Category: Public Notices

2020 Annual Free Chlorine Maintenance Program

Dates: March 2, 2020 – March 30, 2020

This year the City Of Terrell will again be participating in the Annual Free Chlorine Maintenance Program. Residents may experience taste and odor concerns with the water during this period. Many times these can be resolved by running the water in your sink for a few minutes. If problems persist, you may call 972-551-6635 and discuss it with our Water Quality Department. City staff may have to conduct additional flushing efforts at fire hydrants in your area to help resolve the concerns. The free chlorine maintenance process is approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). It is conducted to improve overall water quality in the system. Additional information can be found at Or


Kaufman County is now offering a new convenience station, operated by Black Jack Disposal, at 287 FM 429 N. in Terrell. The facility offers free plastic, paper, cardboard and aluminum recycling. In addition, residents can pay for the following services: disposal of household waste, brush, electronics, appliances and household hazardous waste.
Days of operation:
Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Black Jack Disposal  will be offering Clean Up events for the county  throughout the year.
For more information, call 469-376-4140
Residents also can take advantage of two annual disposals per year at no charge at the Terrell Citizens Convenience Station on CR 319. Residents must obtain a free permit at City Hall, 201 E. Nash St. prior to disposal

Annexation Public Hearing Notice #2019-11 (A)




The City of Terrell, Texas, proposes to institute annexation proceeding #2019-11(A) Phase I to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of said City to include certain property consisting of 222.47 acres of land in Kaufman County, Texas.  A map of the entire area to be annexed is attached.

A complete description of the proposed property to be annexed is available at

Terrell City Hall, 201 East Nash Street, Terrell, Texas  75160 or is available on the City of Terrell website at

Two public hearings will be held by and before the Terrell City Council, the first to occur on the 15th day of August, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. and the second on the 20th day of August, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. The hearings will be held in the City Council Chambers at Terrell City Hall, 201 East Nash, Terrell, Texas, 75160 for all persons interested in the above proposed annexation.

At those times and places all such persons shall have the right to appear and be heard on all said matters and things, all persons interested in the things and matters herein mentioned, will take notice.

By Resolution No. 931 of the City Council of the City of Terrell, Texas, passed on the 27th day of June, 2019.

2020 Residential Cleanup Dates

The City of Terrell Service Center is offering four cleanup dates this year at Terrell Citizens Convenience Station, located on CR 319 in Terrell.

March 7, May 2, Aug. 1 and Oct. 3 (8 a.m.-noon)


  • Must live in city limits
  • Must have valid driver’s license or current water bill
  • Must dispose of residential waste – no commercial dumping allowed.

For more information, call 972-551-6614

9-1-1 Call Difficulties

Terrell, like other cities throughout the nation, has been experiencing sporadic difficulties reaching emergency services via 9-1-1. Anyone needing emergency service who is unable to get through should call this non-emergency number: 469-474-2700

LeCroy named new Fire Chief for City of Terrell

Michael “Shane” LeCroy,Michael “Shane” LeCroy, being named fire chief for the City of Terrell is the culmination of a career dream. A Terrell native, LeCroy began his firefighting career as a member of the Terrell Volunteer Fire Department, a position he held from 1987 until 2012.

LeCroy, who served as a volunteer with some of Terrell’s previous fire chiefs, said he is excited about serving as the fire chief in his hometown.

“Terrell has always been the no. 1 prospect for me,” he said.
LeCroy comes to Terrell with a wealth of educational training and more than 30 years of experience on the fire service.

In 1988, LeCroy began his paid career with the University Park Fire Department. Upon joining University Park, he was sent to Arlington Fire Department Fire Academy, where he became the academy’s first graduate. He then went on to attend Paramedic School at UT Southwestern.

Throughout his tenure at University Park, LeCroy climbed the ranks, from driver, to captain, to Assistant Chief, a position he held for 10 years.

LeCroy is joining the City of Terrell during the midst of unprecedented growth, a challenge he readily accepts.

“The city is growing and needs the department to grow with it,” LeCroy said.

LeCroys said is looking forward to the opportunity to serve his community.

The city’s newest face said he intends to move the department forward by continuing to seek out grant opportunities and cooperative efforts with local volunteers.

“I have a lot of respect for volunteers,” LeCroy said, adding that volunteers are normally employed with paid departments who bring a lot of experience to the table. “I am fully convinced that my experience as a volunteer contributed to my promotional success at University Park,” LeCroy said, adding that he had a working fire the first five days he served as a volunteer.

When LeCroy is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife Mindy have two grown children, Shane LeCroy Jr., who is a firefighter in Rowlett and a daughter Brandy Voge. He also has four grandchildren, Hudson and Jacks LeCroy and Landon and Cheyenne Voge.

LeCroy said he also enjoys hunting and has recently taken up golf.

LeCroy holds an Associate’s degree in Applied Science from Trinity Valley Community College and a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science degree in Emergency Management Administration from West Texas A & M. In addition, LeCroy holds multiple Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications.

Terrell: Gaining Unprecedented Momentum as a High Growth Region

Housing restoration, preservation, in-fill residential housing construction, newly-platted housing developments and commercial and retail development is surging in Terrell. The city’s Municipal Development Department is seeing valuation increases that demonstrate clear evidence of sustained development. For example, the department has seen an increase in permitting activity related to renovations in existing housing stock and structural repairs. The department also is working closely with developers of the Creekside Addition, bound by Poetry Road, Terrell High School, Long Elementary School and Arlie White Park. City Council approved a Residential Partnership Development Agreement on November 8, 2017; and city staff is currently reviewing the first phase. Additionally, Calvary Oaks housing development, which has been dormant for the last several years, now has record construction near West End Street in the Southwest area of town. Camden Homes, a developer in Town North Estates, is nearing completion of their build-out of three and four-bedroom brick homes within walking distance of Terrell High School.

“I am seeing the value of the City Council Comprehensive City Planning Efforts all coming together to strengthen core city neighborhoods and grow the local Terrell economy,” said Terrell Mayor D. J. Ory. “City planning efforts are driving the local economic growth.” ~Terrell Tribune~

City Adopts New Downtown Plan

Downtown Terrell is the center of community activity and the heart of the City.  With the input, feedback, and support provided by Terrell’s citizens, Planning and Zoning Commission, and members of City Staff who provided information and technical support, on December 5th, Terrell City Council approved a new Downtown Plan.  The main goal of the newly adopted Downtown Plan is to have downtown Terrell become the vibrant destination of choice for historic downtown living, shopping, working, and entertainment.  View the full plan by clicking here.