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

  • 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

  • mashsignJuly 8 & 9, 2015
    Carthage pulls out another win!
    Carthage - 185 units with 50 first time donors
    Marshall - 147 units with 32 first time donors
    Henderson - 87 units with 12 first time donors

    2014 RESULTS:
    Carthage: 171 units
    Marshall: 145 units
    Henderson: 79 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!

  • Fireman Jake Vanover receives the coveted Fireman of the Year award for 2014 from Fire Chief Brodie Akins.


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    Save on Prescription Drugs with our new Prescription Discount Card! 

    The City of Carthage has a new program to offer savings on prescription drugs to residents who are without health insurance, a traditional benefits plan, or have prescriptions that are not covered by insurance. The Prescription Discount Card is made available to residents of Carthage in collaboration with the National League of Cities (NLC) and is made possible through membership by Carthage in NLC.

    The card is FREE to all Carthage residents, regardless of age, income or existing health insurance. By using this card you may save an average of 23% off the regular retail price of prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. To discover the savings and learn more about the program, CLICK HERE to access the program online and print a card, check drug prices and locate participating pharmacies. Residents may also pick up a card at City Hall, 812 W. Panola Street, or call toll free 1.888.620.1749. CLICK HERE for frequently asked questions.
  • bettymonroeCity-Wide Cleanup - approximately 60 residents participated in the city-wide cleanup. At noon, all participants met at City Hall for a hot dog luncheon cooked by the Carthage Fire Department and furnished by Tony Cain, IESI Waste Services. Everyone went home with a door prize. The winner of the $100 grand prize was Betty Monroe.

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  • signFrom the office of Police Chief Jim Vanover: Because of changes in the way Carthage Police Department reports accidents to TXDOT, all accident reports will require 5 business days to process and be made available for sale to the public.
  • redstar2City residents are asked to provide current contact information, whether it be a regular home phone or a cell phone, by selecting the "Report a Problem" link at the top of the page. In the "Please  select" field, choose "Update Contact Information," then provide your current phone number. This information is needed so City Officials can contact residents about schedule changes or an emergency situation that might arise. All numbers are kept confidential and used for no other purpose than to relay information to residents.
  • BBB goldstarRecently, the City of Carthage was awarded a Gold Star Award for an outstanding record of no customer complaints received by the Better Business Bureau in their 3 year reporting period ending July 31, 2012.


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