Santa visiting with local children.

McLendon-Chisholm’s big red Fire Rescue truck delivered Santa to the waiting children at City Hall. Crowds gathered in anticipation to watch the annual live-tree lighting and just like that… the Christmas spirit had arrived in McLendon-Chisholm.

The City’s 4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting was a huge success. Citizen’s enjoyed community, hot cocoa and delicious cookies and shared the spirit of Christmas by donating unwrapped gifts for our Toy Drive. City Hall twinkled with lights, whilst the community room glittered with an amazing display of holiday decor. A special reading by Santa himself of T’was the Night Before Christmas was followed by the children visiting with Santa and sharing their Christmas wishes.

Thank you to City staff, Council, volunteers and MC Fire Rescue for making this a wonderful night for all to remember.

Don’t forget to keep the Christmas spirit going this holiday season by visiting City Hall to donate an unwrapped gift for our Toy Drive and non-perishable food for our Food Drive.

2022 Annual Tree Lighting

Santa Claus is coming to McLendon-Chisholm for the the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event at City Hall, 1371 W. FM 550. Thursday December 1st is the big day, from 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Kids will be able to visit with Santa so bring your camera for a great Holiday photo opportunity. Kids can also write Santa a letter and enjoy a festive reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Other highlights include hot cocoa and cookies, along with a holiday movie to spread the spirit of the Holidays. Don’t miss the lighting of our live Christmas tree.

You can also contribute to the Holiday Spirit by bringing a toy for our Toy Drive or canned food for our Food Drive.

This is a great community tradition to kick off the Holiday Season.

Flyer for Tree Lighting Event

Highway 205

Rockwall County and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are conducting an open house public meeting and vitual meeting concerning a Rockwall County Outer Loop from FM 1138 to SH 205, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm. The meeting will be held at Bobby Summers Middle School, 2050 CD Boren Parkway, Fate. Download more details about this meeting and including directions and the virtual meeting at the link below.

Rockwall County and TxDOT Open House (pdf)


The Rockwall Central Appraisal District updates citizens on the 2022 appraisal year, which followed a record year for the real estate market in Rockwall County. Also discussed are improvements for RCAD that are in the works, including more user friendly property tax bill statements, a new website and payment portal.

Veterans Day Ceremony

Area residents are invited to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday November 11, 2022 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am at McLendon-Chisholm City Hall – 1371 West FM 550, McLendon-Chisholm. Honoring those who served and those serving.

Veterans Day Flyer

Spooky Halloween Pumpkins


Monday Oct. 31, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


McLendon-Chisholm Fire Station, 1345 West FM 550


McLendon-Chisholm Fire will be hosting a drive-thru Trick-or-Treat event on Halloween. At the event, families will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat from the safety of their own vehicles.

Candy and other treats will be given to kids by members of fire department. Directions will be given upon arrival.

The event is free to the community and sponsored by the City of McLendon-Chisholm.

We look forward to a great turn out and spooky Halloween.

Serve on the P&Z Board

The City of McLendon-Chisholm is accepting applications for up to three alternate positions on the Planning & Zoning Commission.

The Planning & Zoning Commission is responsible for the development and implementation of plans for the future growth, development and redevelopment of the City. The Commission shall also be responsible for the review and consideration and recommendation for approval or rejection to the City Council of all development plans and proposals, zoning requests, subdivision plats and replats, site plans and zoning regulations and ordinances. The Commission shall further be responsible for the review and consideration of the adoption, updating, and revision of land use assumptions.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month when there is a case to be heard. The application for appointment to the Commission is available on the City website or by contacting the City Secretary.

Applications should be returned to the City Secretary at, by mail, or in person.  Applications must be received no later than September 30, 2022.

Serve on the Board of Adjustment

The City of McLendon-Chisholm is accepting applications for alternate positions on the Board of Adjustment.

The Board of Adjustment authorizes variances from the zoning ordinance when it is not contrary to the public interest. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month when there is a case to be heard. The application for appointment to the Board is available on the City website or by contacting the City Secretary.

Applications should be returned to the City Secretary at, by mail, or in person.  Applications must be received no later than September 30, 2022.

Heroes Day

Heroes’ Day will be an all-day event at McLendon-Chisholm City Hall, on Saturday, September 24th. Police, Fire, EMT and County Sheriffs and Deputies have been specially invited to attend this event with their families.

We also want to welcome the community to join in as well to help us honor and celebrate these brave men and women for the service they render to all of us, each and every day.

The day will commence at 7:30 AM with a 5K, 10K, and half marathon through McLendon-Chisholm.

All 3 courses are USATF certified. USATF Course Certifications may be viewed under the tab Course.

There will be a Kid’s Field Day and a ‘Heroes’ Day Fitness Challenge. We invite any individuals in the community who would like to test their skill, strength, and stamina against our community’s finest to also register for the competition. There will be a prize awarded for the Grand Champion in the ‘Heroes’ Day Fitness Challenge.

There will be live music, food trucks and bounce houses available throughout the day.

We are honored to announce that all proceeds for this event will be going to “Fire In Texas” a scholarship in fallen Fate DPS fireman Clifford Haney’s name.

Heroes Day Flyer

CWD Logo with City Hall Flags

Location: Chisholm Baptist Church 1388 State Highway 205, Rockwall, TX 75032

Items accepted:

  • Electronic Waste
  • Bulk Trash Items
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • Appliances
  • Tires (no rims)

Document shredding is also available.

Open to all CWD customers in McLendon Chisholm. Driver’s license required for proof of residency.

Download the event map and a detailed list of accepted items (pdf).