Praries & Lakes
2010 Census - 2,545
2000 Census - 2,527
McQueeney, Texas
McQueeney Texas History:
In approximately 1870, German settlers began moving into the area. In 1876, the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway built a line through the area and named the railroad stop Hilda. In 1900, C. F. Blumberg built a store a mile east of the rail stop. Hoping to persuade the railroad to move the stop from Hilda to his store, he called the site McQueeney, in honor of the superintendent of the Southern Pacific line. The railroad did not move the stop from Hilda to the store site. The McQueeney post office opened in 1900 at the railroad stop.In 1925, Lake McQueeney was formed by building a dam was across the Guadalupe River a mile northwest of town. The lake was also known as Lake Abbott, and became a popular recreation and summer home site. McQueeney is located on the Guadalupe River on FM 78, 9 miles east of New Braunfels, 31 miles east of San Antonio, and 4 miles west of Seguin, Texas.
McQueeney (Dance) Hall, McQueeney, TX:
The dance hall is located in a former 1914 general store. The hall hosts live music and dancing the first Friday of each month from 8pm-midnight. No alcoholic beverages are sold at the hall, but guests are welcome to bring their own. They sell set-ups, soft drinks and bottled water. The hall is available for private event rentals. (830) 708-8557. (830) 401-1915. The hall is located in downtown McQueeney, Texas, just east of the Lake McQueeney dam at 9242 FM 725. Email 
Annual July 4th Boat Parade:
Participants gather on July 4th up river near Las Brisas around 2pm to start the lake tour.
Blake's Cafe, McQueeney, Texas:
The interior walls are decorated with old signs, photos, and memorabilia. Menu items include homemade bread, salads, homemade ranch dressing, excellent honey mustard dipping sauce, lightly breaded fried shrimp and catfish, and onion rings (the thin kind with a light batter). The restaurant was featured in the December 2008 issue of Texas Monthly as one of the best small town cafes in Texas. It does serve wonderful food. Open Tue, 11am-3pm; Wed-Mon, 11am-9pm. (830) 557-6335. The café is located at 9216 FM 725 at FM 78, McQueeney, Texas 78123. Review  Yelp Reviews 
Clear Springs Café, New Braunfels, TX:
The first store and Dance Hall was built in 1873 by Johann Andreas Breutedt. The building also served as a saloon and cotton storage facility. This old building has been restored and offers food and live music. The restaurant’s seafood is as good as the King’s Inn in Rivera (south of Kingsville). In fact, the fried shrimp, fried catfish, fries, and thin onion rings taste the same. The restaurant occasionally hosts live music. Summer hours are Sun-Thu,11am-9:30pm, and Fri-Sat, 11am-10:30. The restaurant is located at1692 SH 46, New Braunfels, several miles east of town. Reviews