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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 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, June 9th , 7:00 pm
Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Proposed Zoning Ordinance Feb 2015

The cost for a printed copy of the Proposed Zoning Ordinance at City Hall is $19.25 per copy.

Yard of the Month For May 2015

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Kathie Magers, left, and Mary Hall, right, of the Keep West Tawakoni Beautiful Steering Committee, present the group’s May 2015 Yard of the Month award to Susan and Tommy Seale. The Seale home located at 1432 Marina has a beautifully landscaped front and back yard using lots of native Texas plants, fountains and statuary. The monthly award has been co-sponsored by Steve’s Nursery in Cash. 

Notice of Public Hearing

“The City of West Tawakoni Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on June 18, 2015 at 6:15 p.m. at the West Tawakoni City Hall 1533 East Highway 276 West Tawakoni, Texas 75472. The purpose of the meeting will be to hear public comments concerning any changes, amendments to text, regulations, classifications or boundaries of the zoning districts and/or zoning ordinance.

Citizens requesting to review or/receive a copy of the proposed zoning ordinance, should call: 903-447-2285 and speak with Anette Lemons, City Secretary or Susan Roberts, City Administrator at least one week prior to the public hearing to make arrangements to review documents or for copies which are available upon request for a fee of $19.25 each.

Tomi Shoemake, Chairman
City of West Tawakoni Planning and Zoning Commission

Fall Cleanup Scheduled

Fall Cleanup will be held November 7, 2015 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Rabbit Cove Road.  Time will be posted at a later date.

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Lake Tawakoni Hand Fishing Tournament   - July 3rd and 4th at 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