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.
April and May, 2017
This March, we have certainly seen the wind blow! But it sure doesn't dampen the spirits of the people in Coleman and Coleman County. The Kiwanis will be hosting the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus under the big top tent at the Rodeo Grounds on March 24. Plans are currently being made for a downtown event called "Kind of a Big Deal" is scheduled for March 25. You will have the opportunity for fun pictures in the photo booth and be entertained with a free live concert by "Pearl and the Polka Dots". There will be a drawing for the Aaron Watson Guitar! Heritage Hall will be exhibiting "Fashion Through the Ages". Come to downtown Coleman and be involved in all of the fun. The Petticoats on the Prairie will be back to Coleman on April 7 & 8. Be watching for activities in the downtown area for that weekend as well. The Chamber of Commerce is just one of the many sponsors that will be hosting "A Night with Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys" on April 14. This will be held at the Rodeo Grounds Dance Pavilion from 8 to midnight come rain or shine! In case of inclement weather, it will be moved to the Goree Expo Center. The excitement of this good ole "swing band" is spreading throughout the community as many businesses and individuals have stepped up to help sponsor this event. This will be a family fun event that we know everyone will enjoy. The Aggie Muster will be held on April 21. This is an important event held by the alumni of A&M University. Then the Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet on April 28 in the Bill Franklin Center. This year the theme will be "Coleman…Rich in Western Heritage". Feel free to wear your boots and jeans and enjoy what Coleman is all about. We will be honoring those that have contributed much to Coleman and Coleman County. Watch for details of this event and be sure and get your ticket so that we as a community can come together and celebrate Coleman and Coleman County.
The Business Spotlight for March is Ranch Realty of Coleman. Ranch Realty has been in operation for 14 years, but has been at the current location for 12 years. Pati Barton is the owner of Ranch Realty of Coleman and has a great team working with her. Calvin Helm is the Broker for Ranch Realty of Coleman and works with team members Johnny Allen and Stephanie Garner. Recently added to the team are Mary Hargett, Joshua Meadows and Glenda Keeney. You can find Ranch Realty of Coleman at 12070 US Hwy 67, Talpa, Texas 76882. You can call them at 325-636-4484 or stop by their web-site of www.ranchrealty-coleman.com of follow them on Facebook. When Pati is out showing houses, she just might stop by the Downtown Deli for a sandwich and a drink. This is Pati's newest venture. The Downtown Deli is located at 209 A Commercial. You can call in your order at 325-625-DELI (3354) or follow them on Facebook. Josh Tye, manager, says to come on in and try some of the great foods they have to offer.
The second Business Spotlight is the Coleman County Electric Co-op. Since 1937, Coleman County Electric Cooperative (CCEC) has provided the residents of rural West Central Texas with reliable, low cost electricity. With close to 4,000 miles of line and approximately 9,000 meters in service, CCEC's service area stretches over 8 counties, including Coleman, Runnels, Concho, Tom Green, Brown, Callahan, Taylor, and Coke. With 34 employees, they are proud to serve members with over 500 years of combined experience in the electric utility industry.
What makes a cooperative unique, is that it is a non-profit, voluntarily member owned, and member controlled organization. Unlike investor-owned utilities, an electric cooperative is operated by and for the people of the communities and areas it serves. We don't answer to Wall Street and we return our margins back to our members in the form of capital credits.
Coleman County Electric Cooperative helps the communities and surrounding areas with local sponsorships and donations for schools, rodeos, stock shows, parades, and other events. Just recently, CCEC has agreed to sponsor and market a new internet company, TWN, to provide fast, reliable internet service to local and rural areas.
Coleman County Electric Cooperative gives high school students of members, the opportunity for scholarships and a 10 day, all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. every year for two students of area schools to join other high school students from across Texas and the U.S. to teach them about U.S. history, government, and the importance of public service. The tour was inspired by former president and Texas native Lyndon B. Johnson who, in 1957, encouraged electric cooperatives to send youngsters to the nation's capital where they could "actually see" what the flag represents!
Coleman County Electric Cooperative dedicates itself to the improvement of its members' lifestyle and the economic environment of its service area. CCEC is committed to providing safe, reliable electric service at the lowest practical cost and to meet the changing needs of its membership with a well-trained, quality work force and with the use of sound business practices.
The Chamber of Commerce is open from 9 AM to 4 PM Monday through Thursday and 9 AM - 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.
|Coleman At A Glance
Coleman is located near the geographical center of Texas, 54 miles southeast of Abilene.
The annual average temperature is 65º. Average rainfall for the year is 26.5 inches
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
The city is governed by a Mayor-Council-Manager system. The county government is presided over by a County Judge and
- 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)
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).
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.
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.
Coleman is home to 22 churches of Protestant and Catholic denominations.
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.