Winters is a warm and welcoming farming community conveniently located between San Angelo and Abilene. With a population of 2,500, Winters is large enough to offer a great local hospital, golf course, several friendly churches and a bustling downtown, yet small enough to offer plenty West Texas hospitality and charm.
Winters Independent School district is comprised of an elementary, middle and high school, the latter boasting award-winning academic and athletic teams as well as the Pride of West Texas, the Winters High School Band. The area is known statewide for excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, and Winters is only a short drive from Abilene State Park and the historic and artistic village of Buffalo Gap.
If you’re looking for the authentic, small town experience, look no further. From glorious sunsets to the glimmer of Friday night lights, Winters is your home on the wide West Texas range.
Lying nestled along the Colorado River in the very heart of Texas with beautifully restored historical homes and buildings, active civic organizations, a thriving downtown district and industrial plants, Ballinger proudly serves the surrounding Agri-Plex and Runnels County as county seat. Fertile farm and ranch lands in the area produce primarily cotton, grain, sheep, cattle and oil.
Ballinger is proud of the beautiful, well kept 20 acre tree shaded City Park located along Elm Creek. Excellent hunting for dove, quail, turkey, wild hogs and deer surround the city. Ballinger has two “City Lakes” with recreational areas, RV hookups, and some of the best fishing in Texas. Lake O.H. Ivie is a 30 minute drive from Ballinger. The authentically restored Carnegie Library is worth a trip to Ballinger. All this, plus the Friendliest people you’ll ever meet is just a few of the many reasons Ballinger is called “The Greatest Little Town in Texas!”