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COUNTRY CABINS
BnB

Near: Hye, Albert,
Johnson City
& Stonewall.
Next to Garrison Bros Distillery.
Just off Hwy 290
Winery Row

830-868-7447
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REAL ESTATE


Your Travel Authority
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Great Orlando Discounts

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"Anything PC"
by George
PC &
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We can tune it up
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281-300-7177
Johnson City

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A Guide to
Gifting a Savvy
Grandparent


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Hill Country Alliance: education, conservation, cooperation
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LBJ National
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Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept
Go Texan
Texas Dept of Agriculture

Cedar Posts &
Western Furniture

Deleons Outpost
Deleon's Outpost
512-470-6186
520 US 281 N
Johnson City, TX


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It's Peach Season in the Texas Hill Country !
. . . Click our updated focus topic page: Peaches
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PORTAL HOME PAGE

Maps, Festivals/Major Events, Entertainment, Attractions, Lodging, Real Estate

See above menu for City & County Profiles, Government, Non-Profits, Focus Topics & Guides

"Your Hill Country Chamber, with no fees"


This Portal is great for tourism, trip planning & things to do.
Extensive links for business research in the Hill Country.

This is your "GO-TO" Portal site! Bookmark it or set it as your home page.

Available on-line 24/7

Updates processed real-time,
unlike a yearly printed yellow page book.

Free listings available for ALL qualified businesses,
unlike yellow page books containing only paying advertisers.

If we missed your organization, or if you desire changes, just fill in a request at: Submit Request

Each Texas Hill Country organization may have a free basic directory listing,
including name, address & phone number, shown in one category.

For advanced listing features, including additional text information, email and web links,
images & full advertising details, click: Advertise

Our Hill Country-wide, comprehensive, Event Calendar is a convenient, centralized, source
for event information. Send us your Hill Country event details (date, description, etc.) via email.

Please browse the many pages of the Portal that folks refer to as the
"Encyclopedia of the Texas Hill Country" and a "Regional Google", and the "Hill Country Chamber".

Extensive directories of lodging, accommodations, bed and breakfast, attractions, entertainment, restaurants, real estate, plus city and county profiles. Extensive listings for chamber, non-profit and government organizations.

Please tell our listers and advertisers you saw their information in the
Texas Hill Country Portal: www.HillCountryPortal.com


Member, Johnson City Chamber of Commerce: www.JohnsonCityTexasChamber.com

We welcome inquiries, comments, submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos, without compensation.
Send to: editor@HillCountryPortal.com

We reserve the right to edit listing & advertising submissions to adhere to our standards, including appropriate language.


WHAT'S NEW AT THE PORTAL


New THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VETERAN'S SERVICES: Our new focus page at Veteran's Guide is a very handy and comprehensive guide to special services in the Texas Hill Country that are oriented to military veterans. Awesome tool! Hope it helps our wonderful veterans. We thank you for your service and protection of our freedom!

New INTRODUCING A GUEST BLOG FROM HILL COUNTRY, EMMY-WINNING SONGWRITER
BOB CHEEVERS:
on our focus page at Bands, Singers & Musicians. Provocative thoughts you might enjoy and value.

THE PORTAL IS NOW POSTING LISTINGS TO OUR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR,
LOCATED AT: Entertainment Calendar & Venues


Entertainment Venues and Entertainers can now send in their own live entertainment bookings and we will post them to the calendar for a minimal fee.

The public can see the Entertainment Calendar in one web location on the Portal, with a Hill Country-wide scope. Viewing access is free on this Portal web site.

This Entertainment Calendar is becoming a major business stimulus in this region. The public can see "what's going on", that is, who is playing and where on each day, along with the associated details (venue name, venue city, entertainer name, genre, date and time of event, cover charge, web links, contact phone & expanded live event description). This calendar should encourage greater participation by the public at these venues. The focus of this calendar is on live performances, and includes daily/nightly entertainment, shows, and productions with the entertainer/group specified and committed such that the public can expect to find them at the venue as specified on the Portal calendar.

There are business listings below the Entertainment Calendar showing details for the entertainment venues. Each business listing contains their name, phone, address and hot web link.

Entertainers are also welcome to also submit their profile information, which we may then include as an entertainer listing on our focus page at Bands, Singers & Musicians

Festivals and major events will also continue to be presented on our separate calendar at Festivals

Naturally, on-line advertising opportunities are available on the Portal on this Entertainment Calendar page and other pages of the Portal.

SCAMS IN THE HILL COUNTRY: Sorry this is such a negative subject. But, this new Focus Topic Page may help our Hill Country folks lessen their risk of being scammed. Click: Scams. Let us know what you think.

2017 CALENDAR OF FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS IN THE HILL COUNTRY: Very comprehensive! Just click: Event Calendar

PETS, VETS, ANIMAL SERVICES & SUPPLIES: Check out this comprehensive Focus Topic Page. Includes all of the PAWS programs, rescue groups, shelters, low-cost clinics, vets, trainers, boarders, groomers, trimmers and sitters are profiled here. Very handy! Just click: Pets & Vets

HILL COUNTRY ON-LINE REACH: The Portal is now serving over 1,500 pageviews per day!! Awesome web exposure for a Hill Country-specific market. Please "Like Us" on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/hillcountryportal and "Share" with your friends.

MAPS: We have greatly expanded our specialized map resources regarding the Texas Hill Country. Check out this handy Focus Topic resource page at: Lots of Maps

Hill Country Weather & Terrestrial Data WEATHER: The Portal now sports a dedicated focus topic page all about weather in the Hill Country. Lots of resources, including hurricane information, the best of the web-based national & local weather reporting & forecasting sites, water & flooding resources, plus terrestrial information (sun, moon, time, etc.).
Check out this handy resource page at: www.HillCountryPortal.com/hillcountryweather.html

AWWW - Thanks: A Portal user's note to the editor just received, regarding our Focus Topic Page on Jobs: "Please pass along a major "Thank You" to the people behind this website. I wish I'd found it months ago!"

HILL COUNTRY PORTAL WEB SITE RECEIVES . . .
DOUBLE MENTION & LINKING BY HOUSTON CHRONICLE:
We are excited and honored here at the Hill Country Portal web site, with the double-mention and linking to our web site in Houston Chronicle's article: "This spring, visit the Hill Country for Festival Lineup", by Alice Adams, February 27, 2015, in their print version and on-line at: Web

Specifically, this article references two of the Portal's focus topic pages: Houston Chronicle Other focus topics are available through the Portal menu system, covering areas such as hunting, motorcycling, quilting, major festivals and events, live entertainment, real estate, and many more.

Major news agency references, such as the two above, to our Hill Country Portal help spotlight our wonderful area and promote local tourism, and increase the value of the Portal in being recognized as a regional leader and key resource regarding Hill Country-specific topics.

The Hill Country Portal, a division of Cofran & Associates, Inc. (a technology-focused Texas Corporation established in 1977), is headquartered in Johnson City and is the "go-to" site for Texas Hill Country information on businesses, non-profits, attractions, area information & what's happening. For more information and advertising opportunities, contact George Cofran, Editor-In-Chief, 281-300-7177, or click: www.HillCountryPortal.com

JobsJOBS !!
We have developed a very helpful resource for finding a job in the Hill Country. And resources for employers as well. We have assembled a simple to use, clickable entry to each of the job posting web pages we have found in the Hill Country. This fast method of zipping through the listings by city makes the "hunt" a lot easier. Good luck in your search. Click: Jobs

LIST-STYLE MENU OPTION: Back by popular demand, an alternative Portal menu in a full list format (like our previous menu system), just click: Menu List
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290Vinery Enjoy great wines inside our spacious, art-filled, tasting room or surrounded by sculpture in one of several outdoor areas within our ancient oak grove.

A vast selection of wines available by the taste, glass, bottle or case.

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300 W Main (US 290), Johnson City (heading West, just past Bank, on right). Click Map
Hours: Th: 12-5; F: 12-7 (7-9 for Wine Club); Sat: 10:30-7; Sun: 12-5; M: 12-5 with HH @ 3
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SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
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in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country


Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636

Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com

Come Relax & Enjoy!



Gillespie County Historic Schools www.HistoricSchools.org

Next Open House & Tour:
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Cherry Spring, Crabapple, Grapetown, Pecan Creek, St. John Lutheran Church at Crabapple




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This Week:
Aug 24-27, GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR LIVESTOCK SHOW: Fredericksburg

Aug 24-27, ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE CLUB HERITAGE SHOW: Fredericksburg

Aug 25, GILLESPIE COUNTY FAIR PARADE: Fredericksburg

Aug 26-27, PARI-MUTUEL HORSE RACES: Fredericksburg

Aug 27, LBJ BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Stonewall

Aug 27, WREATH LAYING COMMEMORATING PRESIDENT LYNDON JOHNSON`S BIRTH: Stonewall

Every Thur (summer), SUMMER IN THE PARK - THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: San Marcos

Every Fri,
2E TWIN ELM RODEO: Bandera

Every Fri,
RODEO: Pipe Creek

Every Fri,
REAL ALE TASTING ROOM & BREWERY TOURS: Blanco

Every Fri,
GO FISHING WITH A RANGER: Inks Lake SP

Every Fri,
BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS: Inks Lake SP

Every 4th Fri,
JAM NIGHT: Bandera

Every Fri-Sun,
LIVE ROCK-N-ROLL ON THEATER STAGE: Fredericksburg

Every Sat,
COWBOYS ON MAIN: Bandera

Every Sat,
TOUR OF HISTORIC RED TOP JAIL: Llano

Every Sat,
ECOLOGICAL TOURS AT JACOB'S WELL NATURAL AREA: Wimberley

Every Sat,
GEOLOGY ROCKS: Burnet

Every Sat,
FLYING L COWBOY CHUCK WAGON DINNER & SHOW: Bandera

Every Sat,
TREE FESTIVAL: Marble Falls

Every 4th Sat,
BLUEGRASS JAM: Llano

Every 4th Sat, NIGHTENGALE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CENTER-LCRA PARK TOURS: near Kingsland

Every Last Sat,
ART WALK: Johnson City

Every Sat & Sun,
TOUR WESTCAVE PRESERVE:
near Bee Cave

Every Sun,
LOST SOUNDS OF A HONKY TONK: Johnson City at Pecan Street Brewing

Various Times,
COWBOY POET, LIVE MUSIC & PROGRAMS: NE Buchanan Dam, at Canyon Of The Eagles

By reservation,
TOUR OF
LONGHORN CAVERN:
near Kingsland

Note: Many music venues have live entertainment Fri & Sat nights. See city profiles in menu above, and Live Entertainment Calendar

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LBJ BIRTHDAY
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August 27, 2017

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290 Vinery
Wines & Vines
Available by the taste,
glass, bottle or case.

Where wine is appreciated, enjoyed and experienced
830-321-0101
300 West Main (US 290)

Live Music
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ANDY'S
ON RIVER ROAD

Frio River Fun !
Concan, Texas
Cabins, Camping
& Float Trips

Andy's On River Road and Frio River in Concan.
830-232-5444
FloatTheFrio.com

Texas Walks . .
What's Raised Here,
Stays Here! 100% local!!

Alzheimers Logo
5 locations in
Central Texas
September and October.
Corporate sponsorship
& team/individual
registrations now available.


Come share a piece of our world....
William Chris Vineyards

Family-owned winery
& vineyard operation
at a century-old
farm house,
breathtaking views
of Hill Country,
& handcrafted
Texas wines

(830) 998-7654
10352 US 290 W
Hye, Texas

williamchriswines.com


Affordable Pre-paid Emergency Air Transport Service
Air Evac Lifeteam

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Protection starts at $65/yr

Join us on our deck and enjoy family, friends or that special person . . with our great wines.


RV's, campers & boats
830-981-9543
29277 IH-10 W, Boerne

RV Sales (new & used),
parts, service, financing.
RV & Marine Showrooms
www.ronhoover.com

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in Boerne directory


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RAGING WATERS
RANCH

Goats, Hay,
Firewood, Eggs

512-787-3227
Johnson City, Map


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