History

Saline residue found along the banks of Salt Creek attracted settlers to the area in the 1850's. The first person to undertake commercial production of salt here was Martin V. Bowers.  He arrived here during the civil war. Bowers was a local farmer and politician and later sold his business to A.B. Grant and moved to Parker County. A.B. Grant was a confederate veteran. He operated the salt works until 1871 when he was elected into the Texas State Legislature. He sold the operation to Gustavas A and Edwin S Graham.
 
The two brothers came to Texas with the Texas Emigration and Land Company. They only operated the Salt Works for two years before closing due to operating costs. Although the Graham Salt Works was not operated long, it played a vital role in the development of Graham.
 
In 1872 the Graham brothers founded the City of Graham. They donated land for a town, a courthouse, churches, schools, and cemeteries. The land was donated in the family name as we know it today.  The Graham family has continued to play a vital role in the development of Graham.

06/06/15
The Food Truck Championship of Texas

06/06/15
Possum Pedal Bike Ride

06/06/15
Concert at the Historic Drive-In feat. Robert Earl Keen

06/05/17
4H Horsemanship Clinic

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LATE BILL POLICY EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2015
1. Bills are due on the date shown on the bill, unless adequate proof is provided that the City utilized an improper address for the billing, 2. If the bill is not paid on or before the due date, a 5% penalty shall be applied; 3. If the bill is not paid in full, inclusive of the penalty applied, by the 28th day after the bill is due, the utility will be disconnected. 4. A disconnect fee of $75 dollars will be applied to the bill. 5. To reconnect service the bill shall be paid in full, inclusive of the penalty, the $75 dollar disconnect fee and a $75 re-connect fee.

Graham Fire Rescue
The Graham Fire Rescue Auxiliary is sponsoring this years smoke detector program. The program will kick off in October along with National Fire Prevention. Click here Details

Stage 3 Water Restrictions Enacted
The City of Graham is implementing Stage 3 Water Restrictions effective today May 22, 2014. The goal of Stage 3 restrictions is to reduce water use by 20% from normal use. Click here Details

NOTICE OF 2014 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE
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WATER UPDATE 8-8-14
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