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    Southeast Water Supply

    Southeast Water Supply

    Photo by Cathy Wilkinson

    Southeast Water Supply Corp

    Southeast Water Supply Corporation began in 1986, when a committee of five people headed by Andre Schwab, discussed how to serve the rural community totaling approximately 385 people. Today the Corporation supplies water to approximately 1230 meters in the rural area around Centerville, Flynn and Normangee.

    The Board of Directors are the decision makers for the Corporation. The officers are Royce Keeling, President, who was one of the originating founders of the Corporation; Ed Houk, Vice President; and David Kerrer, Secretary/Treasurer. The other Directors who have devoted years of experience and service are Essie Hines, John Runion, William Wagner and David Wilson.

    Southeast employee are Raylene Peterson, General Manager and Joan Parsons, Secretary; Operators are Matthew Thomas, Michael MacGregor, Norman Hopkins and Retired/Part Time, Boyd Emal.

    Southeast Water Supply Corporation’s Board of Directors and employees are devoted to supplying superior quality water to its rural customers.

        Southeast Water Supply Corp
        PO Box 640
        Centerville, Texas 75833
        (903) 536-7514




    Events, New Members, and Information


    Thinking of Moving to Centerville?

    Come to the country! Centerville is located half-way between Houston and Dallas on Interstate 45, in the middle of it all. The pace is slower in Centerville, and the hometown values are from days gone by.

    Strangers still wave at each other when they pass on the roads. It has almost all the conveniences of larger communities, just not the hassle.

    Join families, retirees, and professionals that have moved out of the hustle and bustle of Houston, Dallas, or Bryan/College Station to an affordable life in the center of the rural life.

    According to

    Population in 2012: 891
    Median resident age: 45.2 years
    Texas median age: 40.8 years
    Median household income in 2011: $36,576
    Median house value in 2011: $81,530
    Median real estate property taxes in 2011: $642 (1.1%)
    Median gross rent in 2011: $496

    Important Information:

    (Water Department. Trash Pickup, etc.)
    Address: 325 St Mary’s Street
    Phone: (903) 536-2515

    Open Wednesdays and Thursdays only,
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (closed 12-1)
    Address: 125 East Main Street
    Phone: (903) 536-3095







    Interested in joining the Centerville Chamber of Commerce?

    Interested In Joining the Chamber of Commerce?

    Membership has its privileges.

    • Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings
    • Detailed Listing of your business on the Chamber website
    • “Classic Currency” gift certificates that can only be used at Chamber member stores
    • Workshops and seminars
    • Representation at the state and federal levels for small business owners

    It’s easy to join, for businesses, families, or individuals!

    Download the correct application: Businesses or Individuals & Families, complete it, and then drop it off with a check in the appropriate amount (made out to “Centerville Chamber of Commerce”) at either Circle T Realty, Karen’s Kowlicks, or Bobby Walters Insurance.

    Mail the application and a check ($35 for Business memberships, $20 for Individuals, or $25 for Families) to:
    Centerville Chamber of Commerce
    PO Box 422
    Centerville, TX 75833-0422

    Call (903) 536-7261 if you have any questions.

    Outdoor Recreation.

    There's plenty to do in Centerville


    Deer Hunting

    Leon County is known for its deer hunting. Hunters come from all over Texas to hunt wild game as well as exotic deer. You can find a list of available deer leases and exotic game by clicking here.



    If fishing is your game, the fifteen-acre lake at Ft. Boggy State Park gives you the opportunity to fish from the pier, the embankment, or small boat. It is part of the Angler Education “Tackle Loaner Program” where individuals can borrow rods, reels and tackle boxes with hooks, sinkers and bobbers.


    Ft. Boggy State Park

    Fort Boggy Creek State Park is one of Centerville’s favorite places to go. You can fish, swim, hike, ride bikes, grill, play on the playground, or just sit under the canopy of thick shade trees. Watch this excellent video.

    Admission is free. Rut reservations for the covered pavilion must be made through the Texas Parks & Wildlife by calling (512) 389-8900. The park is open Saturdays and Sundays only, from 8 AM to sunset.