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Designated Lone Star City
City Hall (903) 834 -3171 or (903) 834 -3172 Voice 
Police Department (903) 834 - 3145 Voice  (903) 834 - 3174 Fax

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Revised: June 27, 2016
Fireworks in the Park hosted this year by the City of Overton, sponsored by Brookshire Grocery Company will be held this year o
n Monday, July 4, 2016 in the Overton City Park.

Fireworks will be set off at dark.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m., Brookshire's will have a food booth, Overton Police Department will have a Sno Cone Booth, The City will be selling drinks and the Chamber of Commerce will have shirts for sale. No other activities or events are planned.

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Notice to file for a place on the ballot for the November 8, 2016 General Election

2015 Annual Water Quality Report (2015 CCR)

Notice to move the July, 21, 2016 City Council Meeting to July 14, 2016 at 7 p.m., to be held at City Hall, City Council Chambers located at 1200 S. Commerce Street, Overton, Texas.

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Posted: February 15, 2016

ATTN: UTILITY BILLING CUSTOMERS

PLEASE CONTACT CITY HALL FOR A COPY OF THESE RULES 903-834-3171

WE NEED YOU SIGN AND RETURN A COPY OF THESE RULES FOR YOUR ACCOUNT RECORDS

 

Know the City Regulations Concerning Utility Bills!

 

  1. Water Meters are read between the 15th to the 20th of each month (weather and/or emergency situations permitting).
  2. Utility Bills are mailed on the 1st of the following month.

PAYMENTS:

  • All current billings are due by the 15th day of each month.  Bills are due & payable between the 1st to the 15th of each month, and are PAST DUE after 7:30 a.m. on the 16th day of the month
  • A Night Drop Slot at City Hall allows for payment after hours, money orders, checks and cash are accepted in the drop box.  Please be sure to attach your water bill statement to the check or money order and write the service address on the check.  Cash must be inside an envelope with the account number and service address listed on the envelope to ensure credit is given to the correct account.
  • Night drop payments are accepted through the 16th at 7:30 a.m. and considered timely.
  • Utility Billing Clerk will come in at 7:30 a.m. on the 16th and 25th of the month and post all payments from night drop.  Before doors open at 8 a.m., all late charges will already be applied.  No Exceptions
  • When the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the next business day is considered timely until 4:30 p.m.
  • Each customer will receive a hand written receipt when the Utility Bill stub is not provided or the Utility Bill stub will be stamped “PAID” and the date the payment was accepted at the time it is accepted by the Utility Billing Clerk.
  • Payments not received timely as outlined above will be charged a $10.00 late fee.

CUTOFFS:

  • Billings not received in full by the 25th of the month or night drop before 7:30 a.m. on the 26th of the month will be charged a $25 administrative surcharge and shut off (locked). 
    • Services for unpaid accounts will be disconnected after 8:00 a.m. on the 26th of each month.
    • A surcharge is applied to any account where the payment is made after the 25th, even if the service had not been disconnected.  

EXTENSIONS:

  • No extensions on the above listed due dates shall be granted.

ADDITIONAL TRASH CARTS:

  • Extra trash carts will be provided upon request for a fee of $5.32 per additional cart.

ONLINE PAYMENTS:

  • Go to www.ci.overton.tx.us & click on the CREDIT CARD icon located on the right side of the screen. 
  • The City Website online payments will accept Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover and PayPal.  The website will also accept a bank card with one of these logos.   
  • Consumer will be charged a .35¢ convenience fee plus a 3% of the total amount charged when paying by credit card.

 


Timeline:

Payment Due

Past due – add $10.00

Payment Amount + 10.00 Late Fee + 25.00 Surcharge

1st – 15th

16th – 25th

Payment made after 25th  - Scheduled for Disconnection

 

History of Overton

The City of Overton, Texas located both in Rusk and Smith counties.  Overton lies approximately 10 miles south of Kilgore (25 miles south of Longview), 15 miles west of Henderson and 20 miles southeast of Tyler.

The town was named after Major Frank Overton, an early settler and landowner who donated some of his land for the town site. It was platted in 1873 and a post office was granted that year.

Overton was originally intended to be a crossroads for two railroads. In 1875 the Henderson and Overton Branch Railroad, 16 miles long, was completed and was later joined by the International-Great Northern. When the nearby communities of Belleveu, Jamestown, Rocky Mount, and Salem were all bypassed by the railroad, Overton gained the businesses and people who wanted to benefit from the railroad lines. The town offered lots for businesses to relocate and many took the offer.

The Masons and Odd Fellows built the first school and a church was constructed in 1875. By 1888 the population had increased to 500 and had all essential businesses, including a newspaper. Overton prospered as an agricultural community and in 1904 the population had reached 568.

Oklahoman wildcatter C. M. (Dad) Joiner was drilling his third well in 1930 and the town of Overton helped raise the funds he needed to drill. When the well came in Overton, shared in Joiner's success, as churches, schools, and a refinery were built. Hubbard College was founded during this time as well. The town's once agrarian-based economy suddenly revolved entirely around the production of oil.

Overton's population exploded from 426 in 1931 to 3,000 in 1933. By 1936 it was up to 4,500 and the town went through the Great Depression relatively unscathed. But by the end of World War II the population had declined by half - reaching just 2,000 in the 1950s and remaining at that level through the 1970s. In the 1980s Overton was Rusk County's "second city" with a population of 2,430 in 1983. By the 1990s Overton extended into neighboring Smith County.

 
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