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: May 26, 2016
2014 Drinking Water Report
2015 Tax Rate
A TAX RATE OF .725 PER $100 VALUATION HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ARCHER CITY.
TAX RATE .725
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE .75453
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE .71855
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 2014 TAX YEAR AND THE 2015 TAX YEAR.
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
ARCHER CITY MUNICIPAL COURT
All delinquent Archer City Police Department issued citations and Archer City ordinance citations owed to the Archer City Municipal Court will be turned over to the collection firm of Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott if not paid by April 20, 2016. In accordance with state law, all offenders not having previously paid their citations or appearing in Court will be assessed a 30% additional penalty. In order to avoid this penalty pay your citations prior to April 20, 2016 or make an appearance at the Archer City Municipal Court on April 20, 2016.
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 Short Grass Scamper, June 25, 1 mile fun run/walk; 5K & Quarter Marathon, Football Stadium, Benefits Archer City Salvation Army
Archer City Visitor Center Mural
Archer City Pool
Splash Day May 28, 1 - 6 PM
City Hall Will Be Closed Monday, May 30th in Observance of Memorial Day
Municipal Court, Wednesday, June 15, 2 PM
Archer City Council Meeting, Thursday, June 16, 7 PM