Ask anyone - Childress, Texas is a great place to be.  We can go on and on with platitudes about why our town is so great, but the facts are clear:  Childress, Texas is an economically progressive center of commerce for the southeastern Texas Panhandle and its small town atmosphere makes it a fantastic place in which to raise a family.  


With a healthy mix of retail business, service industries, and governmental agencies, Childress is strategically positioned at the intersections of United States Highways 287, 83, and 62.  As such, over 31,000 vehicles travel through town each day and the highway brings people from all over the country.  These major thoroughfares make it easy for shipping goods and our mid-continent location makes the town conveniently located.

Aside from physical transportation routes, Childress also has the digital backbone for business.  Because of the democratization of the digital technologies, engineering firms, various professional services, and retail stores are taking their businesses worldwide.




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Childress is the seat of Childress County and and is located 116 miles southeast of Amarillo, 139 miles northeast of Lubbock, and 108 miles northwest of Wichita Falls at the intersection of Highways 62, 83 & 287.


Childress Business 

Childress is a regional hub for economic activity for the southeastern Texas Panhandle and Southwest Oklahoma.  For a small town, Childress has a diverse and progressive economic and business climate that’s business friendly due to affordable real estate, a strategic location at the crossroad of three major U.S. Highways, and a capable workforce.  Generous lodging, retail stores of all kinds, state governmental entities, and varying service industries makes Childress an exciting place full of opportunity to live and work.



Childress County is served by the Childress Independent School District(ISD).   The Childress Independent School District has an elementary, middle, and high school that serves 1,116 students and has an annual operating budget of approximately $10 million.  The school system boasts an outstanding educational system that’s consistently recognized by the Texas Education Agency.  Recognized as a leader among Texas school districts with their 1-to-1 technology program, every student in grades 6-12 are provided with a laptop computer and teachers utilize electronic technology in creative and relevant ways.  Extracurricularly, the Childress ISD fields competitive athletic teams each year and has active FFAFCCLA, and TSA, and FCA chapters.


Health Care 
Childress Regional Medical Center is a 75 bed acute care general hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Services include surgical, obstetrical and gynecological, radiology, ultrasound, computerized tomography and nuclear medicine diagnostic services. There is a fully automated laboratory diagnostic center, and the medical center also offers a full spectrum of comprehensive ambulatory care services. A home health service is offered by Childress Regional Medical Center, and provides services with skilled nursing care in physical therapy, respiratory, speech, counseling and referral services. 



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Head Office

501 Commerce - Suite 1

Childress, Texas 79201

Tel: 940.937.8629

Dorrance (Doc) Smith

Sheabree Nix

Kelly Taylor, Office Manager