Coleman among reasonably priced cities for renters

Coleman among reasonably priced cities for renters

Story submitted by ValuePenguin

Our study of 218 Texas cities & towns found that Coleman is among the more reasonably priced cities for renters to insure their house or apartment. Average premiums here are on par with the TX state mean. We also found that where Texans live influences how much they pay for renters insurance - annual premiums can vary by 76% from the most expensive city (Tomball) to the cheapest (San Marcos).

Below is the research report:
http://www.valuepenguin.com/best-cheap-renters-insurance-texas

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Got Milk?

Photo and story courtesy of Coleman Fire Dept.'s Facebook Page

The CFD responded to a tractor trailer rollover on Hwy 206 and Hwy 283.

A transport hauling milk overturned and spilt part of its load. The CFD and City Street Department crews have confined the run off.

The Coleman Sheriff's Office, Coleman Police Department, TxDOT, and Santa Anna VFD also responded.

Got Milk?

Don't be alarmed!

Photo courtesy of Tex Wright

Forward Air Controllers, from the US Air Force, are assisting the US Army in directing the jets that have been flying over us today.

According to Tex, this appears to be some sort of training exercise for the Army.

Don't be alarmed!

Coleman resident injured in bicycle crash

Coleman resident injured in bicycle crash

On Wednesday 10/28/2015, at about 4:45 pm, officers with the Coleman Police Department, Coleman Fire Department and Heart of Texas EMS responded to a collision in the 900 block of South Commercial Ave.

The accident involved a car and a juvenile on a bicycle. A 1991 Green Honda driven by a 40 year old male was traveling northbound on South Commercial. A 16 year old male was riding a bicycle eastbound on West 3rd Street. The bicyclist failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and entered the roadway. The driver of the Honda attempted to avoid the collision. The driver of the Honda was not cited.

The bicyclist was transported by Heart of Texas EMS to Coleman County Medical Center where he was treated then taken to Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene Texas and later transported to Cooks Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth Texas.

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Lane Guthrie retires from CCTC

Gordon Lane Guthrie was born at the Overall-Morris Memorial Hospital on January 6, 1956 to the late Montie and Billie Ray Barnett Guthrie.  He was delivered by a well-known physician of Coleman County, Dr. R. R. Lovelady.
Lane has lived in Santa Anna all of his life and has not strayed from his Coleman County roots.

Lane attended all 12 school years in Santa Anna.  He graduated from Santa Anna High School in 1974. Lane proudly states that he is a "Mountaineer".  After graduation he attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville, for two years.  Upon return to Santa Anna he married Sharon Keeney and began a new chapter in his life.  Lane and Sharon have three children, Tom and wife Briana and children Cason and Mylee, son Aaron and girlfriend Shelby Ferguson and sons Rhett and Reid Ferguson, and daughter Shala and husband Brandon Olsen and their daughter, Savannah, and they are expecting a new baby in November. Tom, Aaron and Shala all followed in their father's footsteps, all attended and graduated from SAHS.

Lane's early years of work began in 1976, working for two years at the Santa Anna Tile Plant.  He then begin work in the carpentry field, working for the honorable Gary Patterson.  On January 1, 1978, he began working for Coleman County Telephone Cooperative and has worked for the Cooperative for 37 years. He began as a linemen and worked his way to Central Office Manager.
During his employment with CCTC, Lane has served on numerous committees in the telecommunications industry, those being the Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative Inc., Texas Telephone Association, and EXPO.

Lane states, "I have really enjoyed working with the employees of CCTC and I feel that it is really more like a large family.  The company has been great; I can't think of a time when I couldn't go to my children's events, and they had many.  I am really going to miss my fellow employees.  I love all the employees, directors and the many friends that have made all of this possible."

Lane's future plans are to expand his junk business in downtown Santa Anna and to begin a handyman service.  He also enjoys and will be kept busy in raising his herd of Dorper sheep.

Lane's quick smile and "large" sense of humor will be missed around the CCTC office.  CCTC wishes Lane a prosperous and a long, enjoyable retirement!

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Lane Guthrie retires from CCTC

Coleman Drug Bust

Coleman Drug Bust

Early this morning officers from the DPS, Coleman County Sheriff’s Office, TX Game Wardens, U.S. Marshals and U.S. Homeland Security attempted to execute a felony arrest warrant at the residence of Michael Horn, 2100 S. Pecos St., Coleman.

Horn was suspected to be manufacturing or preparing, and keeping, methamphetamines and/or marijuana at his residence. He was also suspected of having scales, packaging materials, sealing devices and other paraphernalia used to package methamphetamines for distribution.

Upon entering and securing the residence, the officers observed multiple items consistent with the selling and usage of illegal drugs. These items included, but were not limited to, marijuana seeds and stems in an ashtray, six glass pipes with white residue (known for use in smoking methamphetamines), a small Ziploc bag containing a crystal like substance. Also located was a .410 gauge shotgun.

At this time, there has been a search warrant issued and the officers are working to bring any property or evidence in for investigation. 

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DAR Meeting

Three generations!
Sarah Schlabach of College Station, Judy Morgan and Mary Morgan, were the hostesses for the DAR meeting on Saturday.

District Director Deborah Moran from Andrews gave the program.

DAR Meeting

2015 Fiesta de la Paloma Exhibit Winners