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Hockley, Texas
Hockley, Texas History:
Though the area was originally settled by Sam McCurley in the late 1820s, the actual townsite was established by George Washington Hockley in 1835. The Houston and Texas Central Railway built a line through the town in 1857. The Houseville post office was established in 1858; the town was renamed Hockley that same year. By 1892, it had two general stores, a hotel and over 300 residents. Within two hears it had three stores, a cotton gin and four saloons. Farming and ranching were major industries. Unincorporated Hockley is located on U.S.290/SH 6, 19.8 miles north of Katy, 38.5 mile northeast of San Felipe, 32.7miles northeast of Bellville, 39 mile southeast of Brenham, 17 miles southeast of Hempstead, 39 miles southeast of Navasota, 60 miles southwest of Conroe, 17 miles southwest of Tomball, 52.5 miles west of Kingwood, 50.5 miles northwest of Sheldon, 46 miles northwest of Humble, and 37.5 miles northwest of Houston, Texas.
 Historic Springer-Macedonia Cemetery, Texas Historical Marker Text:
The pioneer Springer family donated the original two acres of this graveyard and gave their name to the community in this area and to a school, also known as McPherson School. Later the cemetery was called Macedonia, for the nearby church founded in the 1890s. Burials probably predate the earliest marked grave, that of Oliver McPherson (d. 1871). Enlarged by additional gifts of land, the community burial ground contains about 300 known graves. The Macedonia Cemetery Association, incorporated in 1976, maintains the site. The cemetery is located 10 miles north of Hockley on Springer Cemetery Road.
Historic Roberts Cemetery, Texas Historical Marker Text:
“Abraham (Abram) Roberts (1773-1850), a member of Stephen F. Austin's Colony, came to Texas in the late 1820s with his children, naming the area in which he settled New Kentucky. By the 1840s the area was known as the Spring Creek community and was settled by German immigrants. The first burial on this site is thought to have been that of Abraham Roberts. Though it is uncertain when the Roberts land began to be used for community burials, the earliest was probably that of infant Mary Schultz, who was born and died in 1858. The oldest surviving headstone is that of her young mother, Elizabeth M. Schultz, who died in 1859. Other notable graves include that of Abraham Roberts' son George (1811-1874) and those of the Montgomery family. A separate burial ground nearby is thought to have been given to the slaves of the Montgomery plantation by Abraham Roberts. C. A. Montgomery, who acquired the land from Abraham Roberts, deeded 202 acres to Henry Klabe (Kleb) in 1887, reserving two acres as the Roberts graveyard. The two-acre tract, often called "The Old Roberts Burial Ground," and an additional acre were deeded to the community for continued use in 1919. A 1997 count revealed 258 marked and 15 unmarked graves in the cemetery. Cared for by family members until the Roberts Cemetery Association was formed in 1971, the graveyard continues to serve the community.” The marker and cemetery are located 9 miles north of Hockley; take Heger Road to FM 2920. Go east on FM 2920 for 6 miles to the 20000 block of Roberts Cemetery Road.
Tin (Dance) Hall, 1889, Hempstead, TX:
This 24,000 square foot facility includes a 4,400 square foot wooden dance floor. It offers live music and special dances with music by the Tin Hall DJs. It is also available for private events. (713) 664-7450. Tin Hall is located at 14800 Tin Hall Road in Cypress. Mail: 600 U.S. 290 East, Hempstead, Texas 77445.  Email 
The Showboat Drive In Theater, Hockley, TX:
The drive in has a front and a back screen; both show double features. Open Wed-Sun at 7pm; call for bad weather updates. (281) 351-5224. 22422 FM 2920, Hockley, 77447.
Oil Ranch:
Amenities and activities include a dairy barn (milk the cows), a baby animal farm/petting zoo, a safari miniature train, pony rides, an Indian village, a large swimming pool measuring 2-4 feet deep (open May through September), miniature golf, a bucking barrel, a softball field, horseshoes, a moonwalk, a fishing pond, a history garden, a general store, a pavilion, basketball, restrooms, a stockyard maze, a hay barn and haystack, sack races, tug-o-war rope, treasure hunts, playgrounds, and an October pumpkin patch. Bring a lunch and have a picnic. Hours vary monthly. Individuals and groups welcomed; catering is available for group events. (281) 859-1616. (936) 931-1111. This venue is located at 23501 Macedonia Road, Hockley, TX 77447. Email   
Sam Houston Race Park & Live Music Concerts:
They offer simulcast and live horse racing, and live music concerts by nationally recognized artists. (281) 807-8700. 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, 77064. The race park is located 15 miles southeast of Tomball. Email    

Annual Houston Rodeo Prairie View Trail Ride, Hempstead to Houston, Feb:
This 87 mile trail ride was established in 1957. The ride begins in Hempstead, Texas. The 2015 trail ride began on Saturday, February, 21, where the riders assembled at 301 Donoho, Hempstead, 77445. On Sunday, they rode 14 miles to 22063 FM 1098 in Prairie View. Lunch was spent on Brumlow at Cochran Road. They spent the day in Prairie View attending a show and tell at Jones Elementary School, and participating in a parade and attending a chili cook-off at Prairie View A&M University. Tuesday night was spent at the Community of Faith Church at 16124 Becker Road, Hockley, 77447. Wednesday night was spent at the Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 North Sam Houston West, Houston, TX 77064. Thursday night was spent at the Community of Faith (The King Dome) at 1024 Pinemont Drive, Houston, TX 77091. Thursday lunch was held at Garden City Park at 9717 West Montgomery Road. Friday morning they rode to Memorial Park (6501 Memorial Drive, 77007). (713) 882-3959. (832) 453-0526. (281) 235-5426.

Annual Houston Rodeo Salt Grass Trail Ride, Cat Spring to Houston, Feb:  
This 100.7 mile trail ride was established in 1952. The ride begins in Cat Spring, Texas. The 2015 trail ride began on Saturday, February 21, and included 1,400 riders and 25 wagons. Saturday night was spent in Walker Pasture, 10382 FM 2187, Cat Spring. Sunday lunch was spent on FM 949, just before Schaffner Road. Sunday night was spent at the Austin County Fairgrounds, at 1076 East Hill Street, Bellville. Monday lunch was at Cochran Store at 10711 FM 159 E, Bellville. Monday night was spent at the Waller County Fairgrounds in Hempstead. The fairgrounds are located at 22000 Fairground Road, on FM 359, south of Business U.S. 290, and just north of Bar Circle Ranch. Tuesday lunch was spent at Monaville Hall on Cochran Road. The night was spent at the Miller Farms pasture, 17.3 miles from the Waller County Fairgrounds. Wednesday lunch was on Beckendorff Road, and the night was spent at Katy Park, 24927 Morton Road, Katy, 77493. Thursday lunch was held at Cullen Park, 19008 Saums Road, Houston, 77084. Thursday night was spent at the Houston Farm & Ranch Club at 1 Abercrombie Drive Houston, 77084. Friday lunch was held on the Southwest corner of Kemp Forest and Gessner. Facebook has the 2014 schedule in detail.  They spent the night at Memorial Park (6501 Memorial Drive, 77007).
Chmielewski's Blueberry Farm, Pick Your Own, Hockley:
They raise 7 varieties of blueberries which ripen in May and continue for up to one or two weeks in July. When arriving check in at the weigh station and grab a bucket; stay out of the roped off areas. They charge by the pound. Open Sat-Sun, 7:30am--2pm; Wed, 7:30am-1pm; call to double check hours. (281) 304-0554. 23810 Bauer-Hockley Road, Hockley, Texas. 77447. Email   Directions
High Star Christmas Tree Farm, Hockley:
Group tours, picnics, tractor drawn train rides, campfires and day or night hayrides are available from Nov 1st to January first, Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm. A snack bar is available. Christmas activities include a Santa visit. Wreaths are made to your liking in the Wreath Barn. They offer cut your own Christmas trees. They grow Virginia pine trees and offer fresh pre-cut Frasier firs from North Carolina. Christmas season hours are Mon-Fri, noon-5pm; Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 10am-dusk. (281) 255-9888. (281) 384-2056. 19020 Becker Road, Hockley.
Matt Family Orchard and Nursery:
The orchard offers pick your own blackberries, figs, jujube (Asian dates), Asian Pears, Asian persimmons, and citrus fruits. Facilities are available for group outings. Tours are available for schools and other groups. Evening activities include hayrides, campfires, and sing-a-longs for all ages. Amenities include tetherball, volleyball, a playground, pavilion and restrooms. Fruit picking hours are 9am-2pm; these hours are seasonal and dependent on the availability of fruit. Fruit Hotline: (281) 351-7676. Cell: (281) 467-9758. The orchard is located at 2110 Bauer-Hockley Road, Tomball. Email
Gramen Natural Dairy Farm:
The sell certified Grade A goat milk, Jersey cow milk, kefir and yogurt. Open Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm; Sat, 9am-5pm. (832) 287-0140. 20158 Bauer Hockley Road. Email 
The Grill at Mike’s Country Store:
This country restaurant serves hamburgers, salads, brisket, potatoes, and a Good Friday Fish Fry. (281) 252-6110. 23931 Nichols Sawmill Road. Yelp