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County
Bandera
Region
Hill Country
Population
2010 Census - 5,150
2000 Census - 4,668
Nearby
Towns
Lakehills, Texas
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Lakehills Texas History:
Lakehills is also known as Upper Medina Lake. Development began in the 1950s. The community was known as Upper Medina Lake until a post office substation was established there in the early 1960s. The Lakehills station was operated as a contract post office, supervised by the postmaster at Pipe Creek. Unincorporated Lakehills, the most populous town in Bandera County, is located on the north shore of Lake Medina, west of FM 1283 and Park Road 37, 20 miles southeast of Bandera (through Pipe Creek), 27.5 miles southwest of Boerne, 30 miles west of San Antonio, 21 miles west of Helotes, 25 miles northwest of Castroville, and 10 miles northwest of Mico, Texas.
 
Lakehills 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, 10am-7pm; Tue-Wed & Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 10am-2pm; closed Fridays and Sundays. (830) 512-2777. 7200 FM 1283, Lakehills, TX 78063. Email
 
Lakehills American Legion Post #410 Bingo, Tuesdays:
Bingo begins at 645pm and 7:30pm. (830) 751-3711. The American Legion Hall is located at Park Road 37 & 26th Street, Lakehills, 78063.  
 
Bandera American Legion Post 157 Bingo, Wednesdays:
Bingo begins at 7pm. (830) 796-7528. 205 12t Street, Bandera, 78803.   
 
Pipe Creek VFW Bingo, Fridays:
Bingo is held on Fridays at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. (830) 535-4511. 1331 FM 1283, Pipe Creek, 78063.
 
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 
 
Porky's Texas Spirits Saloon, Rio Medina, TX:
The front bar is housed in a 1945 gas station; the Mayflower Dance Hall was added in the 1990s. A later remodeling job increased the size of the front bar, and added A/C and heat to the back bar and dance hall. On beautiful days, the swing-up windows are opened. Amenities include a juke box, pool tables and occasional live music. They host music and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights, except during private parties. They open daily at noon, and close at 2am on weekends, and at approximately midnight on weekdays. (830) 538-2300. 3940 FM 471 North, Rio Medina, Texas. From Castroville take FM 471 north to Rio Medina. Rio Medina Texas Map; Click to Enlarge  Rio Medina Area Map 
 
Floore Country Store, 1942, Helotes, TX:
In the early 1919, Wilbert “Bert” Hileman built a dance hall and boarding house. He sold his property in 1919 when the town’s population began to decline. In 1946, the manager of San Antonio's Majestic Theatre, John T. Floore, opened John T. Floore Country Store, the world renowned dancehall which draws national music talent.Floore Country Store has hosted Texas and American music legends such as Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Ernest Tubb, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Dwight Yoakam, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keene, BB King, Little Richard and many more; it is known as the birthplace of Willie Nelson who immortalized John T. Floore in “Shotgun Willie.” John Floore and Willie were partners in the original Willie Nelson Music Company. The hall offers live music and dancing, and features a store and a restaurant. Floore is available for private events. The dance hall is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a Texas Historic Landmark. Open Fri-Sat, 11am-10pm; Sun, 11am-9pm. (210) 695-8827. 14492 Old Bandera Road, Helotes, Texas 78023. From Austin, take IH-35 South to Loop 1624 (Anderson Loop north of San Antonio). Go right (west) on Loop 1604 and drive approximately 22 miles to the SH 16 (San Antonio/Bandera) exit. Go right on SH 16, and drive approximately 2.5 miles; Floore Country Store will be on your left. Helotes Texas Map; Click to Enlarge  Helotes Texas Area Map
   
Leon Springs Dance Hall, 1993:
From 1993 to New Year’s Eve, 2005 when it closed, the dancehall enjoyed an influx of sold-out events including annual Labor Day and New Year's Eve parties, private parties and special bookings, and weekends that when opened to the general public, would exceed attendance expectations. In 2006, the remodeled dancehall reopened under new management. It hosts live music concerts two or three times a month. It is available for private events. (210) 698-7070. 1515 Rogers Avenue. Email
 
Braun (Dance) Hall, Hermann Sons Lodge, San Antonio, 1893:
The hall features a beautiful wooden dance floor, and a unique band stand located in a cove in a side wall. Adolph Hofner first recorded in 1936, and as of 2009, was still performing here. Open weekends. Dances are usually held on Saturday nights. (210) 588-9241. This dance hall is located in Helotes at 9723 Braun Road, San Antonio, TX 78250. 
 
Rio Medina General Store, Early 1900s, Rio Medina, TX:
The store was established as the San Geronimo Store in the early 1900s; it has been in continuous operation ever since it opened. In 1908 the name was changed to Rio Medina when the U.S. post office was established in the store. The store is still the social center of the Rio Medina community. The store sells fresh and dry Alsatian sausage and parisa (made locally), homemade sandwiches, cold old-time sodas, hardware, farm and ranch supplies, antiques and collectibles, and still serves as the post office. Open Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm. (830) 538-2441. The store is located at 3980 FM 471 North in Rio Medina, Texas. Rio Medina is located at the intersection of FM 2676 and FM 471, 22.8 miles northeast of Hondo, 7 miles north of Castroville, and 10 miles southeast of Mico, Texas. Rio Medina Texas Map; Click to Enlarge  Rio Medina Area Map
 
Farmers’ Market, Every Saturday:
Vendors sell fruits and vegetables, free range eggs, and other local products. The Market is held in downtown Medina beginning at 9am. (830) 796-8337.
 
Lakehills Civic Center:
This venue is Bandera County’s largest rental hall. (830) 751-9904. (210) 379-4142.

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 Fall Flea Market, Oct:  
Activities include the flea market, food sales, and free games and prizes for children. This event is held the first Saturday in October from 8am-2pm, at St. Victor’s Chapel at 10514 PR 37 West.
 
Annual Hunter’s Supper, 1st Saturday in November:  
Menu items include turkey, dressing and sides. This event begins at 5pm and is hosted by St. Victor’s Chapel at 10514 PR 37 West. (830) 751-2557.