Welcome to the official website of the City of Archer City.  Archer City is 25 miles southwest of Wichita Falls, lies at the junction of State Highway 79 and State Highway 25, and is the county seat of Archer County.  We are a quaint Texas town that enjoys our “small town” feel and friendliness but also offers some finer aspects of city life. 

Many know of Archer City because of our famous native son, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Larry McMurtry.  Movies based on his novels, The Last Picture Show and Texasville, were filmed on the streets of Archer City. 

Ranching and oil are two major industries in our area.  Archer County is known as the “Short Grass Ranching Capital” of the nation because our grass, which is short, has tremendous strength and nutritious qualities. We are also known for excellent hunting. Our area is home to deer, dove, quail, turkey, and wild hogs.  

City of Archer City, Texas -- (940) 574-4570 
118 S. Sycamore, PO Box 367
Archer City, TX 76351
(click here to contact us by email)
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and may not be reproduced or duplicated without the written consent of the City Secretary.
This page was last updated: August 17, 2022
The City of Archer City encourages water  conservation.  Click here to view 10 easy water conservation tips.


 
The City of Archer City has approved a new Drought Contingency Plan effective May 30, 2015.  Click here to view current water restrictions.
                    Archer City Visitor Center Mural

BULLETIN BOARD

City Hall will be Closed, Monday, September 5th in Observance of Labor Day


Cancelled - Rescheduled for 8/30/22, 7 PM
Regular City Council Meeting & Budget Workshop, Thursday, August 18, 7 PM


Municipal Court
August 24, 2 PM


Ambulance Advisory Board Committee Meeting, Monday, August 29, 7 PM


Special Called Meeting & Budget Hearing, Tuesday, August 30, 7 PM




                

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Archer City Visitor Center
103 N.  Center
Archer City, Texas 76351
 Archer City Ambulance Service
118 S Sycamore
Archer City, Texas 76351
(940) 574-2871


Pat Bryan… Paramedic/Director

Ambulance Requests

Due to a recent influx of concerns regarding the Corona virus and Flu viruses, it is a perfect time to remind our citizens of the appropriate reasons to call 911 for ambulance transport.

Please do not call 911 for flu like symptoms, i.e., fever cough, body aches.
If you are experiencing flu like symptoms, please call your primary care physician to discuss treatment options. Physicians can give the best recommendations of care without an Emergency Room visit.
Paramedics and EMT’s must transport patients to the ER. This will expose our EMS personnel, ER staff, and other patients to potentially communicable viruses. Tying up an ambulance for non-emergency calls will likely delay our ability to respond to a life-threatening emergency.
We are a rural EMS provider with limited resources and a fixed number of personnel and ambulances.
If you are having a life-threatening emergency, CALL 911.



Golf Carts

The following bullet points are taken from the City of Archer City Code of Ordinances Sec. 12.02.004 Operation of Golf Carts. Ordinance 360 amending Section 12.02.004 may be viewed in its entirety under Public Notices above. 

Driver’s license required/Must be in possession
Operated on city street 
Not more than 25 mph speed limit
May cross highway
To and from Golf Course (no insurance required)
Operational headlamps
Operational tail lamps
Side reflectors
Operational parking brake
Rear view mirror(s)
Slow moving vehicle emblem
License Plate
Other than to and from Golf Course (Insurance Required)
Not to exceed seating capacity designed by manufacturer
Not allow unlicensed operator to use
24 hour a day operation allowed with required equipment and in compliance with state law and this ordinance
Effective: January 1, 2022


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX INCREASE
A tax rate of $0.76180 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Archer City.

PROPOSED TAX RATE$0.76180 per $100
 NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.68289 per $100
 VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.76180 per $100

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2022 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Archer City from the same properties in both the 2021 tax year and the 2022 tax year.

The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that City of Archer City may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.

The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of Archer City is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2022 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 15, 2022 AT 7
PM AT City Council Chambers 116 S. Sycamore Archer City, TX 76351.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, City of Archer City is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the of City of Archer City at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.
YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE RATES MENTIONED ABOVE CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

Property tax amount= (tax rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100

FOR the proposal:Billy Burks,Paula Bradley, Megan Randall,Debra Haehn, Leslie Hash

AGAINST the proposal:
PRESENT and not voting:
ABSENT:

Visit Texas.gov/Propertytaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.

The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Archer City last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Archer City this year.

2021 2022Change
Total tax rate (per
$100 of value)$0.74500$0.76180increase of 0.01680, or 2.26%
Average homestead taxable value$60,207$69,778increase of 9,571, or 15.90%
Tax on average homestead$448.54$531.57increase of 83.03, or 18.51%
Total tax levy on all properties$484,278$546,477increase of 62,199, or 12.84%

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for the City of Archer City at 940-574-4224 or, or visit www.archercountytax.org for more information.