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County
Medina
Region
Hill Country
Population
2010 Census - 4,350
2000 Census - 4,140
Nearby
Towns
Devine, Texas
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Devine Texas History:
In 1881, the town was established as a stop on the International-Great Northern Railroad route between San Antonio and Laredo. It was named for Judge Thomas Jefferson Devine, an attorney for the railroad. At the time of Devine’s incorporation in 1904 it had 504 residents. In 1915 an irrigation system was put in place by the Medina Irrigation Company which furnished gravity flow irrigation from the waters of Medina Lake. This caused the population to double, and allowed the cotton crops to be replaced with small grains, corn, and other vegetables. The area is still well known for its white corn which is used in tortillas. It is also the site of the largest Spanish peanut shipping center in South Texas, and is well known for its avocados. Oil and gas were discovered in the 1920s. Its proximity to San Antonio makes it an ideal community for those wanting to live in the country and work in San Antonio. Devine is located at the intersections of IH-35, SH 132, and SH 173 (Hondo Avenue), 21.4 miles southeast of Hondo, 19.6 miles south of Castroville, 35 miles southwest of San Antonio, 10.5 miles southwest of Lytle, 4.4 miles southwest of Natalia, 33 miles northwest of Pleasanton, 15.4 miles east of Yancy, and 21.7 miles northeast of Pearsall, Texas.
 
Bigfoot Wallace Museum, Bigfoot, TX:
Museum exhibits honor the life of famed Texas Ranger Bigfoot Wallace, and include artifacts from his experiences in the Texas War for independence, Mexican War, and Indian battles. Exhibits are housed in replicas of his log cabin home. Antique wagons, buggies and vintage clothing are housed in an adjacent replica of the Texas Independence Hall. Open the second Saturday morning of each month, or by appointment. (210) 275-3748. The museum is located at 13788 FM 472, at the intersection of FM 462 and FM 472 in Bigfoot, Texas, 7.3 miles southeast of Devine. 
 
Shooting Star Museum:
The museum features vintage aircraft, farm equipment and vehicles, and other exhibits including military uniforms. Special events include a movie night at 6pm on the second Sunday of each month, an 11am Memorial Day service, and spring bluebonnet walks. Open Sunday, 1pm-5pm, and by appointment. Admission is free; donations accepted. (210) 386-6038. The museum is located six miles south of Castroville between Castroville and Devine at 5445 CR 5710. From U.S. 90 on the west side of Castroville, go left (south) on CR 1343. Cross the railroad tracks and go left on FM 4514. Drive 5 miles then go right on CR 5710 and drive 2 miles to the museum. 
 
Devine Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon & Thu, 12pm-7pm; Tue, -Wed, 10am-6pm; Fri, 12pm-5pm; closed Sat and Sun. (830 663-2933. 202 E. Hondo Avenue, Devine, TX 78016.
 
Devine Community Center:
This reservable event venue features a full kitchen, a stage, resrooms, tables and chairs, and an event room. (830) 663-2804.  
 
Quihi Gun Club & Dance Hall and Photos, Quihi, TX:
The Quihi Schuetzen (shooting) Verein (club) was organized on Quihi Creek on May 26, 1890 as protection from Indian attacks; it is now called the Quihi Gun Club, and is one of the oldest social clubs in the country with over 600 members. The flooding of Elm and Quihi Creeks washed the buildings away three times before the current building was erected on 6 foot high pillars. Dances on its wooden dance floor are held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. The club also has a shooting stand for members, and huge barbecue pits. Quihi is located on Quihi Creek at the intersection of FM 2676 and CR 4516 (Old Castroville Road), 5 miles northeast of Hondo, Texas. From U.S. 90 on the east side of Hondo, drive one mile north on FM 173. Drive approximately four miles east on FM 2676 to the Quihi Gun Club sign. (830) 426-2859. Quihi Area Map 
 
Devine Acres Christmas Tree Farm:
Visitors may choose and cut their own tree or purchase a pre-cut tree. Fall festivities include hayrides, a bonfire, a pumpkin patch, mazes, a petting zoo, a children’s play area, and the Devine Derby Trike Track. Owned by Ken and Debi Capps. (830) 665-9730. 944 FM 2200 West, Devine. Email
 
Annual Old Iron Trail Ride, 3rd Saturday in May, Castroville:
Participants drive antique farm tractors, and old farm cars and trucks; no horses. If you do not have an appropriate vehicle, ride on the hayride wagon. Tractors must be able to travel 8 to 10 miles per hour. This parade begins and ends at Wommack Chevrolet (1955 U.S. 90). Proceeds benefit the Make a Wish foundation. Start time is 9am. The lunch stop is at Sammy’s Restaurant at 202 U.S. 90 East. Email
 
Annual Medina County Fair, Sept:
Activities include vendors, a barbeque cook-off, free games, a carnival, live music, antique tractors, a rodeo, a Queens Court, home arts competitions, This event is held at Hondo City Park and Fairgrounds on FM 462 North. (830) 426-5406. Email
                                                                                                      
Annual Devine Fall Festival & Avocado Showcase, 1st Saturday in Nov:
Activities include a carnival, a parade with float judging, all day entertainment, an avocado cooking contest, live music, street dance, food, and arts & crafts booths. 7pm to midnight. (830) 663-2739. This event is held at the Devine Community Center and Bank of Texas parking lot at 100 East Hondo Avenue.