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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.

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 Memorial 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

Budget Workshop Special Session: Monday, July 21st, 6:00 - 9:00 pm,
Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Regular Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, August 12th - Regular Session 7:00 pm
Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Upcoming Committee and Board Meetings

Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful Steering Committee: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 2 p.m.
Location: Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce offices, 100 W. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Burn Ordinance Approved by City Council

ORDINANCE NO. 232-5-14-2013 was passed and approved on 5-14-2013

Restrictions and Requirements of the new burn ordinance include (but are not limited to):

• You must notify the Police Department at 903-447-3605 (this is an answering machine) at least 2 hours prior to initiating a burn (Section A)

• Location of a burn must be at least 300 ft from any structure and contained in an approved pit (Section B-1)

• Burn must be constantly attended by a competent person until extinguished and such person must have a garden hose connected to a water supply or have other fire extinguishing equipment readily available for use (Section B-2)

• The predicted wind speed must be greater than five miles per hour (mph) and less than 24 mph during the burn period (Section E-3b)

Click here to read the Burn Ordinance in full

Yard of the Month Contest

The Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful Steering Committee has begun a Yard of the Month competition for homeowners in the city of West Tawakoni water service area. They will select one yard in the months of June, July, August and September this year, and hope to do the same for six months next year.

The prize each month will be a $25 gift card from Steve’s Nursery on Hwy. 34 in Cash, which is co-sponsoring the competition.

To nominate your own yard or someone else’s, please email the owner’s name and/or address to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . KWTB committee members will make the selection each month. There will also be a sign placed in the winning yard for one month.

Yard of the Month for July

yom july webNancy Azcona - Tawakoni Grove

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Keep Dollars in the Local Economy

Your dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.

Every time you shop or dine in West Tawakoni you help to keep our city running!


To view the complete Sales Tax year comparison chart visit this link: http://mactexas.com/IssuerAccess/SalesTaxCharts/SalesTaxCharts/101835/1012157

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