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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!
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
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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!
Annual Bake Sale Benefit:
Sat, Dec 21, 2019, 7:30a-1:30p
Jeks Pit Stop: 528 W Main St
JP Morgan Chase Bank: 150 E Main St; and
Weinheimer & Son: 14462 E US Highway 290
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» FESTIVALS/MAJOR EVENTS
» LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Nov 28-Dec 25, OLD WEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT FEST: Boerne
Nov 28-Jan 5, 2020 - THE DANCING LIGHTS OF MILL POND PARK: San Saba
Nov 28-Jan 7, 2020 - JOY OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Boerne
Nov 28-mid Jan, 2020 - FESTIVITY OF LIGHTS: Leakey
Nov 29-Dec 23, CHRISTMAS ON THE RANCH: Boerne/Welfare
Nov 29-Dec 31, STARRY STARRY NIGHTS & LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARK: Llano
Nov 29-Jan 5, 2020 - EISBAHN OUTDOOR ICE SKATING: Fredericksburg
Nov 29-Jan 5, 2020 - LIGHTS SPECTACULAR-HILL COUNTRY STYLE: Johnson City
Nov 30-Dec 28, TRAIL OF LIGHTS: Wimberley
Dec 1, DECK THE HILL 2019 HOLIDAY HOME TOUR: Liberty Hill
Dec 1-Jan 1, 2020 - TRAIL OF LIGHTS: Burnet
Dec 1-31, CHRISTMAS ON THE CREEK: Lampasas
Dec 1-31, CHRISTMAS ON THE CREEK: Lampasas
Dec 4, SANTA'S ARRIVAL & TREE LIGHTING: Kyle
Dec 4-7, SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF SAN MARCOS: San Marcos
Dec 5, WASSAILFEST: New Braunfels
Dec 6, WINE & WASSAIL WALK: San Marcos
Dec 6, LIGHT THE NIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE & AFTERGLOW: Fredericksburg
Dec 6-7, COWBOY CAPITAL CHRISTMAS & SHOPPER'S JUBILEE: Bandera
Dec 6-7, CHRISTKINDLMARKT: New Braunfels
Dec 6-7, FESTIVAL OF TEXAS FIDDLING: Twin Sisters
Dec 6-7, METHODIST LIVING NATIVITY PAGEANT: Johnson City
Dec 6-8, MAIN STREET BETHLEHEM: Burnet
Dec 7, CHRISTMAS MARKET ON MAIN: Marble Falls
Dec 7, GRUENE TOWN LIGHTING: Gruene
Dec 7, PEARL HARBOR OBSERVANCE: Fredericksburg
Dec 7, WEIHNACHTS PARADE: Boerne
Dec 7, CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES: New Braunfels
Dec 7, CAROL OF LIGHTS: Lampasas
Dec 7, HOLIDAY HOME TOUR & MARKET: Fredericksburg
Dec 7, OLD TOWN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: Leander
Dec 7, MARKET DAY ON MAIN: Marble Falls
Dec 7, LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE: Llano
Dec 7, CHRISTMAS ON MERCER STREET: Dripping Springs
Dec 7, A FRONTIER CHRISTMAS AT THE LBJ BOYHOOD HOME, 1920s STYLE: Johnson City
Dec 7, HILL COUNTRY TOY RUN: Johnson City
Dec 7, 2019 to April 31, 2020 - WINTERFISCH: Mason
Dec 7-8, OMA'S CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: Boerne
Dec 7-8, REDBUD ARTISAN MARKET: Dripping Springs
Dec 8, HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES: Lampasas
Dec 8, STAGE THEATRE CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: Bulverde
Every Tue,TEAM ROPING: Bandera
Every 1st Tue,COWBOY CAPITAL OPRY: Bandera
Every Wed, GRILL AND CHILL AT THE LOST MAPLES WINERY: Vanderpool
Every Thur (summer), SUMMER IN THE PARK - THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS: San Marcos
Every 1st Thur, FIRST THURSDAY DRIPPING SPRINGS: Dripping Springs
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
Every 1st Fri,
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK: Marble Falls
Every 1st Fri,
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK: Fredericksburg
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 1st Sat, HANDWERKERS: Fredericksburg
Every 1st Sat, BEER & HYMNS: Fredericksburg
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
Every 2nd Sun, MUSIC FEST: Bandera, at Frontier Times Museum
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
Day of Infamy
December 7, 2019
FALL ENDS & WINTER STARTS
December 21, 2019
THANK YOU FOR
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