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"Wild Turkey Capital of Texas"Population (2015e): 1,420COL Index (2008): 73.6
Elevation: 1,883 ftArea: 2.1 smCounty (seat): Menard
Zip Code: 76859Area Code: 325Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 30° 55' 10" N, 99° 47' 04" W; 30.919519° N, 99.784446° W
Location: On N edge of the Edwards Plateau in Central Texas,
31 mi N of Junction, 38 mi NW of Mason, 34 mi SW of Brady, 22 mi S of Eden, 50 mi E of Eldorado
Highways: US-83, US-190, TX-29; FM-2291, FM-2092
Creeks: CeleryRivers: San SabaLakes: None
- City Of Menard: 325-396-4706
104 W San Saba Ave, POB 177, Menard, TX 76859
- Menard County Chamber Of Commerce: 325-396-2365
100 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
Web: www.menardchamber.com; Email: email@example.com
- Menard Industrial Development Corp: Located at above Chamber office, phone, web and email.
- Concho Valley Center For Entrepreneurial Development: 325-657-9214; 2009 W Beauregard Ave, San Angelo, TX 76901. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching, oil production, hunting, fishing, tourism
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
- Australian Hotel: Built in 1880 by William Saunders of Australia, located on San Saba Ave East (RR-2092)
- First State Bank: Built 1903, made of native stone, located on San Saba Ave, on the Canal Walk
- First Christian Church: Built 1904, near Tipton St, on the Canal Walk
- Luckenbach Store: Circa 1903; Now home to Burnham Bros
- Mission Santa Cruz De San Saba: aka "Mission San Saba". Located 4 mi downstream from the Presidio, but no longer visible. An exhibit now tells the story of the rediscovery of Mission San Saba and the archeological investigations that followed. On FM-2092 East. History
- Menard County Courthouse: Built 1932, modern style. Web
- Menard County Historical Museum: See full details in Directory below.
- Menard County Jail: Circa 1871, on San Saba Ave. Now a private residence. Web
- Old Mission Theater: Built in 1927, located on Beavens St, on the Canal Walk. To be renovated soon
- Old Sacred Heart Catholic Church: Circa 1899; Located on the Canal Walk, the oldest in the San Angelo Diocese.
- Historic Ditch (canal) Walk: Features several early churches, the Pioneer Rest Cemetery, the San Saba Presidio, Fort McKavett State Historical Park, and remnants of the old irrigation ditch (a canal built by the Spanish in the mid-1750s to supply Mission San Saba). Includes a water wheel operated since 1905 by the Menard Irrigation Company and thought to be the oldest privately-owned water wheel still in use in Texas. Photos & Story: Web
- Presidio Golf Club
- San Saba Presidio: These ruins of a Spanish fort built in 1751 to protect the nearby mission are located 2 mi NW of downtown Menard on the San Saba River banks, off US-190, now maintained as a county park. Also known as: "Presidio San Saba"; "Presidio de San Luis de las Amarillas". Open year-round, self-guided tour with exhibit board. Background, History, Photos
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Brady: Golf, Music Museums; Courthouse & Jail; Historic Train Depot
- Ft Mckavett State Historical Site: Part of a chain of military posts designed to control the native population and protect immigrants and settlers traveling the road between San Antonio and El Paso. Today it is one of the best preserved and most intact examples of a Texas Indian wars frontier post. See full details in Directory below.
- Junction: Park; Golf; Scenic Drives
- Mason: Golf; Parks; Eckert James River Bat Cave Preserve; Gene Zesch's Woodcarving Exhibition; Historic Fort Mason; Mason County Museum; Historic Mason County Courthouse; Odeon Theater; Sandstone Cellars Winery & Mason County Vineyards; Seaquist Victorian Mansion
- American Legion Park: A plaza surrounding the courthouse complex in the downtown area, complete with swimming pool
- San Saba River Park: A 12-acre river bottom tract on the N side where the US-83 bridge crosses the San Saba River. Facilities include picnic tables, swings, basketball park, a half-mile walking/jogging track, and parking area
- Stock Pen Crossing Park: 325-396-2780. Located on FM-2092 West on the S side of the San Saba River on W edge of Menard. County owned and operated. No web site. It is on the site of the original livestock crossing on the Great Western Cattle Trail. Facilities include a pavilion and picnic table, large day use area, and a separate, adjoining, fee-based RV park (see RV Parks) with full facilities
- Low Water Bridge Trail And Park: At US-83 and San Saba River, just N of town. Facebook
- March: Chamber Banquet
- May: Jim Bowie Cook-Off, Chamber, 325-396-2365
- Nov, 1st Weekend: Hunter's Blowout Ball, Chamber, 325-396-2365
WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather
- On-Line News: Google News; Topix
- Newspapers: (The) Menard News, 325-396-2243; Menard
- Radio: KNEL RADIO: 95.3 FM (studio in Brady), 325-597-2119; KTYC-MENARD: 105.3 FM
- TV, Articles & Videos:
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online:
"A mile from the ruins of San Luis de las Amarillas Presidio. The early Spanish settlement at the presidio was abandoned in 1758, but the site was used as a camp by Indians and as a landmark for expeditions in search of a legendary silver mine supposed to have been in the vicinity. Ferdinand von Roemer visited the presidio ruins in 1847 and left a description of them. The town was called Menardville when the site was laid out in 1858 after the legislature approved the establishment of Menard County. That year three families lived there in log cabins surrounded by split-log palisades. Early attempts to organize a county government were unsuccessful. Fort McKavett closed in 1859, leaving residents little protection from frequent Indian raids; the fort reopened after the Civil War. In 1867 Menardville had a store operated by Adam Bradford in a one-room log house, a blacksmith shop, and a saloon and grocery. All supplies were hauled overland from Burnet. Menardville served as a trading post and overnight stop on north and west cattle trails; the old compound of the Spanish mission was used as a holding area for cattle on the way to market. In 1871 a second attempt to organize Menard County was successful, and the first term of county court convened under a live oak tree. A two-story courthouse was built at Menardville in 1872. By the mid-1880s the community had a church, a school, several stores, and 150 residents; livestock, wool, and hides were the principal shipments made from the area. William Columbus Redman published the Menardville Monitor in 1887; later papers included the Record (1889), the Enterprise (1892), and the Messenger (1908), which was owned and operated by humorist Claude Callan.
The San Saba River flooded the town in 1899 and caused considerable damage, but residents rebuilt their homes and businesses during the following year. The community continued to grow and by 1903 was able to support a private bank. In 1910 or 1911, while the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad Company was making plans to lay track through the community, company officials asked residents to rename their town Menard in order to facilitate the painting of signs. After the first train pulled into town in 1911, Menard experienced an economic boom. By 1914 it had two banks, a variety of businesses, and a population of 1,000. Menard served as the county's principal shipping point for many years. Population estimates reached 2,500 in the late 1920s. Although the Great Depression hit the community hard, the Menard National Bank and the Bevans State Bank remained opened, and most Menard residents managed to recover. In 1931 the county hired a home demonstration agent to help area farmers and their families learn new ways to grow and preserve food. Menard had a population of 1,969 in 1931 and 2,375 in 1941 but began a slow decline in the 1950s, falling from 2,674 in 1952 to 1,914 in 1961. As road improvements made travel and shipping less dependent on rail service, the railroad company began to lose business. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway discontinued its service to Menard in 1972 but donated the old depot to the county for use as a history museum. The Menard County Historical Society began collecting artifacts in 1975 and dedicated the museum in 1978. In the 1980s Menard continued as a market for livestock, wool, and mohair, with tourism and oil production supplementing the local economy; some local ranchers attempted to establish a cashmere industry. The population was 1,697 in 1980, 1,606 in 1990, and 1,653 in 2000."
"Apache Warrior Hawk", by George Stanley, a story of life among the Lipan Apaches.
The Bowie Mine (the legendary silver and gold mine, Los Almagres or Lost San Saba Mine or mines): See www.texfiles.com/texashistory/bowiemine.htm
Menard County Historical Society: See more detail in Non-Profits section below.
Menard History: See www.76859.com, includes stories, postcards, HS annuals, photos, and more.
PRIOR CITY NAMES: Menardville
HISTORICAL MARKERS: See Texas Historical Commission's Historic Sites Atlas: http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us. Includes interactive map plus detailed descriptions of historical markers, cemeteries, museums, all searchable by county.
CEMETERIES: See THC Historic Sites Atlas.
Pioneer Rest Cemetery (US-83 and 1st St, SW corner of town);
Rest Haven Cemetery (on US-83 on N edge of town)
See full List
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: yes; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: yes; Grocery Stores: yes; Banks: yes; Vehicle Repair: yes; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: yes; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: yes; Cemetery: yes
OTHER PROFILES: City Data; ePodunk; Texas Escapes; Travel Texas Wikipedia
Within town and S of the San Saba River, US-83 is named Ellis Street. Within town and N of the San Saba River, US-83 is named Frisco Ave.
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
NAPA AUTO & TRUCK PARTS - DOUBLE S TOWING & MECHANIC SERVICES: 325-396-4690; 24 Hr Wrecker: 325-456-7756; 100 w San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859. Web
WAGNER'S TIRE & AUTO: 325-216-9010; 210 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859. www.wagnerstire.com
FIRST STATE BANK OF MENARD: 325-396-4550; 101 W San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859. www.fsbmenard.com
MENARD NATIONAL BANK: 325-396-4524; 201 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859. www.menardnationalbank.com
APOSTOLIC SANCTUARY: 325-396-2471; 101 Tipton St, 410 Pine St, Menard, TX 76859
CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH: 325-396-2696; Menard, TX 76859. www.episcopalchurch.org
CALVARIO BAPTIST CHURCH: Menard, TX 76859. Facebook
CHURCH OF CHRIST: Menard, TX 76859
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 325-396-4701; 300 Tipton St, Menard, TX 76859
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Corner of Bowie and US-83 (Ellis St), Menard, TX 76859
FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF MENARD: 325-396-2452; 201 Gay St, Menard, TX 76859. www.umc.org
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH: 325-396-4947; Mission St, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD CHURCH OF CHRIST: 301 Gay St, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD COWBOY CHURCH: 325-396-2319; 2711 Ryan Rd, Menard, TX 76859. At Allen Farm E of town
MISSION BAUTISTA CALVARIO: Magnolia at Brazos, Menard, TX 76859
SEEDS OF VICTORY MINISTRIES: 325-396-4559; 1003 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH: 325-396-4906; 609 Ellis St (US-83), Menard, TX 76859
ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH: 1102 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859
VICTORY HARVEST CHURCH: 325-396-4559; US-83 N, 1003 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859. www.seedsofvictory.org
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
MENARD EMERGENCY SERVICES: 325-396-2802: 701 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD EMERGENCY SERVICES: 325-396-4626; 401 Bevans St, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: 325-396-2333; 1001 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859
PRESIDIO GOLF CLUB: 325-396-3319; US-190 W, Menard, TX 76859. Web Public, 9 holes, 3,000 yds. Just W of Menard, on San Saba River, adjacent to the Presidio ruins.
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT:
MENARD, CITY OF: 325-396-4706; 104 W San Saba St, POB 177, Menard, TX 76859
STOCK PEN CROSSING PARK: 325-396-2780; Menard, TX 76859. Located on FM-2092 on the S side of the San Saba River on W edge of Menard. County owned and operated public park. No web site. It is on the site of the original livestock crossing. Facilities include a pavilion and picnic table, large day use area, and a separate, adjoining, fee-based RV park (see RV Parks) with full facilities. Manager: Mark Hodges.
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Menard County Government Offices
STATE GOVERNMENT OFFICES & SERVICES LOCATED IN THIS CITY:
FORT MCKAVETT STATE HISTORICAL SITE: 325-396-2358; An 82 acre park facility 22 mi SW of Menard in Menard County, governed by the State Historical Commission. Open daily to the public, 8a-5p. Established in 1852. General William T. Sherman called Fort McKavett "the prettiest post in Texas.", 1874. Part of a chain of military posts designed to control the native population and protect immigrants and settlers traveling the road between San Antonio and El Paso. Today it is one of the best preserved and most intact examples of a Texas Indian wars frontier post. Web. Included in the Texas Forts Trail: Web
Friends Of Fort Mckavett: 325-396-2358; Menard, TX 76859
TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE: http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu. Mission is to improve the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas and beyond through high quality, relevant education. See full Focus Topic Profile at: AgriLife
Local: Menard County, 325-396-4787; 206 E San Saba (at Menard County Courthouse), Menard, TX 76859-0485. http://menard.agrilife.org, Email: email@example.com
TEXAS STATE - DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES: 325-396-4505; 105 W San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
TEXAS DEPT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES (TDSHS):
HQ: 800-942-3678; 1100 W 49th St, Austin, TX 78756. www.dshs.state.tx.us/wichd
Local: , REGION IV, 325-396-4692; Court House, Menard, TX 76859
TEXAS DEPT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS): 512-424-2000; 5805 N Lamar, Austin, TX 78752. www.txdps.state.tx.us. Responsible for statewide law enforcement, vehicle regulation, driver's licenses.
Local: , 325-396-4585; US-83 N, Menard, TX 76859
TEXAS DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION (TXDOT): 512-463-8588; 125 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701. www.txdot.gov. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Provides for a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. Responsible for the design, location, construction, and maintenance of area roadways and aviation.
Local: 325-396-2974; 705 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859
TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPT (TPWD): 512-288-0895; www.tpwd.state.tx.us. See Parks. Provides technical assistance to landowners in all aspects of native wildlife and habitat management, including game, non-game, and endangered species. Experts available to assist in the preparation of detailed wildlife management plans. Operates state parks. Game warden.
Local resources: Game Warden: Compton, John: 325-248-5803. Offices with Sheriff, 325-396-4705.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES & SERVICES LOCATED IN THIS CITY:
US GOVERNMENT OFFICES - AGRICULTURE DEPT - NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION OFFICE: 325-396-4708; Courthouse, Menard, TX 76859
US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; www.usps.com
Local post office: 325-396-4570; 911 Frisco St, Menard, TX 76859
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES LOCATED OUTSIDE THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY:
See: Texas & Federal Government Offices
MAINTENANCE, REPAIR SERVICES & SUPPLIES
ALL CONSTRUCTION: 325-396-3465, Menard/Hext, TX 76859
MAYFIELD CONSTRUCTION: 325-396-3465; Hext, TX 76848
MENARD IRRIGATION COMPANY: 325-396-2245; Menard, TX 76859
NICHOLS BACKHOE SERVICE: 325-396-2729; Menard, TX 76859
TOOL HAND SERVICES: 325-396-4960; 208 W Houston, Menard, TX 76859
OSORNIO MASONRY: 325-396-2409; Menard, TX 76859
REZZLLE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION: 325-396-2536; 1205 Gay St, Menard, TX 76859
TOMMY HOUGH CONSTRUCTION: 325-396-7933; 1102 Tipton St, Menard, TX 76859
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
TAXIDERMY & MEAT PROCESSING:
DEVINE TAXIDERMY: 325-396-2020; 114 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
GOODSON TAXIDERMY, HOME DECOR & CATERING: 325-396-2643; 104 Frisco St, Menard, TX 76859. At Compton's Warehouse
HUNTING, FISHING, SPORTING GOODS, SPECIALTY EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY STORES:
BURNHAM BROTHERS: 325-396-0427; 103 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859. www.burnhambrothers.com. Game calls.
DROPPIN BASS: 325-396-5551; 104a Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859. www.coyotearmory.com
TEXAS FARM BUREAU INSURANCE: 325-396-4904; 700 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859. Web
FLOYD PETTIT INSURANCE): 325-396-4557; 111 San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD AREA including FT. MCKAVETT
BUDGET INN: 325-396-4719; 210 S Ellis St, POB 727, Menard, TX 76859
HILLTOP MOTEL & STORAGE: 325-396-2075; 910 Frisco St, US-83 N (N side of Town), Menard, TX 76859. https://www.facebook.com/Hilltop-Motel-188701627843493
MOTEL 83: 325-396-4549; 103 Frisco (US-83), Menard, TX 76859. http://motel83-shiftysbar.com
FAMILY CLINIC OF MENARD: 325-396-4612; 119 S Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859. www.fronterahn.org/menardclinic.html. Medical clinic operated by the Concho County Hospital
FRONTERA HEALTHCARE NETWORK: 325-869-5500; 604 Eaker St, Eden, TX 76837. www.fronterahn.org
FRONTERA HEALTHCARE NETWORK: 325-597-0102; 119 S Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859. www.fronterahn.org. Health Centers/Equipment. Affordable Health Care Act Application Assistance
HOSPICE OF SAN ANTONIO: 325-658-6548; Menard, TX 76859
MENARD MANOR: 325-396-4515; 100 Gay St, Menard, TX 76859. www.menardmanor.org. Nursing home. A 40-bed intermediate care, county owned facility accepting Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay residents. Originally opened as the Bevans Hotel, parts of the facility are still using the original hotel building. Also has a 15-unit Independent Living Retirement Center for those individuals able to live alone but desiring companionship and a sense of community.
A CUT ABOVE HAIR SALON: 325-396-2650; 306 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859
AEP TEXAS: 877-286-2729, Menard, TX 76859
B-BAR-C STORE: 325-869-5466; US-83, 606 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859. 10 mi N of town.
BEN NEEL: 325-396-2351; 120 Gay St, Menard, TX 76859. Attorney
(R B) BAGLEY & SONS PECAN CO: 325-396-3367; 300 Decker St, Menard, TX 76859. www.rbbagleypecans.com
CAMP MENARD: FM 2091, Menard, TX 76859
CAMP SOL MAYER: 325-396-2223; 299 Camp Sol Mayer, Menard, TX 76859
COMPTON WAREHOUSE: 325-396-4568; US-83 @ 190, Menard, TX 76859. Retail ranching & hunting goods
DEER CREEK APARTMENTS: 507 Mesquite, Menard, TX 76859
GRIFFITH SERVICE CO: 325-396-4970; 303 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859. AC
HILL COUNTRY LIQUORS: 325-396-2466; 308 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859
LOWE'S MARKET/SUPER S FOODS STORE: 325-396-4592; 410 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859. www.www.supersfoods.com
HERITAGE FUNERAL HOMES: 325-396-4595; 905 Bevans St, Menard, TX 76859. www.heritagefuneraltx.com
HIGGINBOTHAM BROTHERS - TRUE VALUE HARDWARE: 325-396-4567; 400 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859. www.higginbothams.com
JOHANSON FARM AND HOMESTEAD: 325-305-2746; 1901 FM-2092 E, Menard, TX 76859. www.johansonfarm.com. Soaps, coffee, baked goods, produce, regenerative farming, and other hand-farmed raised products. Events, rentals
K&K PECANS: 325-396-2943; 210 S Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859
KNEL RADIO: 95.3 FM (studio in Brady). 325-597-2119; Menard, TX 76859. www.knellradio.com
KOTHMANN'S FEED & COUNTRY STORE: 325-396-4521; 800-637-0951; CR-2092, 906 US-190, Menard, TX 76859
LEWIS RENTAL PROPERTIES: 325-396-4320; 1002 Ryan Rd, Menard, TX 76859
MECO: 325-396-2141; Menard, TX 76859
MENARD COUNTY UNDERGROUND WATER: 325-396-3670; 210 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD COUNTRY CLUB: 325-396-4451; 918 Country Club Ln, Menard, TX 76859
(THE) MENARD NEWS: 325-396-2243; 220 Mission St, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD TITLE & ABSTRACT CO: 325-396-2781; 306 S Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859. www.menardtitle.com
MENARD WATER WELL SERVICE: 325-396-3243; 1204 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859
MICHAEL D. SCHAFFNER & ASSOC: 325-597-2424; Menard, TX 76859
MOLDING CLAY LLC: 325-396-4771; 220 Bevans St, Menard, TX 76859
M K GAS CO: 325-466-2863; Menard, TX 76859
PIC & PAC: 325-396-2134; US-83, Menard, TX 76859. Convenience store
R & S OIL & GAS PRODUCTION CO: 325-396-2532; US-190 W, Menard, TX 76859
RANCH HOUSE MEAT COMPANY: 325-396-4536; 800-749-6329; 303 San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859. BBQ. www.brisket.net
REVOLUTION RADIO: 325-446-3371; Menard, TX 76859
RIVERSIDE BEAUTY BAR: 325-396-4343; 106 Decker St, Menard, TX 76859
ROD GARDNER OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY: 325-396-4590; 1102 Dunagan Rd, Menard, TX 76859 www.rgardnerphoto.com
SILVER TRAIL APARTMENTS: 325-396-2626; 403 Mesquite, Menard, TX 76859
TEXAS FORT TRAIL: 325-795-1762; Menard, TX 76859
TEXAS TRAILS: 325-247-5183; Menard, TX 76859
TRES AMIGOS CONVENIENCE STORE: 325-396-2030; 811 S Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859
WEST TEXAS BI-ENERGY: 888-440-1112; www.westtexasbioenergy.com
WHITE TAIL JUNCTION: 325-396-2381; Lodge Rd, Menard, TX 76859
WIGGINTON OIL COMPANY: 325-396-4962; Menard, TX 76859. Exxon
W W TRADING: Menard, TX 76859. Jewelry. Janelle Kothmann: 325-396-2551; Amy Bannowsky: 325-396-2387
MENARD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: (aka "Menardville Museum" and "Depot Museum"). 325-396-2365; 100 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859. In the historical AT & SF Train Depot on N side of San Saba River, at intersection of US-83 & 190. By appointment only through Historical Society.
AMERICAN LEGION: www.legion.org. A congressionally chartered mutual-aid organization of military veterans founded to benefit those veterans who served during a wartime.
Local Legion Post: #378, Roy Shelby McCoy, 325-396-2636; 162 US-190, Menard E, TX 76859
MENARD BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOCIATION: 325-396-4550; Menard, TX 76859
MENARD CEMETERY ASSOCIATION: 5714 E FM-2092, Menard, TX 76859-4710. Dora Wright
MENARD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: 325-396-2365; 100 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859. www.menardchamber.com
MENARD COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER: 325-396-4642; 218 Gay, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: POB 663, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD COUNTY TRAPPING ASSN: 325-396-2700; POB 485, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD PUBLIC LIBRARY: 325-396-2717; 105 E Mission St, Menard, TX 76859
TEXAS FARM BUREAU: texasfarmbureau.org. A county-wide non-profit providing a political voice regarding agriculture, as well as insurance, financing and education services. "The Voice of Texas Agriculture".
Local office: Menard County: 325-396-4904; 700 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD ANIMAL CLINIC: 325-396-2213; 1553 US-83, Menard, TX 76859
Note: See separate listing sections for horses, riding, equestrian, sitters and other care.
See separate listings above for hunting ranches.
B BAR RANCH RETREAT: 325-869-3018, Menard, TX 76859
BLAU BEEFMASTERS: 325-396-2485; Menard, TX 76859
CALF CREEK RANCH: 512-556-5214; Menard, TX 76859
FRAINLIN GAINER RANCH: 325-396-2434; 2255 Gainer Rd, Menard, TX 76859
GENE WHITEHEAD RANCH: 325-396-2384; 102 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
HANEY RANCH: 325-396-4752; Menard, TX 76859
HAT CREEK CATTLE CO: 325-333-3399; 5637 TX-29, Menard, TX 76859
HODGE RANCH: 325-396-4625; US-83, Menard, TX 76859. www.hodgeranchtexas.com, www.tinyhtoys.com
LOHN VALLEY RANCH: 325-344-5449; 6397 FM-2291, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD LAND & CATTLE: 325-396-4500; 3355 Farm Rd 3463, Menard, TX 76859
PRESTON RANCH: 3250-396-2264; 2932 Preston Ranch Rd, Menard, TX 76859
ROCKING CHAIR RANCH: 325-396-4911; Menard, TX 76859
RUST RANCH CO.: 1826 KC 213, Menard, TX 76859. James Keeton
SAN SABA RIVER RANCH: 325-396-4302; Menard, TX 76859
CROSS BAR LAND CO REAL ESTATE: 325-396-3050; 210 US-190 E, Menard, TX 76859. www.crossbarland.com
FIND A RANCH: 325-396-4477; 877-396-4477; 200 Ellis (US-83 S), Menard, TX 76859. www.findaranch.com
MENARD REAL ESTATE: 325-396-4477; 109 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859. www.menardre.com
MOSSY OAK PROPERTIES OF TEXAS - MENARD DIVISION 325-456-9447; 103 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 86859. www.moptex.com
ROBERTSON LAND COMPANY: See Mossy Oak above
STEPHENS RANCH REAL ESTATE: 325-396-3332; 210 US-190 E, Menard, TX 76859
CLUB VICTORIA: 325-396-2355; US-83 (Frisco Ave), Cypress St, Menard, TX 76859. Facebook. See excellent video on this link re history of the Club.
HOT STUFF PIZZA: 325-396-2044: 811 S Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859
OJEDA'S: 325-396-2112; US-83 N & 190 E, Menard, TX 76859. Tex-Mex
SHIFTY'S BAR: 325-396-2652; 103 Frisco (US-83), Menard, TX 76859. www.motel83-shiftysbar.com
LAZY LADLE CAFE (formerly SIDEOATS CAFE & BAKERY): 325-396-2069; US-83, 509 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859. Facebook
TACO EXPRESS: 325-396-2251; 708 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859
R.W. RESIDENTIAL RV PARK: 325-396-4618; 11586 W FM-2092 & Mesquite St, Menard, TX 76859. 1 block E of Pic-N-Pac. Mobile Home & RV Park; Low rates, full hookups
STOCK PEN CROSSING PARK: 325-396-2780; Menard, TX 76859. Located on FM-2092 on the S side of the San Saba River on W edge of Menard. County owned and operated. No web site. It is on the site of the original livestock crossing. Facilities include a pavilion and picnic table, large day use area, and a separate, adjoining, fee-based RV park with full facilities. Manager: Mark Hodges.
MENARD HEAD START: 325-396-2885; 110 W San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
MENARD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT: 325-396-2404; 221 E San Saba St, Menard, TX 76859. www.menardisd.net. UIL: Conf 2A. Mascot: Yellow Jackets
- MENARD ELEMENTARY & JUNIOR HIGH: 325-396-2348; 200 Gay St, POB 729, Menard, TX 76859. Grades: PK-5
- MENARD ELEMENTARY & JUNIOR HIGH: 325-396-2348; 300 Gay St, POB 729, Menard, TX 76859. Grades: 6-8
- MENARD HIGH SCHOOL: 325-396-2513; Menard, TX 76859. Wilkerson & Houston; Grades: 9-12
- MENARD SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT: 325-396-2513; 221 E San Saba St, Menard, TX 76859
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:
BRADY COMMUNICATIONS, LLC: 325-597-9434; 1601 S Bridge St, Brady, TX 76825. www.bradycom.com. Computers, Internet & TV
GRIFFIN PROPANE: 325-396-4598; US-83 N, Menard, TX 76859
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS: Depending on specific location (downtown, rural, elevation, obstacles, etc), the following companies provide local internet access: Brady Communications, West Central Wireless; data connections from cell phone service providers; and two satellite services (Hughes; CTEC). Full details (website, phone, description) on each ISP are available at our Portal focus page on Utility & Telecom Service Providers
OUTREACH SATELLITE: 915-396-3277; 1202 S Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859
WEST CENTRAL WIRELESS: 325-396-4666; 606 Ellis St, Menard, TX 76859
WEST TEXAS GAS: 325-396-2061; 1308 Frisco Ave, Menard, TX 76859
WHITSON COMMUNICATIONS: 325-396-2609; 104 E San Saba Ave, Menard, TX 76859
WTG FUELS: 325-396-2061; Menard, TX 76859. www.wtgfuels.com
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:
For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
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!