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WELCOME TO Zavalla

Zavalla, originally called Zavalla Prairie, is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 69 and State Highway 63, twenty-five miles southeast of Lufkin, TX in southeastern Angelina County. It was established in 1900 on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. The community was named for its location on the impresario grant made to Lorenzo de Zavala. In the early 1900’s timber and cotton were vital to the economy. In 1975, Zavalla was incorporated when population growth associated with Sam Rayburn Lake prompted the organization of a city government. Mr. C.M. Cryer was the first mayor. The first city meeting was held in the Court House Annex.

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COME TO Play

Zavalla is situated near the center west shoreline of Sam Rayburn Lake and is the gateway to multiple recreation areas on the lake.  The lake has numerous recreational areas and camping sites.  Cassels Boykin Park, which is the largest park in Zavalla, has 265 acres of recreational and camp sites, which include boat ramps, fishing areas, swimming areas, picnic areas, camping and dumping stations.  In addition, there are several Big Bass Tournaments held on Lake Rayburn annually.

The city park of Zavalla is built on 5 acres that was donated to the city by Mr. and Mrs. Guy Husband.  The park’s pavillion provides a great place to hold birthday parties and special events and park continues to grow. Other points of interest nearby are Boykin Springs Recreational Park with a nature trail and flowing springs, Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, and the Lufkin Zoo & Museum.

COME TO Shop

Zavalla has a variety of local businesses for every shopper. From it's unique arts and crafts, to its quaint cafes, there is always someplace to shop. Featured local businesses include:

- Renfro's Art Shop

- Carlene's Cafe

- Blueberry Bogg

- Eagles Nest

CDBG-MIT APPLICATION for Public Review

The City of Zavalla is giving notice and soliciting comments on its intent to submit a Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (TxCDBG-MIT) application to the Texas General Land Office under the 2016 Floods State Mitigation Competitions for citywide flood mitigation including street and drainage improvements.

 

The City intends to request funding of $3,600,000 and the City will provide $36,000 in matching funds. The City plans on submitting the application on or before October 28, 2020.

 

Written comments may be made prior to 4:30pm, October 26, 2020, by contacting City Hall (838 E. Main St., Zavalla, TX 75980) or emailing wherrington@cityofzavalla.com.

 

The application information is available for download below: 

 

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We invite you to visit us in Zavalla. The temperature here during the summer months range in the 90’s during the day and 70’s at night. Spring and Fall are lovely with warm days and cool nights and Winter is usually mild.

CITY HALL

838 E. Main St.
Zavalla, TX 75980

P: (936) 897–3311

F: (936) 897–8032

POLICE DEPT:

838 E. Main St.

Zavalla, TX 75980

P: (936) 634-3331

VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT:

253 N. 2nd St.

Zavalla, TX 75980

P: (936) 897-3211

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY NUMBER:   (936) 208-7575

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