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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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NOTICE TO CITIZENS: We want everyone to know that if you are disabled or elderly and need assistance in getting trash and debris to the Clean-up dump site we are here to help.    Read More

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 Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, November 18th , 7:00 pm
Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Yard of the Month For September

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Kathie Magers, right, chair of the Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful Steering Committee, presents the group’s September Yard of the Month award to Linda and Harold Kattner, outside their Indian Oaks home. Also shown are other KWTB committee members, Mary and Dwayne Hall. The monthly award has been co-sponsored by Steve’s Nursery in Cash. This will be the last Yard of the Month award until next spring.

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Fall Clean-up

City of West Tawakoni

Saturday, November 1, 2014


The City of West Tawakoni will once again be hosting a City-wide Clean-up day and it is scheduled for Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the City Waste Water Treatment Plant at 1401 East Rabbit Cove Road.

Citizens are encouraged to gather all of their unwanted trash, tree limbs, furniture, appliances, etc. and bring it to the dumpsters that will be provided FREE OF CHARGE for our citizens. However, we will not accept any tires of any type. We accepted tires at the Spring Clean-up and will attempt to do the same at the Spring Clean-up in 2015.

Proof of Residency will be verified at the gate. Please bring a water bill stub, Drivers License or another form of identification, so we can verify that only West Tawakoni residents are allowed to dump. This is a free event to our Citizens only and is not for those from other areas.

Please try to load your debris and other items on trucks or trailers or both remembering that they will be unloaded into large roll-off containers generally by tossing the items over the side. Try to separate mattresses, any scrap metal items, tree limbs and regular trash as they will all be off-loaded into different areas.

The West Tawakoni Volunteer Fire Department will once again be on hand to assist with any scrap metal items. As part of their operating revenue, they recycle all of the scrap metal and sell it to support the VFD. Your generous donations of scrap metal will be greatly appreciated.

We are hoping that everyone will do their part, clean up your properties and help us Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful!

See you all on Saturday, November 1!


West Tawakoni Fall Clean-up November 1, 2014

We want everyone to know that if you are disabled or elderly and need assistance in getting trash and debris to the Clean-up dump site we are here to help.

There will be volunteers and City employees available with trucks and trailers if necessary to assist you in getting your trash and debris picked up and hauled away.

Please call City Hall at 903-447-2285 or Dwayne Hall at 903-441-3212 to get on the list and to make arrangements for assistance. Please call soon to ensure that you are on the schedule.

Thanks to everyone for your support of our efforts to clean-up and work toward Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful!

Dwayne L. Hall

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