Commonwealth assets
July 9, 2017

In my small hometown, all twelve key assets of commonwealth are present in my community, which are health, sense of place, spirituality, leisure and recreation, history, renewable energy, education, soil and mineral cycle, arts and culture, wildlife and the natural world, water cycle, and food shed. The four that stand out to me in my town are health, education, arts and culture, and history. For health in Tulia, we have the Swisher Memorial Hospital, Moore than Medicine Pharmacy, Tulia Family Chiropractor, Tulia Health and Rehabilitation, and a Shopko pharmacy. Health is one of my favorite commonwealth asset in my town because of the amount of compassion and care the people in this field have for their patients and customers. The community’s health means more to them than just business. Next for education my community offers four schools, Tulia High School, Tulia Junior High School, W V Swinburn Elementary School, and Tulia Highland Elementary School. There is also 4H, FFA, Swisher County Head Start, and the Tulia Child Development Center. One of the most famous example of arts and culture in my town is the local famous artist, Kenneth Wyatt. In the past forty years, he has painted over 8,000 paintings. He is most famous for his western art and also incorporates local citizens into his paintings including my great grandfather. We also have a museum and an annual celebration called Swisher County Picnic. The most common representation of history in Tulia is the Quanah Parker Trail. In 2012, four 23-foot arrows and monuments were put up in Tulia, Texas, to describe the relationship with the Comanche chief Quanah Parker. All four of these commonwealth assets play a big role and interact together to make up my community and form what it is today.