Coleman County has been named the biggest disappointment in Coleman County by the Coleman Residents Observing Trailers, Crackhouses, and Homes (CROTCH) Association. CROTCH was founded in 1996 and for twenty years has attempted to identify areas of the county that need improvement along with ways to improve them.
CROTCH president James Sniffer told The Brownwood Examiner that it was only a matter of time before CROTCH would have to name the entire county to be a disappointment. “We’ve tried for years to improve this county. We’ve hosted events, featured places to visit, and even helped to get the 12th grade added to Coleman High School this year. It doesn’t matter what we do, we just can’t seem to improve the place.”
Under his dynamic leadership, Sniffer’s CROTCH has hosted events such as a seminar on how to prevent cholera and bed bugs, a slaughter your own turkey event at Thanksgiving, and the organization was instrumental in preventing the draining of Lake Coleman by Brown County.
CROTCH members get together bi-annually to vote on specific areas of the county that need attention. “We decided that no problem in this county could be solved in less than two years, so meeting annually was never really considered feasible,” shared Sniffer.
Citing the recent closure of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Winters, Sniffer was upset, “we can’t even get a Wal-Mart to come in and close down in Coleman County. Even Alco built a store here and left. No one really knows why the Pizza Hut stays.”
Sniffer said the task of improving the entire county will be the largest ordeal the organization has ever undertaken. “We know we don’t have the financial ability to make Coleman County as nice as Bangs or Winters, but we’re going to do everything in our power to make this place great again.”