Community Profile

Public Safety



     Full-Time Officers 9
     Patrol Cars 10
     Reserve Officers 1
     Type Volunteer
     Active Volunteers 42





          Grash Units




Health Care

     Columbus Community Hospital Telephone: 979-732-2371
110 Shult Drive
Columbus, Texas 78934
Local EMS    Yes
Medical Clinics    
     Columbus Medical Clinic Telephone: 979-732-2318 2122 Hwy 71 South
Columbus, Texas 78934
     Four Oaks Medical Clinic Telephone: 979-732-5794 109 Shult Drive
Columbus, Texas 78934
Physical Therapy
     Columbus Physical Therapy &
     Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
Telephone: 979-732-8280 110 Shult Drive
Columbus, Texas 78934


     Provider City of Columbus
     Source Wells
     Storage Capacity 500,000 gallons (elevated)
  800,000 gallons (ground)
     Provider City of Columbus
     Type Activated Sludge
     Capacity 800,000 gallons
     Solid Waste Disposal On contract
Natural Gas   
     Provider City of Columbus
     Provider In the State of Texas, electricity has been deregulated. To browse rates from a variety of Retail Electric Providers go to:

Education - Public/Private

Columbus Independent School District (Public) 
     Columbus Elementary School
     Columbus Junior High School
     Columbus High School
St. Anthony's School (Private) 

Education - College

Colorado County is nestled among the pillars of Texas education. Colorado County's growing strength as a center for learning is expanded and reinforced by the cooperative works of academic and business interests within close proximity to the area. With more than 25 colleges and universities, and over 250,000 students within 100 miles, the supply of a professional work force is assured.
Blinn Junior College
Wharton County Junior College 
Texas Bible Institute 
University of Texas at Austin 
Rice University 
Texas A&M University 
University of Houston 

Major Employers

Columbus ISD  Education  
Exterran  Gas Compressors  
Wal-Mart  Retail Trade  
Drymala Construction  Heavy Construction  
Columbus Community Hospital  Medical  
River Oaks Convalescent  Medical  
County of Colorado  County Government  
Diversitech  Concrete Buidling Products  
Schobels  Restaurant  
Mike Arnold Trucking  Trucking  
Columbus Care Center  Medical  
Brookshire Brothers  Retain Grocery  
The Falls Golf Course & Resort  Recreation Facility  
HEB Food & Drug Stores  Retail Grocery  
Burchfield Ministries Youth Camp  Education  



International Companies in the area:


  1. UTEX Industries Inc. - Manufactures and distributes a complete range of products that includes gaskets, gasket sheet products, proprietary high-tech 'O' rings, molded packings and seals for reciprocating pumps.


  2. Exterran - A global market leader in full service natural gas compression and a leading provider of service, fabrication and equipment for oil and natural gas processing and trasportation applications.


  3. DiversiTech - North America's largest manufacturer of air conditioning condenser pads and a leading supplier of components and related products for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.

Places of Worship

Baptist 2
Catholic 1
Lutheran 1
Methodist 2
Other/Independent 7

Financial Institutions

Capital One 
Columbus State Bank 
The First National Bank of Eagle Lake 
The First State Bank 
Industry State Bank 

Parks & Recreation

Please click HERE to visits the City's website for more information about the parks listed here.
Some facilities can be reserved for private functions.
Please call City Hall at 979-732-2366 for more information.
Memorial Park (2 acres)
Community Park (15 acres)
Cardinal Park (7 acres)
MidTown Park (5 acres)
Columbus Gold Course (53 acres)
Mansfield Building (Public Meeting Room)
Columbus Memorial Swimming Pool (Public)
Seasonal - Open June through Mid-August


Nesbitt Memorial Library (Public)

M-F     9AM-6PM
SAT    9AM-4PM
SUN    Closed
Telephone: 979-732-3392
529 Washington Street
Columbus, Texas 78934


Country Hearth Telephone: 979-732-6293 or
2436 Hwy 71 South (Exit 696)
Columbus, Texas 78934
Columbus Inn Telephone: 979-732-5723 2208 Hwy 71 South (Exit 696)
Columbus, Texas 78934
Holiday Inn Express Telephone: 979-733-9300
4321 IH-10 (Exit 696)
Columbus, Texas 78934
Magnolia Oaks Bed and Breakfast/
Little Red House
Telephone: 979-732-2726
634 Spring Street
Columbus, Texas 78934
Comfort Inn Telephone: 979-732-3785
2535 Hwy 71 South (Exit 696)
Columbus, Texas 78934
La Quinta Telephone: 979-733-0522
2427 Hwy 71 South (Exit 696)
Columbus, Texas 78934
Prarie Street Heritage House Telephone: 979-732-5555
1118 Prairie Street
Columbus, Texas 78934

Local Newspapers

The Colorado County Citizen 
The Banner Press Newspaper
Eagle Lake Headlight 
The Weimar Mercury 


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