Thanks for stopping by to learn more about Tuscola. You can find information on our site about on going
projects, events, community news and contacts for various public service departments.
Tuscola was founded on April 6, 1899; you can find more information on our history page. Tuscola has a population of 850 citizens living in the city limits and is located in Taylor County, 15 miles south of Abilene on highway 83 and is home to Jim Ned CISD High School, Middle School and the Jim Ned Business Office.
We have several small businesses and restuarants. Come to Tuscola and enjoy some good food and a great atmosphere. We would love to have you, just don't forget to go by our historic downtown with several
original buildings that are in great condition and are still being used to this day.
Upcoming city council meeting details below:
Monday, June 5, 2023: City Council Meeting
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Place: 418 Graham Street, Tuscola, TX
Description: This city council meeting is open to the public.
Sewer Rate Increase Effective November 1, 2022: additional $0.35 per 1,000 gallons
Please see Trash and Sewer Rates section for more information.
Dear Residents, with warmer temperatures it is a great time to get out and enjoy swimming pools. The City of Tuscola would like to remind everyone that with owning a swimming pool comes a great deal of responsibility. The link below provides a great deal of information, and we encourage everyone to read through it.
IF YOU HAVE A POOL, THE LAW STATES THAT IF MUST BE ENCLOSED WITHIN A FENCE OR OTHERWISE SECURED, THIS APPLIES TO BOTH ABOVE AND BELOW GROUND POOLS AS WELL AS INFLATABLE OR TEMPORARY POOLS MORE THAN 24 INCHES IN DEPTH.
• From 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States — about ten deaths per day.
• For every child who dies from drowning, another five receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.
• More than 50% of drowning victims treated in emergency departments (EDs) require hospitalization or transfer for further care (compared with a hospitalization rate of about 6% for all unintentional injuries). These nonfatal drowning injuries can cause severe brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities such as memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning (e.g., permanent vegetative state).
Please help protect our community and avoid a tragedy.
We encourage our residents to subscribe to Taylor County's Code Red Emergency Notification Service
Code Red is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses
by telephone, cell phone, text message, or e-mail regarding time sensitive general and emergency notifications.
Only authorized officials have access to the Code Red system. Code Red may be used to notify you when the
safety, property, or welfare of the community is endangered by any event or emergency such as weather,
Amber Alerts, missing persons, evacuations or other events.
To sign up for Code Red:
Visit the Taylor County Web Site at https://public.coderedweb.com