Schedule - Christmas Downtown 2016
November 7 - Breakfast with Santa tickets go on sale - Patsy Meck State Farm Insurance 903.693.3461
November 17 - Thirty Thursday-Holiday Kickoff--Lighting of the Square. Shops open until 7pm. Show Some Local Love Holiday Punch Card Promotion starts
November 18 - KGAS Shop Carthage Open House
November 28 - Start downtown trivia KGAS and Panola Watchman
December 1 - Thirty Thursday - Cookie Stroll, shops open until 7pm
December 6 - Christmas Parade - 7pm (rescheduled due to inclement weather)
December 8 - Thirty Thursday - Cruise Night, shops open until 7pm
December 10 - Breakfast with Santa, Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 9am
December 15 - Thirty Thursday - shops open until 7pm; Main Street Movie Night "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" the cartoon, start 5pm; characters to greet the kids and games; last night for Holiday Punch Cards
December 16 - Holiday Punch Card Gift Basket Drawing
Latest City News
Schedule - Christmas Downtown 2016
Steve Williams, new City Manager for the City of Carthage
Steve 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.
The 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.
Carthage pulls out another win! 4 years in a row!
Carthage - 190 units
Marshall - 139 units
Henderson - 45 units
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
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!
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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