Welcome to White Oak

Nestled in the rolling hills and piney woods of North East Texas, White Oak is located in on US Highway 80 in Gregg County about 125 east of Dallas. White Oak welcomes you home to safe neighborhoods, superior schools, family oriented living, and genuine community spirit.

From little league baseball games to the White Oak Roughneck Day Festival, White Oak offers all residents a higher quality of life.

Once simply a bedroom community to Longview, White Oak has matured into a city that offers modern services and conveniences, while maintaining the friendliness and tranquility for which it has always been known.

White Oak remains a small town (the current population per the 2010 census is 6,469), but its advantageous location just west of Longview, White Oak residents are able to enjoy small town living and still conveniently take advantage of cultural and shopping opportunities in a large, metropolitan area.

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A Word from the White Oak City Coordinator

Charles Smith has been involved with municipal and county government in the law enforcement profession for the past 30 years.  He has served the citizens of White Oak for 13 years, first in the law enforcement field as Police Chief and then assumed his role as City Coordinator on October 1st 2008. He is a graduate of the Stephen F. Austin Certified Public Managers course and a member of the Texas City Managers Association. Charles still serves as police chief and is the Region 15 Director and Magazine Editor for the Texas Police Chief’s Association. 

“As city Coordinator, it is my job to ensure the citizens of White Oak receive the best of all services provided. I keep the council and Mayor apprised of the daily operations of the city, respond to questions and citizen concerns, and ensure employees are provided the equipment and knowledge to do their job.”


Max McGee

Max Mcgee

Max McGee caught the 1st touchdown pass in Super Bowl history in 1967.

McGee attended White Oak High School. He was a running back at Tulane and the nation's top kick returner in 1953.
Selected by the Packers in the fifth round of the 1954 draft, McGee spent two years in the Air Force as a pilot following his rookie year before returning in 1957 to play 11 more seasons. He finished his career with 345 receptions for 6,346 yards, an 18.4 yard average and scored 51 touchdowns and 306 points.

After retiring from football, he became a major partner in developing the popular Chi-Chi's chain of Mexican restaurants. In 1979, he became an announcer for the Packer Radio Network with Jim Irwin until retiring in 1998.

McGee and wife, Denise, founded the Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 1999.

McGee passed away in 2007, as a result of injuries sustained after falling out of a tree. McGee was survived by his wife and 4 children.