Stephenville

Cowboy Capital of the World...
And a Whole Lot More!

Cowboy Capital? Definitely! But that's not all. Whether your focus is commerce, education, culture, recreation or just a great place to settle down, Stephenville is a "capital" idea. Stephenville is known as one of the country's most desirable places to live and earn a living. In fact, it is included in Norman Crampton's "The 100 Best Small Towns in America," published by Prentice Hall.

As the Cowboy Capital, you can certainly find all things you'd expect. From the largest private Country and Western club in the state, with live bands and two steppin' all night long, to the Country Gospel Opry. Horses, cows, and people shopping with spurs on, can be seen everywhere all the time and it's not uncommon to see a world champion cowboy or musical celebrity around the town, sharing in day-to-day community life.

Speaking of community life, City Hall is committed to aggressively providing services that encourage the highest quality of life to the citizens of Stephenville.

Promoting a business? Nobody helps you maximize your business capital like The Chamber... the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce, that is! As a business professional, you'll definitely want to capitalize on Stephenville's ready and able workforce, many of whom attend our local university.

Where Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic are concerned, we spell "Education" with a capital "E!" The Stephenville Independent School District has a total enrollment of over 3,350 students. There are two elementary schools for children in grades K thru 4, and intermediate school for grades 5 thru 6. Junior High includes grades 7 and 8 and High School, grades, 9 thru 12. Scholastically, musically, athletically... The success of these schools have truly made Stephenville a City of Champions!

Located in the heart of Stephenville is Tarleton State University. Founded in 1899 as John Tarleton College, in 1917, the college became a part of the Texas A&M University System, gaining official status as a university in 1973. Tarleton University has experienced considerable growth over the past decade, with a current enrollment exceeding 8000. Students come from over 200 Texas counties, as well as 30 states and ten foreign nations. Tarleton is dedicated to providing outstanding instruction and concern for the individual, ensuring that students acquire the tools they need to achieve successful careers, gain cultural enrichment, and become productive citizens and leaders in a diverse and ever-changing culture. Tarleton offers the community the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center as well as the TSU Planetarium, giving the community a wonderful array of visual sensations to enjoy.

While we're on the subject of higher education, let's talk about the Highest Education, developing one's spiritual life. Whatever your worship preference, you'll find it here in Stephenville. With a large variety of churches to choose from, you're sure to find your next home church here!

Yes, we're the Cowboy Capital of The World... and we're proud of it. But overall, whether your interest includes business, family, education or recreation, we think you'll find Stephenville, Texas to be the "capital" idea you've been looking for!

Phone: 254.965.5313 • Fax: 254.965.3814 187 W Washington • P.O. Box 306 • Stephenville, TX 76401