logo3City of West Tawakoni    . . . Catfish Capital of Texas

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.

City Alerts

BOIL WATER NOTICE UPDATE 10/24/2014:   Water has been temporarily restored.

We are issuing a boil water notice for those who experienced no water in certain areas in the city until further notice after yesterday’s water main break, which was repaired temporarily. On Tuesday night, Oct 28th, the water will be cut off again at 10:30 p.m. for approximately one or two hours for further repairs.  The boil water notice will continue until notice is sent back out to our customers in those same areas. It will affect everyone on 276 and most of the subdivisions off of 276.


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

Please bookmark this page and check back often for updates.

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

Tell us what you think!

Do you have suggestions or opinions about our new website?  We would love to hear them!
Click here to send us your comments.

Upcoming City Council Meetings

Special Session :  Tuesday, October 28th, 6:00 pm,
Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

Regular Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, November 11th , 7:00 pm  Rescheduled for Nov 18th Due To Holiday
Location:  City Hall, 1533 E. Hwy. 276, West Tawakoni, TX 75474

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


October 24, 2014

Due to (a line break which caused a loss of pressure &/or water outage on & along Highway 276, on October 23, 2014, affecting customers along highway 276 and subdivisions just off of 276), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system (City of West Tawakoni / PWS No. 1160012)  to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption, beginning October 24, 2014 through November 4, 2014.  Please follow instruction below:

To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, you may purchase bottled water or obtain water from some other suitable source.

When it is no longer necessary to boil the water, the water system officials will notify you that the water is safe for consumption. Instructions to discontinue boiling will be issued in the same manner as this notice.

If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact (Jeremy Caviness) at (903-269-6758 or City Hall at 903-447-2285).

Jeremy Caviness – Operator

Lamont Jenkins – Public Works Director

Yard of the Month For September

yom Sept article

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.

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

Code Compliance Officer


NOVEMBER 3, 2014

The City of West Tawakoni will hold a Political Forum for Election of Candidates for Mayor, Council Place 2, Council Place 4, Council Place 5, on November 3, 2014 at the West Tawakoni City Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Please make plans to attend.

Please print and complete the attached​ form with any questions you have for the candidates and bring it with you to the forum. QUESTIONS FORM TO PRINT OUT

Mediator - Alan Shoemake, Mayor Pro-Tem

It's Almost Here!

Trunk or Treat

 Find us on Facebook

Pay Utilities Online

Upcoming Events

Oct 31st  - Trunk or Treat, West Tawakoni City Park 

Administration Login

Ad Banners

Support Your City,  Place your Ad here!

Ad Banners

Support Your City,  Place your Ad here!

Banner - original image
Copyrighted by eDeevo Photography

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