Business of the Month

    City of Centerville

    L-R Bobby Walters, Chamber President, Shawn Boran, Daniel Shirley, Banja Langford, Noal Ray Goolsby, Mayor, George Holleman, Teresa Bates, Jeanne Fillmore, Gloria McCarty, Chamber Director and not pictured Lindsie Wood.

    Photo by Cathy Wilkinson

    The City of Centerville

    The property where the City Office currently exists, was donated by Gilbert Gresham Jr. and family. The building was constructed in July of 1995. Mr. Noal Ray Goolsby has been representing the city of Centerville as Mayor since 2006. There are seven employees that together with the City Council, help keep the city operating in order to best serve the citizens of Centerville Texas.

    Employees are: George Holleman-Public Works Director, Daniel Shirley-Waste Water Operator, Banza Langford-Field Technician, Shawn Boren-Field Technician, Lindsie Wood-City Secretary/Tax Assessor Collector, Jeanne Fillmore-City Clerk and Teresa Bates-City Clerk. City Council members are: Bobby Walters as Mayor Pro-Tem, John Walters, Tony Boykin, Tammy Chafins and Carole Dickey.

    The City office, Mayor Goolsby and members of the City Council, will continue to work diligently, always keeping the communities’ best welfare in mind.

        City of Centerville
        325 St Marys St.
        Centerville, Texas 75833
        (903) 536-2515

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    News.

    Events, New Members, and Information

    Newcomers.

    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 City-Data.com:

    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:

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

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

    LEON COUNTY WEBSITE

    CENTERVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

    CENTERVILLE JR. HIGH/SR. HIGH SCHOOL

     

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    Join.

    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

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    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.

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    Fishing

    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.

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    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.