75474

IRIS Emergency Notification System

IRIS Emergency Notification System for the City of West Tawakoni is now up and running and is FREE for anyone residing in the City of West Tawakoni. If you have not gotten your contact information in to the City please click below to get a copy of the form and make sure you are on the list to receive emergency notifications by phone (landline or cell phone). You can also stop by City Hall to fill out the form.

The City of West Tawakoni has implemented an emergency notification system using IRIS/TechRadium, Inc. – MASS NOTIFICATION SERVICE. Residential land lines and/or cell phones are included in this system. 

Anyone interested in participation is asked to fill out the application and mail it, or bring it, to the West Tawakoni City Hall, 1533 E State Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

You can contact City Hall at 903-447-2285 for additional information.

Please print and fill out the application and return it to City Hall.

Police Department Positions Open

Reserve Officer - Job Requirements

Texas Water Development Board approves $1,125,000 to the City of West Tawakoni (Hunt County) for water system improvements

AUSTIN – (November 17, 2016) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $1,125,000 from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of West Tawakoni (Hunt County). The City will use the assistance to finance water system improvements.

The City could save approximately $189,000 over the life of the loan by using the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

With the assistance approved today, the City will finance the design and construction of a new ground storage tank and rehabilitation of the existing ground storage tank and an elevated storage tank.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.




Wednesday November 23, 2016 - Closing at 2:00 p.m.

Thursday November 24, 2016    - Closed

Friday November 25, 2016        - Closed



 Thursday December 22, 2016 - Closing at 2:00 p.m.

Friday December 23, 2016      - Closed

Monday December 26, 2016    - Closed



Thursday December 29, 2016 - Closing at 2:00 p.m.

Friday December 30, 2016      - Closed

Monday January 2, 2017         - Closed




Santa is coming to the West Tawakoni City Park!

December 17th from 5:30 to 8:00pm.

Vendors selling Christmas Items may set up at 3:30 p.m. on December 17 at the city park, no charge (No used items please), Products must be removed after 8:00 p.m., monetary donations from vendors and visitors are welcome to help make our park a better place for family fun.

Free hot cocoa, coffee, & apple cider.

Digital pictures with Santa will be posted on our Park Facebook page.  

Everyone is invited to help light up our park. Come out and do a Christmas display.

The lights will be on each night from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. through the first January.  

When you set up your display and when you take it down make sure your name is  on everything. 

Merry Christmas

Christmas in the Park Donations

The West Tawakoni City Park Board is accepting donations so that they can purchase Christmas Yard Art for this year's Christmas in the Park to offset expenses.  If you would like to donate please contact Tomi Shoemake, Park Board Chairman at 214-448-9212.

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