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: March 3, 2014
Municipal Court, Tuesday, March 18, 9 AM
City Council Meeting, Thursday, March 20, 7 PM
2012 Drinking Water Report
Upcoming Community Events
1st Annual Archer County Wild Hog Cook-Off, Burkett Park, Saturday, March 8, 9 AM - 7 PM
Relay for Life, April 11
Municipal Election, May 10 - CANCELLATION ANTICIPATED DUE TO UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES
DROUGHT DISASTER EFFECTIVE DEC. 2, 2013
The City of Archer City is now under a Stage 4 Drought Disaster, due to the level of Lake Kickapoo being at or below 30%. All restrictions from Stage 3 remain in effect in addition to new restrictions.
Some of the Stage 4 Water Use Restrictions:
- Place a total ban on the outdoor use of water for non-essential uses. This restriction includes all forms of irrigation, including spray, bubbler, drip, hand-watering, etc. This shall include the possible removal of all irrigation meters from residences and businesses.
- The watering of home foundations is restricted to once a week, on the day the property was authorized to irrigate in accordance with the Water Rationing Map.
- Foundations may only be watered between the hours of 10 pm and 12 midnight.
- Foundations may only be watered with soaker hoses.
- It shall be unlawful to wash sidewalks, driveways, concrete slabs, any structure or any part of a structure during Stage 4 restrictions.
- No washing vehicles unless at a commercial car wash.
- The car wash will be required to close one day a week.
- Fundraising car washes are prohibited.
A water conservation surcharge will be applied to all residential accounts for use over 11000 gallons. Surcharges will apply to all yard meters.
Enforcement: This drought emergency will be enforced. Any person, firm, corporation or other entity found in violation shall be punished by a fine of $100 for the first offense; not more than $500 for each additional offense. Each day of violation shall constitute a separate offense.
2013 - 2014 Tax Rate
THE CITY OF ARCHER CITY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE.
THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 2.4 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $24.00
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
STAGE 4 WATER CONSERVATION SURCHARGES
$3.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 11,000 gallons
$6.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 23,000 gallons
$12.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 35,000 gallons
The City entered into Stage 4 Drought Disaster on December 2, 2013 at 12:01 am, which places a total ban on the outdoor use of water for non-essential uses.
STAGE 4 WATER
$3.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage between 0 and 11000 gallons
$6.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 11000 gallons
$12.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 23000 gallons
$24.00 per 1000 gallons for water usage over 35000 gallons