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Content Features

n o s e l Bur y t n u o C

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Welcome

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About the Chamber

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Calendar

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History

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Education

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Communities

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Agriculture

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Healthcare

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Membership Directory

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Deanville Depot

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HWW

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Margarita Fest

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County Fair

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Wilder Sunflowers

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Lake Somerville

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Kolache Festival

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Somerville Museum

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Historical Groups

301 N Main Street Caldwell, Texas 77836 Telephone (979) 567-0000 www.burlesoncountytx.com PRINTING Imagemaker, Caldwell DESIGN & PUBLISHER Burleson County Chamber staff, friends & volunteers.

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TO BU RLES O N CO UNTY

Judge Keith Schroeder

As the judge of Burleson County, and on behalf of the Burleson County Commissioners’ Court, it is my great honor to welcome you to our beautiful county. We are glad you have taken an interest in our county, and we hope that you will take time to explore the area. Burleson County is a great place to live and visit with a strong rural lifestyle feel. This rural lifestyle as well as increasing business opportunities is leading to unprecedented growth in our county. Increasing real estate values and interests are fueling economic growth in retail and commercial development as well. In addition, Burleson County has an extraordinarily strong and diverse agricultural industry that includes grain, cotton, produce, and livestock. These agricultural ties are part of what gives Burleson County its small-town charm. While in the area, I hope that you take time to enjoy our restaurants, entertainment venues, and unique shops. If you prefer the outdoors, Somerville Lake provides an opportunity for recreation and those looking for that connection. With all of this said, I truly feel that the greatest resource that this county has to offer is the people. I am truly blessed and humbled to have the honor to serve as County Judge for the most giving and genuine people that I have ever had the opportunity to know. This county truly rallies to support any youth related function or any individual or family that has had hard luck. In Burleson County you will find some of the best neighbors you have ever had. Burleson County is the place to live, raise a family, and retire because of its central location, friendly people, hometown feel, and quality of life beyond compare. We welcome you to come to Burleson County to visit or even stay a while. When you do take some time to meet the people you will not regret it.

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D E A R B U SI N E S S PARTNER S A N D FR I E N D S On behalf of the Burleson County Chamber of Commerce, I would like to welcome you to our community. Burleson County is a gratifying place to live, work, and grow a business. Whether you are already a resident of our thriving county, just visiting, or looking for a new place to call home, Burleson County is a wonderful place full of opportunity and a generous heart. Whether you decide to settle down in Caldwell, Somerville or Snook, united we bring together businesses and families in our local community. If you have not been by our local office, we would love to meet you. We encourage you to visit our great county and all it has to offer – you will quickly see why we are proud of where we live, work and play. Join us as we continue to grow. SUSAN B MOTT DIRECTOR BURLESON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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Elected Officals Dear Friends: Having represented Burleson County for over a decade, I’d like to welcome you with open arms to a wonderful place to visit or call home. Whether you are here for a short visit or plan to follow so many others in making it your new residence, Burleson County is thrilled that you have decided to experience our unique and superb quality of life. Here you will fall in love with the rural and unhurried offerings, whether it be a day of picnicking and boating on beautiful Lake Somerville or participating in one of the many cultural festivals the county has to offer.

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The quality of life is exceptional. There are outstanding schools, abundant parks and recreational amenities, caring churches, many historical markers and museums, and concerned citizens who still enjoy the friendliness that Texas is famous for. Please take time to enjoy the many activities and events we have to offer such as the famous annual Kolache Festival. No matter your goals, within a short time you will quickly notice the beauty and tranquility of this special area. Relax and enjoy your stay in Burleson County, and please let my office know if we can ever be of service.

Burleson County captures all of the highly sought-after quintessential elements of rural Texas. Take some time and drive the back roads, stopping and visiting one of the twenty unincorporated communities while you enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the quiet countryside. Check out the Chamber’s website and make sure you take advantage of one of the many entertaining and cultural events in Burleson County such as the Kolache Festival, the Hunter’s Wife Weekend, Chilifest and many more. If you enjoy camping and water sports, Lake Somerville is the place for you. Whatever your outdoor passion, you can pursue it here. Birch Creek and Nails Creek offer access to the lake for fishing, boating, paddling and swimming. On land at either unit, you can camp, picnic, hike, ride mountain bikes, geocache, and go birding. I encourage you to explore miles of multiuse trails utilizing the map of Lake Somerville State Park Trails created by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

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As communities throughout Texas recover from unprecedented and very challenging times, I encourage you to visit Burleson County and enjoy all that it has to offer. Relax, take a deep breath of pure country air and watch the sunset over the lake. We stand ready, as usual, to welcome you to our community! 7

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About the Chamber

The Burleson County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present our 2021/22 Visitor’s Guide/Membership Directory. The Chamber is committed to helping promote local businesses and supporting the communities where we live, work and play! The Chamber of Commerce is a unique organization. By definition it is a voluntary association of business, industry, community, professional and other interested persons. A growing county chamber such as ours is expected to be as diverse as the people it represents. Our Chamber puts lobbyist, sales representatives, public relations, marketing, goodwill ambassadors and informational consultants on your payroll. •CHAMBER WEBSITE – Every Chamber Member is listed on the website and can include a link to your website free. Chamber members are welcome to submit events to the Chamber of inclusion on the website where it can have viewed limitlessly. •REFERRAL NETWORK – The Chamber daily receives and answers numerous calls from the public either asking for a confirmation that a business is a chamber member or requesting a referral for a specific type of business. Chamber members are the only ones referred. The Chamber does not refer outside of itself which brings value to your membership. •BROCHURE DISPLAY – Chamber member can bring a quantity of brochures or promotional literature about their business to display in a special display case located in the Chamber lobby. The Chamber receives multiple visitors each day who come by the office to gather information on Burleson County, cities an its local businesses. Drop in visitors, and often locals are surprised at the large amount of information available. •MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY – The Chamber produces and distributes a membership directory for visitor’s relocation and new resident packets. Each Chamber member has a free listing providing vital contact information. The Chamber directory is not only published in glossy hard copy print form, but also on the internet. As internet usage continues to increase rapidly, this is of upmost importance to any business or member to draw more business to themselves. The Chamber appreciates your loyalty and your extreme generosity over the years. It is the mission of the Burleson County Chamber of Commerce to Bring Businesses & Communities Together!

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Executive Board Members JOHNNIE PRICE JR. CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS

CATHY BEHRENS CALDWELL SHUTTLE & TAX SERVICE

MARCI RAMIREZ PHILIPS & LUCKEY FUNERAL HOME

MELISSA BRUNE LISSA’S RESTYLED SIP & SHOP

The Executive Board Members serving the Burleson County Chamber of Commerce are leaders in the industry. These individuals come together from diverse backgrounds to serve and grow the economy of Burleson County while ensuring our history is preserved. 2021/22 Executive Members Chair .....................Johnnie Price Jr. Vice Chair.................Marci Ramirez Treasurer...................Melissa Brune Secretary..................Cathy Behrens Ambassador.......Bobbie Lehrmann

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Achievement Awards Each year at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet, an award for Volunteer of the year, and Small business and Large Business of the year is presented. Volunteer of the year - This award is acknowledged for his or her outstanding service and dedication to both the chamber and community during the preceding year.

Volunteers of the year 2020 Stu Chapman..............Woodson Lumber Company Cathy Behrens.......Caldwell Shuttle & Taxi Service

Small Business and Large Business of the Year: This award recognizes a business that contributes to the economic growth and quality of life in the County and whose practices and professional conduct contribute to a sense of cooperation within the entire business community.

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Small Business of the year 2020 Small Farm Innovation/Garden Hoots Large Business of the year 2020 Citizen State Bank & Armstrong Properties


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Businesses that seek to establish, expand or relocate operations in Central Texas benefit from Burleson County’s progressive, pro-business environment, led by our responsive economic development corporation and supportive county and city governments. Strong leadership committed to assisting businesses is coupled with streamlined permitting and minimal regulatory challenges, which accelerate the development process. The role of the Burleson County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is to enhance the quality of life in Burleson County by advancing the investment, development, growth and relocation of companies within the area. In addition to providing appropriate infrastructure, the Burleson County EDC promotes and supports economic development in the community that offers the people of Burleson County sustainable, meaningful and rewarding employment opportunities, and greater access to desirable goods and services. Each of our three cities; Caldwell, Somerville and Snook have unique qualities and dynamic opportunities. As part of its responsibilities, the Burleson County Economic Development Corporation commissions and funds research studies to identify community needs, demand and aligned development opportunities, and to inform planning. The Burleson County EDC offers tax and development incentives and works with businesses to capitalize on them. It assists businesses in finding the most suitable facilities or building sites for their requirements and facilitates development from start to finish.

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FES T I VAL S & E V E NTS I N A N D

Jan/Feb

March 2nd Saturday of the month - Chocolate, Champagne & Cake Walk

January: Ag Breakfast - TBA February: 1st Saturday - Burleson County Go-Texan Dance/ Auction

MAY

APRIL 2nd – Caldwell Rotary Casino Night 7th – Chamber Annual Banquet 22nd - Caldwell Education and Leadership Foundation

1st Saturday – MS150 Bike Ride Somerville His-

Burleson County Spring Clean Chili Fest

Memorial Day – Caldwell Recreational

torical Society 2nd Saturday – Margarita Fest 3rd Sunday – St. John’s Lutheran Celebration Association Opening

June

July

1st Friday – Deanville Heritage Foundation 4th – 4th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance 1st Saturday - Caldwell Men’s Lions Club 21st Annual Golf Tournament 2ND Saturday – Summer Music Series in Historic Downtown Caldwell

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3rd – Elizabeth Lutheran Fireworks: music, food, drinks, desserts, children’s games, raffle & silent auction 4th – Hermann Sons Life Deanville 4th of July Celebration 2ND Saturday – Summer Music Series in Historic Downtown Caldwell Somerville Annual BBQ Fundraiser - TBA

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August

September

7th – Boys & Girls Club Caldwell Unit Fundraiser 2ND Saturday – Summer Music Series in Historic Downtown Caldwell 22nd – Snook Volunteer Fire Department 49th Annual BBQ Fundraiser 28th – 10th Annual Hog Splash Snook, Texas

6th – Burleson County Fair Association Parade Deadline 10th – Czech Heritage Museum Pre-Kolache Festival Celebration 2nd Saturday – 36th Annual Kolache Festival in Downtown Caldwell 2nd Saturday - Burleson County Aggie Moms Club Kolache Krunch 5K 2nd Saturday - 43rd Annual Copperas Hollow Annual 4 Man Scramble

October Somerville Sip & Shop – TBA 1st Sunday - Holy Rosary Annual Bazaar: Music by Mark Halata; Meal, Country Store & Live Auction 30th – Scare on the Square Dyslexia Dash 5K - TBA Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil - TBA

18th – Burleson County Fair Association Parade 19th – Burleson County Fair Association Little Miss & Fair Queen Contest 24th – Burleson County Fair Association Heifer Sale 25th – Burleson County Fair Association Pet Show 25th – Burleson County Fair Association Youth Livestock Sale

November

December

2nd Saturday – Hunter’s Wife Weekend 27th – Small Business Saturday

Food for Families Food Drive - TBA 10th Christmas on the Square

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Burleson County History It‘s amazing how much history can be in one county. Burleson County is still mostly a rural county in most areas, and while we may not boast the biggest towns, we do boast some great history and bragging rights to one of the best places to live in the state! Burleson County was truly born on El Camino Real. What is now State Highway 21 across the county was the main route of the Camino Real beginning over 300 years ago. It is highly likely that every well-known character from Texas history traveled through Burleson County. But the real significance of our County began in the 1700s with a small Spanish guard post on the Brazos River. That guard post soon became Mexican territory. It was not lost to travelers throughout history that Burleson County was the midway point on the Camino, halfway between Natchitoches, Louisiana, and Laredo on the Rio Grande. Burleson County was a well-known rest stop in those early days. In fact, the Davidson Creek crossing shows up on historic maps as a common spot for travelers to stop and camp. The route served missionaries, soldiers, government officials, Native Americans, explorers and settlers alike. Burleson County has been inhabited for some 13,000+ years with prehistoric and historic Native Indian tribes. The Tonkawa, Apache, Comanche and other tribes were part of the migrating Rancheria Grande area as the various tribes drifted back and forth during hunting seasons. A series of springs along the north side of Highway 21 provided the right conditions for Indian encampments. By the 1830s there were already a few settlers in the County around the Cooks Point area and along the Brazos River. During the early 1830s a Mexican Fort was established on the Brazos River, Fort Tenoxtitlán, and it was destined to be the capital of Texas. It was commanded by Colonel Jose Francisco Ruiz who was later one of two native Texans to sign the Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos in 1836. Unfortunately, the Fort was a failure for numerous reasons and the Mexican government was never able to proceed with plans for a completed fort, or presidio, or town, much less a capital city. A land office was established for a time on the river for new settlers seeking property in the Sterling Robertson Colony. And once again, it was the route of the Camino Real through Burleson County that played a major part for travelers and as a growing trade route from Louisiana to San Antonio.

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By the time Texas won its independence in 1836, Burleson County was becoming more and more settled. Alexander Thomson had arrived at Fort Tenoxtitlán in 1831 with a wagon train from Tennessee. Along with Horatio Chriesman, they settled Yellow Prairie, which is around the Chriesman area, even though they weren’t supposed to be allowed into Mexico. Early settlers obtained land grants along the Camino and the cluster of settlers around Davidson Creek soon became the town of Caldwell and platted out by surveyor George Erath. While Burleson County was named for Edward Burleson, a prominent figure of the Texas revolution and later a vice president of Texas, Caldwell was named for Mathew Caldwell, another prominent figure during the Texas revolution. Officially designated as a town in 1846 and as the county seat, a Burleson County Courthouse was erected shortly afterwards. The county has had several courthouse buildings on the downtown square, with our present courthouse being built in 1928. Downtown soon boasted stores for hardware, dry goods and groceries, along with hotels, blacksmiths and livery stables. And a post office! The town of Caldwell grew as settlers came across the Brazos River looking for a rich farm land and gently rolling hills that was good for all means of agriculture. Settlement around the old Fort area, now the Rita area, became one of the first settlements as well as Caldwell. During the Civil War, Burleson County supplied several regiments of Confederate States Army soldiers. During the reconstruction period after the war, more small communities in rural areas started popping up. Many of these communities were settled by locally freed slaves, or people newly arriving from other states, and they established churches, schools, stores and cemeteries. By the 1870s Burleson County had a huge surge in population resulting from Eastern European immigration. Immigrants from the eastern Slavic countries of Czechoslovakia and “Prussia” regions of Europe, along with German and Italian immigrants, came into this area seeking farmland and the eventual opportunity to own property of their own. Many of the Italian settlers obtained land along the Brazos River. The German community sprang up more in the Snook area, while Frenstat and New Tabor were predominantly comprised of Czech immigrants and many of their descendant still live in those areas. Burleson County became a true melting pot of immigrants from everywhere, but the Czech influence ingrained itself deeply in the coun

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Old postcard replica of the Caldwell Courthouse circa 1680s.

ty’s culture. One of the unique things in Texas is the preservation of certain cultural traditions from county to county. Burleson County, host to the annual Kolache Festival, is certainly a prime example of honoring ancestors and teaching future generations about their Czech heritage. It was particularly important to the settlers who started coming into Burleson County, especially those from Europe, to have religious freedom. Burleson County has many different denominational churches. Mexican settlement of the county did not begin until around 1900 and a lot of those families came into the Somerville area. By the time they started arriving, the railroad was offering new opportunities in the Somerville area. Burleson County residents continued to build their towns with merchants offering any variety of stores and goods for sale, but the predominant business in Burleson County has always been agriculture. The area has provided rich farmland for crops as well as cattle, sheep and goats. During World War I, there were about 1000 people from Burleson County in the military and 37 died for our freedom. Many were part of the Texas-Oklahoma boys of the U.S. Army’s 36th Division. Burleson County has always been a very patriotic county and has contributed in every means of peace and war. During the 1940s, with the onset of World War II, Burleson County stepped forward as no other county has. Over 1300 men and women

served in the US military during World War II, with over 400 being from the city of Caldwell alone. Fifty men were lost during World War II. Many women served in defense plants on the homefront. A main part of the county’s World War II contribution was the 143rd infantry, Company E, of the 36th Division, which was a reserve unit called up to active duty during the war. Burleson County was the only county in Texas to supply a complete infantry company of men. These men landed at Salerno, Italy, and several were captured, and several others were killed. After World War II, the county flourished with new businesses and expanding old ones, and the addition of a hospital. The city of Somerville grew with the tie plant and in the 1960s, the development of Lake Somerville as a means of flood control along the Yegua Creek provided a new recreational lake and park for local and state residents. Highways 21 and 36 were paved during World War II, and both provided better travel throughout the county. In the late 1970s and early 1980s an oil boom blossomed in Burleson County and many residents prospered greatly from this new discovery. Oil made a resurgence in the late 2000s and has become a major industry in the county. While most people think that the key to success is progressing as fast as you can, that‘s not necessarily true in Burleson County. Residents in the county know and love their history and are proud of the many ethnic heritages represented. Honoring our ancestors and our milita-

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ry history is what we do. We are proud of our farmers and ranchers…and of the merchants and citizens that have made it such a great place to live. Burleson County is still basically a rural county with close knit family ties and community ties, and sometimes it takes knowing your past to really appreciate what you have in the present. Like those early settlers, we understand the opportunity that is in Burleson County, and that it’s not just another rest stop on the road. Courthouse 1899


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Choose Caldwell ISD From the office of Andy Peters, Superintendent

CISD Board of trustees Pam Evans William Foster Mark Goodman Tripp Warren Clover Cochran Rebecca Gardner Erica Chollett.

CISD Campuses Caldwell Elementary 611 W Alligator Street Caldwell, TX 77836 979-567-2404 Caldwell Intermediate School 675 CR 300 Caldwell, TX 77836 979-567-2403 Caldwell Junior High School 765 CR 300 Caldwell, TX 77836 979-567-2402 Caldwell High School 550 CR 307 Caldwell, TX 77836 979-567-2401

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Caldwell Independent School District is located in Burleson County and is classified as a 3A district. CISD serves over 1,700 students and employs approximately 275 teachers and staff. CISD comprises four campuses that include Prekindergarten through twelfth grade, along with an Alternative Education Center. Andrew Peters has served as the district superintendent since 2016. The district recently completed $40 million dollars of facility improvements. Our district offers highly qualified Prekindergarten, bilingual, gifted and talented, Pre AP and AP courses, dual credit, Career and Technical Education, OnRamps, foreign language, and honors courses. Our students have been honored with numerous academic accolades, such as Caldwell High School being awarded “Best High Schools Ranking 2020” by US News and World Report. Our Career and Technical Education has many outstanding programs, such as welding, cosmetology, culinary arts, and health sciences in which students can earn certifications that will enable them to successfully join the workforce upon graduation. CISD’s Fine Arts Department provides a diverse program that includes music from grades Kindergarten - 3rd grade, band for grades 6th -12th, art, dance, and floral design. Our bands have earned top UIL ratings, along with CHS Band being awarded the Support Music Merit Award for the NAMM Foundation. Our Flora culture qualified for the 2021 state competition for the first time in CISD history. CISD Athletics includes an expansive girls’ and boys’ sports program for every season. Students can participate in football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, track and field, soccer, and power lifting. Our sports programs are competitive and successful, qualifying and winning many area, district, and state competitions, such as the Lady Hornet Golf Team earning the 2021 UIL 3A State Bronze Medal. Our district also offers many opportunities for students to participate in clubs and student organizations, which fosters well-rounded and enriching experiences. Students have been awarded many top and prestigious awards and have been recognized locally, state-wide, and nationally for their accomplishments, such as with BETA Club, National Honors Society, and Future Farmers of America. FFA students started a bass fishing team and they earned the 2021 Bass Fishing Team qualifying for state for the first time. Caldwell ISD is on the cutting edge of progress and is a District of Innovation which allows our district flexibility in our operation and planning processes. Caldwell ISD prides itself with innovative and rigorous academic experiences, extracurricular choices, and other opportunities to nurture and prepare our students for the future.

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Snook IS D From the Office of Brenda W Krchnak, Superintendent We want to welcome you to the Snook ISD family. Snook ISD is a place where everyone knows everyone. Administrators, teachers, and staff are not only school employees, but are also members of this community. We have a collective interest to see our students grow, mature, and develop. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a Snook ISD Bluejay open their eyes at the elementary, stretch their wings at middle school, and then take flight in high school. We want our Bluejays to discover the world and soar to great heights. Snook Elementary offers instruction from pre-kindergarten to fifth grade. Snook Elementary is made up of caring and dedicated teachers and staff members. They are committed to developing literacy for all. They understand that students have differing needs and work endlessly to find ways for all students to make progress. Snook Elementary teachers rely on partnering with families to ensure we are doing everything we can. Snook Elementary also focuses on the social and emotional development to equip students with the skills they will need as they become more independent.

Find Us P.O. Box 87/10110 FM 2155 Snook, Texas TX 77878 Phone: 979-272-8307 Fax: 979-272-5041

Snook Secondary offers instruction from sixth to twelfth grade. As students explore interests, Snook Secondary strives to offer a multitude of opportunities for students to experience. Snook Secondary focuses on college and career readiness for their students. To do this, the campus partners with the University of Texas, Blinn College, and Bryan CTEC. In addition, Snook Secondary has a championship athletic program and new facilities to support further student athlete development. Being a district made up of farmers and ranchers, Snook ISD also takes pride in having a strong agricultural program that focuses on agricultural mechanics, animal science, and horticulture. Still, Snook Secondary provides more so that our students can be more.

Go Snook Bluejays!

Snook ISD believes our children are our heritage, and we invite you to join our family! School District Board Kristine Brisco ............................................President Justin Hruska..................................... Vice President Leslie Groce................................................. Secretary Cameron Schluens........................................Member Bradley Prihoda.............................................Member NeShae Thomas.............................................Member David Sebesta................................................Member 19

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Somerville ISD We would like to welcome you to Somerville ISD where we are Yegua Strong. Our mission is to provide a safe educational environment that fosters academic achievement, post-secondary success, and ensure each student graduates from high school both college and career ready with the ability to become responsible, productive, and contributing citizens in a diverse world. We believe that every child can learn, students always come first, our diversity is our greatest asset, and that our schools are a safe and secure place for students, staff and parents.

Back to our roots:

Somerville is one of many railroad boomtowns that started as a station stop beside the tracks of a railroad built in Texas from 1870 to 1900. In 1880 the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company of Galveston, Texas, built the first railroad bridge over Yegua Creek. People from all over the United States and other countries came to Somerville to work for the railroad or to start businesses, and in 1903 the Somerville Independent School District was established. Location: The Somerville Elementary school is located at 700 8th St. in Somerville. This campus is home to the Pre-K through 4th grade students. Upon reaching the 5th grade, students will attend the Somerville Intermediate school. From 8th grade to 12th grade, students will attend Somerville High School located at 570 8th St. Our number one goal is to provide high-quality instruction for all through academic and post-secondary success, through proficiency in reading and math, and implement programs aimed to support college and career readiness in a safe and secure environment.

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625 8th Street Somerville, TX 77879 (979)-596-2153

Jason Urbanosky – President Melissa Tharp – Vice-President Linda Pinkerton – Secretary Joe Gonzales – Treasurer Kim Casanova – Member Keith Howe – Member David Idlebird - Member

Follow us on Facebook: @SomervilleISD

Join Somerville ISD - We are Yegua Strong!

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FI R S T BAPTIST S C H O O L First Baptist School strives to partner with families, the community, and First Baptist Church to equip students for life, academic success, and their spiritual calling. The world, now than ever, needs strong Christians and strong Christian schools. First Baptist School is more than an alternative to public education. First Baptist School is a Biblical mandate, an environment that will produce a generation of disciples who can change their world, a world that has become increasingly complex and indifferent to the message of the Gospel. In Matthew 22:37, Jesus charges us to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” The heart, soul, and mind are so important as we daily learn who we are and whom we belong to. The heartbeat of First Baptist School is that we partner with parents to train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6) First Baptist School has been a vital part of the ministries of the First Baptist Church since its inception in 1981. Originally, it began as a Pre-Kindergarten only program; however, with the growing need of a Christian-based curriculum, the school has expanded to include a Wee 3’s program through the Eighth Grade. First Baptist School is pleased to provide the choice of Christian education in Caldwell, Texas, and is open to any family in the community, regardless of church affiliation. First Baptist School exists to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ through daily education in a non-denominational format. Our school offers a full range of academic instruction with Christian-based principles. These principles are shown through our caring and committed staff as well as our observance of daily chapel services and an infused Biblical instruction. First Baptist School utilizes the small-class-size method which affords ample opportunity for one on one interaction between students and teachers and staff. If you wish to partner with First Baptist School in offering a scholarship, serving as a substitute teacher, seeking a full-time teaching role, or in any other capacity please contact our office at 979-567-3771.

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Somerville S omerville began in 1880 when the Santa Fe railroad was being extended north from Brenham in Washington County, the higher land north of the Yegua Creek (approximately midway between Brenham and Caldwell) was designated as a new town site. The town was named for Albert Somerville, the first president of the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad Company.

Somerville is home to the world’s largest railroad tie treating plant. “

Somerville is home to beautiful Lake Somerville, which affords guests a total of seven parks (four Corps of Engineers Parks, two State parks, one privately owned park) to choose from. Lake Somerville has 85 miles of shoreline, encompasses an area of 33,000 acres of land and water. Fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, sail boating, swimming, hiking, and camping may be enjoyed. Lake Somerville attracts a great number of visitors annually.

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omerville is located near the southern border of Burleson County. The city is bordered to the west by Somerville Lake, a reservoir on Yegua Creek, part of the Brazos River basin. Texas State Highway 36 passes through the city, leading northwest 17 miles to Caldwell, the county seat, and southeast 15 miles to Brenham.

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The Santa Fe Tie and Lumber Treating Plant was built in 1897 and was leased to the Texas Tie and Lumber Company until January 1905. In February 1906, Santa Fe Company resumed control and the plant has been in continuous operation since that date. In March 1995, Kopper’s Industries purchased the plant.

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nook is located in the southeast section of Burleson County between College Station and Lake Somerville on Farm to Market Road 60. This small community was incorporated in 1972 and continues to thrive today. Czech and German immigrants settled in the areas surrounding Snook around 1880 and established their own community including a church, school, and lodge just west of present-day downtown Snook. At that time the community was called “Sebesta’s Corner” or “Sebesta” after one of the early families. During the 1890’s the community wished to establish a specific identity for their town and decided the best way to do this was to obtain a post office. There was already a post office in the nearby community of Dabney Hill. A law was in existence that precluded two post offices being within a certain number of miles of each other. Through the aid of John S. Snook, Postmaster at Caldwell, the Dabney Hill post office was relocated halfway between Sebesta’s Corner and Dabney Hill. The “new” post office was then name Snook, in recognition of the man who arranged the move. As time passed, the community began to cluster around the post office and nothing remains of the original settlement at “Sebesta’s Corner” one mile west. There are a few businesses that have their specialties such as Sodolak’s Original Country Inn known as Home of the Chicken Fried Bacon and large size steaks. If you want to wet your whistle stop by the Snook Watering Hole located in downtown Snook where it has a laid-back atmosphere and believes in supporting the local community. The Snook BBQ Co. is a newly open business with years of experience of hometown BBQ, cooked over live coals by pit master Matt Collins. Slovacek Foods LP Store has a bakery known for the kolaches, pie and their fresh cut meat. There so much to enjoy in Snook!

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ANNUAL SNOOK EVENTS Chilifest attracts some of the biggest names in country music for a two-day chili cook-off and concert.”

Attracting more than 30,000 people each year. Chilifest gives back to area organizations such as Burleson County Go-Texan, the Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley and the Snook Volunteer Fire Department. In August, Hospice Brazos Valley’s annual Hog Splash is a muddy volleyball tournament sponsored by Slovacek’s Sausage. All proceeds support the continued care of Hospice Brazos Valley’s patients and families. The Snook Volunteer Fire Department holds a barbeque and auction the fourth Sunday in August to raise funds for improvements of the Department.

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Explore Caldwell Caldwell, the county seat of Burleson County, is at the intersection of State highways 21 and 36, in the center of the county. The community was founded in 1830 and named after Matthew “Old Paint” Caldwell, veteran Indian fighter, Texas Ranger, and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

joy hunting and fishing, golf at the greens of Copperas Hollow Country Club, horseback riding, the youth rodeo, historical highlights, and water sports on nearby Lake Somerville. Politics and church activities are integral parts of community life. There are 50 churches in the surrounding area.

Cotton was once king here. Oil and gas have also played an important part in the community’s development. Caldwell remains primarily a rural trade center for the surrounding farms and ranches, and a bedroom community for nearby SMSA’s (standard metropolitan statistical area). Citizens enjoy the best of both worlds, close to the greater Austin and Bryan-College Station areas with their cultural and recreational advantages, and yet content with the rolling green countryside near Lake Somerville amidst the trees, flowers, horse farms, and smalltown lifestyle.

In addition to major highways, Caldwell serves two railroads and a municipal airport with a runway 3,252 feet long and 50 feet wide equipped with pilot controlled medium intensity lighting and PLASI. The automated weather observation system can be accessed on 118.350 or by phone (979-567-6784). UNICOM is 122.900; AVGAS (credit card only) and terminal building are available 24/7. The airport is located 1 ½ miles west of the courthouse off SH 21 West on Hull Street. Easterwood Airport at Bryan-College Station is 25 miles away and offers daily flights to Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth.

Industry is diversified. Major employers include Non-Ferrous Extrusions, Allied Precision (precision metal fabrication), Caldwell ISD, Wal-Mart, BASF, and City of Caldwell.

CALDWELL CITY OFFICIALS Mayor: Norris McManus City Councilmen: Jim Wilde, Kavon Novak, Allan Willis, Janice Easter, and Cameron McClure City Administrator: Camden White Police Chief: Charles Barnes

The Kolache Festival, an event celebrating Czech heritage, features the delicious fruit and meat-filled pastry of the Czech people. It is one of the many pleasant annual attractions, along with the Burleson County Fair. In addition, the residents en-

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Main Street Caldwell

Called the Gateway to the Brazos Valley, Caldwell is the perfect place to start your journey. Our downtown area boasts the 95-year-old Burleson County Courthouse (built in 1927 the fourth structure on that site) as well as numerous historic buildings on the Square. Since 1846 when Caldwell was designated the county seat, we have welcomed visitors from all over the world. Today’s Caldwell is proud of its Czech heritage, hosting the annual Kolache Festival with over 15,000 visitors to numerous smaller events for visitors and residents alike. Our historic downtown boasts businesses to get your work accomplished and a variety of small-town restaurants offering homemade breakfasts to kick off your day and live music and wine and beer in the evenings. And our local retailers can outfit your house to your closet with all the latest trends with a home town feel. Or you can pamper yourself with a visit to a local barbershop on the square, hair and nail salon offering the latest looks, or even indulge your pooch with our downtown groomer shop. Our greater Main Street area continues to update its look and feel while celebrating our historic heritage. A stroll through our Main Street area will help you to see why folks in Caldwell call this home. Photos courtesy of BC tribune.

Farmer’s Market Located near the Burleson County Courthouse Every Saturday.

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he Burleson County Farmers’ Market is a popular attraction for local farmers to provide local, fresh produce to the residents of our county for many years. You will find a large selection of fresh vegetables, fruit, honey, jams, pickles, salsa, eggs, coffee, breads/baked goods, processed meats/poultry, and much more. Our market has become a regular destination for our residents not only for fresh produce but also for great conversation and fellowship just like barber shops in the old days. Vendors are set up on S Echols Street in front of the Burleson County Courthouse, located in historic, downtown Caldwell. The market is every Saturday all year from 7 am to noon.

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HISTORIC DEANVILLE DEPOT

Burleson County is ingrained in an abundance of Texas history. The Deanville area is a part of that era, beginning in 1840 when Horatio Chriesman, one of Stephen F. Austin’s chief surveyors, decided to become the first settler on the banks of the Yegua River, what was to become the county’s western boundary. Chriesman donated fifteen acres of land to be used as a church/school and a cemetery, presently called Chriesman Chapel Cemetery. It was in 1872 that local entrepreneur, James Dean, decided to open a trading post to serve the drovers of the Chisholm Trail, of which Burleson County was a thoroughfare. At that time, most of the terrain was open prairie land with good grazing and an abundant supply of fresh, spring water. A good resting spot for the cattle, before moving the herd north to the Kansas rail heads. Dean saw an opportunity to sell supplies locally, rather than the drovers having to go the ten miles to Caldwell. At the same time, emigrant farmers came to Burleson County and began settling in the area. When a post office opened in 1873, they named the small community Deanville. In 1880, Santa Fe railroad opened a line from Houston to Temple, serving the north/south communities of Somerville, Lyons, Caldwell and Chriesman. In 1913, Houston and Texas Central railroad opened an east/west line from Giddings, incorporating the communities of Deanville, Caldwell, and Cook’s Point. In those days, to be on the railroad route was a huge advantage. Not only was there passenger service to each area, but also mail service, merchandise, lumber and hardware, livestock and food supplies. Soon Deanville became a major trade area for western Burleson County with a school, 2 churches, 3 cotton gins, a cotton warehouse, bank, doctor’s office, pharmacy, 2 32

mercantile stores, 2 blacksmith shops, 4 garages, 2 grocery stores, and ice house, barber shop, lumber yard, post office, fraternal lodge, and some 200 inhabitants. In the 1950s, railroad’s diesel engine locomotives replaced the old steam engines, which could only travel 10 to 15 miles before having to replenish its water supply. Also, by then, highways were paved and truck hauling was becoming

PRESERVING HISTORY more accessible. This lead to better access to towns, jobs, and businesses. By 1970s, the Deanville community had regressed to a population of 100, as had the communities of Lyons, Clay, Chriesman, and Cooks Point. The Deanville depot is the last surviving depot of the ten depots that operated in Burleson County. The crown jewel of Burleson County’s depots was the beautiful brick, stucco, cobble stone building that was located at the corner of Buck St. and Stone St. Somerville had the honor of having the Harvy House, a grandiose building that housed a five star restaurant and hotel that served the railroad passengers. Both of these structures have disappeared in the name of progress. By fate, the Deanville depot is the last remaining depot in the county. Even though it is the smallest, it is the only depot building that will represent the other depots.

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Reconstruction work began in 2013 when Andrew and Robin Rudderow offered the building to the Deanville community. Local residents, Bennie and Tammie Jones, donated land on which it was placed. Thus Between 1854 and 1930, nearly 250,000 homeless and orphaned began a seven year restoration project. children living in New York City were placed on trains that delivered them all across the nation, according to organizations such as The original grand opening date was scheduled of Children’s Aid of NYC. June 2020. However, Covid caused the opening to be postponed until April 2022. So, mark your calendars These little train passengers were destined to become either indentured servants, or adopted children. At least 12 of those boys and plan on attending this gala event. And come and girls were dropped off at train depots, in Burleson County. The meet our twelve Burleson County orphans that Deanville Heritage Foundation wants to honor these 12 children. will be guaranteed to warm your hearts. For more The historical group recently commissioned the creation of 12 child information call Tommy Ryan 979-535-4719. statues, which will be featured at the upcoming museum opening in Deanville Depot.

The Heritage Foundation hopes to unveil the statues in late spring, as part of the museum’s grand opening.

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Hunter’s Wife Weekend

Join the Burleson County Chamber of Commerce on the second Saturday in November for the Annual Hunter’s Wife Weekend. A FUN weekend for the girls, while the hunters are away their wives, girlfriends and moms will play!

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he Chamber coordinates wine and shopping destinations throughout Burleson County and transportation is provided. The day of the event wine glasses are sold at a designated starting location where you receive a passport and a map of each destination. Each location will provide a great shopping opportunity where you will receive a wine sampling and tasty snack. After you have visited each destination, you are set to return your completed passport to the final business/location where you will be entered to win fabulous door prizes. This event has grown each year and is a fan favorite to all that attend. Join us for wine tasting, snacks and the best shopping in Burleson County!

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The annual event has become an annual tradition for the women of Burleson County to enjoy some “girl time” with shopping and wine that commemorates the start of hunting season. Mark your calendars, this is one you don’t want to miss!

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You had me at Margarita! One of the newest and highly successful events presented by the Burleson County Chamber of Commerce, Margarita Fest brought visitors from all over the State of Texas. Amigos from Cedar Park, Dallas/Fort Worth, Brenham, Lot, Bryan/College Station come for a day full of fun and all things MARGARITAS!

Great music, food, and shopping is on display all throughout historic downtown Caldwell. Visitors were treated to loteria bingo, mariachis, Mexican food, sombreros, cultural dancers, and a margarita contest. Tickets are sold the day of the event and gives you a full day of fun and fiesta. We invite you to experience this fun filled fiesta the second Saturday in May in historic downtown Caldwell. Bring a friend, a date, your husband, your girlfriends, your sisters or your Mom! Let’s get out and enjoy this great Texas weather while shopping and sipping some MARGARITAS!!!! For more information please visit the Burleson County Chamber Website. burlesoncountytx.com. Photos Courtesy of the BC Tribune. 36

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Burleson County’s Proud Tradition

The County Fair

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ach year in September, young participants of Snook, Caldwell, and Somerville come together as exhibitors at the Burleson County Fair! Exhibitors bring their best in our livestock divisions, including: swine, broilers, turkeys, market heifers, rabbits, goats, lambs, steers, and commercial heifers. The Burleson County Fair also provides opportunities in other areas, such as: Ag Mechanics, Creative Living, Baked Goods, and Horticulture. Beginning in June, fair memberships go on sale and our fair queen candidates work hard to make sure everyone in the county has an opportunity to purchase one. Fair Queen candidates earn $3 from each ticket they sell for their own personal scholarship money. On Sunday evening, a Burleson County Fair Queen is crowned at our live pageant to serve as the official ambassador throughout the week of the fair. Alongside her is also her Little Miss who is also crowned at the Little Miss Contest. Friday evening is the live Commercial Heifer sale, followed on Saturday evening with the live Livestock Auction. Hundreds of supporters throughout the county show up to generously support the youth of Burleson County. After each live auction, head down to the pavilion to listen to live music and dance the night away.

Come join us this September as we kick off this year’s County Fair with the Burleson County parade through downtown Caldwell! The Burleson County Fair Board Directors would like to thank our community members for their generous support each year at the Burleson County Fair.

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Fields of Cheer Paint the County Yellow S

unflowers are one of life’s little pleasures. The bright, cheery flowers evoke feelings of warmth and nostalgia, whether spotted at the farmers’ market or in a gorgeous centerpiece. When you visit a massive field with rows and rows of them on display, however, sunflowers become one of life’s pleasures. If you’ve never visited Wilder Family Sunflower’s field in Snook TX, put it on your late spring/early summer bucket list! Located near Snook in Burleson County, the farm is now something of a local tourist attraction with visitors stopping by daily to see and photograph the thousands of sunflowers that can grow to 8-10 feet high. Every year around Memorial Day weekend, fields of yellow begin to attract the attention of passersby. Jay Wilder and family have a sunflower field near Snook that is literally growing in popularity. The Wilder Family Farm has been in operation since 1912 and a few years ago, Jay Wilder, decided to put a new addition to the 2,500-acre farm and its cotton, sorghum and soybean crops. He planted about 300 acres of sunflowers and the results have been profitable – and certainly colorful. Although pretty to look at, Wilder, along with his sons Jayce and Spencer and his father Joe, harvest the huge sunflowers to make birdseed. He has contracted with the H-E-B grocery store chain to sell the seed through its Hill Country Fare line. “I thought we would give it a try a few years ago,” said Wilder, whose family also runs a cow-calf operation. “Commodity prices were down. Raising sunflowers seemed like a good idea and it’s

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worked out very well. The work they require is much less than cotton and other crops.” With the success of the growing seasons being seen by so many, Wilder is overwhelmed with how many are coming out to see the flowers. “I had no idea how many people would come,” he said. “I knew there would be some, but it’s been hundreds.” Passersby who are interested in stopping for photos are welcome to do so, but he did say visitors should be aware of the abundant presence of bees and asked that the flowers not be cut. The Wilders’ sunflowers can be found along the corner of FM 60 and FM 50. Witnessing acres of massive sunflowers lined up like sunny soldiers is a truly awe-inspiring experience. We are so lucky to have some of the prettiest sunflower farms right here in Burleson County.

There’s just something about sunflowers that bring a smile to people’s faces,” Wilder said. “It makes me happy to see the community enjoying it and this has drawn attention to ag and that’s always a positive.”

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Agriculture is a very important and diverse industry in Burleson County, with the annual farm receipts of $60 million, ag ranks second in gross income, behind energy production. Of that 60 million, 38% is from sale of crops and 62% from livestock and poultry and other ag related receipts. Pastureland makes up 60% of all the ag land used by farms, followed by 20% cropland, and 16% woodland. Twenty-seven percent of the county is employed in some area of agriculture. Agriculture in Burleson County consist of beef and forage production, row crop production, watermelon, and wildlife. There are approximately 1600 farms in Burleson County which comprise 361,022 acres of land. The average size farm is about 200 acres. Many of these ag producers are multi-generational farmers and ranchers that have learned from their parents and grandparents and continue to evolve and thrive in their operations. Beef and forage production annually contributes the largest portion of agricultural income in Burleson County. Agriculture producers are always looking for ways to increase profitability through improved efficiency, increased output, or decreased input expense. Production and subsequent harvest of high-quality forages are key to improving animal performance. Crop production in the Brazos Valley continues to be a significant contributor to total agricultural receipts. The following acreages were certified with the USDA-FSA in Burleson County in 2016: corn – 13,237; cotton – 12,342; grain sorghum – 4,300; hard red wheat – 1,948; oats – 1,605; soybeans – 1,064; alfalfa – 79. Seasonal price fluctuation is affected by multiple items like carry-over stocks (domestic and global), governmental

relations, weather patterns and agricultural production levels of other nations. WHAT MAKES BURLESON COUNTY AGRICULTURE SO UNIQUE IS THAT THE RESIDENTS OF THE COUNTY EMBRACE THEIR RURAL HERITAGE. The Family Land Heritage (FLH) program is a recognition program that honors families who have owned and operated a continuous agricultural operation for one hundred years. Every year Texas Department of Agriculture hosts a ceremony at the Texas State Capitol to celebrate and commemorate the families who have passed down their proud Texas legacy from generation to generation. Since the program’s inception in 1974 forty-one families from Burleson County have been honored by this program. As Burleson County continues to grow in numbers, agriculture remains a major industry to the county. PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: LAURA MCKENZIE

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ake Somerville is a US Army Corps of Engineers reservoir, about 15 miles from Caldwell, Texas. Like most reservoirs, the primary purpose is to provide water for irrigation and city usage, but a side benefit is a gorgeous place for outdoor fun in Central Texas.

You can enjoy hiking, shore fishing, and mountain biking in cooler but comfortable temperatures during winter. RVers from colder climates often spend a week or two camping at Lake Somerville for warmer temperatures.

There’s truly something to enjoy all year long at this With over 11,450 acres of water surface and 85 lake. miles of shoreline, there’s a lot of room to explore via boat, kayak, or canoe. There are two “units” or During your visit to Somerville Lake, be areas of the Lake Somerville State Park: the Birch sure to take advantage of all the recreCreek Unit and the Nails Creek Unit.

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exas has notoriously mild winters and sweltering summers, so the best time to visit depends on what you’re trying to enjoy at the time.

Fall yields splendid weather for camping and kayaking. Many days are moderate enough to enjoy a hike or other outdoor activities, and there’s always the lake if it gets too warm. Therefore, late September, October, and early November are the most popular for camping. Spring is another high-demand time of year for these campsites. The weather is perfectly moderate, and gorgeous wildflowers dot the park, making it ideal for campers more interested in hikes and scenery than water sports. Hot summer days can be scorching, but the refreshing lake is tantalizing for swimming and water sports. May and June see the highest rainfall, so campers should check the weather before heading out. It’s a more popular time for RV campers who have a roof over their heads and can enjoy air conditioning when it gets too warm.

ational opportunities and natural beauty that the lake has to offer.

There are three leased parks around the lake, Welch Park and Lake Somerville Marina and Campground located on LBJ Drive and Big Creek Resort Marina and Campground off of Park Road 4. There are two state parks, Birch Creek State Park off Park Road 57 and Nails Creek State Park off FM 180. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District operates two parks off FM 1948, Yegua Creek Park and Rocky Creek Park which are camping only parks. Please remember Somerville Lake was designed to provide flood control and we are still continually making repairs from previous floods. Help us to preserve the natural beauty of these resources by being a thoughtful visitor. With your cooperation, future generations can appreciate the beauty of Somerville Lake. Have a safe and enjoyable stay and come again. Photo Credit: Patsy Rose Goodnight (Above Right) Gary Durbin (Below Left)

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Locations The Lake itself offers unlimited fun for hiking, fishing, biking, boating, kayaking, and just enjoying wildlife with your friends and family. Welch Park 1560 Thornberry Dr, Somerville, TX 77879 Lake Somerville Marina and Campground 505 Marina Rd, Brenham, TX 77833 Big Creek Resort and Marina Campground End of Park, Rd 4, Somerville, TX 77879 Birch Creek Unit 14222 Park Road 57, Somerville, TX 77879-9713 Nails Creek Unit 6280 FM 180, Ledbetter, TX 78946-7036 Yegua Creek Yegua Creek Park Rd, Somerville, TX 77879 Rocky Creek 10550 Rocky Creek Park Rd, Burton, TX 77835

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ST JOSEPH HEALTH BURLESON HOSPITAL Located in Caldwell, Texas, St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital is a 25 bed, critical access hospital, offering a Level IV Trauma Center and in patient and out patient services including physical therapy, emergency care, respiratory therapy, injury treatment, a Level III Stroke Care Facility, a skilled nursing care facility and more. We provide excellent comprehensive care with compassion and integrity, and our goal is for you to heal quickly and comfortably in a peaceful environment. St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital is certified as a Level III Stroke Care Facility and is accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

SERVICES • Emergency Care – With some of the best, most advanced treatments available, our team is ready for all levels of emergency. • Inpatient and Outpatient Care – Our licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists are among the most highly trained in the area and provide a hands on, individualized approach to getting you back to normal after surgery, injury, or illness. • Laboratory Services – St. Joseph Health Laboratory Services is a full service, state of the art laboratory offering comprehensive lab testing and producing fast, accurate results for our patients. • Radiology Services – Our radiology department offers Computed Tomography (CT) and Diagnostic Radiology (X-ray) services by trained and friendly technicians. 46

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• Physical Therapy – Our physical therapists are passionate about helping our patients restore function, improve mobility, relieve • pain and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities. • Occupational Therapy – We help patients of all ages improve the skills needed for day • to day activities. • Speech Therapy – St. Joseph Health speech therapists evaluate, diagnose, treat and help to prevent disorders related to speech, language, cognitive communication, voice, swallowing and fluency. • Pulmonary Therapy – Our pulmonary rehabilitation program is designed to help manage the symptoms associated with lung problems and improve our patients’ quality of life through exercise and education. • Cardiac Rehabilitation – Cardiac rehab is designed to help patients recover from a heart attack, other forms of heart disease, or surgery to treat heart disease. • Center for Senior Renewal – The Senior Renewal program at St. Joseph Health works

with certain patients to improve their mental and emotional health. Skilled Nursing Facility – Skilled nursing care offers continued treatment to those patients who may need additional rehabilitation after leaving the hospital and before going home. Stroke Care – We are committed to offering the most accurate diagnoses and the best treatments in stroke care, and we have developed a state of the art Support Stroke Center offering the latest in stroke care.

St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital is more than a hospital; it’s a place of compassion, service, solutions and healing.”

We are honored to care for you and your family when you need it most, and we look forward to continuing to do our part to improve the health of our Burleson County. If you would like a full listing of Burleson County Community and Family Resources, please contact the Chamber office.

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HealthPoint has partnered with St. Joseph CHI to offer the citizens of Burleson County accessible, affordable and evidence-based health care within its two clinical locations: Caldwell HealthPoint 1103 Woodson Drive Caldwell, TX 77836

Somerville HealthPoint 17202 TX-36 Somerville, TX 77879.

Within the last 18 months, our primary focus has been combatting the worldwide Covid 19 Pandemic. We have expanded Telehealth, provided Covid Testing and Vaccinations—all in an effort to keep our patients safe and healthy. HealthPoint currently has two board certified Family Practice physicians and three mid-levels (Physician’s Assistant/Advanced Nurse Practitioner) serving Burleson County. Our providers are trained in seeing all ages—from birth to geriatrics. HealthPoint accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurances. Likewise, as a Federal Qualified Health Center, we will screen and set up an affordable sliding fee for those at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. HealthPoint emphasizes well check-ups, chronic disease management and overall health screenings and prevention as the best means to a long and productive life.

We want to be you and your family’s medical home.”

Call for either a face-to-face or a virtual office visit today at either of the Caldwell or Somerville clinics. You may reach Caldwell at (979) 567-7080 & Somerville at (979) 5961441.

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e Czech for a day! Attend the 36th annual Kolache Festival on the square in downtown

Caldwell on Saturday, September 11th. Admission is free and you’ll enjoy lots of attractions and homemade kolaches. The opening is at 9:00 am at the polka pavilion (located on Fox St.) Including the crowning of Miss Kolache Festival followed and the S.P.J.S.T

FOR THE LOVE OF KOLACHES youth beseda dancers. They’ll still have all the fun activities that you have come to love like the kolache eating contest, kolache baking championship, and Czech demonstrations, a 5k Kolache Krunch run and the battle of the bands featuring the Moravians and the Czechaholics. Plus, they’ll have quality arts and crafts and food booths, a quilt show, museums, street rods and classic car show, antique machinery and tractor show, and kid adventure land. The attractions are endless so plan to attend the Kolache Festival on Saturday, September 11th in downtown Caldwell. Find out more at Burleson countytx.com/kolache- fest or call 979-567-0000. 51

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Preserving the langauge of Czech and the history of the Kolache Festival. Below: Zach Zgabay and Joe Rychlik.

All For the Czech More than 30 years separate them, but Zach Zgabay and Joe Rychlik have more in common than their Czech last names. Both men share a love of their Czech heritage and culture that will be on display this year at the 36th Annual Kolache Festival Sept. 11. Natives of Caldwell, Zgabay and Rychlik have formed a friendship and bond over language—the Czech language. 52

Just two years ago, Zgabay would have been hard pressed to say more than a few phrases like “Jak Se Mas,” or “Pivo” in Czech, but after learning about Czech language courses offered at Blinn College, he found a passion for his history and began the journey to becoming proficient in Czech with a little help from Rychlik. “I just kind of fell into that,” Rychlik said. “He called me about something for church and that kind of started the whole thing. He’s just

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very interested in learning the language, and he just didn’t have anyone to talk with. He can’t practice enough. Other than me, there’s not really anyone to speak to in this area. For the hand full of people who are trying to learn the language, there’s really nowhere to use it. “I kind of wish I had done what I’m doing now 10 or 20 years ago, maybe I would be a lot more fluent than I am now, but it’s never too late,” Zgabay said. “I’ve always been proud of my fa-

S o Rychlik and Zgabay have formed a relat ionship over language that has blossomed along with Zgabay ’s acquisit ion of Czech .

mily’s Czech heritage, the Czech culture in general, but you don’t really see the importance of that until you get along later in life.” This year during the Kolache Festival, Rychlik along with Zgabay will offer the traditional welcome to visitors to the Kolache Capital of Texas in the native Czech, something that Rychlik has traditionally done. Growing up in the New Tabor community, which was probably 90% Czech, Rychlik and his brother Bernard learned Czech in their home. But theirs was likely the last generation to learn Czech in the home from their parents and grandparents. “The Czech speaking and Czech understanding, not that many folks are doing that anymore,” Rychlik said. “I wish there were, but there aren’t.” Much like other immigrants, Czechs often discouraged their children from learning the language so that they would fit in with the wider population of English speakers. Even in mixedlanguage company, Rychlik said his family members would refrain from speaking Czech so people would feel comfortable.

etteville and Praha was a secondary language, so the younger generation knew less and less about how to understand or speak Czech, so festivals like Caldwell’s annual Kolache Festival still celebrate Czech heritage, but without the Czech language. “On a scale of 1 to 10, Joe is a 10,” Zgabay said. “I would be a 1 or 2, if even, as far as the language goes. I see myself as the years progress to definitely become more involved. I definitely see myself taking a leadership role somewhere down the road. I also want to honor people like Joe. I don’t want to step on any toes, and Joe’s are some big shoes to fill. I don’t know who is out there, after Joe’s generation, who can do what he does.” Rychlik kicked off each festival for many years with the traditional Czech welcome. He served on the Entertainment Committee and the King and Queen committees. He has eaten more than a few kolaches, and he has danced the night away to traditional Czech music. “For many years, it was just a lot of fun,” Rychlik said. “Mainly we just went into the Kolache Festival wanting everyone to enjoy the day, enjoy Caldwell and enjoy presenting it.” His love of his Czech heritage has made Rychlik the perfect spokesperson for the Kolache Festival. Now, Zgabay has channeled some of that passion and love for all things Czech. “So, the Kolache Festival, and the Czech culture in general, I’m becoming a zealot is the best way I can put it,” Zgabay said. “It all began two years ago I started a little personal crusade of keeping the culture alive, promoting it, gro-

“Bernard and I were the only two grandchildren from my mother’s side who spoke Czech and understood it,” Rychlik said. “My grandmother would admonish us often that if we were talking Czech with her and someone came up who didn’t understand the language, we needed to talk in English so as not to offend anyone. So, we would do that. We just learned to be nice about using our language and not make somebody think that you’re talking about them.” Respect for English language speakers has meant that the Czech language in communities such as Caldwell, La Grange, Halletsville, Fay53

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wing it. I don’t want it to die. This literally comes down to honoring what came before and promoting it for the future.” He has become an active member of the Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum, offering blessings in Czech before luncheon meetings. His work to become proficient in the Czech language, with the help of weekly texts and phone calls with Rychlik, has helped, and Zgabay is determined that Caldwell’s Kolache Festival will not suffer the fate of so many other Czech heritage festivals that are now pretty much in English. “I feel like if you lose three things about the heritage—the religious aspect of it, the food and the language, then the Kolache Festival will be just like any other festival,” Zgabay said. “Why not call it a Watermelon Festival? What’s going to separate that? Nothing. We can all look the part, but I really feel like if we lose the language, then it’s lost. ” The last time the Kolache Festival took place was in 2019. The Festival was on hiatus because of COVID-19. So the 2021 Festival will move into a new post-COVID era. “I look forward to seeing what it will be this year,” Rychlik said. Photos Courtesy of BC Tribune & Donna Rychlik.


MRS. NEMECEK’S KOLACHES Dough: 2 envelopes active dry yeast ¼ cup lukewarm water 1 tbsp. sugar 2 cups milk ½ cup plus 1 tbsp. butter ½ cup sugar 2 tsp. salt 2 egg yolk, slightly beaten 6 ¼ cup sifted flour Softened butter, as needed In a small bowl dissolve yeast in warm water. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and let stand. Scald milk in saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in butter and ½ cup sugar. Cool to lukewarm. Add salt and egg yolks. Combine milk mixture and yeast in a large bowl. Bit by bit add the flour until all has been used. Knead dough on a lightly floured board until glossy. Place in bowl, cover and let rise in warm place (80 degrees) until doubled in bulk (about 1 hour). This dough will not be quite as stiff as a roll dough. Now, using a tablespoon, take egg-sized bits of the dough and roll into balls on the floured board. Place on greased baking sheet about 1 inch a part. Brush each with softened butter. Let rise again, covered, until light. Make an indentation in each large enough to hold 1 tsp. of the fruit filling below. Sprinkle fruit in turn with some of the topping below. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Brush again immediately with softened butter. Cook kolaches on a wire rack. Makes about 3 ½ dozen. Filling for Kolaches

Poppy Seed Filling: 2 cups ground poppy seed 1 cup milk 1 ½ cups sugar 2 tbsp. flour 1 tsp. vanilla or almond flavoring Heat milk in skillet and when it boils, add sugar, flour, and poppy seed; cook till mixture thickens. Add flavoring. Cool before spreading on kolache dough.

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TOP P I N G FO R KOLACHES ( P OSI PK A ) 1 cup sugar ½ cup flour 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 tbsp. melted butter Combine all ingredients and mix with fork until consistency of coarse meal. If any is left over, store in a covered glass jar in refrigerator until needed. It is good, too, on coffee cake.

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T HE GE M O F S O M E RV ILLE Somerville Historical Museum In the Introduction to the book “The History of Somerville”, the city founded by Albert Somerville, the very first line reads: “Some memories are like jewels in the mind of man.” To walk into the Somerville Area Museum is to walk into a hall of jewels, each jewel a memory. That is exactly why the museum was founded in 1979 by Barney Davis. He and his wife Pam were the guiding lights for the founding of the museum. A room in the museum is named after him and features a bronze bust of him.

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The vision of Barney Davis was to give future generations a place to examine their past and to illustrate the life and events of the past of Somerville and surrounding area. This was accomplished through the participation of the community who donated historical documents artifacts, furniture, tools, other items and funds. The museum is housed in two early 1900’s adjoining sandstone buildings. You can explore the town’s railroad historic past through historic photographs, memorabilia, military exhibits, farm, school and pioneer artifacts. The museum is entered from the back of the building. Upon entry you can almost hear the sound of the train whistle as a mannequin attired in railroad worker overalls, looks straight at you. An array of railroad and tie plant memorabilia and photos also greet you. In the same area you can smell the coffee brewing as a Harvey House waitress stands there dressed in a long black skirt and blouse with a crisp white apron with attached bib and starched white collar. The table is set according to specifications set out by Fred Harvey, restaurant founder: sterling silver flatware, white linen tablecloth and a rose vase at the table. The museum features a Sanctuary area with a long church pew, communion utensils, pump organ, all from area churches. Move on to the Ladies and Children’s area and you pass by the Somerville Post Office area with boxes that had a combination. Proceed from there to the beauty shop featuring an electric hair wave permanent machine. A room filled with military uniforms and paraphernalia are on display. Of note is the WWII German Army helmet. Since the population of Somerville has been diverse since before the turn of the century, a display case features artifacts of the early Mexican community. Prominent in this display is the Cruz Azul banner that belonged to the Cruz Azul social society. This was a social service group whose role was to welcome the Mexican immigrants who were arriving in the area. There are photos of the members in their white uniforms fashioned from the same Society in Mexico. Also, there is a group picture of children who attended the Mexican school as well as the Hispanic baseball team and fiestas patrias posters. A work in progress is the exhibit recognizing the Afro American community and their presence and role in the growth of the city. The Emmitt J. Scott cornerstone from the school for blacks is exhibited as well as a yearbook and group school picture.

a non-profit. The Society meets the second Monday of the month in the Heritage Room except for the summer months. Operational funds come from membership dues and donations. The Museum is open on Saturdays and by appointment. Phone numbers are posted at the door. There is no charge. Photography Credit: J. Griff Smith

The museum has an extensive school exhibit. High School yearbooks date back to 1945 to the present. Senior class pictures hanging on the wall date back to 1911. The museum is located at the corner of Highway 36 and 8th Street. It is surrounded by a beautiful park like area known as Heritage Square. Most prominent at the square is the monument honoring WWII veterans from the area. Adjacent to the museum is the stucco jailhouse and the printing press used to print the Somerville Tribune, the weekly newspaper. The Somerville Area Historical Museum is the “gem of Somerville.” It is run by the Somerville Historical Society and is 59

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Caldwell Burleson County Lions Club

Meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays 12:00 pm at Caldwell Civic Center


BURLESON COUNTY HISTORY - HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

A Guide to Burleson County Historical Groups

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Burleson County Historical Commission The Burleson County Historical Commission is appointed by County Commissioners’ Court to serve two-year terms.

Every County in Texas has a CHC under state law and they are an arm of the county government. The Burleson CHC works under the guidance of the Texas Historical Commission in Austin, and participates in many state programs, as well as their own projects. Most notably, CHCs are responsible for

securing local Texas Historical Markers and Historic Texas Cemetery Designations. The Burleson CHC maintains the Burleson County Historical Museum in the county courthouse, gives tours, assists individuals and other groups with historical and family research, records archeological sites, and much more. They sponsor Burleson County Heritage Week each March to celebrate the county’s birthday, and an Archeology Awareness week each October. The Burleson County Cemetery Book and “Burleson County..Back When”, a county timeline book are available through the CHC. Meetings are called, posted and held at the courthouse, six times a year. All meetings are open to the public, and anyone interested in more information may call the Burleson County Judge’s office at 979567-2333. The Burleson CHC is always looking for people who demonstrate a certain degree of historical expertise and interest to represent the county on the local and state level, and help preserve vital historical resources. PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: J. GRIFF SMITH

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Burleson County Historical Society, Inc. The Burleson County Historical Society, Inc. was formed as a non-profit organization in 1979. They published the award-winning county history book entitled “Astride the Old San Antonio Road: A Pictorial History of Burleson County.” Reprints are still available from the BCHS. The BCHS owns the historic Kraitchar House Museum, an 1891 restored Victorian Cottage which boasts both a Texas Historical Marker and a National Register Marker. The Kraitchar House, which as a wedding gift for Thomas Kraitchar Jr. and his wife, is available for parties, weddings, shoers, etc. Member of the Society are eligible for discount rates. Tours can also be arranged. The BCHS also hosts several “First Friday Luncheons” throughout the year. Meetings are during odd months at 7 pm at the Kraitchar House on the corner of Buck and Porter Streets in Caldwell, and hosts a brown bag lunch at noon during even months. Locations vary for lunch meetings so please call ahead. A potluck picnic is held once during the summer as well as a Thanksgiving Dinner in November. Everyone is invited to attend meetings and meals. Membership dues are $15 per individual or $25 per couple. To join, or for more information, you may contact the BCHS at: Burleson County Historical Society, Inc. P.O. Box 127 Caldwell, TX 77836 PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: J. GRIFF SMITH

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Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum The members of this group sponsor and maintain the Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum on Fawn Street in Caldwell. Through the restored Polasek House, they can show visitors a traditional Czech homestead, furnishing, and also assist with family research.

Call for information and tours (979)-567-000. The group is active in a number of events throughout the year, including Founders Day in March, A Food Tasting Party in April, a very popular Ice Cream Social the 3rd Thursday in July, a Pre-Kolache Festival Party the second Friday night of September (the night before the Kolache Festival), Czech Heritage Month in October, and Christmas Tea the first Sunday of December.

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Meetings are held in the cozy Carriage House on the Museum grounds on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. Guests are always welcome! PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: J. GRIFF SMITH

Somerville Historical Society The Somerville Historical Society is committed to preserving the history of the area of southern Burleson County. The society will assist in doing family or community research for Somerville, Lyons and other surrounding communities. They meet on the 2nd Monday of each month, September

through May at 11:30 am with a luncheon and business meeting. Meetings are held in the Heritage Room of the Somerville Area Museum at the intersection of Highway 36 and FM 1361. The Somerville Area Museum is open on Saturdays from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 – 3 pm or by appointment. Dues are $5 per person and to join or for more information contact Lucinda Murphy 210-842-8337. feature on page 56. KraitcharSee House PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: J. GRIFF SMITH

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Caldwell Visitors Center Museum The Caldwell Visitors Center Museum is open every day in the Civic Center at the corner of State Highway 31 and Main Street. Filled with city antiquity, the museum tells the history of the early pioneers of Burleson County, and the financial and community growth of the City of Caldwell. On display is artifacts from former businesses, school memorabilia, and individuals that made the City of Caldwell what it is today. For questions call the Caldwell Civic Center at 979-567-3271 ext. 700. PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: J. GRIFF SMITH

Burleson County Czech Heritage Society

As a chapter of the larger state group, the Burleson County Czech Heritage Society is proud to promote and preserve Czech heritage in the county. With most members being of direct Czech descent, it’s not hard for this group to keep traditions alive and well in Burleson County. They host a Czech Heritage Dinner and Dance in October for Czech Heritage Month. Quarterly meetings are held at the Cooks Point Community Center at 2 pm. Meetings are advertised in the local newspaper. The Czech Heritage Society awards a yearly scholarship to a graduating senior in the county of Czech descent. They also sponsor girls for local, state, and national Miss Czech-Slovak competitions.

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Helpful NUMBERS Better Business Bureau Bryan/College Station........................ 844-477-1099

HELPFUL NUMBERS

City of Caldwell City Hall.......................................................... 567-3271 Airport............................................567-3271 ext. 106 Animal Control..............................567-3271 ext. 105 Fire Department...........................567-3271 ext. 601 Main Street....................................567-3271 ext. 107 Police Department.......................567-3271 ext. 200 Utilities...........................................567-3271 ext. 100 City of Somerville City Hall.......................................................... 596-1122 Police Department....................................... 596-1633 Municipal Court............................................ 596-3068 Somerville Area Assistance Ministries..... 596-3155 Visitor’s Center............................................. 596-1822 City of Snook City Hall.......................................................... 272-3021 Fire Department........................................... 406-9287 BC Sheriff’s Office........................................ 567-4343 JP Pct. 2.......................................................... 272-3656 Housing Authorities Caldwell.......................................................... 567-4244 Bryan............................................................... 822-2013 Cable TV Direct TV............................................... 855-858-5320 DISH....................................................... 877-234-0584 SuddenLink........................................... 877-771-8117 Frontier Communications................. 800-921-8101 Chamber of Commerce Burleson County.......................................... 567-0000 Health Baylor Scott & White.................................. 567-4900 Burleson Health Resource Center Caldwell.......................... 567-3200 Burleson Health Resource Center Somerville...................... 596-2315 HealthPoint Caldwell Clinic....................... 567-7080 HealthPoint Somerville Clinic.................... 596-1441 MHMR............................................................ 567-4377 JLyle Medical Clinic..................................... 567-8500 County Offices County Clerk................................................. 567-2329 County Judge................................................ 567-2333 County Attorney........................................... 567-2350 Emergency Management............................ 567-2001 Tax Office....................................................... 567-2326 Appraisal District.......................................... 567-2318 Agricultural Extension................................. 567-2308 Sheriffs Department.................................... 567-4343 Emergency Services..................................... 567-2329 Co. Commissioner Pct 1............................. 567-4996 Co. Commissioner Pct 2............................. 272-8838 Co. Commissioner Pct 3............................. 567-3768 64

Area Code 979 unless otherwise indicated

Co. Commissioner Pct 4............................. 596-1022 Electric Services Bluebonnet........................................... 800-842-7708 City of Caldwell............................567-3271 ext. 100 Entergy.................................................. 800-368-3749 BTU................................................................. 821-5700 Government BC Workforce Solutions............................. 567-1570 Comptroller.......................................... 800-252-5555 Poison Control..................................... 800-222-1222 Social Security...................................... 866-568-9428 Unemployment............................................. 567-1570 Internet SuddenLink........................................... 844-874-7558 Airplexus........................................................ 567-7942 Winestar......................................................... 721-9000 Zochnet................................................. 877-866-7770 Hughesnet............................................ 877-235-6952 Library Hudson P Woodson....................567-3271 ext. 500 Phone Companies Airplexus........................................................ 567-7942 Frontier.................................................. 800-921-8101 SuddenLink........................................... 844-874-7558 Post Offices Caldwell.......................................................... 567-4396 Somerville...................................................... 596-1613 Snook.............................................................. 272-8007 Chriesman...................................................... 567-7315 Deanville........................................................ 535-4286 Lyons............................................................... 596-1623 Schools Caldwell ISD.................................................. 567-2400 Somerville ISD.............................................. 596-2153 Snook ISD...................................................... 272-8307 First Baptist................................................... 567-3771 Transportation Brazos Valley Transit.................................... 778-4480 Driver’s License Office................................ 567-0106 Highway Patrol............................................. 567-4389 TXDOT........................................................... 567-7862 Trash City of Caldwell............................567-3271 ext. 404 Dillo Disposal Services................................ 596-2130 Water City of Caldwell............................567-3271 ext. 404 Tunis Water Supply...................................... 272-8284 Lyons Water Supply..................................... 596-2096 Gas Atmos..................................................... 888-286-6700 Pico Propane & Fuels.................................. 272-9203

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Bottlenecks Bar and Grill (979) 535-4000 1789 FM 60 S Caldwell, Texas 77836 bottlenecks-bar-and-grill.business.site ENTERTAINMENT

America’s Best Value Inn-Somerville (979) 596-3884 18018 SH 36 S. P O Box 128 Somerville, TX 77879 www.americasbestvalueinn.com HOTELS/MOTELS

Botts Abstract Co. (979) 567-4602 104 S. Echols Caldwell, TX 77836 bottstitle.com TITLE SERVICES

Armstrong Properties (979) 567-7653 115 W. Buck Street Caldwell, TX 77836 66

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Brazos Star Credit Union (979) 846-7456 701 Harvey Road College Station College Station, TX 77840 www.brazosstarcu.com BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS

Caldwell, TX 77836 www.budcrossford.com AUTOMOTIVE Burleson County Co-op (979) 567-3351 111 W Mustang Caldwell, TX 77836 AGRICULTURE Burleson County Cowboy Church (979) 567-6723 300 County Road 169 Caldwell, TX 77836 burlesoncountycowboychurch.com CHURCH

Brazos Transit District (979) 778-0607 1759 N. Earl Rudder Fwy. Bryan, Texas 77803 www.btd.org TAXI

Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum (979) 567-0000 200 E Fawn Street Caldwell, TX 77836 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Brazos Valley Advertising (979) 596-1579 920 7th St Somerville, TX 77879 brazosvalleyadvertising.com ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONS Brazos Valley Council of Government (BVCOG) (979) 595-2800 3991 E. 29th St. Bryan, TX 77802 www.bvcog.org GOVERNMENT Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse-BVCASA (979) 846-3560 4001 E 29th St. Suite 90 Bryan, TX 77802 www.bvcasa.org EDUCATION

Burleson County Detail (979) 567-6880 415 SH 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 www.burlesoncountydetail.com AUTOMOTIVE Burleson County Economic Development Council (979) 567-0000 301 N. Main Street Caldwell, TX 77836 bctxedc.com COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Burleson County Economic Development Council (979) 567-0000 301 N. Main Street Caldwell, TX 77836 bctxedc.com FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES Burleson County Fair Association (979) 567-3938 234 Rodeo Drive Caldwell, TX 77836 burlesoncountyfair.com COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Brazos Valley RV Park, LLC (979) 200-3007 2190 Hwy 21 East Caldwell, TX 77836 HOTELS/MOTELS Brookshire Brothers (979) 567-9515 455 State Hwy. 36 N. Caldwell, TX 77836 www.brookshirebrothers.com GROCERY STORES

Burleson County Historical Commission (979) 567-7196 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Burleson County Historical Society, Inc. (979) 567-0000 PO Box 127 Caldwell, TX 77836 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Bruno Shimek Law Firm (979) 823-3327 218 N Main Bryan, TX 77803 brunoshimek-law.com ATTORNEYS

Burleson County Motor Supply (979) 567-4313 104 W Fox Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.burlesoncountmotorsupply.com AUTOMOTIVE

Bud Cross Ford (979) 567-4621 150 SH 36 67

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Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley - Caldwell Unit (979) 567-2643 606 W Fawn Street Caldwell, TX 77836 bgcbv.org CHILDCARE


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Burleson County Saddle Club (979) 203-6560 HWY 36 S - Rodeo Drive Caldwell, TX 77836 burlesoncountysaddleclub.com COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Cakes & More (979) 739-7605 506 N. O’Neal Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.debsweetshop.com FOOD & BEVERAGE/CATERING

Burleson County Title (979) 567-3122 110 S Echols Caldwell, TX 77836 bctco.net TITLE SERVICES

Caldwell Burleson County Lions Club (512) 461-3012 PO Box 891 Caldwell, TX 77836 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Caldwell Chiropractic (979) 567-7001 101SH 21 E Caldwell, TX 77836 caldwellchiropractic.com CHIROPRACTORS

Burleson County Tribune (979) 567-3286 306 State Hwy. 21 W Caldwell, TX 77836 PRESS/PUBLICATIONS/RADIO Burleson County-Office (979) 567-2333 100 W. Buck St. Suite 306 Caldwell, TX 77836 GOVERNMENT Burns & Reyes-Burns Attorneys At Law (979) 596-3424 17470 SH 36 S Somerville, TX 77879 www.brblawfirm.com ATTORNEYS (979) 567-3366 209 E Fawn Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.brblawfirm.com ATTORNEYS

Caldwell City (979) 567-3271 107 S. Hill Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.caldwelltx.gov UTILITIES Caldwell Early Evening Lions Club (979) 540-7051 PO Box 1224 Caldwell, TX 77836 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Caldwell Heights Apartments (979) 475-4369 302 E Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. Caldwell , TX 77836 Caldwellheightsapts.com APARTMENTS

Burns Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (979) 535-4475 8784 FM 111 Caldwell, TX 77836 CONTRACTORS

Caldwell ISD (979) 567-2400 203 N Gray Caldwell, TX 77836 www.caldwellschools.net EDUCATION

BWM Services (979) 272-7708 4007 SH 21 East Caldwell, TX 77836 www.bwmservices.cc MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION

Caldwell Livestock Commission Co. (979) 567-4119 270 CR 107 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.caldwelllivestock.vpweb.com AGRICULTURE

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Caldwell Men’s Lions Club (979) 255-8796 PO Box 1197 Caldwell, TX 77836 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Cabinets By David (979) 676-8262 16237 CR 436 Somerville, TX 77879 www.cabinetsbydavid.com CONTRACTORS

Caldwell Receational Association (979) 200-9680 404 N Johnston Street Caldwell, TX 77836 caldwellrecreationalassociation.com COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Cajun Fixins (979) 596-2257 18125 TX 36 Somerville, TX 77879 RESTAURANT

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Caldwell Rotary Club (979) 567-0000 PO Box 1247 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.caldwellrotary.org COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

CSB - Caldwell 201 E. Buck Street P.O. Box 389 Caldwell, TX 77836 (979) 567-4646

Caldwell Self Storage (832) 557-8115 500 Molly Drive CALDWELL, TX 77836 caldwellselfstorage.com STORAGE

CSB - Brenham 2007 S. Day Street P.O. Box 90 Brenham, TX 77834 (979) 251-8844 CSB - Snook 9981 FM 2155 P.O. Box 510 Snook, TX 77878 (979) 272-8500

Capital Farm Credit (979) 775-0404 3000 Briarcrest Dr. Suite 101 Bryan , Tx 77802 capitalfarmcredit.com MORTGAGE BANKING

CSB - Navasota 9109 Highway 90 South PO Box 908 Navasota TX 77868 (936) 825-3662

Carpe Diem Travel (979) 217-1828 Caldwell, TX 77836 carpediemtraveltx.com TRAVEL AGENCIES

Cocktails 4 U (979) 436-5879 5552 Raymond Stotzer #200 College Station, TX 77845 www.cocktails4u.net EVENT PLANNING

Cefco Convience Stores (254) 791-0009 P.O. Box 1287 Temple, TX 76504 GROCERY STORES

Copperas Hollow Country Club 567-4422 995 Country Club Dr Caldwell, TX 77836 copperashollowgolf.com COUNTRY CLUBS

Charles Sebesta PO Box 580 Caldwell, TX 77836 INDIVIDUAL/FRIEND/ASSOCIATE CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital (979) 567-3245 1101 Woodson Dr. P.O. Box 360 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.chistjoseph.org HOSPITALS & CLINICS

Copperas Hollow Nursing & Rehab (979) 567-4300 345 Country Club Dr. Caldwell, TX 77836 MEDICAL, DENTAL & NURSING CARE Cotten’s Care CBD (979) 567-3664 203 Hwy. 21 W Caldwell, TX 77836 www.mycbdcare.net GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS

Christie Taylor, EdD, LPC-S (979) 567-8500 501 North Stone Street Caldwell, Texas 77836 www.mobilepsychclinic.com HOSPITALS & CLINICS

Cotten’s Bookkeeping & Tax Service (979) 567-3664 203 Hwy. 21 W Caldwell, TX 77836 www.cottensbookkeeping.com TAX PREPERATION

Citizens State Bank www.csbtx.bank BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS CSB - Somerville 155 8th Street P.O. Box 518 Somerville, TX 77879 69

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CSB - Deanville 6498 FM 111 P.O. Box 92 Deanville, TX 77852 (979) 535-4535


Country Burger (979) 535-3700 7427 PR 3024 Somerville, TX 77879 RESTAURANTS

Edward Jones - Greg Browning, Financial Advisor (979) 567-4248 701 State Hwy. 21 W. Caldwell, TX 77836 www.edwardjones.com FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES

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Edward Jones Investments - Sarah Horne, Financial Adviser (979) 716-7444 701 State Hwy 21 W. Caldwell, TX 77836 FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES

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D & V Events LLC (979) 535-8151 3143 CR 116 Caldwell, TX 77836 dvevents.com FOOD & BEVERAGE/CATERING

EMRAM Storage (979) 446-1108 101 Leaning Oak Lane PR 57 Somerville, TX 77879 STORAGE

Danny Koerth, CPA, P.C. (979) 567-8400 211 Main Street PO Box 1027 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.koerthcpa.com ACCOUNTANTS

Engraving & More (979) 807-4836 204 W. Hwy. 21 Caldwell, Texas 77836 GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS

Discount Trees of Brenham (979) 836-7225 10050 Hwy 36 N. Brenham, TX 77833 www.discounttreesofbrenham.com LANDSCAPING

Entergy (936) 435-7606 403 Louise St Navasota, TX 77868 www.ENTERGY.COM UTILITIES

Double Creek Crossing (979) 200-9555 590 FM 1362 N. Caldwell, TX 77836 www.doublecreekcrossing.com EVENT PLANNING

Evers & Sons, Inc. (979) 596-2139 12905 Hwy 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 www.eversandsons.com CONTRACTORS

DP Plumbing (979) 535-4377 3240 CR 147 Caldwell, TX 77836 CONTRACTORS

F Fatsolush Winery (979) 224-4064 456 CR 102 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.fatsolush.com GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS

Drgac Dental (979) 567-3273 602 N Gray Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.drgacdental.com DENTAL

First Assembly of God Church (979) 567-3712 107 S Temple Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.firstassemblyof caldwell.org CHURCHES

E Easy Flow Septics (979) 324-1951 2414 SH 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 www.easyflowseptics.com CONTRACTORS

First Baptist School (979) 567-3771 501 W Mustang Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.fbscaldwell.org CHILDCARE

Ebony Essence Created Hair Design (979) 574-1821 1707 SH 21 W Caldwell, TX 77836 ebonyessenceonline.com BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS

First United Methodist Church (979) 567-3778 306 W Fox Street

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SHOPPING CENTERS

Fort Half Moon (979) 596-1234 14389 Rec. 4 Somerville, TX 77879 HOTELS/MOTELS Four Tines Restaurant at the Surrey Inn (979) 567-7235 403 Hwy. 21 Caldwell, TX 77836 RESTAURANTS

Hilberling Packer Services, Inc. (979) 716-4527 1112 Commerce Street Caldwell, TX 77836 hilberlingpackerservices.com MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION

Foxglove Grove (832) 444-5548 4293 CR 310 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.foxglovegrove.com AGRICULTURE

Home & Ranch Real Estate (979) 574-9228 200 E. Buck Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.homeandranchrealestate.com REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Funky Junky (979) 200-0537 106 N. Main Street Caldwell, TX 77836 funkyjunkytx.com RESTAURANT/GIFTS

Homeyer Feed (979) 567-9355 545 HWY 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 homeyerfeed.com SHOPPING CENTERS

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Hospice Brazos Valley (979) 821-2266 302 E Bluebell Road Brenham, TX 77833 hospicebrazosvalley.org COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Garden Hoots (979) 200-0766 3701 State Hwy 36 South Caldwell, TX 77836 www.smallfarminnovations.com GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS

Howdy Enterprise 1-877-894-6939 4256 State Hwy. 21 W. Caldwell, TX 77836 www.howdyenterprise.com CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Gibbs, Mr. Walter Paris Jr. (979) 567-3740 P.O. Box 11 Caldwell, TX 77836 INDIVIDUAL/FRIEND/ASSOCIATE

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Groce Home & Auto (979) 567-3213 105 W Buck Street Caldwell, TX 77836 AUTOMOTIVE

ImageMaker Copy & Printing Services (979) 567-7871 301 S HWY 21 E Caldwell, TX 77836 imagemaker-copy-and-printing-services.business.site GRAPHIC DESIGN/PRINTING

Guarantee Mortgage, LLC. (979) 977-3900 6744 Victoria Ave. College Station, TX 77845 www.GuaranteeMC.com MORTGAGE BANKING

Insurance Associates (979) 567-3003 203 W Buck Caldwell, TX 77836 INSURANCE

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H & H Pawn & Gun Shop (979) 567-1353 340 Hwy 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836

J7 Services LLC (979) 567-1951 2414 SH 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836

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Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library (979) 567-3271 ext. 500 704 SH 21 W Caldwell, TX 77836 caldwell.ploud.net COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS


KTEX 106.1 (979) 836-3655 223 E Main St P O Box 1280 Brenham, TX 77833 www.ktex.com PRESS/PUBLICATIONS/RADIO

j7services.com CONTRACTORS Jaecks Insurance Agency (979) 567-4408 102 South Echols Street Caldwell, TX 77836 jaecksinsurance.com INSURANCE

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Jake’s Bakery (979) 324-0741 160 Hwy 36 N Caldwell, TX 77836 FOOD & BEVERAGE/CATERING

La Bamba Mexican Grill & Bar (979) 567-3750 1976 SH 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 RESTAURANTS

JLyle Medical Clinic & Gallery (979) 567-8500 501 N Stone Street Caldwell, TX 77836 jlylemedicalclinic.com HOSPITALS & CLINICS

Lamar Outdoor Advertising (979) 778-3580 1701 Gooseneck Dr. Bryan, TX 77808 www.lamar.com ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONS

John R Giesenschlag Farms (979) 272-3497 8105 FM 50 Caldwell, TX 77836 AGRICULTURE

Land of Refuge Retreat Center (512) 560-0933 4077 FM 1362 S Caldwell, TX 77836 www.landofrefuge.com HOTELS/MOTELS

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Lauderdale Spraying Service (979) 535-8024 1524 CR 112 Caldwell, TX 77836 lauderdaleaerialspraying.com CONTRACTORS

K&H Portable Toilets, Inc. (979) 836-0552 PO Box 1924 Brenham, TX 77834 khtoilets.com CONTRACTORS Kawasaki of Caldwell (979) 567-7777 185 HWY 36 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.kawasakiofcaldwell.com GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS/ SPORTING GOODS Kocurek Industries, Inc (979) 596-3504 8535 SH 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 kocurekindustries.com MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION

Lillian Crnkovic Income Tax & Bookkeeping Service (979) 567-4303 702 W SH 21 Caldwell, TX 77836 taxesbylill.com ACCOUNTANTS Lissa’s Restyled Sip & Shop (979) 200-9288 205 S Main St. Caldwell, TX 77836 lissassipshop.com RESTAURANT Look At Her (512) 598-6519 348 W Belton Ave Rockdale, TX 76567 www.shoplookather.com CLOTHING/SHOES

Koppers Industries, Inc. (979) 596-1321 290 CR 473 Somerville, TX 77879 www.koppers.com MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION

LPL Financial Services (979) 255-8796 601 W Mustang St. Caldwell, TX 77836 FINANCIAL & INVESTMENT SERVICES

KRHD TV 254-754-2525 1716 Briarcrest Dr Bryan, Tx 77802 www.kxxv.com/brazos PRESS/PUBLICATIONS/RADIO

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M & R Embroidery, LLC (979) 220-9672 3427 County Road 330 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.mremb.com GRAPHIC DESIGN

Mitchell’s Tire Service (979) 567-6375 355 SH 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 AUTOMOTIVE

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Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant (979) 567-7469 1812 Terrace Drive Caldwell, TX 77836 www.marykay.com/gbarron BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS

National Beverages, Inc. dba King’s Liquor (979) 567-4130 208 E HWY 21 Caldwell, TX 77836 LIQUOR STORE

Masfajitas (979) 567-4007 305 State Hwy. 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 www.masfajitas.com RESTAURANTS

New Tabor Brethren Church (979) 272-3008 2439 County Road 225 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.taborchurch.com CHURCHES

MCDCS Properties LLC (979) 422-4275 1806 SH 21 W Caldwell, TX 77836 rtd4.com/u37782 APARTMENTS

Novosad Enterprises, Inc. (979) 272-9401 2720 Presidential Corridor E Caldwell, TX 77836 www.neiconstruction.com CONTRACTORS

McDonald’s (979) 567-0605 303 N. Green Street Caldwell, TX 77836 RESTAURANTS

O Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast (979) 820-2275 17306 CR 438 Somerville, TX 77879 www.oakhillbedandbreakfast.com HOTELS/MOTELS

Mike & Joni Cook 109 Edna Lane Caldwell, TX 77836 INDIVIDUAL/FRIEND/ASSOCIATE

Oro Realty, LLC (979) 567-5309 959 Fir Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.ororealtytx.com REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Mike Valigura (512) 496-1570 506 Bent Oak Ct Caldwell, Texas 77836 www.ahbtx.com REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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Milberger’s Auto+ (979) 304-1074 17448 HWY 36 S Somerville, TX 77879 milbergerauto.business.site AUTOMOTIVE

Patty Vychopen 914 Lorey Lane Caldwell, TX 77836 INDIVIDUAL/FRIEND/ASSOCIATE Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home (979) 567-3232 404 W. Buck Caldwell, TX 77836 www.phillips&luckey.com FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES

Mimosa Mercantile (979) 567-1771 212 S Echols St Caldwell, TX 77836 www.mimosamercantile.com GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS

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MojiLife Luxury Frangrances/Just Because by Mol (979) 220-1566 Caldwell, TX 77836 GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS/ JEWELRY

Mainstreet Gym (979) 567-3377 211 W Buck Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.mainstreetgymonline.com FITNESS


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Pizza Hut (979) 567-7996 300 N. Green Caldwell, TX 77836 www.pizzahut.com RESTAURANTS

Rockin Mc Rustic (979) 220-0364 17223 Hwy 36 Somerville, TX 77879 www.rockinmcrustic.com HOME FURNISHINGS

Plan North Architectural Co. (979) 421-8003 107 S Baylor Street Brenham, TX 77833 www.plannorth.com ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & BUILDING

Rocking 5H (979) 255-5652 201 S Main Street Caldwell , TX 77836 CLOTHING/SHOES

Polansky Realty (979) 567-3508 Louemma or Hubert Polansky 1110 Honeysuckle Lane Caldwell, TX 77836 louemmapolansky.bcs.mlsmatrix.com/Matrix/Public/ REAL ESTATE SERVICES Producers Cooperative Association (979) 778-6000 1800 N Texas Ave Bryan, TX 77803 www.producerscooperative.com AGRICULTURE

Rocking H Bed & Breakfast, LLC (936) 525-7521 1565 CR 123 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.rockinghbedandbreakfast.com HOTELS/MOTELS Rodeway Inn (979) 567-4661 405 Hwy 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 reservation.com HOTELS/MOTELS Rollo Insurance (979) 431-5219 209 East Fawn St. Caldwell, TX 77836 www.rolloinsurance.com INSURANCE

Proforma Angelini, Martin & Associates (518) 253-4084 PO Box 1146 Somerville, TX 77879 ads.proforma.com ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONS

Rosewood Cottage (979) 272-8580 3120 CR 225 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.rosewoodofnewtabor.com HOTELS/MOTELS

Prosperity Bank (979) 567-4665 129 W Buck Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.prosperitybankusa.com BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS

Royalty Pecan Farms (979) 272-3904 10600 SH 21 E Caldwell, TX 77836 www.royaltypecans.com AGRICULTURE

R R&K Mobile RV Repair 9794511262 “411 Longwood Circle Somerville, TX 77879” www.rkmobilervrepair.com AUTOMOTIVE

S Safe2Save (979) 574-8222 5331 Greens Prairie Road Ste. 101 College Station, TX 77845 www.safe2save.org MARKETING

REFRESH Lam Moi (979) 218-4756 165 Fleming Road Somerville, Texas 77879 www.refreshlammoi.org COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS Renew your Temple & Massage Therapy (979) 200-9295 302 A Highway 21 West Caldwell, TX 77836 www.renewyourtemplemassagetherapy.com MASSAGE THERAPY

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Sal Zaccagnino PO Box 239 Caldwell, TX 77836 INDIVIDUAL/FRIEND/ASSOCIATE Schubert Law Firm, PLLC (979) 567-3999 108 S Echols Street

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Somerville, TX 77879 www.cityofsomervilletexas.com UTILITIES

Scrub Tub 300 S. Wright Caldwell, TX 77836 LAUNDROMAT

Somerville Farm & Ranch, Inc. (979) 596-2224 18029 SH 36 S Somerville, TX 77879 somervillefarmranchinc.stihldealer.net AGRICULTURE

Senator Lois W, Kolkhorst (979) 251-7888 2000 South Market St., Suite 101 Brenham, TX 77833 loisfortexas.com ELECTED OFFICIALS

Somerville Historical Society & Museum (210) 842-8337 651/655 Ave A Somerville, TX 77879 COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Seven Oaks B&B (979) 272-1952 11636 State Hwy 21 E. Caldwell, TX 77836 www.SevenOaksBandB,com HOTELS/MOTELS

Somerville Icehouse & Grill (979) 567-2337 17291 HWY 36 S Somerville, TX 77879 ENTERTAINMENT

Slammin 4, LLC. (979) 596-3600 13720 Hwy 36 S, Lyons, 77863 P O Box 400 Somerville, TX 77879 GROCERY STORES

Somerville Inn & Suites (979) 596-1000 18125 State Hwy 36 S Somerville, TX 77879 www.somervilleinn.com HOTELS/MOTELS

Slovacek Smokehouse (979) 272-8625 9500 Slovacek Dr. Snook, TX 77878 www.slovacek.com FOOD & BEVERAGE/CATERING

Somerville ISD (979) 596-2153 625 8th Street Somerville, TX 77879 www.somervilleisd.org EDUCATION

Small Farm Innovations (979) 200-0766 3701 SH 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 www.smallfarminnovations.com AGRICULTURE

Sonic (979) 567-7911 230 State Hwy 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 www.sonicdrivein.com RESTAURANTS

Snook City (979) 272-3021 FM 2155 Snook, TX 77878 cityofsnook.com UTILITIES

Southwest Agribusiness Consulting (979) 272-0539 9563 FM 2155 Snook, TX 77878 www.agconsult.net AGRICULTURE

Snook ISD (979) 272-8307 10110 FM 2155 Snook, TX 77878 snookisd.org EDUCATION

Spirit of Texas Bank (979) 846-6041 625 University Drive E College Station, TX 77840 www.spiritoftexasbank.com BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS

Snook Self Storage (979) 272-8101 223 CR 265 Snook, TX 77878 STORAGE

State Farm (979) 567-9966 121 W Buck Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.statefarm.com INSURANCE

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Strickland Funeral Home www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES

PO Box 429 Rockdale, TX 76567 CONTRACTORS

Somerville (979) 596-2133 545 8th Street Somerville, TX 77879

The Cottage (979) 567-3000 200 N Echols Street Caldwell, TX 77836 BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS

Caldwell (979) 567-1900 530 HWY 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836

The Cottages at Century Woods (979) 218-5523 13565 County Road 274 Somerville, Texas 77879 www.cottagescw.com RESORTS

Subway (979) 567-7827 271 N. Hwy 36 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.subway.com RESTAURANTS Susan Deski (979) 567-2340 100 W Buck, Ste. 402 Caldwell, TX 77836 co.burleson.tx.us/government/county-attorney ATTORNEYS Sweet Pea Design & Wine Studio (979) 200-9888 13183 FM 2155 Somerville, TX 77879 ARTS & CRAFTS

The Farmhouse Twist LLC/TFT Builders LLC (979) 200-4055 207 W Mustang Street Caldwell , Texas 77836 www.thefarmhousetwist.com ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & BUILDING The Humble Life (713) 817-6355 100 S Echols St. Suite C Caldwell, TX 77836 www.thehumblelifestore.com GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS The Law Firm of Sabrina R Clark 979-202-1952 PO Box 208 Caldwell, TX 77836 ATTORNEYS

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The Lazy Cactus (402) 620-1022 108 N. Main Caldwell, TX 77836 thelazy.catus.com ENTERTAINMENT

Texas Country Catering LLC (979) 200-9859 “2773 CR 268 Snook, TX 77878” texascountrycatering.com FOOD & BEVERAGE/CATERING

The Old Post Office (979) 571-9303 102 W Fox Caldwell, TX 77836 www.theoldpostofficecaldwell.com EVENT PLANNING

Texas Country Title (979) 567-0345 209 S. Main Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.texascountrytitle.com TITLE SERVICES Texas Farm Bureau Insurance of Burleson County (979) 567-9502 1266 St Hwy 21 E Caldwell, TX 77836 www.txfb-ins.com INSURANCE Texas Printing Company (979) 314-0070 220 S Magnolia St Hearne, TX 77859 txprintingco.com SIGNS & BANNERS

The Parlor Hair & Spa (979) 567-3373 210 S Echols Street Caldwell, TX 77836 BEAUTY SALONS/SPAS The Piano Place (979) 695-1475 1119 Commerce Caldwell, TX 77836 www.pianoplacetexas.com PERSONAL SERVICES The Ranch House (979) 820-0112 552 FM 696

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Caldwell, TX 77836 EVENT PLANNING The Surrey Inn (979) 567-3221 403 E. State Hwy. 21 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.surreyinn.com HOTELS/MOTELS

Whataburger (512) 658-9428 306 N. Wright Street Caldwell, TX 77836 www.whataburger.com RESTAURANTS

Travel by Cheryl (979) 739-6055 14407 County Road 336 Caldwell, TX 77836 www.travelbycherylz.com TRAVEL AGENCIES Trussworks LLC (979) 567-0400 1610 W 10th St. Caldwell, TX 77836 www.trussworksllc.net CONTRACTORS/ MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION Twin Creeks Ranch (979) 595-6475 5200 SH 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 AGRICULTURE

Wiggins Watermelons, LLC (979) 272-1076 7979 FM 50 Caldwell, TX 77836 wigginswatermelons.com AGRICULTURE Wilde Auto Plus (979) 567-4462 155 SH 36 S Caldwell, TX 77836 www.wildeautoplus.com AUTOMOTIVE Wilder Family Sunflowers (979) 268-5491 Intersection of FM 50 & FM 60 Snook, TX 77878 AGRICULTURE

U University Title Company (979) 260-9818 1021 University Drive East College Station, TX 77840 www.utitle.com REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Wine and Roses Flower Shop (979) 596-2453 127 7th St. Somerville, TX 77879 www.wineandrosesflowershop.com FLORISTS/ GIFTS & SPECIALTY ITEMS

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Wizard of Paws Puppy Parlor (979) 204-4188 117 W. Buck Caldwell, TX 77836 PETS

Voices for Children, Inc (979) 822-9700 CASA of Brazos Valley 115 N Main Street Bryan, TX 77803 www.vfcbrazos.org COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Woodson Lumber Company (979) 567-9805 702 W Buck St Caldwell, TX 77836 www.woodsonlumber.com HARDWARE/ WHOLESALE

W Wal-Mart (979) 567-9807 475 State Hwy. 36 N. Caldwell, TX 77836 www.walmart.com SHOPPING CENTERS

Z Zaskoda Repair LLC. - Welding Machine Repairs & Service (979) 224-0510 3434 CR 233 Caldwell, TX 77836 zaskodarepair.com MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION

Weaver’s Refrigeration (979) 567-3257 1101 Foundation Caldwell, TX 77836 CONTRACTORS

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ty n u o C n o s e l r u B B U S I N E S S CLASSI F I CATI O N S Accountants Danny Koerth, CPA, P.C................... (979) 567-8400 Lillian Crnkovic Income Tax & Bookkeeping Service.................... (979) 567-4303

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Advertising & Promotions Brazos Valley Advertising................ (979) 596-1579 Lamar Outdoor Advertising............ (979) 778-3580 Proforma Angelini, Martin & Associates......................... (518) 253-4084 Agriculture Brazos Bottom Crop Care............... (979) 272-3032 Burleson County Co-op................... (979) 567-3351 Caldwell Livestock Commission Co.................................. (979) 567-4119 Foxglove Grove.................................. (832) 444-5548 John R Giesenschlag Farms............ (979) 272-3497 Producers Cooperative Association......................................... (979) 778-6000 Royalty Pecan Farms........................ (979) 272-3904 Small Farm Innovations.................... (979) 200-0766 Somerville Farm & Ranch, Inc......... (979) 596-2224 Southwest Agribusiness Consulting........................................... (979) 272-0539 Twin Creeks Ranch........................... (979) 595-6475 Wiggins Watermelons, LLC............. (979) 272-1076 Wilder Family Sunflowers............... (979) 268-5491 Antiques/Estate Sales/Consignments Back Porch Antiques........................ (979) 200-1378 Funky Junky........................................ (979) 200-0537 Apartments Caldwell Heights Apartments........ (979) 475-4369 MCDCS Properties LLC................... (979) 422-4275 Architectural Design & Building Haven Home Design........................ (979) 693-2101 Oro Realty, LLC.................................. (979) 567-5309 Plan North Architectural Co........... (979) 421-8003 The Farmhouse Twist LLC/TFT Builders LLC...................... (979) 200-4055 Arts & Crafts Back Porch Antiques........................ (979) 200-1378 Sweet Pea Design & Wine Studio.(979) 200-9888 Attorneys Bruno Shimek Law Firm.................. (979) 823-3327 Burns & Reyes-Burns Attorneys At Law, Somerville......... (979) 596-3424 Burns & Reyes-Burns Attorneys At Law, Caldwell............. (979) 567-3366 Schubert Law Firm, PLLC................ (979) 567-3999 Susan Deski........................................ (979) 567-2340 The Law Firm of Sabrina R Clark..... 979-202-1952 Automotive Allen Honda........................................ (979) 696-2424 Bud Cross Ford.................................. (979) 567-4621 78

Burleson County Detail................... (979) 567-6880 Burleson County Motor Supply..... (979) 567-4313 Groce Home & Auto......................... (979) 567-3213 Milberger’s Auto+............................. (979) 304-1074 Mitchell’s Tire Service...................... (979) 567-6375 R&K Mobile RV Repair..................... (979) 451-1262 Wilde Auto Plus................................. (979) 567-4462 Banks & Credit Unions BB&T now Truist................................ (979) 567-2800 Brazos Star Credit Union............... 1-979-846-7456 Citizens State Bank-Brenham......... (979) 251-8844 Citizens State Bank-Caldwell......... (979) 567-4646 Citizens State Bank-Deanville........ (979) 535-4535 Citizens State Bank-Navasota........ (936) 825-3662 Citizens State Bank-Snook.............. (979) 272-8500 Citizens State Bank-Somerville...... (979) 596-1421 Prosperity Bank................................. (979) 567-4665 Spirit of Texas Bank.......................... (979) 846-6041 Beauty Salons/Spas Ebony Essence Created Hair Design......................................... (979) 574-1821 Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant............................ (979) 567-7469 The Cottage........................................ (979) 567-3000 The Parlor Hair & Spa....................... (979) 567-3373 Books & Stationery Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library...............(979) 567-3271 ext. 500 Library Hudson P Woodson....................567-3271 ext. 500 Carpets & Interiors Oro Realty, LLC.................................. (979) 567-5309 Childcare Boys & Girls Club of Brazos Valley Caldwell Unit...................................... (979) 567-2643 First Baptist School.......................... (979) 567-3771 Chiropractors Caldwell Chiropractic ...................... (979) 567-7001 Churches Burleson County Cowboy Church.(979) 567-6723 First Assembly of God Church....... (979) 567-3712 First United Methodist Church...... (979) 567-3778 New Tabor Brethren Church........... (979) 272-3008 Clothing/Shoes Lissa’s Restyled Sip & Shop............. (979) 200-9288 Look At Her........................................ (512) 598-6519 Rocking 5H......................................... (979) 255-5652 Community Organizations Burleson County Czech Heritage Museum............................. (979) 567-0000 Burleson County Economic Development Council...................... (979) 567-0000

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Burleson County Fair Association................................. (979) 567-3938 Burleson County Historical Commission..................... (979) 567-7196 Burleson County Historical Society, Inc....................... (979) 567-0000 Burleson County Saddle Club........................................ (979) 203-6560 Caldwell Burleson County Lions Club.......................................... (512) 461-3012 Caldwell Early Evening Lions Club........................................... (979) 540-7051 Caldwell Men’s Lions Club.............. (979) 255-8796 Caldwell Receational Association......................................... (979) 200-9680 Caldwell Rotary Club........................ (979) 567-0000 Harrie P. Woodson Memorial Library...............(979) 567-3271 ext. 500 Hospice Brazos Valley...................... (979) 821-2266 REFRESH Lam Moi........................... (979) 218-4756 Somerville Historical Society & Museum............................ (210) 842-8337 Voices for Children, Inc.................... (979) 822-9700

Somerville ISD................................... (979) 596-2153

Event Planning Cocktails 4 U...................................... (979) 436-5879 Double Creek Crossing.................... (979) 200-9555 The Old Post Office ......................... (979) 571-9303 The Ranch House ............................. (979) 820-0112 Financial & Investment Services Burleson County Economic Development Council...................... (979) 567-0000 Edward Jones - Greg Browning Financial Advisor............................... (979) 567-4248 Edward Jones Investments - Sarah Horne Financial Adviser............................... (979) 716-7444 LPL Financial Services...................... (979) 255-8796

Computer Service/Sales Airplexus Inc....................................... (979) 567-7942

ADDRESSES AND FULL CONTACT INFO IS FOUND ON PAGES 64 - 75. Construction Management Howdy Enterprise........................... 1-877-894-6939 Oro Realty, LLC.................................. (979) 567-5309 Woodson Wholesale........................ (979) 567-9805 Contractors Addy’s Poo Pots................................. (979) 406-0206 Alford Oil Company.......................... (979) 567-3597 Becka Construction, LLC................. (979) 224-5935 Burns Refrigeration & Air Conditioning............................ (979) 535-4475 Cabinets By David............................ (979) 676-8262 DP Plumbing...................................... (979) 535-4377 Easy Flow Septics.............................. (979) 324-1951 Evers & Sons, Inc............................... (979) 596-2139 J7 Services LLC.................................. (979) 567-1951 K&H Portable Toilets, Inc................ (979) 836-0552 Lauderdale Spraying Service.......... (979) 535-8024 Novosad Enterprises, Inc................. (979) 272-9401 Texas Propane.................................... (512) 446-4949 Trussworks LLC.................................. (979) 567-0400 Weaver’s Refrigeration.................... (979) 567-3257 Woodson Wholesale........................ (979) 567-9805 Zaskoda Repair LLC. Welding Machine Repairs & Service............. (979) 224-0510 Country Clubs Copperas Hollow Country Club..... (979) 567-4422 Dental Drgac Dental...................................... (979) 567-3273 Education Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse-BVCASA..... (979) 846-3560 Caldwell ISD....................................... (979) 567-2400 Snook ISD........................................... (979) 272-8307 79

Fitness Caldwell Receational Association......................................... (979) 200-9680 Mainstreet Gym................................. (979) 567-3377 Florists All Purpose Flower........................... (979) 567-7673 Wine and Roses Flower Shop........ (979) 596-2453 Food & Beverage/Catering Cakes & More.................................... (979) 739-7605 D & V Events LLC.............................. (979) 535-8151 Jake’s Bakery...................................... (979) 324-0741 Slovacek Smokehouse...................... (979) 272-8625 Subway................................................ (979) 567-7827 Texas Country Catering LLC........... (979) 200-9859 Funeral & Cremation Services Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home.... (979) 567-3232 Strickland Funeral Home Somerville........................................... (979) 596-2133 Strickland Funeral Home Caldwell............................................... (979) 567-1900 Gifts & Specialty Items All Purpose Flower........................... (979) 567-7673 Back Porch Antiques........................ (979) 200-1378 Cotten’s Care CBD ........................... (979) 567-3664 Engraving & More............................. (979) 807-4836 Fatsolush Winery.............................. (979) 224-4064 Funky Junky........................................ (979) 200-0537 Garden Hoots..................................... (979) 200-0766 Kawasaki of Caldwell....................... (979) 567-7777 Lissa’s Restyled Sip & Shop............. (979) 200-9288 Mimosa Mercantile........................... (979) 567-1771 MojiLife Luxury Frangrances/Just Because by Mol................................. (979) 220-1566 Slovacek Smokehouse...................... (979) 272-8625 The Humble Life................................ (713) 817-6355 Wine and Roses Flower Shop........ (979) 596-2453

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Elected Officials Senator Lois W, Kolkhorst............... (979) 251-7888 Entertainment Bottlenecks Bar and Grill................. (979) 535-4000 Lissa’s Restyled Sip & Shop............. (979) 200-9288 Somerville Icehouse & Grill............. (979) 567-2337 The Lazy Cactus................................ (402) 620-1022


Government Brazos Valley Council of Government (BVCOG)..................... (979) 595-2800 Burleson County-Office.................. (979) 567-2333 Graphic Design ImageMaker Copy & Printing Services............................................... (979) 567-7871 M & R Embroidery, LLC................... (979) 220-9672

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Grocery Stores Brookshire Brothers......................... (979) 567-9515 Cefco Convience Stores.................. (254) 791-0009 Slammin 4, LLC.................................. (979) 596-3600 Hardware Groce Home & Auto......................... (979) 567-3213 Woodson Lumber Company........... (979) 567-9805 Home Furnishings Back Porch Antiques........................ (979) 200-1378 Funky Junky........................................ (979) 200-0537 Groce Home & Auto......................... (979) 567-3213 Rockin Mc Rustic............................... (979) 220-0364 Hospitals & Clinics Accent Care -Texas Home Health...................................... (979) 830-0105 CHI St. Joseph Health Burleson Hospital.............................. (979) 567-3245 Christie Taylor, EdD, LPC-S............. (979) 567-8500 JLyle Medical Clinic & Gallery........ (979) 567-8500 Hotels/Motels America’s Best Value Inn-Caldwell...................................... (979) 567-3535 America’s Best Value Inn-Somerville.................................... (979) 596-3884 Brazos Valley RV Park, LLC............. (979) 200-3007 Fort Half Moon.................................. (979) 596-1234 Land of Refuge Retreat Center...... (512) 560-0933 Oak Hill Bed and Breakfast............. (979) 820-2275 Rocking H Bed & Breakfast, LLC... (936) 525-7521 Rodeway Inn....................................... (979) 567-4661 Rosewood Cottage........................... (979) 272-8580 Seven Oaks B&B............................... (979) 272-1952 Somerville Inn & Suites.................... (979) 596-1000 The Surrey Inn................................... (979) 567-3221 Individual/Friend/Associate Charles Sebesta................................................ (NONE) Gibbs, Mr. Walter Paris Jr................ (979) 567-3740 Mike & Joni Cook............................................. (NONE) Patty Vychopen................................................ (NONE) Sal Zaccagnino.................................................. (NONE) Insurance Insurance Associates........................ (979) 567-3003 Jaecks Insurance Agency................. (979) 567-4408 Rollo Insurance.................................. (979) 431-5219 State Farm .......................................... (979) 567-9966 Texas Farm Bureau Insurance of Burleson County........................... (979) 567-9502 Wellmann Insurance Agency, Inc... (979) 836-3613 Jewelry Lissa’s Restyled Sip & Shop............. (979) 200-9288 MojiLife Luxury Frangrances/Just 80

Because by Mol................................. (979) 220-1566 Landscaping Discount Trees of Brenham............ (979) 836-7225 Top Notch Services, LLC.................. (979) 406-0298 Laundromat Scrub Tub........................................................... (NONE) Liquor Store B & C Wine & Spirits........................ (979) 567-6700 National Beverages, Inc. dba King’s Liquor............................... (979) 567-4130 Mail Services/Shipping KRHD-TV............................................ (979) 589-0263 Manufacturing & Production BWM Services................................... (979) 272-7708 Hilberling Packer Services, Inc....... (979) 716-4527 Kocurek Industries, Inc.................... (979) 596-3504 Koppers Industries, Inc.................... (979) 596-1321 Trussworks LLC.................................. (979) 567-0400 Woodson Wholesale........................ (979) 567-9805 Zaskoda Repair LLC. - Welding Machine Repairs & Service.............................. (979) 224-0510 Marketing Safe2Save........................................... (979) 574-8222 Massage Therapy Renew your Temple & Massage Therapy............................................... (979) 200-9295

ADDRESSES AND FULL CONTACT INFO IS FOUND ON PAGES 64 - 75. Medical, Dental & Nursing Care Copperas Hollow Nursing & Rehab............................... (979) 567-4300 Mortgage Banking Capital Farm Credit .......................... (979) 775-0404 Guarantee Mortgage, LLC............... (979) 977-3900 Office Furniture & Supplies Woodson Wholesale........................ (979) 567-9805 Personal Services 4D Pest Control................................. (979) 571-4729 The Piano Place................................. (979) 695-1475 Pets Wizard of Paws Puppy Parlor......... (979) 204-4188 Press/Publications/Radio Burleson County Tribune................. (979) 567-3286 ImageMaker Copy & Printing Services............................................... (979) 567-7871 KRHD TV.............................................. 254-754-2525 KTEX 106.1........................................ (979) 836-3655 Printing & Typesetting Services ImageMaker Copy & Printing Services............................................... (979) 567-7871

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Real Estate Services Armstrong Properties....................... (979) 567-7653 Barnett Real Estate........................... (979) 567-3470 Home & Ranch Real Estate............. (979) 574-9228 Mike Valigura...................................... (512) 496-1570 Oro Realty, LLC.................................. (979) 567-5309 Polansky Realty.................................. (979) 567-3508 University Title Company................ (979) 260-9818

Sporting Goods Kawasaki of Caldwell....................... (979) 567-7777 Woodson Lumber Company........... (979) 567-9805

Resorts The Cottages at Century Woods... (979) 218-5523

Tax Preparation Cotten’s Bookkeeping & Tax Service................................................. (979) 567-3664

Restaurants Cajun Fixins........................................ (979) 596-2257 Cakes & More.................................... (979) 739-7605 Country Burger.................................. (979) 535-3700 D & V Events LLC.............................. (979) 535-8151 Four Tines Restaurant at the Surrey Inn................................ (979) 567-7235 Funky Junky........................................ (979) 200-0537 La Bamba Mexican Grill & Bar....... (979) 567-3750 Lissa’s Restyled Sip & Shop............. (979) 200-9288 Masfajitas............................................ (979) 567-4007 McDonald’s......................................... (979) 567-0605 Pizza Hut............................................. (979) 567-7996 Somerville Icehouse & Grill............. (979) 567-2337 Sonic.................................................... (979) 567-7911 Subway................................................ (979) 567-7827 The Surrey Inn................................... (979) 567-3221 Whataburger...................................... (512) 658-9428

Taxi Brazos Transit District...................... (979) 778-0607 Title Services Botts Abstract Co.............................. (979) 567-4602 Burleson County Title...................... (979) 567-3122 Texas Country Title........................... (979) 567-0345 Travel Agencies Carpe Diem Travel............................ (979) 217-1828 Travel by Cheryl................................. (979) 739-6055 Utilities Bluebonnet Electric Coop............... (888) 622-2583 Caldwell City...................................... (979) 567-3271 Entergy................................................ (936) 435-7606 Snook City.......................................... (979) 272-3021 Somerville City................................... (979) 596-1122

Restaurants & Specialty Dining Cajun Fixins........................................ (979) 596-2257 Cakes & More.................................... (979) 739-7605 Somerville Icehouse & Grill............. (979) 567-2337

Waste Services Addy’s Poo Pots................................. (979) 406-0206 Howdy Enterprise........................... 1-877-894-6939 K&H Portable Toilets, Inc................ (979) 836-0552

Shopping Centers Groce Home & Auto......................... (979) 567-3213 H & H Pawn & Gun Shop................ (979) 567-1353 Homeyer Feed .................................. (979) 567-9355 Wal-Mart ............................................ (979) 567-9807 Woodson Lumber Company........... (979) 567-9805

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Signs & Banners ImageMaker Copy & Printing Services............................................... (979) 567-7871 Texas Printing Company.................. (979) 314-0070

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