A Message from the Mayor

87 Mayor David Chadwick Mayor David Chadwick

Greetings and welcome to the City of Center’s website. This website is designed to provide residents and visitors as much information as possible on the City of Center.  We hope that you find this information helpful and useful.

Center is a Home Rule City that provides a full range of services to its residents and visitors.  Our services include public safety, water and sewer utilities, solid waste programs, recreational programs, and an active parks department.  In fact, for a city of about 6,000 people, Center has much going for it and is one of the most progressive cities in East Texas.  It is this entrepreneurial and progressive stance that is...

I love Center Because...

  • My Daddy was born there! & my Grandfather was the county doctor back in the day : )

  • i have always lived in Center it is home to me

  • Scenery and its great Southern Hospitality and am pround my family came from center im originally from Dallas but am glad my Grandfather...

  • I was born and raised there nothing like home I'll be laid to rest there KDJ


The City of Center Public Water System, PWS #2100001, will be conducting water system maintenance beginning January 1, 2022, and lasting until January 31, 2022. The system will be switching to free chlorine as its main disinfection.
This maintenance which is not a requirement, but is the recommended course of action set by the TCEQ/EPA for the accumulation of disinfection byproducts.
This is a routine maintenance procedure performed to help reduce unstable water conditions in our system and insure the highest quality of water being delivered to our customers.
During this maintenance period you may notice an odor or slight discoloration, but the safety of the water will not be affected. City maintenance crews and the Fire Department will also be aggressively flushing hydrants throughout the City’s distribution system.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact our Public Works Department at 936-598-5241.

This budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year's budget by an amount of $74,800, which is a 4.1 percent increase from last year's budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $75,143.

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