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Prickly Pear Mural

Sunday, October 16, 2016 - Posted by Craig Allen/Jeannie Moss, in General News., City news, Coleman scenery & photos

Hopefully by now you've had a chance to drive past the prickly pear mural that is nearly done and now exploding with color, located just east of the Shoppin' Basket on College, expertly painted on the north side of  Charlotte Purl's Uncommon Goods building.

The mural is simply stunning, it's a must see for all who come to Coleman, pictures simply don't do it justice, but we'll try.





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4-A Leadership Under Fire Again!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - Posted by Craig Allen, in General News., Opinion/Commentary


In the view of several of those who spoke out this last City council meeting, as well as others who have expressed their opinions online, leadership of our 4-A along with the Coleman city manager have clearly overstepped their authority by allegedly trying to manipulate the process on how a person might become a member of either one of the two economic development boards here in Coleman.

This issue has proven to be very contentious from the beginning. When this item was first brought up at the September 15th CC meeting it immediately found resistance, as council member Jameson, in his own words found

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Should the 4A be dissolved?

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, in General News., Opinion/Commentary



OUR TAX DOLLARS - Yours, Mine, Theirs


JoAnn Meanders on the possibility of dissolving the 4A.  This subject is becoming more and more prominent in the recent past as it is very arguable that having two economic boards may no longer be justified in Coleman especially considering the 4B can handle both industrial and non-industrial development. 

Please click here to read the full article by JoAnn Eddleman.

http://colemanconnected.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=70935&title=meanderings-by-ann-our-tax-dollarsyours-and-mine

http://colemanconnected.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=70941&PID=71452&title=our-tax-dollars-yours-mine-theirs#71452


This is the opinion of one or more persons and may or may not reflect the opinion(s) of ColemanConnected.com. Alternate opinions are welcome and may be considered for publication in this section.
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Fiesta Pictures

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Posted by Craig, in General News.

Our Lord provided some truly great weather for Coleman to take a day to celebrate Coleman.  This year, in addition to the many vendor and organizations showing their wares and services,  the planners added a live band, rides for kids and even a gun fight at the Outlaws Saloon.  The theme for the day seemed to be, SMILE -- or perhaps it was just contagious.

Fiesta Pictures: October 1st, 2016 -- Coleman Connected.

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Fiesta Art Show Party Time

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Posted by Craig Allen, in General News.

It was show time for the Fine Arts League 25th Annual Fiesta Art Show.

The event started this last Friday and continued through Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at the Heritage Hall - 400 W. College.

The show included Refreshments and a raffle and of course featured some of the finest art ever displayed.  Proceeds from the preview will be used to help fund the 2017 Coleman Co. School Student scholarship.

The Fine arts league of Coleman county was organized in 1991 with shows held annually . There have been open, membership & juried shows since.  

With help from the Coleman Foundation and and individual donors the Art League continues to make a difference in the Coleman county Area.


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Contributed:
On Friday evening, Sept 30, the Fine Arts League of Coleman Co. held a Preview Party to display entries
for the Annual Open show held at Heritage Hall Museum held Saturday, Oct. 1. Proceeds from the Preview Party will support the FALCC Annual Scholarship for a Coleman County student.  Attendees enjoyed a preview of the art show entries along with great refreshments.   The show was open to the public for viewing from 10:am til 4:00p.m at which time awards were presented for 1st, 2nd ,3rd place and honorable mention. Prize money was given to 1st place winners. Also, Best of Show and People's Choice ribbons were presented.

There were approximately 58 pieces of art which were judged by Doug Prine, well known artist from Nemo, Texas.
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1st Annual Coleman Artist Retrospective

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Posted by Craig/Bernadette, in General News., Events and announcements

 
 

Marian Johnson with her infamous pink flamingo studio painting. 



The 1st annual Coleman county artist retrospection got underway September 29.  The event proved to be a fun filled day with lots of great art, music, food and personality.


See the full story and pictures at the forum:

http://colemanconnected.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=70936&PID=71447&title=marion-johnson-artist-retrospective-2016#71447


 
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Fiesta starts today - Take some pictures!

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - Posted by Admin, in General News., Events and announcements


Fiesta starts today.


Have a great day, support Coleman and take lots of pictures then send them to us and we'll post them right here on Coleman Connected







Picture from the Coleman Chamber of Commerce:
http://colemantexas.org

 


Coleman Connected is seeking news reporters, both volunteer and paid.

If you have news you would like printed, please contact us at Support@ColemanConnected.com





Have a blessed day.








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Police Department arrest Lynn Allen Isbell

Friday, September 30, 2016 - Posted by Contributed

  

On Tuesday September 27th, 2016 Officers with the Coleman Police Department responded to the Coleman County Medical Center Emergency Room in reference to a male that had been cut with a knife. Other units with the Coleman Police Department and Coleman County Deputies responded to an attempted assault and Criminal Mischief call in the 1100 block of North Pecos.  While at the Emergency Room Officers spoke to the victim who had a knife cut on the left side of his face. 

After speaking with the victim a suspect was developed and Units from the Coleman Police Department and Coleman County Sheriff’s Office began to look for a White Chevrolet Dually pickup that the suspect was supposed to be driving.  After a lengthy search for the vehicle and driver Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. While Officers were attempting to locate the vehicle two warrants were issued for the suspect.  Information was received that the suspect had already left the area and was possibly in the Fort Worth area.

The Texas Rangers were contacted for their assistance and given the possible location of the suspect.  The vehicle was located at the residence suspected by Fort Worth Police Department.  Surveillance began on the residence.  At about 1:30 pm on Wednesday September 28th, 2016 Officers with the Fort Worth Police Department arrested 35 year old Lynn Allen Isbell for two Coleman County 1st degree Felony warrants Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Burglary of a Habitation with Intent to Commit a Felony.

Lynn Isbell is currently being held at the Tarrant County Jail waiting to be transported back to Coleman County. The Coleman Police Department would like to thank The Coleman County Sheriff’s Office, The Texas Rangers and the Fort Worth Police Department for their help in this investigation and arrest of Lynn Isbell.  

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N. Colorado And 84 Bypass Crash

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - Posted by Zachary C. Holtz

 





On Wednesday September 28th 2016 at approximately 2:20 p.m., Coleman Police Department Officer Zachary Holtz Investigated a two vehicle motor crash that occurred at the intersection of US Highway 84 Bypass and North Colorado Street.


The crash involved a 2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup with one occupant and a 2013 Chevrolet SUV with two occupants. The Dodge pickup entered US Highway 84 Bypass from North Colorado Street and Failed to Yield Right of Way at the Stop Sign. The 2013 Chevrolet SUV was travel southbound on US 84 Bypass. The two vehicles collided in the intersection causing both vehicles to be a total loss. 


The driver and passenger of the Chevrolet SUV were injured in the vehicle crash, and transported to Coleman County Medical Center by Heart of Texas EMS.


The driver of the Dodge Pickup resides in Coleman and the two occupants of the Chevrolet SUV are from Bangs.


Coleman Police Department was assisted at the crash scene by Coleman Fire Department, Heart of Texas EMS, Texas Highway Patrol and City Of Coleman Water and Sewer Department.




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PTT GETS A DAY IN COURT

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - Posted by Craig



Power to Transform: First date in court, Thursday May 5th, 2016
District Court. Coleman Texas.  2:00 pm.
 

It has been a very long battle and we expect it will rage on for quite sometime, but tomorrow, May 5th, Power to Transform, representing all those who have signed the two electrical petitions as well as all others who long for fairness in their electrical rate charges, will finally have their day in court.  

This first battle  (tomorrow) is in response to the city's request to the court for a summary judgement.   Basically, last month the city filed a motion with court requesting that the whole matter just be dropped, stating that PTT really does not have any reasonable argument and that there is no valid reason for this matter to even be heard in court.

Well as you can imagine, PTT and its attorneys strongly disagree with that absurd motion and filed a response to the city's motion.  That response can be found in the forum for all that are interested.   This then is what is front of the court: Does PTT have a case and should the people of Coleman be heard?

We of course believe the court will find in our favor and grant us the ability to bring the full argument and request of the people to the district court and finally allow the people to be given their right to VOTE.

That's really what it boils down to. PTT and the petitioners just want the right to VOTE.  Two fully certified petitions have been completely ignored by your current city council.  That's right, your current city council and all members on it voted to prevent you from voting.   PTT believes they have violated the Coleman City Charter and of course they have violated your rights which are clearly defined.

That is what will be discussed tomorrow.  Do the citizens of Coleman have a right to be heard on this subject matter and allow the process to continue to the next level in district court?

You are welcome and encouraged to show up, 2:00 pm at the district court house (Coleman court house).  We hope to see you there.






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