2000 Census - 775
East Tawakoni Texas History:
The community developed after the 1960 impoundment of Lake Tawakoni. The City of East Tawakoni incorporated June 6, 1967. In 1968, city residents voted 38 to 32 in favor of selling alcoholic beverages. This was the first such election to be held in dry Rains County in over 60 years. The town is primarily a resort and retirement community. It holds an annual Christmas Party where each family brings a party dish. East Tawakoni is located on the eastern shores of Lake Tawakoni on the east end of the SH 276 Bridge (East Quinlan Parkway), 6.6 miles east of West Tawakoni, 13.6 miles east of Quinlan, 24 miles southeast of Greenville, 29 miles south of Commerce, 32 miles southwest of Sulphur Springs, 6 miles southwest of Point, 11 miles west of Emory, 32 miles northwest of Quitman, 33 miles northwest of Mineola, 34 miles northwest of Canton, 55 miles northeast of Dallas, and 27.6 miles northeast of Terrell, Texas.
Cotton Pickin' Theater, City of Point, TX:
This renovated cotton gin hosts the “Shindig Band” each Saturday night at 7:30pm, except the 4th Saturday. Each show features guest vocalists and musicians performing traditional country and gospel songs. On the 4th Saturday of each month the Rural American Idol holds singing competitions for all ages. The 1st and 3rd Saturday nights feature Country music. (903) 598-2571. (903) 598-3296. The theater is located at 223 Locust Street (U.S. 69) in Point, Texas. The City of Point is located on U.S. 69, 6 miles southeast of Lone Oak, 7.5 miles northwest of Emory, 17.8 miles northeast of Quinlan, 11.4 miles northeast of West Tawakoni, and 6 miles northeast of East Tawakoni, Texas. Email Point Texas Map
Tawakoni Area Public Library, West Tawakoni, TX:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, 10am-2pm. (903) 447-3445. 340 West SH 276, West Tawakoni, Texas 75474.
Rains County Public Library, Emory, TX:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 10am-5pm; Tue & Thu, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Sunday. (903) 473-5000, Ext. 283. 150 Doris Briggs Parkway.
Lone Oak Public Library, Lone Oak, TX:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Sunday and Monday. (903) 662-4565. The library is located at 102 Jones Street, behind the post office. Email
Dalusa Organic Ranch, 120 Acres, Point, TX:
Stephanie McCarter raises 100% organic grass-fed beef. Carter rotates pasture grazing on native Texas grasses, and has two natural ponds for water use. Beef is dry aged for 21 days, wrapped in cellophane instead of plastics, and sold pre-ordered as whole, haves, and split halves. It is sold by the cut on site or from a pick-up site in Dallas near Walnut Hill Lane and North Central Expressway. Cuts are also available at Roy’s Natural Market at 130 Preston Royal Village in Dallas. They also sell organic fed Hereford mixed cows and heifers; photos available by email. (903) 598-6822. The ranch is located at 2755 Rains County Road 1490, Point, Texas, 75472. Email
Annual Christmas Parade, Dec:
Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony and Community Celebration in Quinlan, TX, Dec:
Activities at this free event include the lighting of the Christmas tree, professional like photos with Santa, mini train rides, face painting, games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and more. This event is held at 301 Main Street and the Joe Martin Administration building in Quinlan.
Annual Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus, Dec: