redstar2 The City of Carthage is known as the Gas Capital of the United States and the friendliest spot in the world. We have it all--temperate weather, lots of jobs, a low tax base, good schools and churches, and the world famous Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. The rural setting of our community offers plenty of Texas hospitality and is a great place to settle down or just visit for a while.

Latest City News

  • Steve Williams, new City Manager for the City of Carthage

    steve williamsSteve is a graduate of Carthage High School and earned a degree in accounting from Texas A&M University in 1984. He is a CPA and was previously the Vice President of Fiscal Services at Panola College.  He has been a Volunteer Fireman with the Carthage Fire Department for over 20 years and serves as an officer. He is a member of the Texas Emergency Services Retirement System Board, the Carthage Noon Lions Club, and the First Baptist Church. He and his wife Rhonda have 3 children and 7 grandchildren. 

  • danaThe Carthage City Commission recently named Dana Clark as the new City Secretary. Clark has been at City Hall for over 25 years working in various capacities, most recently as Zoning Administrator and Director of Parks.
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    Carthage pulls out another win!  4 years in a row!
    2016 Results
    Carthage - 190 units
    Marshall - 139 units
    Henderson - 45 units 

    2015 RESULTS:
    Carthage: 185 units
    Marshall: 147 units
    Henderson: 87 units

    The losing Sheriffs from Harrison and Rusk Counties came to Carthage, put on a Panola County prisoner's suit and washed Sheriff Lake's vehicle. Let's make sure they have to do it again next year!

  • Brenda Samford selected for ETCOG Citizen of the Year Award

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    Recently City Manager Brenda Samford was selected by the East Texas Council of Governments to receive the coveted Citizen of the Year Award for the Northeast Texas Region. Receiving the award at a luncheon held in Emory, Texas, Samford was surprised by a large gathering of family, friends and City Commissioners, who attended the meeting in her honor. 

  • For your convenience, the City of Carthage offers 

    online payments for your water bill!

    Access Online Water Payments

    Water Department Hours: 8:15am - 4:45pm


    The Transfer Station - 1538 NE Loop

    Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat - 7:30am-4:00pm

    Wed - 7:30am-12noon

  • City-Wide Cleanup - approximately 60 residents participated in the city-wide cleanup. At noon, all participants met at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame for a hot dog luncheon cooked by the Carthage Fire Department and furnished by Progressive Waste Services. Everyone went home with a door prize. 

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