Hill Country
2010 Census - Unknown
2000 Census - 66
Pipe Creek, Texas
Pipe Creek Texas History:
Francis Marion Hodges settled the area in 1868. His wife established a store in the early 1870s. The town was established in 1870 and named for nearby Pipe Creek. The Pipe Creek post office was established three years later. By 1880, the town had more than 70 families. By the early 1880s, the town had a cotton gin and gristmill, and approximately 100 residents. Area industries were primarily cotton, corn, molasses, cattle and sheep. The first school opened in 1881. The population remained steady until the 1920s when it declined to 25. Today many dude and hunting ranches are located in the Pipe Creek area. Pipe Creek is located just southeast of the intersection of RR 1283 and SH 16, 11.5 miles slightly southeast of Bandera, 37 miles southeast of Kerrville, 33 miles south of Comfort via Boerne, 19 miles southwest of Boerne, 41 miles northwest of San Antonio, 21 miles northwest of Helotes, and 10.7 miles north of Medina Lake and Lakehills, Texas.
Floore Country Store Dance Hall, 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.
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

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..
BR Lightning Ranch Rodeo, Friday Night, June through September 1st, Pipe Creek:
The rodeo is held during these Friday nights at 8pm, weather permitting. Admission is $6 per person; children 5 and under free. Overnight trailer parking is available. The ranch is located 9 miles east of Bandera and 12 miles south of Boerne, and 22 miles west of Helotes. 818 FM 1283, Pipe Creek, Texas. (830) 535-4096.
Annual Turkey Shoot, Raffle & Silent Auction, First Saturday in November:
This Castle Lake VFD fundraiser begins at 10am. In addition to the above listed activities, there will be food, drinks and other fun activities. 3801 Bear Creek Road, Pipe Creek, Texas. (830) 535-4200.
Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm& Pumpkin Patch:
The Pumpkin Patch is open on select days in October. During the Christmas season they sell Afghan Pine, Leyland Cypress, and Fraser Fir (from North Carolina) Christmas trees, and Fraser Fir wreaths. Saws and measuring tapes provided; holes will be drilled in trees upon request; trees are wrapped in netting. Cords are provided to those wishing to tie their tree to their vehicle. Hayrides are offered on weekends, a cut out of Santa and Mrs. Clause is available for photo ops. They open the day after Thanksgiving and remain open until approximately the third week of December. Open 11am-5:45pm. (830) 510-6006. SH 16 at Phil’s Road, Pipe Creek, TX 78063. The farm is located 23 miles outside Loop 1604 and Bandera Road (SH 16).