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Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Colmesneil is approximately 569 (1990), 596 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 256 (1990), 224 (2010).
The amount of land area in Colmesneil is 5.195 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Colmesneil to Washington DC is 1155 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 203 miles. (as the crow flies)
Colmesneil is positioned 30.90 degrees north of the equator and 94.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Dogwood.
The city bird is the Cardinal.
The Colmesneil city color is Red and White.


Lake Tejas, located on FM HWY 256E, is owned and operated by the Colmesneil Independent School District. The Spring-fed lake, dug out in the shape of Texas by the National Youth Administration in 1939, and named after the Tejas Indians, has clean and clear water that is tested each year for safety in both swimming and fishing.
Lake Tejas is opened in the summer months starting from May-Memorial Week-end to September-Labor Day Week-end. The Colmesneil ISD, Junior, Senior and college student are hired, trained and certified as Red Cross Lifeguards. The money made from the Lake Tejas benefits all the students of the district.
Of major interest to the many visitors to Lake Tejas each summer is the large swimming area, with pedal boats, diving boards, and a kiddy pool; the beautiful camping and picnic sites; and the designated fishing area for anglers of all ages stocked with rainbow trout, black bass, catfish, crappie, and hybrid perch.
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Colmesneil Historical Events

2002, July 1
New Superintendent
Colmesneil ISD has a new School Superintendent, Mr. Robert (Bobby) Matthews. Mr. Larry Stinson retired after 13 years at Colmesneil with a total of 36 years of service in public schools. Mr. Matthew is from Central Texas.

1935, July 9
Ade Graham was born in Tyler County, Colmesneil, Texas on July 9, 1935. He was married to Annabell Graham and had 16 children. His father's name was Jack Graham of Colmesneil, Texas

Colmesneil Schools

Colmesneil Independent School District
610 W Elder
P O Box 37
Colmesneil, Texas
Phone: 409-837-5757 ext 100

Colmesneil ISD has a total enrollment of 572, K-12 student for the 2002 year. The school is located in the beautiful pineywood lakes area of East Texas. The school has 3 beautiful new campuses. The student rank among the highest in TASS scores in the state of Texas.

Colmesneil High School
PO Box 37
Colmesneil, Texas
Phone: (409) 837-2225
A Class AA school. The district consists of 1 high school, one middle school and one elementary school all located on the same property in downtown Colmesneil.
District officials as of 8-2000:
Superintendent - Larry Stinson
High School Principal - Ben Stewart
Middle School Principal - Walter McAlpin
Elementary Principal - Elton Hightower

Sports: Football, baseball, basketball, track and field, golf, softball, volleyball.

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