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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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Hunt County Burn Ban

NOTICE effective 8-18-2015 : A burn ban is in effect for all of Hunt County

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, October 13th, 7:00 pm
Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Upcoming Committee and Board Meetings

Park Board - Special Meeting: Monday, October 14th at 6:15 P.M.
Location:  City Hall, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful: Thursday, October 15th at 4:30 P.M.
Location:  City Hall Annex, West Tawakoni, TX 75474 

Political Forum - Meet the candidates: October 19th, 6 p.m., City Hall, West Tawakoni

Fall Cleanup Scheduled

Fall Cleanup will be held November 7, 2015 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Rabbit Cove Road from 8 am to 3 pm.

Trunk or Treat
October 31st, 5:30 p.m., West Tawakoni City Park

We are requesting non-perishable food donations to help stock our local food pantries.
Non-perishable food donations are optional.

Trunk or Treat 2015

Upcoming Events

Trunk Or Treat   -  October 31st, 5:30 p.m., West Tawakoni City Park

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