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 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.  @Floores

Braun (Dance) Hall, Hermann Sons Lodge, 1893, Helotes:
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 in Helotes at 9723 Braun Road, San Antonio, TX 78250.  
Leon Springs Dance Hall, 1993, Leon Springs:
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 weekend public events. 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

Rio Medina General Store, Early 1900s, Rio Medina, TX:
2018 hours are Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Sat, 7:30am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. The store was established as the San Geronimo Store in the early 1900s; it has been in continuous operation ever since it’s opening. 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. Generally open Mon-Sat, 11am-4pm, but call first. (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 
Lakehills American Legion Post #410 Activitiesin Lakehills, Texas:
Amenities include a playground, kitchen, an internet jukebox and darts. The veterans’ coffee meeting is held at La Cabana Café at 10am on Tuesdays 9600 FM 1283, Lakehills. The darts event is held every Tuesday at 8pm. A dinner is held on Sundays at the Post. The post hosts an annual Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament in February.  (830) 751-3711. The American Legion Hall is located 147 26th Street, Lakehills, 78063. Lakehills is 20 miles southeast of Bandera via Pipe Creek, 18 miles north of Mica, and 13 miles south of Pipe Creek, Texas.  
Bandera American Legion Post 1574thof July Parade, and BingoonWednesdays, Bandera:
Doors open at 6pm. Bingo begins is 7pm-10pm.The Post hosts other events including a community breakfast, and the 4th of July parade. (830) 796-7528. 205 12t Street across from the Chevron Station/Ice House, Bandera, 78803.  Email
Pipe Creek Volunteer Fire DepartmentBingo, Fridays:
They offer child and adult playing cards in a smoke free environment. Bingo is held on Fridays at 7pm. Doors and the snack bar open at 6pm. The snack bar serves daubers, drinks, snacks, hamburgers and hot dogs, chalupas, and more.  (830) 535-4511. 1331 FM 1283, Pipe Creek, 78063. Pipe Creek is 9 miles east of Bandera, 11 miles north of Lakehills, and 16 miles north of Mica, Texas.
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). 
Backyard Bistro:
They serve lunch and dinner, and Saturday and Sunday brunch. They take orders for pecan, buttermilk, and coconut pies, and Loaded Carrot Cake, coconut sour cream cake, and cinnamon chocolate cakes. Their wonderful food is reflected in their reviews. (830) 535-4094. They are behind Country accents Antiques between Pipe Creek and Bandera at 167 Panther Ridge, Pipe Creek.  Reviews     
Jimmy Burgers:
They serve great hamburgers and sandwiches and other menu items. (830) 535-6556. 9749 SH 16 South, Pipe Creek.  Reviews
Jakes' at Pipe Creek:
They serve hamburgers, hot dogs and beer. Wednesday night is Open Mic and Jam hosted by Jay Urbano of the Smith Brothers; bring your musical instrument. They host live music on Friday nights. Their Jake’s Backyard RV park is behind the restaurant. (830) 510-4661. 12246 S. SH 16, Pipe Creek.  Reviews