What’s In a Name: Gun Barrel City

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 11:27 AM CDT
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GUN BARREL CITY, Texas (KLTV) - The town of Gun Barrel City has a name that suggests stories from the Wild West, with gunfighters, saloons and shootouts.

But that’s not how it got its name. Mayor David Skains tells us why the town, which used to be known as the Old Bethel Community, was renamed Gun Barrel City.

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