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.

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  • amgirlsThe City of Carthage and Carthage Main Street is sponsoring the 9th annual Clean-Up Carthage Day on Saturday, April 8, 2017. This is a day that we can join together to make our city more appealing not only to visitors but for ourselves as well.
    We encourage everyone to join with neighbors, co-workers, friends, family, church groups or civic groups and bring a team or just come and join in the fun and we will put teams together.

    Teams may also pre-register for any street, neighborhood, county road or highway by calling Cindy Deloney at 903-736-2273. We will meet at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, 310 W. Panola, at 9:30am to assign locations and equip everyone with gloves, trash bags and reflective safety vests After the clean-up we will meet back at the Hall of Fame at noon for hot dogs (grilled by our very own Carthage Fire department) and door prizes!

    This will be a fun and productive day for all and I hope that you and your organization will participate in this citywide effort to make Carthage a cleaner city. Let's make a positive impact on Carthage!
      
     
  • Water Department Information
    ·  Water bills are mailed the last working day of the month with payments due on the 10th of each month.
    ·  If 10th falls on the weekend, customers are given until next business day to make payment
    ·  Methods of payment:
     -- Mail payment with water bill receipt or put account # on check. We go by date received, not postmarked date.
     -- Lobby hours – 8:15am – 4:45pm (cash, check or debit/credit card) 4% chg added to credit card pmts.
     -- Drive thru service – 8:15am – 4:45pm; Night deposit – on side of building by drive-thru
     -- Automatic bank draft – complete form in water dept. and include cancelled check
     -- Pay online – www.carthagetexas.com (“Pay Your Water Bill” link at top of page)
     -- We can send water bills by email if an email address is provided by customer
    ·    A 10% penalty is assessed to all bills not paid in full by the end of business day on the 10th.
    ·    On the 20th of the month, a $100 fee is assessed to all unpaid bills and water will be cut off on the next business day. If 20th falls on the weekend or holiday, customers are given until next business day to make payment.
    ·  Garbage service is Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday. All garbage must be bagged and by curb at 7:30am to guarantee pickup. (City of Carthage sells heavy duty trash bags for $7 per 50 ct. bag at the Police Station, 321 W. Panola, 7 days a week, 24 hrs a day.)
  • 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. 

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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!

  • 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 - 1540 NE Loop

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

    Wed - 7:30am-12noon

  • 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.

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