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It's Fall in the Texas Hill Country !
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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.
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We welcome inquiries, comments, submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos, without compensation.
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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
ANOTHER GREAT UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL FOR THE PORTAL: "Your site is so very helpful. I tell the vendors I meet at shows about this site all the time. It’s very easy to navigate and is FULL of helpful information. I travel to festivals, Farmer’s Markets , special events etc and this page is always my first “go to” to see what’s happening when and where. I’ve booked tons of markets, festivals and the like with the help of this page so… THANK YOU. Truly. Very helpful." 10/12/2022
HILL COUNTRY PORTAL EDITOR INTERVIEWED BY TEXAS HIGHWAYS MAGAZINE: We are excited and honored here at the Hill Country Portal website with the lead interview and publication of a major article in this magazine about what actually constitutes the Hill Country, and why some are trying to coattail it for marketing gain. Click for on-line version of article at: Texas Highways, by John Nova Lomax, April 28, 2022.
Our 2022 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 2021, 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
WATER WELLS & SERVICE IN THE HILL COUNTRY . . . another necessity for our comfort! Precious water. We receive lots of inquiries for help in locating local water well service. So, our team has culled our entire database of Hill Country businesses and we now have a comprehensive listing of companies that specialize in sales and servicing of water systems, including well drilling, water storage, water pumping and control systems, repair, etc. Very handy! Click: Water Wells & Service In Texas Hill Country.
SEPTIC SYSTEMS . . . This subject is a bit dirty, but it is necessary for our comfort â€¦ as we sure need septic systems and in good working order. We receive lots of inquiries for help in locating local septic services. So, our team has culled our entire database of Hill Country businesses and we now have a comprehensive listing of companies that specialize in sales and servicing of septic systems, including system sales, installation, repair, pumping, etc. Very handy! Click: Septic System Sales & Service In Texas Hill Country.
JUST UPDATED !! Our focus page on Hunting & Fishing In Texas Hill Country. With the season upon us
APPLIANCES . . . might be a mundane subject, but we sure need appliances, and in working order. We receive lots of inquiries for help in locating local appliance shops. So, our team has culled our entire database of Hill Country businesses and we now have a comprehensive listing of shops that specialize in sales and servicing of appliances, including refrigerators, ice makers, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers, dryer vent cleaning, etc. Very handy! Click: Appliance Sales & Service In Texas Hill Country.
BUY & SELL ITEMS IN OUR PORTAL MARKETPLACE: We have expanded our marketplace space specifically for the Texas Hill Country. Check out this powerful resource with new ads for beautiful used Ford pickup trucks and other items at: Buy & Sell
ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES . . . freshly updated with great learning resources for kids (including homeschooling) and adults alike. Take advantage of your time while waiting out the CoronaVirus and delve into these amazing online resources: eBooks, distances learning courses, virtual tours, webcasts and web cams. Tons of fun and very educational. Click: Education
REMINDER: SEE OUR 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!
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.
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 500 to 1,500 pageviews per day!! Awesome web exposure for a Hill Country-specific market. Please "Like Us" on Facebook at: 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!"
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
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!
WEATHER: The Portal now sports an updated, 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 and timely resource page at: hillcountryweather.html
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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Nov 3-Dec 17, TEXAS FURNITURE MAKERS' SHOW: Kerrville
Nov 18-20, WEIHNACHTSMARKT: New Braunfels
Nov 18-Dec 31, WALKWAY OF LIGHTS: Marble Falls
Nov 18-Jan 1, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Comfort
Nov 18-Jan 2, CHRISTMAS RANCH LIGHT DRIVE THRU: Boerne
Nov 22, 2022-Jan 6, 2023 - 55 NIGHTS OF FREDERICKSBURG LIGHTS IN WEIHNACHTZEIT: Fredericksburg
Nov 23, LLANO COURTHOUSE CHRISTMAS LIGHTING: Llano
Nov 24, COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING FEAST: Johnson City
Nov 24, COMMUNITY THANKGIVING DINNER: Wimberley
Nov 24, FRIENDSGIVING: Castell
Nov 24-Dec 11, OLD WEST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FEST: Boerne
Nov 24-Dec 24, OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHT FEST: Boerne
Nov 25, BULVERDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTING: Bulverde
Nov 25-27, ANGELS & MISTLETOE HOLIDAY MARKET: San Marcos
Nov 25-27, PEDDLER SHOW-PERFECT STREET OF SHOPS: Fredericksburg
Nov 25-Dec 31, STARRY STARRY NIGHTS & LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARK: Llano
Thanksgiving to Christmas, CHRISTMAS MARKET: Johnson City
Nov 25, 2022-Jan 7, 2023 - LIGHTS SPECTACULAR-HILL COUNTRY STYLE: Johnson City
Nov 25-26, DICKENS ON MAIN: Boerne
Nov 26, OL' WEST DAYS: Bandera
Nov 26, LIGHTING THE SQUARE: Burnet
Nov 26, 2022- WILD GAME DINNER: Junction
Nov 26, DECK THE HALLS: Stonewall
Nov 26, LIGHTED HOOVES & WHEELS PARADE: Johnson City
Nov 26, CHRISTMAS AT THE SEAQUIST HOUSE: Mason
Nov 26, CHRISTMAS IN COMFORT: Comfort
Nov 26, LIGHT UP THE TOWN CELEBRATION: Mason
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Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17, LAMPLIGHT TOURS OF LBJ BOYHOOD HOME: Johnson City
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