Thursday, May 21, 2015

Tuscola, Texas, 79562

South of Abilene in Taylor County.

Population 714, in 2000 census.

What $1 million will get you in Tuscola:

Big kitchen, big bathroom, big outdoor patio grill, humongous bath tub.

Tuscola has a couple of famous people: football player Colt McCoy and former player and coach Ed Sprinkle.

Sprinkle played college ball at Hardin-Simmons and the U.S. Naval Academy in the 1940s and 12 years with the Chicago Bears. He was known as “the meanest man in pro football.” Wikipedia says he was born in Bradshaw, in southern Taylor County, and was graduated from Jim Ned High School in Tuscola.

McCoy also was graduated from Jim Ned High School, where his father was football coach. He was 2008 Heisman runner-up and a 2009 Heisman finalist. McCoy has a ton of college records and awards. His grandfather Burl McCoy is a member of Abilene Christian University Hall of Fame.

Tuscola restaurants include Anna’s Grill, Tuscola Café, Café Cozumel, Alejandras Restarante, The Home Place and V’s Pizza. Too bad there’s no real restaurant, like McDonalds or Pizza Hut or Taco Bell.

If you want to stay in a hotel, you’ll have to go to Abilene.

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