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