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
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This page was last updated: December 13, 2017
2016 Drinking Water Report
The City is excited to announce that recycling is now available! A recycling container is now located at 221 N. Sycamore (by the large water tower) and will be available to the public at all times.
The following items are accepted:
Aluminum , Plastics, Glass, Paper, Tin & Steel, Milk Jugs, Cardboard, Newspaper, Magazines, Phonebooks
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has regulations that govern the use of grey water - water from washing machines, showers, tubs, reclaimed rainwater, etc. Refer to the links below to learn more about grey water regulatiions:
Upcoming Community Events
Community Calendar may be viewed at:
Archer City Visitor Center Mural
Archer City Hall will be closed for Christmas on Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26 and then again Monday, January 1 for New Year’s.
Residential trash service will run on Thursday both weeks in lieu of Wednesday.
Municipal Court, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 2 PM
2017 TAX RATE
A TAX RATE OF .755 PER $100 OF VALUATION HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY
OF ARCHER CITY.
ADOPTED TAX RATE .755
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE .755
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE .73860
ROLLBACK TAX RATE .79769
THE EFFECTIVE TAX RATE IS THE TOTAL RATE NEEDED TO RAISE THE SAME AMOUNT OF PROPERTY TAX REVENUE FOR THE CITY OF ARCHER CITY FROM THE SAME PROPERTIES IN BOTH THE 2016 TAX YEAR AND THE 2017 TAX YEAR.
Archer City Municipal Court
City of Archer City
Boil Water Rescind Notice
On December 8, 2017, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system City of Archer City, PWS ID 0050001 to issue a Boil Water Notice (BWN) to inform our customers that due to a water line break and loss of pressure, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.
Our system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant levels, and/or bacteriological quality and has provided TCEQ with testing results that indicate that the water no longer requires boiling as of December 9, 2017.
If you have questions, contact Billy Ballard, Water Superintendent at (940) 574-4621 or George Huffman, City Manager at (940) 574-4570.
If a customer wishes to reach TCEQ, they may call 512-239-4691.