Ask the Mayor

Do you have a question about City Government?

Have you ever wondered why we do what we do, or even how we do what we do? This is your opportunity to find out!

– Mayor D.J. Ory

Submit a question to the Mayor or City Staff regarding City of Terrell business. We will post questions and answers on this page.

This is a service provided for Terrell residents and businesses only. We look forward to your questions!

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Are there plans to extend the ETJ and annex private properties on County Road 353? We haven’t been formally informed of any plans to do so but have heard that there are.

Q. – Are there plans to extend the ETJ and annex private properties on County Road 353? We haven’t been formally informed of any plans to do so but have heard that there are.  Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. On January 2, 2018, the City of Terrell adopted a Comprehensive Plan that includes a roadway plan for areas outside of the …

Is there any possible way that all the schools, especially the elementary schools, could get some speed bumps put down leading to the school and in surrounding neighborhoods?

Q. – I wanted to know if there is any possible way that all the school especially the elementary schools could get some speed bumps put down leading to the school and in surrounding neighborhoods. I ask of this because I live on Town North and my kids play outside a lot, and we walk to the park often. During …

Have you heard anything about Baylor Hospital in 2018? Are they going to build or not?

Q. – Have you heard anything about Baylor Hospital in 2018? Are they going to build or not? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The City continues to work with Baylor Scott and White regarding a development in Terrell. Baylor owns approximately 50 acres at the intersection Spur 557 and IH20 interchange and since 2012, they have invested over $5.5 million …

Why’re there so many hotels coming to Terrell? Current ones are always empty so whats the need of new ones?

Q. -Why’re there so many hotels coming to Terrell? Current ones are always empty so whats the need of new ones? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The City works with and encourages new hotel development as part of our goal of attracting customers to town and encouraging commercial activity. The marketplace for hotel rooms is a very diverse market. As …

Are there any plans for a Cracker Barrel Restaurant to come to Terrell?

Q. -Mr. Mayor,  are there any plans for a Cracker Barrel Restaurant to come to Terrell? Answer – Thanks for your inquiry. The City is always working with new potential businesses that may choose to make a private investment to come to Terrell.  We have definitely communicated to Cracker Barrel the benefits of locating in Terrell.  Of course, as rule, businesses …

I was wondering if Terrell has any recycling programs or do citizens have the opportunity to recycle?

Q. Hi Mr. Ory I was wondering if Terrell has any recycling programs or do citizens have the opportunity to recycle? Thank you for your inquiry. Currently, the city of Terrell does not participate in a city-wide recycling program. Efforts are made each fiscal year to evaluate the cost and benefit of a recycling program to ensure it is sustainable …

Is it true that the city turned down chick fila from coming in?

Is it true that the city turned down chick fila from coming in? Thank you for your inquiry. Currently, Chick Fil A owns property at Crossroads in Terrell and is contemplating vertical construction. Sincerely, D.J. Ory, Mayor

When will Terrell get a new grocery store?

When will Terrell get a new grocery store? Kroger or Tom Thumb? The Walmart is terrible. The produce is usually missing most of the products and what is there is not very appealing. The Brookshires has better produce but a lot of times it has rotten produce. The prices at the Walmart are higher than the prices at Walmart in …

Animals in the City limites

I am looking to buy a home in the city limits that is 4 acres and would like to have goats and or horses. Is that allowed in the city limits? Thanks for your inquiry. Section 5: Keeping of livestock. A. It shall be unlawful, subject to the provisions of sections 7 and 8 of this chapter, for any person …

Park Master Plan

I see the master plan document and I was wanting to know if that plan is in motion and what steps has the board done to move forward. Also, the approximate date for projects would be nice. Thank you. Thank you for reaching out to the City of Terrell regarding an update on the Park Master Plan.  The City of Terrell understands …