Living in Stephenville


A measurably better choice for life and work

While transportation and communication have been revolutionized since pioneer days, we understand that pulling up stakes and moving your business and family is still a big deal. You want to know the facts, no bull. That’s why it’s good to know that in Stephenville, you’ll enjoy:

A cost of living that means more life for every dollar: It pays to compare Stephenville’s advantages in quality of life. According to Sperling’s Best Places, using 100 as a national average comparison number, Stephenville’s housing costs rank only 77, meaning housing costs here are nearly a quarter below the national average. And that puts a lot more house within your budget—and in great neighborhoods with excellent K-12 schools.

A K-12 educational system that creates more championships on the field, more choices in later life. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the athletic teams of the Cowboy Capital play hard, and that Stephenville has turned out an impressive number of state championships in football, along with model extra-curricular achievements that have earned the Stephenville Independent School District multiple top five rating in the UIL Lone Star Cup. What’s also good to know: As a newly designated District of Innovation the Stephenville ISD will be uniquely positioned to deliver challenging curriculum aligned with the demands of the 21st century global marketplace and in tune with evolving technology. Stephenville students—and the Stephenville workforce—are big winners here.

More college opportunities closer to home: For students just starting off and for life-long learning, Stephenville is the place to put down roots and grow knowledge that can help you flourish, with Tarleton State University right here in Stephenville, and more than three dozen institutions of higher learning in the nearby DFW Metroplex.

Living better with more healthcare expertise and more healthcare resources: Your healthcare needs are covered in Stephenville through every phase of life, beginning at birth in a facility named “Baby-Friendly Hospital” by the World Health Organization. That baby-friendly facility is the 98-bed Texas Health Harris Methodist-Stephenville, where a complete spectrum of general and specialized diagnostics and care has garnered top rankings from the Leapfrog Group, the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) and Premier Healthcare Alliance. As an affiliate of the faith-based non-profit Texas Health Resources, Texas Health Stephenville is able to deliver a higher standard of care with a greater depth of services, which also include state-of-the-art emergency care at the new $15 million Terrill Emergency Center, where Level IV trauma care is supported by immediate and direct access to higher level care if needed. Physicians, therapists and other healthcare providers at the Stephenville Medical and Surgical Clinic support care and facilitate wellness with 21st century expertise in a range of specialties.

Live well, learn more, love your life—by every measure, Stephenville is a great choice. Come cowboy up!

 

Hubbard earns Ph.D., appointed to Economic Development District Board

John Hubbard has just been named to the board of the North Central Texas Region Economic Development District.
“I am excited about the opportunity to provide Stephenville a voice as the North Central Texas Region plans for this economic growth.”

John Hubbard Reflects on SEDA’s Impact

With 2016 in the rear view mirror for the organization, we asked Hubbard, who is a frequent contributor to the Empire-Tribune, to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and what he expects for the new year.

SEDA: Façade Improvement Program a Go

Stephenville Economic Development Authority (SEDA) board of directors gave a final seal of approval to the Façade and Infrastructure Improvement Program aimed at upgrading the curb appeal of aging commercial, retail and office structures. Click the article title to read more and download the project application and grant application packet.