Cheap writing service
Texas Dept of Agriculture
Click to send us an email
about your thoughts
dealing with the
Texas Hill Country.
With your permission,
it may be published.
Cofran's Texas . . .
Hill Country Portal
A Powerful Information Database & Gateway Service for the Texas Hill Country
It's Late Fall in the Texas Hill Country !
. . . Click our updated focus topic page: Parks & Lakes
PORTAL HOME PAGE
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
A US veteran owned & operated business.
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.
PUMPKIN PATCHES & CORN MAZES IN HILL COUNTRY: Take a look at our freshly updated Hill Country Fruit & Nuts Focus Page, at hillcountryfruit.html. Covering the entire Hill Country, this focus page profiles Fruit (Pumpkins, Peaches, Apples, Berries, Olives) & Nuts. It now has a special section on local Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes. Enjoy!
>> STATE-WIDE ELECTIONS: Coming up soon! Ten propositions are on the ballot for amendments to the Texas Constitution, including a STATE INCOME TAX. How will these amendments affect you? Plus local issues to vote on. Finished your homework?
Early voting: 10-21 through 11-1. Voting day is Tuesday, November 5th. We post local elections notices and related events (candidate forums, meeting notices, documents), including details about what is on the ballot. Examples: PEC Board, ISD boards, City Mayor and Council Member elections, Bond Approval, Legal Issues, etc. See our updated Voting Guide. Comprehensive and very handy! If you have election notices, contacts or other important election information for the Hill Country, please email to us: editor@HillCountryPortal.com
JOHNSON CITY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR: Updated holiday focus article with pictures, by George Cofran, freelance author and Editor here at the Portal, at: www.HillCountryPortal.com/reports/LightsSpectacular
REMINDER: SEE A GUEST BLOG FROM AN UP-AND-COMING FREELANCE LYRICIST -
Nancy Byrnes: on our focus page at Bands, Singers & Musicians. Career inspiring thoughts you might enjoy and value. And, this page is now updated with latest, so take a look!
Our 2019 CALENDAR OF FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS IN THE HILL COUNTRY . . and chock full of fun things to do in the Hill Country.
Just click: Calendar. We update it regularly. If your Hill Country organization will have events in 2019, be sure to submit them as early as possible for listing on our calendar, the most comprehensive in the Hill Country. See handy submission form link on same page or >> Free Event Listing Form
IS YOUR CELL PHONE SCREEN BROKEN? COMPUTER SLOW? BAD VIRUS? BEEN HACKED? JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW TO DO IT? See our new Hill Country tech services locator & guide at: Tech Repair. Very handy to zero in on who and where nearby your tech devices can be repaired.
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 live entertainment booking announcements for us to post to our Hill Country-wide Entertainment Calendar for a minimal fee.
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.
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
HOME WARRANTIES: If you are looking for a home warranty provider in Texas, please view this list of top Texas home warranty providers.
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:
- Horseback Riding: www.HillCountryPortal.com/hillcountryhorseriding.html
- Wildflowers: www.HillCountryPortal.com/hillcountrywildflowers.html
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.
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
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
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!
Back To >> TOP OF PAGE & MAIN INDEX
Click for Hill Country:
» FESTIVALS/MAJOR EVENTS
» LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Nov 10-11, VETERANS DAY AT STATE HISTORIC SITES:
Nov 10-Dec 14, CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA: San Saba
Nov 11, VETERANS DAY MEMORIAL: Fredericksburg
Nov 11, DINNER AND DANCE HONORING OUR VETERANS: Dripping Springs
Nov 14, HOMESCHOOL DAY AT THE SCIENCE MILL: Johnson City
Nov 14, HOLIDAZE EVENT - FAMILY FALL PARTY: Horseshoe Bay
Nov 14-16, HEIRLOOM RUBBER STAMP & PAPER ARTS FESTIVAL: New Braunfels
Nov 14-16, UTOPIAFEST DOWN IN THE OAKS: Burnet
Nov 16, NIGHT OF 5S: Johnson City
Nov 16, GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE - WILLIAMS CREEK:
Nov 16, WIMBERLEY WINTER WONDERLAND: Wimberley
Nov 16-17, WWII PACIFIC COMBAT PROGRAM: Fredericksburg
Every Tue,TEAM ROPING: Bandera
Every 2nd Tue: PERFORMING SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE: Llano
Every Wed, GRILL AND CHILL AT THE LOST MAPLES WINERY: Vanderpool
Every Thur (summer), SUMMER IN THE PARK - THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: San Marcos
RODEO: Pipe Creek
SUMMER RODEO: Bandera, June & July
REAL ALE TASTING ROOM & BREWERY TOURS: Blanco
GO FISHING WITH A RANGER: Inks Lake SP
BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS: Inks Lake SP
LIVE ROCK-N-ROLL ON THEATER STAGE: Fredericksburg
COWBOYS ON MAIN: Bandera
TOUR OF HISTORIC RED TOP JAIL: Llano
ECOLOGICAL TOURS AT JACOB'S WELL NATURAL AREA: Wimberley
GEOLOGY ROCKS: Burnet
FLYING L COWBOY CHUCK WAGON DINNER & SHOW: Bandera
TREE FESTIVAL: Marble Falls
GUNFIGHT RE-ENACTMENTS: Bandera
Every 3rd Sat,
Every 3rd Sat,
BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY AND WESTERN, AND GOSPEL: Marble Falls
Every Sat & Sun,
TOUR WESTCAVE PRESERVE:
near Bee Cave
LOST SOUNDS OF A HONKY TONK: Johnson City at Pecan Street Brewing
Every Sun, MUSIC IN THE PARK: Llano, Badu Park
COWBOY POET, LIVE MUSIC & PROGRAMS, Buchanan Dam, at Canyon Of The Eagles
>Note: Many music venues have live entertainment Fri & Sat nights. See city profiles in menu above, and Live Entertainment Calendar
Thank You For
November 11, 2019
THANK YOU FOR
Click for full details.