City of Lufkin, 300 E. Shepherd
Lufkin, Texas 75902 936-634-8881

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Lufkin City Council Monthly Meetings

Lufkin City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Check the city's calendar for exact dates

“Zoo Boo” this Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ellen Trout Zoo and Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo will be hosting the annual “Zoo Boo” this Friday and Saturday nights from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There will be lots of Halloween fun for everyone. There will be “Trick or Treating” with lots of candy for the kids. There will also be costume contests for kids ages 0-4 at 6:30 and for ages 5-10 at 7:00. Additional activities include games throughout the zoo and face painting. So put on your best costumes and head on out to the Ellen Trout Zoo for some special Halloween fun.

To prepare for this year’s event, the Zoo and Park will be closing at 4:00pm each day. For guests coming to the Zoo from the west, please continue driving east on Loop 287 and exit on Hwy 59 North, Business Hwy 59 and take the U-turn on the overpass to get to the Zoo. The Loop 287 crossover at Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive will be closed for the event.

For additional information please contact Whitney Lowery at 936-633-0394. We’ll see you at the Ellen Trout Zoo, The Wildest Place in Town and YOUR Place to Connect to the Natural World, for Zoo Boo!

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The City of Lufkin is hiring an Economic Development Director

The City of Lufkin is hiring an Economic Development Director to foster and support strong working relationships with public, private and non-profit sector partners to develop and implement long-range strategies to ensure the economic health and vitality of the City of Lufkin.

A City of Lufkin job application must be submitted to be considered for this position. Questions and resumes should be directed to Rodney Ivy, (936) 633-0229 or
Apply Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm. Human Resources Department: Room 226, 300 E. Shepherd Ave., Lufkin, TX, 75901,

Visit our Economic Development page for details


The City Council will discuss the following item at two Public Hearings at the November 7, 2017 meeting:

The City of Lufkin is considering an annexation for an area described as lying within the eastern area of the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction including a portion of East Lufkin Avenue. The properties to be annexed are identified by their Appraisal District Property ID No. and a legal description: R30843, ABS 0453 MASSINGILL WM., TRACT 17, ACRES .45; R30844, ABS 0453 MASSINGILL WM., TRACT 18, ACRES .81; R30845, ABS 0453 MASSINGILL WM., TRACT 19, ACRES 1.13 (excluding the northern portion of approximately .55 acres on Tract 19).

The Hearings will be held in the Council Chambers of City Hall located at 300 East Shepherd Avenue by the City Council on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The meeting starts at 5:00 PM. If you have questions concerning the annexation process, we encourage you to contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 936-633-0247.

Civil Service Testing Announcement Firefighter Entrance Examination

The City of Lufkin, Texas will be administering an entrance examination for Civil Service Firefighter at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Visit the Fire Department Employment page for details


A tax rate of $0.531135 per $100 valuation has been proposed for adoption by the governing body of CITY OF LUFKIN.

PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.531135 per $100 PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE $0.529942 per $100 EFFECTIVE TAX RATE $0.531135 per $100 The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for CITY OF LUFKIN from the same properties in both the 2016 tax year and the 2017 tax year.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS: property tax amount= (rate) x (taxable value of your property)/100 For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact: Billie Page, PCC, CTOP Angelina CountyTax Assessor-Collector 606 E. Lufkin Ave., Lufkin, TX 75901 936-634-8376

Tire and Electronic Collection Day
September 9th

Bring up to 8 tires for no charge. A large variety of electronics will be accepted.
Click here for details.

Online Links Available to Follow Comprehensive Plan

Burditt Consultants, consultants assisting the city with the development of a new comprehensive plan, now provide online sources to follow the process. Visit Lufkin Comprehensive Plan Webpage. On Facebook search for Plan Lufkin.

City Manager Keith Wright Talks About City's Comprehensive Plan

Watch an interview from February's City Hall Update news show with City Manager Keith Wright addressing the new Comprehensive Plan.

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