The year was 1823, and on the fifth day of the eighth month, the Father of the great state of Texas, Stephen F. Austin, called into service a corps of ten men.
These men were to act as rangers, protecting the hundreds of families that had arrived in Texas following the Mexican War of Independence.
Since that time, the Texas Rangers have evolved into one of the most elite and well-respected law enforcement agencies in the nation.
Wow! Can you believe it’s already time for AquaBoom 2017? The 48th Annual AquaBoom will be held on July 1-4 with four fun -filled days of fun and sun, and a little pomp and circumstance thrown in for good measure. With 47 years behind it, for generations this “Granddaddy” of all the Hill Country celebrations has been attended by lifetime residents and new transplants, tourists and locals, young and old. This year’s Celebration – with the theme Red, White, and BOOM!
Move over Oktoberfest! Boerne celebrates its German heritage in June over Father’s Day weekend with Boerne Berges Fest. The Fest is a long-standing Boerne summer tradition. A 51-year tradition to be specific. The three-day, family-friendly festival takes over the Kendall County Fair Grounds on June 16-18, 2017 and will attract Texas Hill Country locals and visitors from all over Texas.
The Adult Soapbox Derby Returns to the Streets of Historic Downtown Marble Falls Texas.
The 8th Annual Marble Falls Soapbox Classic will take place June 16-18, 2017. The historic downtown district of Marble Falls will be filled with racing, live music, vendors and excitement!
“We are thrilled about the changes made to the Derby event last year.” said event producer, Shannon Heep. “We have added more racing with new divisions and brackets.”
Racing isn’t the only thing ...
FREDERICKSBURG, TX — The Fourth Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival, featuring over a dozen food trucks, ten Texas Hill Country wineries and a lineup of live Texas music, will take place from Noon until 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, in Luckenbach Texas. Rain or shine.
Last year almost 3,000 folks enjoyed what could be best described as an iconic summer day in the Texas Hill Country – delicious food, Texas wine, ice cold beer and great Americana music! Al ...
For a full-throttle July 4th weekend in Llano, be sure to be at Llano’s Rock’N Riverfest and Jet Ski Races on the Llano River in Badu Park!!!
Get Ready… Get Set… GO! Time trials for jet ski racing on the beautiful Llano River, just west of the Llano bridge will start at 10 in the morning. These races will definitely make waves that afternoon, so be sure to hang around! Roger Monroe, announcer for San Angelo Dragboat Races, will be the official announcer. Fo ...
The Texas Hill Country is one of the best loved places to be in The Lone Star State. With rolling hills, lush green landscapes, and expanding communities, it is quickly becoming the fastest growing area in the great state.
Located just 25 miles southwest of Austin, Dripping Springs offers all the great amenities that families are looking for when searching for a place to call home in the Hill Country.
Great schools, amazing views, close proximity to all of the necessities – Dripping Springs h ...
For fun in the sun and a new adventure around every corner, there’s no better place than Uvalde County. Set within the lovely Texas Hill Country River Region, Uvalde County is home to gorgeous crystal-clear rivers shaded by ancient cypress trees, stark chalk cliffs and canyons, and an abundance of places to enjoy it all.
The county includes the cities of Uvalde and Sabinal, as well as the communities of Knippa, Utopia, and Concan.
The first Llano Rodeo was held in 1919 west of town where T.J. Moore’s pecan orchard is now, on the old picnic grounds, as it was called back then. Steer Roping, Bull and Steer riding, Bronco riding, and bulldogging were some of the first events. In 1933 the rodeo was moved to Robinson Park where it was located for a couple of more years.
FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER….
The Former Texas Rangers Foundation (FTRF) has joined with Hollywood Guns & Props to create a premier shooting event…….Never before has the public had the opportunity to shoot the actual guns used by the biggest film and television stars.
Participants will be able to shoot guns such as John Wayne’s Colt Six shooters and Winchester Carbines, Clint Eastwood’s “Dirty Harry” 44 magnums and “Outlaw Josie Wales” Walkers, Bruce Willis’ “Die Hard” a ...