Opening Day Soccer

Center Soccer Park officially opened Saturday October 17, 2020. Shelby County Youth Soccer held their opening day at the newly renovated Center Soccer Park formally known as Ballard Street Park. Opening Ceremonies were held at 11:00 where League President Hector Pineda cut the ribbon to officially open the park. Hector went on to thank the many people and organizations that contributed to the project. This included Mayor David Chadwick, City Council Members (Leigh Porterfield, Jerry Lathan, Howell Howard, Joyce Johnson, Terry Scull, Dr. Randy Collard), City Manager Chad Nehring,and Recreational Director Jason Mitchell. He also thanked the many organizations for their donations to the Soccer Park. These included The John Harris Grant, The 50 Women Club, Rotary Club, Lions Club, and The City of Center. Many players, coaches, and parents filled the park for a day of fun and sportsmanship.

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

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This budget will raise less revenue from property taxes than last year's budget by an amount
of -$18,229, which is a 1.52 percent decrease from last year's budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $18,419.

2020 Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet


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