Welcome, from the Mayor
Mayor Joseph E. Helmberger, P.E.
Councilman: Russell Chandler (Place 1)
Councilman: Michael Carr (Place 2)
Councilman: Michael Hesse (Place 3)
Mayor Pro Tem: Jim Foy (Place 4)
Councilman: John Klostermann (Place 5)
Welcome! Farmersville is no longer an undiscovered small town Texas treasure hidden deep within northeast Collin County. No indeed! More and more city folks are finding us as they roll into town over red brick streets visiting our places of business housed in undisturbed architecture of yesteryear. People say "It's like going back in time right next door to big city living!" I believe that there may be few communities left like ours, a town where people live and work within their community and own most of the town business. Where folks greet each other at the post office and gather downtown to eat and chat.
Those familiar with Texas history know that Farmersville's prominence is still known throughout the state. Once the "Onion Capital of Texas," farmers carried their harvested crops to the Farmersville onion shed where countless bags of onions were loaded and carried by rail to places across our nation. Some of our local residents remember as children seeing the bags of onions hanging across the rafters of the onion shed. The old Farmersville onion shed has now been restored, still existing on Main Street next to the railroad and city park. Citizens enjoy the fact that something of significance to the past history of our nation is still standing in our community, even though its purpose has changed into a place for picnics, celebrations, and "Farmers and Fleas" where folks gather to sell fresh produce and merchandise every first Saturday of the month. Farmersville is probably the only city our size with a water park for kids and Chaparral Trail, and a wildlife hiking and biking trail.
Farmersville is definitely on the map as a good place to be! Citizens are plenty proud of the preservation of our unique historical community and realize the importance of keeping its heritage balanced with the challenge of new growth. Farmersville offers newly developed industrial- park areas east and west of town with some railway usage.
As you continue through the different levels of this website you will see photos and read more about our fine city government, great schools, and other good things about Farmersville. Thank you for visiting us. You have discovered a Texas Treasure!