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A Message from the Mayor

87 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 and recycling 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 positioning Center as a great place to do business with a quality of life second to none.


I love Center Because...

  • I like Center because of the great watermelons and fried chickens.

  • It's called Center, but it's on the very edge of the great state of Texas.

  • I lived my early years in Center/Shelbyville (1960) I now live in Dallas, but my heart...

  • I like Center because of the beautiful scenery and lovely people, what a great Texas...


Shop and Play in Center
Enjoy the newly renovated Mini Park

The City of Center adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised 12.44 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $30.55.

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