In This Issue — Texas Quilt Museum opens in La Grange, Empty Bowls returns, be stunned at the Gourd Festival, live small town Texas in Blanco, WWII bombers soar into Hondo, something's brewing in Johnson City, and more.
Texas Quilt Museum Holds Grand Opening
The city of La Grange may seem like a low-key and relaxing small Texas town, but it’s about to become a destination for quilt artists and aficionados from all over the world with the grand opening of the years-in-the-planning Texas Quilt Museum. Nestled in the scenic hills of central Texas in Fayette County, the Museum is the culmination of a life-long dream of fifth-generation Texas quilters and cousins Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes, also the President and Executive Vice-Presi ... Read More
A Presidential Hometown
Johnson City, a Presidential Hometown, is located in the heartland of the Texas Hill Country, 48 miles west of Austin, 60 miles north of San Antonio, and 30 miles east of Fredericksburg. Johnson City provides the perfect getaway where you can visit our historic areas, enjoy our art galleries, visit our local vineyards, or shop in one of our many stores and boutiques. Read More
Annual Lone Star Gourd Festival Celebrates 16 years
You won’t believe your eyes! Come and see how a dried, dirty gourd can be turned into a piece of fine artwork. The 16th annual Lone Star Gourd Festival will be held 10/14-10/16 at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. Doors are open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-3p.m. Read More
Austin Region Car Show Cruises into Johnson City
If you like roadsters, classic, & antique vehicles, then this is a do not miss event. Beginning on October 20th, these amazing vehicles will begin to arrive in Johnson City. Upon arrival, they will attend a private reception; however, they will definitely be seen cruising through town. On Friday, October 21st, they will head to Texas Hills Vineyard for a tour and tasting at 10:30 a.m., then on to Stonewall to tour the LBJ Ranch at 1 p.m. Read More
Blanco “True Grit” Texas Hold ’Em Tournament Returns During October 15 Courthouse Gala
The Old Blanco County Courthouse Preservation Society (OBCCPS) is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Blanco “True Grit” Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to be held on October 15, 2011, from 10:30am to 2:30pm in the upstairs Courtroom of the Old Blanco County Courthouse on the Courthouse Square in Blanco.
The Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament is one of four community events being sponsored and conducted by OBCCPS, a private non-profit organization, on Saturday, October 15, as part of its 21st annual b ... Read More
Come One! Come All! To the Very Best Pumpkin Patch This Fall!
Despite the hot temperatures we are currently experiencing, fall is just around the corner, and with it comes cooler weather, autumn foliage, and pumpkins!
Medina, Texas is home to a pumpkin patch that has made memories for families for the past eighteen years and as the fall season draws near, the Love Creek Orchard is gearing up for another one!
Families flock to the Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch to experience all of the great family friendly (and fun!) activities offered there, includin ... Read More
Come Stay & Play in Small Town Texas
Life paces itself slower in small towns. In Blanco, for instance, old-timers gather regularly at the Blanco Bowling Club and Café to exchange opinions over a cup of coffee, and on the square, residents pause to chat at the post office after retrieving the morning’s mail.
While residents and visitors can enjoy the small town way of life, Blanco is just a quick hop from both Austin and San Antonio, and just a jump from Houston. Read More
Empty Bowls Returns
It’s Empty Bowls time – a very special opportunity for the Dripping Springs Community! The 14th Annual Empty Bowls event, sponsored by Dripping Springs Helping Hands, Inc., will be held at Sunset Canyon Pottery, 4002 E. Highway 290 in Dripping Springs, on Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 11 A.M. until 3 P.M.
This popular event benefits the Helping Hands Food Pantry, which twice each week serves over 300 households who simply do no have enough to eat. Read More
Hunters’ Night Out rolls on to Year Eight
On October 22, 2011, the Knights of Columbus of Wimberley, Texas will be hosting their popular Sporting Goods Show at the VFW Hall, where they raffle off 30 Rifles and Shotguns. The ticket for your entry is $30.00 or 4 for $100.00, when purchased in advance. Tickets are $35.00 for 4 for $125.00 at the Door. Read More
Rare World War II Bombers Soaring into Hondo
The world’s only remaining flyable Boeing B-29 Super-fortress “FIFI” and one of only two flying B-24 Liberators, Ol’ 927, from the Commemorative Air Force B-29/B-24 will soar into Hondo Oct. 26 – 28. Hosted by the Commemorative Air Force, CAF, Tex Hill Wing. and the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Chapter 35, this is the public chance to see authentic World War II American aircrafts.
There will be guided tours of the iconic WWII bombers, as well as have the opportunity to ride ... Read More
See All That New Braunfels Art League Offers
Since 1964, the New Braunfels Art League Gallery has been promoting the visual arts in New Braunfels and the surrounding Hill Country through education and exhibitions for local artists, teachers, and students.
Most recently, the NBAL has added the Visual Art Center to their already established galleries, which features work by outstanding local artists.
In addition to providing a place for local artists to showcase their works, the NBAL also offers reasonably priced classes for children and ... Read More
Something’s Always Brewing at Pecan Street Brew Pub & Restaurant
If you are looking for a fun, fabulous evening, look no further than Pecan Street Brewing in Johnson City, the newest Brew Pub in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. On Friday and Saturday evenings, they offer live music along with a palate-pleasing menu and the best beer you’ll ever drink! Read More