City History



The City of Tool is a Type “A” General Law municipality consisting of a Mayor and five City Council members. Regular City Council meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Oran White Civic Center.

The City of Tool borders the beautiful East Texas lake with about 14.5 miles of shore line. This beautiful lake area offers majestic views, ideal fishing atmospheres, relaxing ambiance, and breath taking sunsets. The City of Tool rests in Henderson County with a population of 2633 as of the 2020 census..

Our City offers an exceptional school system, affordable living, and proximity to the Dallas FT Worth Metroplex.

We invite you to visit Tool where our mission is to work together to build a sense of community in a safe environment, while attracting quality growth in a family-oriented setting.