On behalf of the community of Anthony, Texas, we thank you for browsing through our website and hope that you find within it the friendly atmosphere of our town and citizens. We are proud of the hometown atmosphere mixed with the spirit of progress as we look towards the future. We hope one day you can visit our community and make Anthony, Texas, your new home or locate your business within our borders.
— Mayor Art Franco
A Little History
The Town of Anthony was established in the late 1800s and served as a supply stop for travelers along the Oñate Trail and later as a stop for the railroads. It is not known who the original settlers of the farming community originally known as "La Tuna" were. Later, the name was changed to Anthony and in 1952 the community became incorporated as the Town of Anthony.
The town has evolved from a farming town into a small industrial and commercial center serving as a bedroom community for the cities of Las Cruces, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. Approximately six square miles, the town has a population estimated at about 4,400 and is bordered on the north and west by Anthony, New Mexico, on the east by the City of El Paso and on the south by the Village of Vinton.