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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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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.

Upcoming City Council Meetings

Special Meeting: Monday, August 29 13, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Special Session: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.   Location: City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474            


Upcoming Committee and Board Meetings

EDC Special Meeting: Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5 P.M.
Location:  City Hall, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

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

West Tawakoni Park Board: Special Session Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 6:15 P.M.
Location:   West Tawakoni City Park, 1208 East Highway 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

West Tawakoni Planning & Zoning Board:  September 1, 2016
Location:  City Hall, 1533 East Highwy 276, West Tawakoni, TX  75474


Residents of West Tawakoni and its water service area will be able to discard bulky trash and brush at the city’s sewer plant at 1401 Rabbit Cove Road on three designated Saturday mornings during the next few months.

Volunteers from Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful voted last month to provide the volunteers needed to open the city’s trash collection center from 8 a.m. to noon on the following Saturdays -- June 25, Aug. 27 and Oct. 15.

Residents already are able to access the site during the designated hours of 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but the city and KWTB realized that many working residents or weekenders were not able to get to the site during those times.

KWTB Chair Kathie Magers stressed that this service will not be like former cleanups held at the sewer plant.

“Those bringing bulky items like furniture, building materials and brush must be able to put them into the dumpster themselves,” she said. “Our volunteers will be there only to check IDs and not to help unload vehicles.”

She also stressed that people bringing trash must provide both valid identification, such as a driver’s license, and a West Tawakoni water bill.

They will not accept tires, either on or off rims, or hazardous materials, such as paints, pesticides or oil. Also there will be no recycling available. Everything will go into the dumpster.

Kathie Magers - KWTB

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West Tawakoni City Hall, 1533 E State Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474  Phone:(903) 447-2285