Previous Spotslights and Businesses of the Month ...
Spotlights and Plugs
Texas Day by Day!
All Things Texas
All Things Texas TX Tejas Texan
Dig for Texas
El Camino Real de los Tejas NHT Association
Texas Rural Tourism LLC
Texas Independence Trail
Texas Tropical Trail
Victoria in Motion
Volunteer, express your opinions and get involved in your communities! If you have specific questions or concerns, you can call Organizing for America toll-free at 1-877-922-4264.
To learn more about how you can get involved in the work ahead, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov .
New FREE e-book, Dear Mr. President, captures kids' hopes, dreams for President Obama.
Dance Halls and Dreamers
Congratulations to Pat Green; writer, Luke Gilliam; and photographer, Guy Rogers III and the many Texas musicians, Dance Hall owners, employees and fans included in this project.
The Cement Sculpture of Dionicio Rodríguez
Patsy Pittman Light book celebrates the work of Mexican-born artisan Dionicio Rodríguez's imaginative sculptures of reinforced concrete that imitate the natural forms and textures of trees and rocks.
Mike Galloway and Mary Freitag travel this region
to photograph musicians and participants in
competitive sporting and cookoff events.
To schedule their services, call 210.442.9045
TOURISTS - MAPS and WEB SITES
Robertson County and Community Maps
The Spirit of Historic Central Texas
FUN FACTS ABOUT FESTIVALS
World's Largest Gingerbread Man
"Weighing in at approximately 1,000 pounds and 20 feet high, the gingerbread man was mixed, baked and eaten over the course of a single day, making for a memorable 2006 Festival of Lights in Smithville."
Tom Tom Festival
June 2008 Marks Yoakum's 80th Annual Tom Tom Festival Honoring their Heritage in the Tomato Industry.
"... In the Spanish Colonial period it was goods from the Caribbean Islands shipped via the Island of Jamaica that made their way to Texas via the Camino Real. Here they were sold at country fairs still called "jamaicas" by the Spanish-speakers...."
2nd Spring Gala Fundraiser for the Rebuilding of Historic Gruenau Hall
'Twas ... Saturday, March 7, 2009
5th Annual Victoria Empty Bowls Project
'Twas ... Sunday, February 15, 2009
The Victoria College Student Center
The BUGLE BOY in La Grange
Showcases Canadian Fred Eaglesmith
'Twas ... Sunday,February 15, 2009
Benefit for Gardenia A Janssen Animal Shelter
of Fayette County
The Flatonia Landmark Preservation Society
"Pull for Preservation" Sporting Clays Tournament
'Twas Saturday, May 17, 2008
Fayette County Gun Club
La Grange, Texas
Chisholm Heritage Trail Museum
"Taste of the Trail"
'Twas ... Saturday April 19, 2008
Victoria Regional Museum Association
"Polo at McFaddin"
'Twas .. Saturday, April 5, 2008 and
also Saturday March 28, 2009
ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Allies of the Alamo
TRIF is a series of forums, held approximately
6-8 times per year. Each forum features noted speakers with outstanding expertise in rural development and practitioners with firsthand knowledge of successful programs and practices.
Texas Leadership Institute
TLI offers one day seminars to educate community leaders on an array of community issues. Grant writing; strategic planning .
An Association of chamber executives, economic developers and business owners dedicated to promoting economic development and tourism within this Region. The I-10 Corridor Association brochures can be found at select Travel Centers, Chambers of Commerce offices and CVBs in member communities. The brochure provides Tourist Contacts plus a Chart of Amenities and Calendar of Events.
South Texas "Back Through Time" Historical Association
The South Texas Back Through Time Historical Assocation seeks to enhance the economy in rural south central Texas by fostering increased tourism while highlighting the diverse and colorful history of the area. Participating sites may be businesses, museums, libraries, non-profit fundraising special events, historic building or sites, etc. For info contact Teresa Holland.
Texas Settlement Region
"The Heart of Texas Heritage"
Dedicated to protecting our region's history, culture, and natural attractions while promoting our region as a heritage tourism destination.
205 W Goodwin * P.O. Box 1132
Victoria, TX 77902
For a full calendar of events for Tejano Heritage visit www.texastejano.com
~Hearts of Texas~
Videos of YouTube
Goliad Pet Adoption
Love comes in all shapes and sizes
Adopt a friend!
PO Box 304
Goliad TX 77963
Businesses of the Month
Cathy Chaloupka, owner of Rural Texas Tourism promotes the lodgings, events and attractions in Fayette County and Central Texas.
Maps of Texas
The Historic Park Hotel
Antiques and Collectibles
Elizabeth Villines, owner of the historic Park Hotel located at 8937 North Hwy 181 in Tuleta TX ( 11 miles north of Beeville) invites you to shop for antiques, books, vintage clothing, jewelry, and more
Saturdays - 10AM to 6PM
and by appointment by calling 361-375-2558
Tiny Texas Houses
Tiny Texas Houses owned by Brad Kittel
is located at 20501 E. Interstate 10 * Luling TX. 830.875.2500
Discovery Architectural Antiques
409 St. Francis in Gonazles is the source for everthing used in these one-of-a-kind "House Art" creations.
Videos on YouTube
Creative Commissions by Tiny Texas Houses
On the Road Again by Tiny Texas Houses
Tom K Photo Trip Revisited by Tiny Texas Houses
Seams Like Home - A Little Fabric Store
411 West 5th Street - Yorktown TX.
Ressman Tree Service & Nursery
1236 W State Hwy. 72
Yorktown TX 78164
Michael W. Ressman TIL#2505 TPCL#332
Mary Ressman - 361.564.2248 -- 1.800.559.9508
Monday - Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday - 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Morrow's Decor Shoppe
Home of The Wildflower Mart
A unique blend of gift items, home decor and
134 E. Main Street - Cuero TX 77954
Closed Sunday and Monday
Open Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday - 10 am - 4 pm
The Bloomin' Farmer's Market
Across from the Yoakum Community Center
Catering and Restaurants
with Locations in
Hallettsville, Lockhart, Shiner and Yoakum
Native American Seed
4111N US Hwy 377
Junction Texas 76849
Victoria Coffee Roasters
A "roast to order" coffee roastery located in Victoria, TX. Roasting and packaging only when orders are received guarantees you the freshest coffee possible. We offer grinding services using our Mahlkoenig commercial grinder. Pick-up is always an option and limited delivery is available.
M-F 9 am - 3 pm
Sat 9 am -12 pm
Shop online anytime.
A Family Tradition Since 1990
Floresville and Pleasanton
New Expanded Boutique, Gifts & Bridal Registry
Baby and children's selections, candles, fragrances, crosses and inspirational gifts, dinnerware, kitchen textiles, watches, jewelry, trendy clothing, shoes and accessories, Western and rustic home decor.
Complimentary Gift Wrapping
Friendly Customer Service
Hwy 181, Floresville (across from H.E.B.)
Monday - Saturday
9:30 am - 6 pm
Sunday - 12 - 6 pm
217 N. Main, Pleasanton
Monday - Saturday
10:00 am - 6 pm
"Other things may change us,
but we start and end with family."
The 505 Bed & Breakfast Lodge
Maggie and Truett Hunt invite you
to enjoy their hospitality.
The 505 B&B Lodge
505 Main Street
Kenedy TX 78119
The Cooking Depot
Owners, Annette and Ewrin Rath
invite you to
JOIN IN ON THE FUN
by taking one of the cooking classes
Live professional chefs will entertain you
as they take you through a menu of recipes
that are prepared for you
to enjoy and take home to recreate.
The Cooking Depot
"Your One-Stop Cookshop"
202 S. Esplanade Cuero TX 77954
8am - 5pm
Saturdays - 9am - 2 pm
The Primrose Cottage & Boutique
Yorktown TX 78164