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Education

Converse is home to five schools in the Judson Independent School District, an award-winning school system with a proud reputation for academic excellence. Judson ISD also offers students a well-rounded education in the arts, music and sports.

Judson High School and the Judson Rockets are six times Texas State Champions for Division 5A Football. Find out more about Judson ISD on their website at www.judsonisd.org.

 


Universities & Community Colleges

Those seeking university or community college options for secondary education or for an educated work pool can look to the nearby cities of San Antonio, San Marcos and Seguin.

  • Alamo College System
  • International Academy of Design & Technology
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Texas A&M University, San Antonio
  • Texas Lutheran University (Seguin)
  • Texas State University (San Marcos)
  • The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Trinity University
  • University of the Incarnate Word
     

 

Healthcare

Converse is home to several primary and specialty care physicians and clinics including family, pediatric, orthodontic, periodontal, and cosmetic dentistry; as well as a variety of health care alternatives, including chiropractic, acupuncture and more.

Converse is primarily served by Northeast Methodist Hospital, located just three miles away at IH-35 and Judson Road. The hospital is a 117-bed fully staffed facility that offers a 24-hour emergency room, The Joint Replacement Academy which offers the latest treatment options for knee and hip pain, is accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care and is an accredited Chest Pain Center.

Northeast Methodist Hospital is only one of many facilities within the Methodist Healthcare System which offers several other specialized locations nearby including Children’s, Heart, Specialty and Transplant, and Ambulatory Surgery to name a few.

Climate
Climate
Average Rainfall 31 inches
Average Snowfall <1 inch
Sunny Days 220
Average High Temperatures (July) 95°
Average Low Temperatures (January) 40°
Elevation 737 feet
Source: www.bestplaces.net

 

 

Demographics
Demographic Summary
  1980 Census 1990 Census 2000 Census 2010 Census 2016 Estimate 2021 Projection
Population 4,772 9,045 11,209 18,144 22,213 25,076
Households 1,436 2,866 3,738 6,229 7,564 8,548
Median Age   29.4 32.4 32.0 33.1 34.3
Median Household Income   $33,935 $47,918 $55,934 $64,508 $69,400

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Government

The City of Converse is a Council-Manager form of government that operates under a Home Rule Charter. The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. More information as well as meeting agendas can be found at www.conversetx.net.

City Council Members


Mayor Al Suarez Mayor
Councilwoman Kathy Richel Place 1
Councilman Jeff Beehler Place 2
Councilwoman Nancy Droneburg Place 3
Councilman Jon Lindgren Place 4
Councilman Rick Davis Place 5
Mayor Pro Tem Steve Brown Place 6

 

EDC City Council Liaison


Councilman Rick Davis

EDC Council Liaison

 

 

City Administration


Lanny Lambert City Manager

Le Ann Piatt

Assistant City Manager

 

Housing

Residents of Converse can choose from a wide variety of housing options, ranging from estate homes to multifamily units. The number of homes has increased substantially over the past few years, aided by our low crime rate and highly ranked schools, which provide a wonderful family environment.

Housing
Total housing units 6,627
For rent 2.2 %
Rental vacancy rate 7.0 %
Median Home Value $117,900
Median Rental Costs $991 per month
Source: 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates
Community Organizations

The City of Converse boasts several community organizations that are actively involved in the development of our City and our youth. We are sure you will find an organization to be part of to help serve your community!

American Legion Post #593
326 Legion Drive W
Converse, TX 78109
(210) 658-1111
www.post593.org
    Converse Lions Club
(Meets on 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7pm)
250 Donalan
Converse, TX 78109
www.converselions.org
       
Boy Scouts of America Troop 239
(Meets on Monday evenings at 7pm)
10155 Old Cimarron Trail
Converse, TX 78109
www.conversebsatroop239.scoutlander.com
   

Girl Scouts of America
811 N. Coker Loop
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 349-2404
 

       
Boysville
8555 E Loop 1604 North
Converse, TX 78109
(210) 659-1901
www.boysvilletexas.org
    Greater Randolph Area Services Program (GRASP)
250 Donalan
Converse, TX 78109
(210) 658-6351
www.grasp211.org
       
Converse Animal Shelter
9634 Schaefer Road
Converse, TX 78109
(210) 658-4821
www.mynewbestfriend.org
    Greater Randolph Area Youth Soccer Association
www.graysa.org
 
       
Judson Youth Sports Foundation
www.judsonsports.org
     

 

Parks & Festivals

The City of Converse is home to two large parks filled with amenities for citizens to enjoy.

North Park

Located at 8200 Springtown, North Park is convenient to those living and working in the northern part of Converse. North Park boasts football fields, baseball fields, playground equipment, covered pavilion and a butterfly garden. The North Park Lake is stocked annually by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department so citizens can enjoy recreational fishing. A paved road and parking lot lead to the lake. A walking trail was recently completed at North Park, offering citizens a safe and pleasant form of exercise. The walking trail is approximately 1 mile long and goes around the entire park, offering scenic views for those walkers and joggers. Its completion was made possible through funding from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Recreational Trail’s grant program. Converse North Park is recognized by the National Audubon Society as a stopping place for the rare Purple Martin on its migration route.


City Park

Converse City Park is located at 305 School Street and serves as a recreational spot for citizens living in the southern part of Converse. City Park boasts football fields, baseball fields, playground equipment and a covered pavilion. Unique to City Park is the Converse City Pool, open each summer to the public for a low fee. The pool was recently renovated to offer citizens the best possible experience. Local youth organizations take advantage of the ball fields and use them year round for sporting events. Converse City Park is home to an annual festival known throughout the Metrocom region, Night In Ole Converse.


Night In Ole Converse

Night In Ole Converse is an annual festival held the first weekend of October at Converse City Park. Attractions include a parade, live music, carnival, food vendors, marketplace vendors and much much more!
Night In Ole Converse began in 1974 as a fundraiser for the City of Converse Parks & Recreation Commission. Proceeds from the event have helped the City develop the parks into what they are today including plumbing, pavilions and playground equipment. Night In Ole Converse as grown drastically over the years and is currently organized by the Converse Lions Club.