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County
Burleson
Region
Praries & Lakes
Population
2010 Census - 511
2000 Census - 488
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Snook, Texas
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Snook Texas History:
The community originated in 1884 as a Czech farming community. It was first called Sebesta, or Sebesta’s Corner, after an early settler family. A co-op store, a slaughterhouse, and a Czechoslovak Benevolent Society hall were established by the late 1880s. A school was built in 1888, and lessons for many years were taught in Czech. During the 1890s, the community wanted to establish a post office, but was unable to do so because the nearby community of Dabney Hill had a post office. The law stated that two post offices had to have a minimum number of miles between them. John S. Snook was instrumental in getting the Dabney Hill post office relocated mid-way between the two towns. In recognition of his efforts, the new post office was named Snook. Over time the community of Sebesta moved one mile east to be closer to the post office. In 1910, a SPJST lodge hall was built. A Czech Moravian Brethren Church was built in 1913. In 1914, a new school, called Moravia School was built. Snook incorporated in 1972. Today Snook is a small thriving community. Snook’s Texas Historical Marker is located at the intersection of FM 2155 at Spur 2155. Snook is located at the intersection of FM 60 and FM 2155, 17.5 miles southeast of Caldwell, 17.4 miles southwest of Bryan, 13.6 miles southwest of College Station, 29 miles north of Brenham, 13.9 miles northeast of Somerville and Lake Somerville, and 10.6 miles northeast of Lyons, Texas. 
 
Snook Watering Hole:
This small tavern is a town meeting place. It features pool tables, monthly pool tournaments, a jukebox and free advice. Bikers are welcomed. The owner also owns Yankee's Tavern in Carlos, Texas (see College Station, Texas). (979) 272-3715. 10382 Main Street (FM 2155). Reviews
 
Event Venue - Snook Rodeo Arena:
The annual Chilifest is held at the arena. (979) 272-3732. From Snook, drive three miles southwest on FM 60. Go right on FM 3058 and drive to the arena. 
 
Event Venue - SPJST Lodge #9:
Lodge meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. Youth Club meetings are held at 6:30pm. The hall is available for event rentals. (979) 272-3732. The hall is located at 457 CR 269. From Snook, turn on FM 2155 and drive toward downtown. At Snook School, stay right on Spur 2155. At the T, turn right onto CR 269; drive 0.3 miles to the hall on your left.
 
Annual Chilifest in Snook, Texas, April:
This popular annual event attracts some of the biggest names in Country Music. The 2010 Chilifest featured Dwight Yoakum, the Eli Young Band, Aaron Watson, and others. The main event is the chili cook-off. RV camping and parking passes are available; all RVs must be parked by Thursday night. Chilifest is held at the Snook Rodeo Arena, 3 miles southwest of Snook. From Snook, drive three miles southwest on FM 60. Go right on FM 3058 and drive to the arena. The 2012 Park and Ride from Bryan, Texas left from the will leave from the Tejas Center at 3109 South Texas Avenue; check the website for current information. Email  Snook Texas Map; Click to Enlarge  Snook Texas Area Map
 
Annual Snook Fest Big Roundup Class Reunion, 1stSaturday in May:
Each year, the festival showcases a different part of the local agricultural industry. Activities include a catered Friday evening meal (RSVP) at the Snook SPJST Hall. Saturday activities include a parade, a Snook School Reception (reunion), and Snook Fest activities at the City Park including live music, a BBQ cook-off, arts and crafts, children’s activities, a cake auction, an antique tractor display, and food vendors from 9am-5pm. Barbeque categories include pork butt, pork spare ribs, ½ chicken, brisket, and an open meat category. (979) 272-3021. Class Reunion Flyer
  
Annual Sausage Festival & Dog Races in Somerville, TX, May:
The event is sponsored by the Burleson County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Somerville. All proceeds benefit the PAAWS Animal Shelter. Activities include a Dachshund race, parade and costume contest, a sausage cook-off, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, a biergarten, volleyball, a car, truck and motorcycle show, and lawn mower races. The “Anything that Floats” event features handmade vessels only. This event is held at Welch Park on Lake Somerville near the dam. From SH 36 in Somerville take Thornberry Drive to the park. 
 
Annual Snook Volunteer Fire Department BBQ Fundraiser, 4th Sunday in August:
Proceeds benefit the fire department. (979) 272-1409. 10201 FM 2155, Snook, Texas 77878.
 
Annual Santa’s Wonderland, Late Nov-Dec 31st:
The project began with light displays featuring over one million lights; they have added new displays every year since they opened in 1998. They offer hayrides, bus and horse and carriage tours; bus tours are welcomed. Amenities include parking, live music, restrooms, and concessions selling coffee, soft drinks, turkey legs, sausage on a stick, chili, Frito pie, BBQ sandwiches, chips, biscuits, homemade cobbler and more. Opens annually the weekend prior to Thanksgiving; closes New Year’s Eve. Open for vehicle tours Sun-Thu, 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat, 6pm-Midnight. (979) 690-7212. This event is located at 18898 SH 6 South, College Station. From SH 6 north, exit the Texas World Speedway just before you reach College Station. Cross over the overpass and stay on the feeder road; travel one mile to the event center on your right. From Austin take U.S. 290 south to SH 21; go left on SH 21 to Bryan. Go right on Loop 2828 to College Station, and then go right on SH 6 South. Exit World Speedway and stay on the feeder road.
 
Slovacek Sausage Wild Game Processing:
They process white-tailed and mule deer, exotics, and hogs. (9779) 272-8625. Slovacek is located at 9423 SH 60, Snook, 77878. Email
 
Frank Sodolak's Original Country Inn, Snook, TX:
They are well known as the originators of Chicken Fried Bacon which some say is awesome. They are also well known for delicious porterhouse steaks, filet mignon and other steaks. This is a must visit place. (979) 272-6002. The restaurant is located at 9711 FM 60 East in Snook, Texas, 17.5 miles southeast of Caldwell, 17.4 miles southwest of Bryan, 13.6 miles southwest of College Station, and 13.9 miles northeast of Somerville, Texas. Reviews  Snook Texas Area Map