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Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit, international continuing public education program first established in 1972 to end collisions, deaths and injuries at places where roadways cross train tracks, and on railroad rights-of-way.
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Located in the Texas Mid-West region where hunting and fishing is considered major industries. Coleman is rich in natural resources which have given life to a diversified economy based on farming, ranching, coal, oil and gas production and varied industry.

The community is surrounded by the refreshing waters of six major lakes: Lake Coleman, lvie Reservoir, Lake Scarborough, Memory Lake, Lake Santa Anna, and Hord's Creek.

Chamber Chat
January 2017

January 2017 is here and is the beginning of a new year with new wonderful things for our community. It has been a difficult beginning here at the Chamber. We lost someone that we loved dearly. Mary's husband, Mark Griffis, left this world in January. It's been a long difficult road, but Mark won the battle. We appreciate the support of the community shown to our Chamber Family as we have struggled and will continue struggling to find that new kind of normal.

With the many events planned for our community in 2017, we hope that we all remember the great things God gave us. He gave us Grace, Hope and Love. And the greatest of these is Love. When we are able to show true love to each other, everyone wins and prospers. There are so many exciting things going on in Coleman. We just all need to remember that we are all in this together. Let's all speak positively about each other and claim Coleman as that great place to live.

The Chamber is starting off the year with new faces on the Board. We said goodbye to some that had been on the Board for quite some time and they will truly be missed. We appreciate all that they did for this community. But with new faces comes new and exciting ideas. We look forward to everything that is being planned and invite anyone to offer constructive ideas to help with all of the planning process. The Chamber has many responsibilities and supports many organizations in town. You may not see all that we are doing, but we are striving to work for our community the best that we can. A copy of all of the responsibilities will be listed at another date in the paper, on our website and on our Facebook. Most people have no idea of all the things that the Chamber helps with. We appreciate all of the organizations having so much faith in the Chamber to allow us to help with their events and schedules.

The Business Spotlight for the city of Coleman is Taylor Real Estate. Taylor Real Estate was purchased by Ted & Sonjia Taylor and Lang & Ann Martin in 2004 from Sharlene Taylor (now Hetzel). Taylor Real Estate specializes primarily in ranch and hunting lands. Ted and Ann, though brother and sister, were partners in the business until 2015. Ted Taylor runs the business now because Ann has chosen to retire. Ann does remain the broker for the company. Ted invites anyone to come by that might be interested in his expertise. Taylor Real Estate is located at 112 Commercial Ave. in Coleman. You can call them at 325-625-4111.

Our second spotlight reminds us that summer is just around the corner and it's never too early to start making vacation plans or just plans for weekend get aways! Playin' Hooky Bait & Marina and Tiki Hut Grill located at Lake Coleman.

This business is family owned by Mary Wright and Dwayne and Jodie Brewster. Their off season hours vary, but their summer hours are great for anyone wanting that lake experience. Open 6 AM to 8 PM, they can help you with bait, beer, burgers and gas. They have added paddleboat and tube rentals as well. And don't forget about the Tiki Hut Grill where you will find a variety of food on the menu. Be sure and try the Captain Jack - it's the #1 Burger.

If you are one that loves relaxation, good service and good food and have a lovely view, then this is the place for you. You'll have good times and make many new memories with your trip to Lake Coleman. They have plans for other improvements, so come on out to Lake Coleman and visit Playin' Hooky Bait and Marina and Tiki Hut Grill - where "playin' hooky" is the thing to do in the summer. You can even give them a call at 325-382-4444.

The Chamber of Commerce has new office hours and is open from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Thursday and 9 AM to 12 Noon on Friday. We are located at 218 Commercial Ave., Coleman, Texas and our phone number is 325-625-2163. We invite you to stop by and visit us any time and invite you to attend our meetings held on the second Monday of each month.

Coleman At A Glance
  • Location
    Coleman is located near the geographical center of Texas, 54 miles southeast of Abilene.
  • Climate
    The annual average temperature is 65º. Average rainfall for the year is 26.5 inches
  • Population
    The City of Coleman is comprised of 5,410 residents. The Coleman County's population is 9,710. The median age is 42.1 and the median household effective buying income is $16,483. The area's civilian labor force numbers 4,335
  • Government
    The city is governed by a Mayor-Council-Manager system. The county government is presided over by a County Judge and Commissioner's Court.
  • Health Care
    CCMC is a Critical Access Hospital offering a Swing Bed Program for long term care patients, physical therapy, and radiology. To assure that we provide the highest quality care, we follow nationally recognized evidence based guidelines and core measures. We are dedicated to using advances in technology to improve our patient's care and safety. We provide primary care services that are second to none in quality and we do it with a personal touch that can only be found in a small town hospital! CCMC provides day surgery, Obstetrics/Labor & Delivery, Dental surgery, and preventive testing (upper and lower GI procedures)
  • Transportation
    The local airport, located one mile from the community, has a 4,500' paved, lighted runway for corporate and private planes. Aircraft services are also available. Regional airports with commercial airlines are located in Abilene (54 miles) and Brownwood (30 miles).
  • Utilities
    Electric power with distribution voltages of 2,400 / 4,160, is provided by the City of Coleman.
    ATMOS Energy supplies gas. Distribution line and pressure 60PSI - 8".
    Water and sewage services are provided by the City of Coleman. Water treatment capacity is 5,200,000 gallons per day; average daily demand is 2,000,000 gallons per day. Sewage capacity is 800,000 gallons.
    Verizon Company provides local telephone service and high-speed internet service.
  • Education
    Coleman schools include one elementary, one middle and one high school, as well as a remodeled Co-operative Alternative. Santa Anna, and Panther Creek Independent School Districts are also located in Coleman County.
  • Churches
    Coleman is home to 22 churches of Protestant and Catholic denominations.

General Information
Founded in 1876 on Hords Creek, area of rolling, grassy plains and wide bottom lands. A typical frontier settlement, first store hardly completed before a cemetery was laid out for loser in cowboy gunfight. Today seat of Coleman County. Area still devoted to large scale ranching; additional income from oil, natural gas, limestone.
Coleman lies on U.S. 84, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.
Coleman, Texas is rich in natural resources which have given life to a diversified economy based on farming, ranching, coal, oil and gas production and varied industry.
The community, county seat of Coleman County, is surrounded by the refreshing waters of six major lakes. Lake Coleman, Ivie Reservoir, Lake Scarborough, Memory Lake, Lake Santa Anna and Hord's Creek. More than 70 private lakes add to the allure of natural beauty and recreational pleasure.
Coleman County also offers a wealth of frontier heritage. Named for Robert M. Coleman, aide-de-camp to General Sam Houston, the county contains several sites that testify to its historical prominence.
Well-preserved artifacts still remain from Camp Colorado, the area's earliest outpost. At the foot of the historic Santa Anna mountains lies a pioneer cabin a Registered U.S. Museum. Additional points of historical are the early towns of Trickham and Voss. Several of Coleman's older homes have been restored, including the Blair house, and official Texas Historical Landmark.

Business and Industry
The business climate in Coleman is as attractive as its ideal year-round weather. Foremost is the friendly and cooperative spirit that characterizes the area's labor force. Coleman's fine municipal services, transportation facilities and abundant energy resources serve as additional incentives for business development
Manufacturing plants in Coleman produce a variety of quality products for Texas and the nation. A sampling includes leather goods. With production active in all sections of the county, oil and gas ranks with ranching as one of Coleman's most prominent industries

In addition to the recreational riches of area lakes, Coleman presents a showcase for outdoor activities. The area is home to ample populations of deer, turkey, ducks, dove and quail. The plentiful wildlife is also a boon for non-hunting nature lovers. Coleman's City Park, located on the scenic banks of Hord's Creek, offers picnic facilities under majestic shade trees, tennis courts, a recreation center with Olympic-size swimming pool and playground equipment. Noted for its tough stock and talented cowboys, Coleman's PRCA approved rodeo is held annually. Other competitive events include one of the nation's largest county livestock shows, County 4-H Horse Shows and the Coleman County Fiesta de la Paloma and Dove Cook-off Rounding out Coleman's recreational bounty is a Country Club that features club facilities swimming pool and a 9-hole golf course.

Farming and Ranching
Endowed with some of the state's richest grass lands, Coleman County produces outstanding herds of commercial and purebred cattle, horses, sheep, goats and hogs. Approximately 50,000 to 75,000 head of cattle are marketed annually at the Coleman Livestock Auction. The fertile soils and ideal climate of the Coleman area make farming one of the area's biggest businesses. Cotton, wheat, oats, barley and grain sorghums are raised throughout the county.

Education and Culture
Just as its natural bounty, Coleman considers its people an important resource. That is why education plays a significant role in the life of the community. In addition to a elementary and middle schools, Coleman has built a modern high school to prepare students equally well for higher education or entry into the labor market upon graduation.

Cultural institutions are also an important force in and around Coleman. They range from the Coleman and Santa Anna Public Libraries to the Heritage Hall Museum , There are also a Fine Arts League and several civic clubs, including Lions, Rotary and Kiwanis.
Coleman County Chamber of Commerce,
Agriculture and Tourist Bureau

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