Ronnie Daniel Retires From CCEC

Coleman County Electric Cooperative honored long-time friend and employee, Ronnie Daniel, at his retirement celebration Friday, January 22nd. Together with his family, employees and board members enjoyed a delicious meal of pulled pork, brisket, sausage, and beans that Ronnie prepared himself. Speaking volumes of his character, Ronnie insisted that he provide the food for his own party as a parting gift to his friends and co-workers. Boy, were we glad he did!
With 28 years of dedicated service underneath his belt, Ronnie’s role at CCEC included lead groundman, equipment operator, meter reader, and concluded as both an equipment operator and meter reader. Ronnie’s skill, knowledge and friendship that he contributed to the CCEC family will most certainly be missed.  We at CCEC wish Ronnie all of the best as his new chapter unfolds.


Ronnie Daniel Retires From CCEC
Clint Gardner, general manager of CCEC, presents Ronnie with an engraved meter lamp signifying his 28 years of service.

Cattle Thief...& more

Clinton Easter, charged with two First Degree Cattle Thefts in Coleman County, was sentenced to 30 Years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Thursday, January 28th in the 42nd District Court of Coleman County.  He will serve 30 Years confinement concurrently on each case.

Easter had also been charged in Eastland, Comanche and Stephens Counties with the same or similar offenses.  Those cases, along with three other lesser Coleman County cases, were confessed to also by Easter as part of the agreement with the Coleman County District Attorney’s office.  The District Attorneys of each of those respective counties submitted letters of agreement under Texas Penal Code Section 12.45 which were offered as evidence by District Attorney Heath Hemphill and accepted by District Judge John Weeks.  Though the cases are dismissed as part of the process, the confessions are accepted by the Judge and considered in the sentencing process.

Vivian Coruja-Rojas was sentenced to serve 10 years confinement for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Facing a February 1 trial in which she faced up to 20 years confinement, Rojas elected to plead guilty and waive her right to appeal.

Tomas Salinas, charged with Burglary of a Habitation, pled guilty and was assessed a $1000 fine, court costs, 10 years incarceration probated 5 years, 40 hours community
service and restitution in the amount of $ 11,906.11 to the victim.

Salinas’ co-defendant, Christopher Lester, had already been sentenced to 10 years incarceration for the crime.

Misty Reed had her probation revoked for Possession of a Controlled Substance and was sentenced to 6 months in a State Jail.  Jacob Garvin had his probation revoked for Burglary of a Building and was sentenced to 12 months incarceration in State Jail.  Lillie Marie Floyd pled “true” to the State’s allegations in a Motion to Revoke her probation and a Pre-Sentence Investigation was ordered by Judge Weeks.

Donkey Basketball

Coleman Bluecat Booster Club will be holding the Second Annual Donkey Basketball Tournament on February 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm, at the old CHS gymnasium.  If you missed this event last year, you HAVE to be there this year.  It’s great fun and entertainment for the whole family!  Yes!  The game is played while players are riding actual live donkeys.  It’s a hoot!  All teams are made up of local folks that we know and love to laugh at!  The Coleman County Medical Center Team will be defending their title as last year’s champions.  This fundraiser helps the Booster Club support Coleman ISD Athletes.  Mark your calendars and we will see you there.  Go Big Blue!

Coleman Burglary

Coleman Burglary

On January 10th and 23rd, 2016 Sergeant Doug Butler with the Coleman Police Department investigated two different burglaries with the same suspect involved. On January 10th Sgt. Butler took a report of a burglary in the 700 block of Church Street in Coleman.  Entry was made by the suspect breaking a back window and entering into the residence.  Once inside the residence the suspect to a Vintage Coca Cola metal pedal car and two Collectable Coke bottles.  The suspect then left through the window that he entered the residence from.  The suspect later sold the items to a collector, who has cooperated with authorities and returned the items.  The collector was unaware that the items were stolen. On January 23rd Sgt. Butler took a report of a burglary in the 700 block of Lackland Street in Coleman. Entry was made by removing a window screen and a window and making entry.  Once inside the suspect removed various tools.  The suspect sold the tools to an individual who cooperated with authorities and returned the tools and who was also unaware that the tools were stolen.  Through an investigation a suspect was developed and on Tuesday January 26, 2016 Sergeant Doug Butler filed two Probable Cause Affidavits for Arrest Warrants with Justice of the Peace Nance Campbell. Campbell issued two Arrest Warrants for 29 year old Andrew” Andy” Dixon of Coleman.  On January 28, 2016 Dixon was arrested by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Field Agent Marty Baker, Lake Coleman Chief of Police Wallace Dobbins and Coleman Police Department Sergeant Anthony Smith. Dixon is currently being held at the Coleman Police Department on bonds totaling $50,000.00.  

Jameson files for South Ward, Place 4

Jameson files for South Ward, Place 4

Danny Jameson, incumbent, 305 Roselawn, has filed for South Ward, Place 4
position. Filing will remain open until February 19, 2016. General Election
will be held May 7, 2016. 

PC Chapter Livestock Show

The Panther Creek Chapter Livestock Show was held on Friday, January 15, at 10:00 am.  The judge was Dr. Richard Cordes of Menard, Texas.  The following are the results of the show:
Grand Champion Rabbits- Jessilyn Williams
Reserve Grand Rabbits-Aubrie Dillard
Rabbits—1st Jessilyn Williams
          2nd Aubrie Dillard
       3rd Ethan Straach
Class 1 Goats—1st Emily Hoelscher
                 2nd Emily Hoelscher
                 3rd  Emily Hoelscher
Class 2 Goats—1st Emily Hoelscher
                 2nd Emily Hoelscher
Grand Champion Goat—Emily Hoelscher
Reserve Champion Goat—Emily Hoelscher
Goat Showmanship—Emily Hoelscher
Class 1 Finewools—1st Haylee Triplitt
Class 2 Finewools—1st Haylee Triplitt
              2nd Haylee Triplitt
Class 3 Finewools—1st Sarita Short
              2nd Sarita Short
Champion Finewool—Sarita Short
Reserve Champion Finewool—Sarita Short
Class 1 Crossbreds—1st Haylee Triplitt
Class 2 Crossbreds—1st Sarita Short
                                     2nd Haylee Triplitt
Class 3 Crossbreds—1st Sarita Short
Champion Crossbred—Sarita Short
Reserve Champion Crossbred—Sarita Short
Class 1 Southdowns—1st Haylee Triplitt
Champion Southdown—Haylee Triplitt
Grand Champion Lamb—Sarita Short
Reserve Champion Lamb—Sarita Short
Lamb Showmanship—Haylee Triplitt
Class 1 Hampshires—1st Haley Barnett
                  2nd Brayden Barnett
                 3rd Haylee Triplitt
Class 2 Hampshires—1st Haylee Triplitt
                  2nd Sabrina Lawrence
                  3rd Sabrina Lawrence
                  4th Matthew Morris
Class 3 Hampshires—1st Brayden Barnett
                   2nd Jenna Jamison
                    3rd Gracie Cole
                  4th Payton Garrett
Champion Hampshire—Brayden Barnett
Reserve Champion Hampshire—Haley Barnett
Class 1 Durocs—1st Sabrina Lawrence
         2nd Haley Barnett
Class 2 Durocs—1st Haylee Triplitt
         2nd Kloie Nanny
         3rd Kaylee Cobb
Class 3 Durocs—1st Haley Barnett
         2nd Dylan Willims
Champion Duroc—Haylee Triplitt
Reserve Champion Duroc—Sabrina Lawrence
Class 1 Black OPB-1st Brayden Barnett
                      2nd Kaylee Cobb
Class 2 Black OPB- 1st McCall Garrett
Champion Black OPB-McCall Garrett
Reserve Champion Black OPB—Brayden Barnett
Class 1 White OPB-1st Allen Pricer
             2nd Sabrina Lawrence
Class 2 White OPB- 1st McCall Garrett
                                   2nd Haiden Hinds
Champion White OPB-McCall Garrett
Reserve Champion White OPB- Allen Pricer
Class 1 Cross—1st Ethan Croft
                2nd Haiden Hinds
                3rd Avery Ball
Class 2 Cross-1st Sabrina Lawrence
              2nd Haley Barnett
              3rd Payton Garrett
                         4th Trevor Walker
Class 3 Cross—1st Haylee Triplitt
                           2nd Payton Garrett
                           3rd Layla Walker
Class 4 Cross—1st Jadyn Feitshans
                 2nd Ty Laws
                 3rd Kaylee Cobb
Champion Cross—Haylee Triplitt
Reserve Champion Cross-Sabrina Lawrence
Grand Champion Swine—Haylee Triplitt
Reserve Grand Champion Swine—Brayden Barnett

Swine Showmanship—Haley Barnett

Food Show Results—
Lil Cooks-
Pies- 1st Riley Ball
         2nd Colton Cozart
Candy- 1st Bradlee Croft
             2nd Leah VanPelt
Bread- 1st Dawson Williams
             2nd Riley Ball
Cookies- 1st Dawson Williams
                2nd Lauren Robinson
                3rd Louden Stanford
               4th McKinzey Stanford
Cakes- 1st William Taylor
             2nd Dawson Williams
             3rd Louden Stanford
             4th Dallas Cole
             5th McKenzie Stanford
             6th Leah VanPelt
Champion—Riley Ball
Pies- 1st Jenna Jamison
          2nd Paige Butts
          3rd Jefferson Taylor
          4th Dani Williams
          5th Andrew Blevins

Candy- 1st Kaylee Cobb
              2nd Dyson Cole
              3rd Cathleen Taylor
             4th Alexis Yabrough
             5th Shelby VanPelt
             6th Kealy Bouldin
             7th Kimberly Stanford
             8th Ethan Croft
Cookies- 1st Dani Williams
                2nd McKenzie Yabrough
                3rd Paige Butts
                4th Payton Garrett
                5th Addi Dawson
                6th Kimberly Stanford
                7th Tully Stanford
Salads- 1st Kaylee Cobb
              2nd Kealey Bouldin
Quick Breads- 1st Jenna Jamison
                          2nd Dani Williams
                 3rd Hayden Blevins
                4th Kealey Bouldin   
Cakes- 1st Paige Butts
             2nd Kimberly Stanford
             3rd Kealey Bouldin
             4th Shelby VanPelt
             5th Tully Stanford
Elementary Champion- Jenna Jamison
Junior High-
Pies- 1st Dylan Williams
Cookies- 1st Colin Matheny
      2nd Sabrina Lawrence
     3rd Glenda Parra
Breads- Dylan Williams
Cakes- 1st Sabrina Lawrence
             2nd Dylan Williams
             3rd Glenda Parra
Junior High Champion- Sabrinal Lawrence
High School-
Pies- 1st Kenzie Halsel
Cookies- 1st Kenzie Halsel
Quick Breads- 1st Kenzie Halsel
Salads- 1st Kenzie Halsel
Cakes- 1st Kenzie Halsel
             2nd Jessi Loyd
            3rd Gracie Cole
Champion High School- Kenzie Halsel
Overall Champion- Sabrina Lawrence

FCS Coalition Meeting

By: Janet Nelson, CEA-FCS – Coleman County
Thursday, February 11, 2016
5:30 p.m. -- Courthouse

The Family and Consumer Sciences agent Janet Nelson will be meeting with adult volunteers within the County who are interested in assisting with 4-H projects in the areas of Photography, Foods and Nutrition, Clothing and Textiles and Educational Presentations.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 11th at 5:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the courthouse. If you are interested in helping youth learn life skills through projects and competitions, then come and help plan these events for our 4-H youth.

If you have any questions regarding these projects, contact Janet at the County Extension office at 625-4519 or by email

2016 Texas Custom Rates Survey is Open Feb 2, 2016

2016 Texas Custom Rates Survey is Open Feb 2, 2016

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics is conducting the 2016 Texas Custom Rates Survey.  Each year our offices receive many requests for current custom rate information and the latest Custom Rates Publication.

The survey and publication are the only source to find the going rates paid for these types of services.  Questions in the survey include rates paid/charged for specific tillage, planting, application, harvesting, and other services or operations performed on a custom basis.

If you have knowledge of rates in your area, and appreciate the value of publishing this type of market information, please consider participating in the survey which can be found online at:

The survey will ask that you only complete the questions that pertain to your operation, therefore most people should be able to complete the survey in 10-15 minutes or less.  The survey will be open from February through mid-April.  Your participation will help make sure the published information is the most accurate and reliable possible.  If you have any questions regarding the survey please contact Dr. Steven Klose (

Sip & Paint at Heritage Hall

Sip & Paint at Heritage Hall

Come join us at Heritage Hall, 400 W. College, on Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm and paint!  The painting this month is flowers, you chose your own colors and the instructor will guide you in the steps to complete your painting.

Fee is $35 and includes all your supplies, the pattern will be on your canvas and you chose the colors.

Bring your beverage of choice and snacks if you want, napkins and small plates will be provide.  Contact Kathy at 325-214-3355 email or Kay at 325-625-1140 to reserve your spot.

Master Wellness Volunteers in the Community

Do you love to help others? Do you enjoy being a volunteer for your community? Serving as a volunteer is a privelege and there are opportunities for you right in our community. If the answer to the questions asked are yes, then you might be a great candidate for the Master Wellness Volunteer Program.

What is a Master Wellness Volunteer?  Master Wellness Volunteers help extend Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s outreach and education related to health, nutrition, food safety and families well being in the communities where they live and work.  With the mission of AgriLife Extension “Committed to Improving Lives, Improving Texas” we offer programs that are relevant and research based. One of AgriLife Extension’s high-priority issues is helping Texans improve their health. Research shows that 50% of health status is due to lifestyle factors such as not using tobacco, being physically active, maintaining a normal weight and good nutrition, among many others.

Master Wellness Volunteers receive 40 hours of education related to health, nutrition, food safety, healthy food preparation, public speaking and much more. In return, volunteers are asked to give 40 hours of volunteer service to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The volunteer opportunities are diverse – giving presentations for local community groups, assisting with healthy cooking demonstrations, distributing information at health fairs, working with schools and after school programs and data entry. Previous health or wellness training is not required but an interest in living healthfully and helping others do the same is.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Wellness Volunteer for Coleman County or would like to know more, please contact Janet Nelson at the County Extension Office, 625-4519 or by email at

DAR Genealogy

Saturday, February 13th, the DAR chapter in Coleman will do a genealogy workshop at their monthly meeting. This meeting is open to the public, and if you are interested in genealogy this is a great opportunity to learn about DAR genealogy resources.

Tammy Poole from Brownwood, a volunteer genealogist with Dar, is presenting material that is online. The DAR has a genealogy library called the GRS and the public may access this information for their use in finding ancestors, descendants and possible patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War. There will be members who can help you navigate this material. You are welcome to bring your iPad, notebooks, laptops and learn how to access these websites.

The meeting is at the Coleman library community room at 2 pm. Wi-Fi will be available. Call Ann Watson at 625-4880 for more information.

Jeter files for North Ward Place 1

Jeter files for North Ward Place 1

Gordon Jeter, incumbent, 500 Old Burkett Road, has filed for North Ward Place 1 position. Filing will remain open until February 19, 2016. General Election will be held May 7, 2016.

Dobbins files for Place 7 in CISD Trustee Election

Dobbins files for Place 7 in CISD Trustee Election

BECKY DOBBINS has filed to run in Place 7 on the Coleman ISD Board of Trustees Election.  Place 7 is currently held by Rowdy Allen.  The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, February 19th.  The general election will be held May 7, 2016.

Hardin files for Place 7 in CISD Trustee Election

Hardin files for Place 7 in CISD Trustee Election

AMBER HARDIN has filed to run in Place 7 on the Coleman ISD Board of Trustees Election.  Place 7 is currently held by Rowdy Allen.  The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, February 19th.  The general election will be held May 7, 2016.

CISD Board of Trustees Election

MIKE BARKER has filed to run for re-election for Place 6 on the Coleman ISD Board of Trustees.  He has served on the board since 2010.  The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, February 19th.  The general election will be held May 7, 2016.

DONNIE ‘ROWDY’ ALLEN has filed to run for re-election for Place 7 on the Coleman ISD Board of Trustees.  He has served on the board since 2013.  The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, February 19th.  The general election will be held May 7, 2016.


Robinson files for Place 7 in CISD Trustee Election

Robinson files for Place 7 in CISD Trustee Election

CORY ROBINSON has filed to run in Place 7 on the Coleman ISD Board of Trustees Election.  Place 7 is currently held by Rowdy Allen.

The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, February 19th.  The general election will be held May 7, 2016.

CISD Trustee Election Filing

CISD Trustee Election Filing

LORRIE PAYNE has filed to run in Place 6 on the Coleman ISD Board of Trustees Election.  Place 6 is currently held by Mike Barker.

The deadline to file an application for a place on the ballot is Friday, February 19th.  The general election will be held May 7, 2016.

Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization/Flu Clinic

For children with Medicaid, no insurance, or underinsured; and adults with no insurance.

Tuesday, February 23rd, from 3-6 PM
United Christian & Presbyterian Church - 1609 Commercial

For Your Convenience, to schedule an appointment or more information please call 325-754-4945

If no answer please leave message. Please bring child's immunization records. If on Medicaid, please bring card.

2016 Stock Show Gallery

...more pictures are in the Coleman Chronicle printed newspaper. More to come next week!

Spring Soccer Coach Registration

HELP WANTED: We are beginning preparations for the spring soccer season.

The tentative plan is to run registration January 25 - February 11, with games to begin the first week of March. If you would be interested in helping with the leadership of soccer this year, or interested in coaching, please speak with a board member.  Thank you!

You can call or Text
Margie Salas 325-370-7753

Spring Soccer Coach Registration

Say thanks to our Coleman ISD School Board members!

Say thanks to our Coleman ISD School Board members!

January 2016 is School Board Recognition Month, and Coleman ISD joins other districts across the state as they honor the countless contributions of these locally elected advocates for public education.

“Serving on a local school board is no easy task, particularly in today’s climate of rapid change and financial uncertainties. These men and women are elected to establish the policies that provide the framework for our public schools. They tackle a difficult job and shoulder enormous responsibilities. Overall, they represent you and take their leadership roles seriously by attending lengthy meetings; broadening their knowledge at conferences and seminars; and talking about the schools with business leaders, parents, and neighbors,” said Dr. Skip Casey, Interim Superintendent.

“Too often we neglect to recognize the dedication of these local citizens who work without pay. So each year the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) encourages communities to show appreciation to these individuals for their unfailing commitment to the success of all students. The staff and students of our district applaud our board members for their vision and voice to help shape a better tomorrow,” he said.
Our children benefit every day from the hard work and long hours contributed by our trustees. Serving as a crucial link between the community and classroom, this board is responsible for an annual budget of $9.2 million, 900 students, 175 employees, and three campuses. Please take a moment and tell school board members ‘thanks for caring about our children and giving so much to our community.’ Let them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated,” he said.  Coleman ISD board members include Mark Martinez, President, Jody Payne, Vice President, Harold Skelton, Secretary, Rowdy Allen, Mike Barker, John Casey, and Sandra Rose.

​The Coleman Public Library needs your help!

​The Coleman Public Library needs your help!

In March 2016, the library will be applying for a TexTreasure Basic Grant. Funding from this grant is available for libraries that provide access for digitizing local materials with statewide significance.

The purpose of this grant would be to add the history of the Coleman Rodeo Association and the PRCA Rodeo, to the “Portal of Texas History.” This portal, a gateway to Texas history, allows you to access pre-history to present day. Items you can explore include unique collections from Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies and private family collections.

Here’s where we need your help!!! If you have any pictures, programs or other memorabilia pertaining to the Rodeo Association, parades, or the Coleman Rodeo, please bring them to the Library Community Room, 408
Commercial Ave, by Friday, January 15th at 10am. The Coleman Library will be meeting with the Abilene Library Consortium staff members to review documents pertinent to the grant.

Thank you,
Sue Dossey/Librarian

Petticoats on the Prairie Vintage Market to bring eclectic shopping experience to Coleman

Petticoats on the Prairie Vintage Market to bring eclectic shopping experience to Coleman

  Junkers, treasure hunters, vintage lovers and shopaholics - PETTICOATS ON THE PRAIRIE IS COMING TO COLEMAN, in the Spring of 2016!
Petticoats on the Prairie is an eclectic traveling vintage market, that was created back in 2010. Each show has its own theme, an early-shopping brunch event and an energy all its own! POTP has hosted sold-out shows in Levelland, Waxahachie, Colorado City, Ira and Decatur, and they are THRILLED to be bringing their one of a kind show TO COLEMAN!
  POTP features over 80 of the best vendors in the U.S. with a great offering of antiques, handmade goods, vintage and re-purposed items, clothing, home decor, furniture, jewelry and cool junk, too! The show is produced by Mary Smith, Cecilia Scott and Cat Geiger, who are known as the "Rodeo Queens of West Texas" and they are also members of the group, Sisters on the Fly! Several of their fellow Sisters will be bringing their vintage trailers to Coleman and will be camping on the grounds, and offering trailer tours during the show.
  Petticoats on the Prairie was features as one of the Top 50 Vintage Markets in the U.S., by Flea Market Style Magazine and the ladies work hard to make the show on the of the most unique shopping events in Texas. They have also been interviewed by Tumbleweed Smith, who is quote as saying "Petticoats on the Prairie is not just a show, it's an experience!".