About Saginaw

Welcome to Saginaw, Texas! Saginaw is recognized for its small town feel with big city conveniences and its top-rated public-school system The City of Saginaw and its business community provide our citizens and visitors with contemporary and established amenities to shop, work, play and a place we call home. We encourage you to see why Saginaw is the best place to raise your family, expand your business, and to call home! 

Municipal Government

Mayor and Council
The Saginaw City Council consists of a Mayor and six Councilmembers. The City Council meets at 6:00PM on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 333 West McLeroy Boulevard. The meetings are open to the public. To address the Council at a meeting, contact the City Secretary at (817) 230-0327. For an item to appear on the agenda, the agenda request form must be turned in by noon on the Wednesday before the next council meeting. 

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Mayor and City Council Members
Todd Flippo
Mayor

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  Paul Felegy
Mayor Pro Tem 
Place 1
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  Nicky Lawson
Place 2
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Valerie Junkersfeld
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  Brack St. Clair
Place 4
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  Cindy Bighorse
Place 5
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Mary Copeland
Place 6
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Elections
The City Council consists of a Mayor and six Councilmembers.  All positions are elected from the city at large, and have three year terms.   Elections are held annually on the May Uniform Election date (first Saturday in May). 

UPCOMING ELECTION INFORMATION

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May 4, 2024 City of Saginaw General Election:
The first day to file an Application for a Place on the Ballot for Mayor and Councilmember Place 2 in the May 4, 2024 General Election will be January 17, 2024.   The last day to file an Application for a Place on the Ballot will be February 16, 2024.  The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 20, 2024.  Forms and additional information for the May 4, 2024 General Election will be available in early January 2024.  

May 3, 2025 City of Saginaw General Election:
The first day to file an Application for a Place on the Ballot for Councilmember Place 1, Councilmember Place 3, and Councilmember Place 5 in the May 3, 2025 General Election will be January 16, 2025.   The last day to file an Application for a Place on the Ballot will be February 15, 2025.   The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 19, 2025.  Forms and additional information for the May 3, 2025 General Election will be available in early January 2025.

May 2, 2026 City of Saginaw General Election:
The first day to file an Application for a Place on the Ballot for Councilmember Place 4 and Councilmember Place 6 in the May 2, 2026 General Election will be January 14, 2026.    The last day to file an Application for a Place on the Ballot will be February 13, 2026.  The last day to file as a write-in candidate will be February 17, 2026.  Forms and additional information for the May 2, 2026 General Election will be available in early January 2026.  
City Management
The City Manager's Office oversees the daily operations of the city, which include, but are not limited to, the coordinating, directing and reviewing of departmental functions. The City Manager's Office implements policy directives as provided by the mayor and City Council and prepares the city budget for Council approval. The City Manager's Office also provides the overall management philosophy and direction to the organization to maintain efficient and effective delivery of municipal services. In addition, the office provides the Mayor and City Council with recommendations on current and future issues through timely, complete and accurate information and reports. The Assistant City Manager also assists in these duties, along with a City Secretary.

City Manager
Gabe Reaume
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Assistant City Manager
Lee Howell
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History

The 1800's
In 1848, David Thurmond and his family from Virginia first settled the City of Saginaw. In 1882, Jarvis J. Green from Michigan named the city Saginaw. 

Jarvis Green wanted to originally name the city Pontiac but was rejected by the United Postal Service. Green lived on Saginaw Street in Pontiac, Michigan. The name Saginaw come from the Ojibwe language and means "to flow out" and shares a name of a river, bay, and city of in Michigan.

The first public school was started in 1893. In the later half of the 1800's, Saginaw was forever changed when the railroad decided to make Saginaw the last stop on their south-bound routes to Fort Worth.
The 1900's
Saginaw prospered as the transportation dependent industry, such as grain storage and milling facilities, moved in to be near the railroad. Saginaw remains home to the largest grain storage facility in the world! Burrus Mills, now Cargill, Inc., was the launching pad for the western swing band "The Lightcrust Dough Boys".

The post office was established in 1933.  The City was incorporated in 1949 with John Kennedy as the first Mayor.  In 1966, with a population of 1,740, the citizens voted to build a new City Hall.  In 1983, the City Hall was moved to its current location on West McLeroy Boulevard.  On January 16, 1988, the citizens voted to adopt a Home Rule Charter. The City is Home Rule with a Council-Manager form of government.