"Big" city amenities, small town friendliness

Taft is located on Highway 181 between Sinton and Portland and just 15 miles across the causeway from Corpus Christi. We enjoy all the "big" city amenites with the small town friendliness. Because of our temerate weather, we can enjoy all year the outdoor activities offered close to us, golfing, fishing, boating, sailing, swimming, surfing, and water skiing.

We have 14 churches, a fine 3A school system, and 2 city parks with playground equipment. During the summer harvest season, our farm fields turn to bright orange and brown of milo grain, snow white cotton, and yellow corn. The highly technical agriculture and oil industry have helped maintain a healthy business foundation for our two banks and the city government. The city is headed by a mayor, four council persons, and a city manager. We have a fine police department, E.M.S., and volunteer fire department. The public library has been expanded and is home to 12,000 books, videos, and other helpful research tools.

Taft has a famous history in the early development of South Texas since George Fulton, builder of the Fulton Mansion in Rockport and Coleman started a large cattle ranch and extensive farming operation here in the early 1900's. The Taft Blackland Museum is located in the building that originally housed the offices, banks, and early businesses of Taft. Artifacts and equipment from early times are exhibited. The Museum is open Sundays 2-5 and Thursday 10-12 & 1-4. Admission is free. The Chamber of Commerce has as one of its slogans "The Friendliest Cotton Pickin' Town in Texas". Their key to the city for visitors is a miniature cotton bale.

For more information:
Chamber of Commerce
(512) 528-3230