City of Terrell Hills

Terrell Hills is a suburban community off the Old Austin Highway five miles northeast of downtown San Antonio in central Bexar County. The community was named for Frederick Terrell, who promoted the area as a residential addition in the late 1920s. One business and a population of 1,236 were reported there in 1930. Learn more about our history...

City Government

City council meeting information, Open Records Requests, and all things City Government related are here.

Fiscal Year 2018 Draft Budget


Online Resources

Various online resources including City Council agenda, Open Records Request, Online Citation Payment and Building Permits are here for your convenience.


City Departments

Police Department information, Fire / EMS Department information, Public Works information, Municipal Court information.

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Here to Serve Terrell Hills

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John B. Low

City Mayor

John B. Low has lived in Terrell Hills since 1992.  He has served as Mayor since 2020 and on City Council for 6 years prior to that.  In addition, John served on the Board of Adjustment and the Planning and Zoning Committee of Terrell Hills.  He also served for 5 years on the Alamo Heights School Foundation Board.  Professionally, he is the managing partner of the Law Offices of John B. Low, PC, a transactional law firm.  John is married to Rhonda Brannan and has 3 children, Blakely, Madeline and Robert and one granddaughter Erin.

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Roger Mangum

Chief of Police

Chief Roger Mangum has been a Texas Peace Officer for 40 years. He is a San Antonio native, growing up in the Woodlawn Lake area. After serving in the United States Air Force Reserves as a Fire Protection Specialist he joined the San Antonio Police Department in 1980. Roger spent 12 years on patrol before being assigned to the SAPD Training Academy for 15 years as the Patrol Tactics and Use of Force Coordinator. After a brief retirement in 2008 he started his second career as a Terrell Hills Police Officer. Prior to his appointment as Chief he was the Patrol Commander. Chief Mangum has a Master Police Officer Certificate and is a Class 77 graduate of the Leadership Command College. He has completed the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy and the Texas Police Chief Association Developing Leadership Course among other leadership courses. He is married to his spouse Mollie, and they have a son and three daughters who have chosen a career in public service. They are the proud grandparents of four girls. Chief Mangum considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Terrell Hills.

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Billy Knupp

Fire Chief

Chief Knupp has been with Terrell Hills for 21 Years, he came to us from Kerrville Fire department where he started his career as a Firefighter/EMT in 1993. While at Terrell Hills he has risen through the ranks from Firefighter/Paramedic to Fire Chief. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy and The Texas Fire Chief’s Academy. Billy is married to Maggi and they have three boys Kamdon, Conner and Kinsey.

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News & Notices

Purple Martin Project

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Weather Bulletin

From the National Weather Service:

Expect blustery, rainy, and cold conditions across the area today. Temperatures will remain nearly steady, with highs ranging from the lower 30s to lower 40s. North winds will be gusty from 15 to 25 mph. Some freezing rain may mix in with rain, especially across the Hill Country.

Freeze Warning For Saturday night.  Winter makes a return tonight with a vengeance with overnight lows expected to be below freezing for most areas. Remember the 4 Ps: Pets, People, Plants, Pipes. Wind chills also in the 20s for most with a hard freeze in Hill Country. 

  • PEOPLE: Keep your family warm and check on any elderly family or neighbors that may need extra blankets, winterizing their homes or a warm place to stay.
  • PETS:  Dogs and cats get cold too. Bring them inside at night to keep them healthy and safe.
  • PLANTS:  Either cover plants to keep them warm at night or bring them inside so they can flourish.
  • PIPES:  Cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing and breaks.

Check local news stations and/or go to National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio for updated information. 
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Expect unseasonably cold conditions through next Tuesday. Friday will be dry, but a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow will occur at times from Saturday through Monday. Some snow accumulation is possible Monday. Tuesday will be bitterly cold, with temperatures in the teens to lower 20s.

Holiday PSA from the THPD

A Holiday Reminder From the Terrell Hills Police Department.

As the Christmas Holiday rapidly approaches, we encourage the residents to consider the following crime deterrent tips:

Do not leave valuables in plain view inside your vehicle. Ideally it would be helpful to take valuables out of your vehicle and lock the vehicle however, if this is not possible or you elect not to, at the very least hide items from direct observation and secure the vehicle as best you can.

It you have door cameras or other popular surveillance cameras ensure that they are functioning and monitor them when you get alerts. You may see suspicious activity through them and be able to quickly notify the police.

If you have deliveries coming to your residence you may seek the help of trusted neighbors to take packages and hold them for you if you are away.

Many vendor websites allow you to specify delivery instructions when placing an order. It you have this option consider leaving specific instructions to place the packages in a location not visible from the street.

As always, notify the police immediately if you observe anything suspicious.

CITY HALL (210) 824-7401
FAX (210) 822-2297
Police & Fire Dispatch (210) 824-1009
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm