In This Issue — Honoring the American Cowboy in Bandera, Something for Everyone at Wonder World, beat the heat with the Lions tube rental, watch the drag races on the water at the Marble Falls LakeFest, Johnson City, and more.
Cover Photo — Photo courtesy Frontier Times Museum.
Honoring the American Cowboy
Working from sunup to sundown, taming the wilderness so that we could make our homes and build our lives, the American Cowboys are the pioneers who worked hard and persevered so that future generations might enjoy this great country of ours.
A resolution passed by United States Senate in 2005 began the tradition of celebrating our Western heritage and the pioneering spirit of the first cowboys as well as those who carry on: ranchers, present-day cowboys, Western musicians and artists, cowboy p ... Read More
21st Annual LakeFest Drag Boat Race Takes Over Lake Marble Falls, August 10-12
LakeFest 2012, August 10-12, marks the 21st year that Lake Marble Falls is transformed into a liquid quarter-mile “racetrack” and Lakeside Park becomes the locale for a festive three-day boat race party.
On Friday, August 10, the gates open at 7am and approximately 100 boats go in the water from 9 am to 4 pm for Test & Tune. Read More
A Presidential Hometown
Spend the day, weekend, or week with us. You’ll be glad you did!
Johnson City is located at the crossroads of the Texas Hill Country, and provides the perfect getaway, where you can visit our historic areas, enjoy our art galleries, visit our local vineyards, the famous Whittington’s Jerky General Store, Black Spur Emporium and Coffee Shop, Kara’s, The Treasure Chest, Pieces of the Past, The Old Lumberyard, DeLeon’s Outpost, The Historic Pearl, Hop To It Home Brew, Taste Wine + Art, We ... Read More
Beat the Heat with the Lions Tube Rental
It’s Texas. It’s summer. It’s hot. What to do? Get in the water and cool off.
One of the most popular family recreation areas is on the San Marcos River — it’s exceptionally clear and a cool 72 degrees all year long — and the folks at the Lions Club Tube Rental will help float you on your way.
Plus, all profits go to community charities.
Here’s the deal: you go to the Lions’ facility in City Park in San Marcos, get outfitted with an inner tube and any other items you might ne ... Read More
Celebrating the Cowboy Life
In Texas, traditions are as big as the state, and nothing says Texas tradition like good music, ice cold beer, and great friends gathering at a good ol’ cowboy bar.
One of the best ones - it’s been confirmed by the American Cowboy magazine - in Texas is 11th Street Cowboy Bar, located in downtown Bandera.
Only three bars in Texas received the honor, and once you’ve been to 11th Street Cowboy Bar, you know exactly why this unassuming watering hole made that list.
From the street, one wo ... Read More
Something for Everyone
Ever wonder just how the Central Texas Hill Country got to be the Hill Country? Visit Wonder World Park - you’ll not only discover the answer, you’ll get to see it for yourself.
Go from Wonder Cave to the Observation Tower here and you can see the power of an earthquake. Read More