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DESTINATION SHINER, TEXAS

D E S T I N A T I O N

SHINER

CLEANEST LITTLE CITY IN TEXAS

SHINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

What is

Giblet Rice?

GET A TASTE OF SHINER’S

WORLD FAMOUS

GIBLET RICE EATS & TREATS

Shiner’s Giblet Rice Sunken Gardens Shiner VFD Cook-Off

EVENTS & EXPERIENCES Shiner Escape Room Half Moon Holidays Area Church Picnics Christmas in the Park

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Shiner Escape Rooms: • Evil Roy’s Dark Mind • Shiner Beer Escape • Cellblock D Escape FIVE STAR RATING! • Stash House Escape • The Last Stop Motel (due to open Summer 2021) Games are normally available 7 days a week with at least 3 hours advance notice.

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Immerse yourself in a unique One-of-a-Kind experience that will challenge and entertain you! Our games rival those found in the big cities. In fact, it is highly doubtful that you could find another small town anywhere in America that has what Shiner offers. Since our opening, we have had thousands of people play our games and to date, every single review posted afterwards has been a FIVE STAR RATING!

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he Shiner Chamber of Commerce welcomes you! Here in the heart of small town Texas, our traditions run strong. Centrally located between Austin, Houston and San Antonio, Shiner is ideal for a weekend getaway to the country.

In Shiner, the chamber works hard to promote local events, welcoming everyone to come out and enjoy one of our barbecue cook-offs or church picnics. We know you’ll enjoy the variety of food that ranges from fried chicken to barbecue to our famous giblet rice … just make sure you chase it down with an ice cold Shiner beer! After you’ve had your fill of good food and great beer, visit with the locals at one of our bars and listen to the legendary tales – just know they may not all be 100% true! And, with the recent addition of more short-term rentals and bed and breakfasts, it’s easy to pick a place to stay for the night and truly soak up the relaxing small town life. What are you waiting for? Come see what makes Shiner our favorite place to be!

The Shiner Visitors and Newcomers magazine is published by Texas-based Trips Publications, a publisher with a focus on small towns throughout Texas. To view all of the towns in the Trips Publications family, visit tripspublications.com or call 979-725-3080 to request hard copies. Michelle Banse Stokes Partner/Publisher Lori Olivarez-Ligues Partner/Sales Lori Raabe Photographer Courtney Bell Editorial Assistant Contributors Allison Mozisek, Smile Time Photography, Billy Petru, Megan Broughton

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Shiner Chamber of Commerce President

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4 - HISTORY OF SHINER 6 - AREA ATTRACTIONS 10 - WHAT IS GIBLET RICE? 14 - BLUESTEM 18 - SHINER ESCAPE ROOM 22 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS 23 - CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK 24 - SHINER VFD COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW 25 - CATHOLIC CHURCH PICNIC

26 - HALF MOON HOLIDAYS 30 - SUNKEN GARDENS 32 - EATS & DRINKS IN SHINER 36 - SHOP IN SHINER 38 - SHINER BOGGY CREEK RV PARK 40 - LODGING IN SHINER 44 - RELOCATION INFORMATION 50 - CHAMBER SERVICE PROVIDERS 53 - WORSHIP IN SHINER

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HISTORY

DEEP ROOTS

Historical Shiner, Texas SHINER IS AT THE INTERSECTION OF U.S. HIGHWAY 90A AND STATE HIGHWAY 95, FOURTEEN MILES WEST OF HALLETTSVILLE IN WESTERN LAVACA COUNTY.

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n the valley between the Lavaca and Guadalupe rivers, Shiner began as an Indian settlement called “Half Moon.” It was a place of ranchers and cattle, the railroad and Indians, outlaws and Texas Rangers -- and cotton was “King.” Texas roots run deep in Shiner, Texas. George West, one of the first to drive cattle in this part of Texas, was married to a Shiner - and Henry B. Shiner donated the land for the town of Shiner to have its start in 1887. In 1885, a post office called Half Moon was opened at a trading post near the present site of Shiner. When the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway came to the area in 1887, it bypassed Half Moon and built through land owned by Henry B. Shiner. Shiner donated 250 acres for a right-of-way and depot, and a town soon grew around the new transportation facilities. At first, the community was called New Half Moon, but in 1888 its name was changed to Shiner. Shiner was incorporated in 1890, and L.P. Amsler was elected the first mayor. Czech and German immigrants soon became the dominant ethnic groups, and Shiner developed a cohesive Czech community through social organizations such as the National Sokol Society and the Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas. The population was reported at 2,213 in 1986. The town supports a weekly newspaper, the Gazette, which was established in 1892. The most important agricultural products are dairy and beef cattle, cotton, and corn. Shiner has industries that manufacture wire, racks, dye, and tool plating, as well as distribute and machine plastic composite materials.. SHINER, TEXAS |

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Downtown Shiner, Texas in 1908. Photo courtesy Wolters Memorial Museum.


Community means standing on common ground, living and working side-by-side, heart to heart and hand in hand. Together, we’re stronger and our vision is wider. We’re part of you. And you’re part of us. That’s the true spirit of community.

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ATTRACTIONS

For the last several years, Shiner’s Annual Half Moon Holidays celebration has been located in Green-Dickson Park during the 4th of July holiday weekend. Craft and food booths, barbecue cook-off, live music, parade, and washer tournament are all part of the festivities, followed by the Spoetzl Brewery Fireworks Spectacular. The park is located at 65 Co Rd 350. The Edwin Wolters Memorial Museum is an outstanding legacy of Shiner’s history. Its displays include an antique gun collection, old-time country store, dinosaur bones, embroidery and hand stitchery collections, a delightful doll display, musical instruments, an implement shed, and many other interesting antiques. The Wolters Museum is located at 306 South Avenue I and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and every second and fourth Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m. and online at www.woltersmuseum.org.

LOCAL TREASURES

Must see sites in Shiner VISITORS WILL WANT TO CZECH OUT ALL OF THESE SHINER GEMS

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reen-Dickson Municipal Park is a 148-acre facility located at the northwest edge of town. The park features children’s playgrounds, covered picnic areas with barbecue pits, lighted tennis and volleyball courts, fishing, a first class baseball/softball complex and an enclosed pavilion with an air-conditioned dining and kitchen facility. There are also several spaces for overnight camping (RV’s only) with hookups.

First opened in 1895, the Louis Ehlers Cigar Factory produced three favorite cigars, the “Becky Brown,” “Katy Lee,” and “Good Company.” These historic buildings, including the offices of the Shiner Chamber of Commerce, are located at 817 N. Avenue E/Hwy 90-A, directly across the street from the old City Hall. One of Shiner’s real jewels is the Catholic Church. Blessed under the names of Saints Cyril and Methodius, two missionaries who first brought Christianity to Bohemia and Moravia, the church is truly an awe-inspiring sight. Dedicated in 1921, the red brick Romanesque Revival style architecture features a majestic altar, painted murals, beautiful statues, and astonishing stained glass windows imported from Bavaria. In 1994, a total renovoation of the church began with the bell tower being repaired and a stained glass window of the Good Shepherd installed above the main entrance at the front of the church. In 1995, the interior walls were repainted and sealed, carpet was A young girl dislaid throughout the church floors, pews Above: covers the joys of fishing were repaired and stained, and statues at Green-Dickson Municwere touched up. Almost 100 years after ipal Park. its dedication, the church is still known

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SHINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

as one of the most eye-catching landmarks in South Central Texas, drawing visitors from around the world who stop regularly to photograph and tour the church. Its beauty is enhanced by six stained glass windows and a huge mural of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane which overlooks the altar. The church is located at 306 S Ave F, Shiner.

Shiner memoribilia and historic items on display at The Edwin Wolters Memorial Museum.

The one-square-block Welhausen Park is located just a block west of downtown Shiner on Ave. E (Hwy 90-A). It features an historic bandstand, children’s playground and various monuments describing Shiner’s historic past. The picturesque setting is reminiscent of yesteryear America and beautiful when decorated with a holiday lighting display beginning December 1. Welhausen Park features a series of plaques, monuments, and historical markers. There is even a howitzer cannon on display, as well as a time capsule buried onsite. The park is open year-round for locals and visitors to the area. Street parking is free, but there are not any services or restrooms.

The Shiner Chamber of Commerce is housed in part of the Cigar Factory.

Built new in the late 1990’s, the Shiner Public Library, also known as the Hoffie & Lank Wolters Shiner Public Library, offers books, magazines, and free Internet access to Shiner residents. The building also includes a public meeting room used for art and music exhibits as well as cultural events. The Shiner Public Library is located at 115 E 2nd Street, just one block off of Avenue E/Hwy 90-A.

One of Shiner’s real jewels is the Catholic Church.

The Gaslight Theatre, Shiner’s first Opera House lives again. Originally the setting for plays, balls, political debates, church socials, town meetings and “social hops,” the Opera House claimed a center of Shiner’s social life from 1895 until 1927. Today, the Gaslight Theatre is known for its outstanding amateur productions held three times a year. Call the Box Office at 361-594-2079 for reservations and information about upcoming performances. Their address is 207 East 7th Street in downtown Shiner.

Welhausen Park proudly displays monuments of Shiner’s past.

To learn more about Shiner’s attractions, visit www.shinertx.com.

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A CULINARY DESTINATION FOR THE SOUL

SHINER’S GIBLET RICE

COMFORT FOOD

A Shiner Original LOCAL STAPLE THAT HONORS TRADITION - AND REINVENTS IT by Michelle Banse Stokes, photos by Lori Olivarez-Ligues

Volunteers cook giblet rice in large pots at the Shiner Young Farmers and FFA Show & Sale.

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SHINER’S GIBLET RICE GIBLET RICE Although everyone adjusts the recipe to make their giblet rice their very own, this is a basic recipe to get you started. • 1 cup uncooked rice • 2 cups chicken stock (or chicken soup base mixed with 2 cups water) • chicken giblets from one stewing chicken, chopped • 1 small onion, chopped • 1 small green peppper, chopped • 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine • 1/2 cup melted butter • salt and pepper to taste

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Bring broth to boil over medium heat in heavy saucepan. Add uncooked rice, giblets, onion, celery, pepper, garlic and butter. Lower heat and cover, leaving lid slightly vented for steam to escape. Cook rice thoroughly, about 25-30 minutes. Taste for doneness. Season to taste.

a “If I tell you, people may not want to eat it then,” David said with a grin. “It’s basically ground up chicken gizzards, rice, chicken soup base, celery, peppers and onions, salt and pepper, garlic and butter – you got to have butter. Everyone has their own variation on this basic recipe.” Although the stories told of the origins of Shiner’s famous giblet rice may differ from town to town in the area, its appeal is something that no one can argue.

Giblet rice is unique. Newcomers may be left scratching their head about the ingredients when they taste it for the first time, but it doesn’t “The story I was told, was that Jimmy Cimrhanzel of Shiner first made take long before they’re reaching for seconds. A hometown tradition in it in his café,” shared David. “Some people say a guy from Hallettsville Shiner, giblet rice is a staple at fundraising dinners throughout the area. started it but, the story I heard, was that Hallettsville borrowed it from him.” “Honestly, it’s just something that’s been a part of the menu for these benefit barbecues for years,” said David Schroeder of Shiner. “It’s unique But with all friendly banter aside, the popularity of giblet rice as a side to Lavaca County.” dish grew not only from its undeniably good taste, but also because of cost. When asked about what goes into a kettle of giblet rice, David hesitated with a laugh before revealing the basic recipe. “It’s always been a cheap side dish,” added David. “I remember years SHINER, TEXAS |

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ago, when we first started making it in 30-gallon kettles, you could cook a kettle’s worth of giblet rice for about $50. Over the years, the price has gone up, but it’s still a pretty easy and inexpensive side dish for a benefit plate.”

Clockwise from left: cookers prepare a large batch of giblet rice for the Shiner Young Farmers and FFA Show & Sale; students enjoy their meal of BBQ chicken and giblet rice; long lines of hungry locals wait in line for plates to-go.

Having worked local fundraisers for over thirty years, David has decided to take a step back and pass on the tradition to the next generation. “I’ve cooked a lot of it over the last 30 years,” shared David. “There’s a lot of people here that cook it. I started in the pits, but I wanted to move inside to the kettle room. The old timers had been doing it for many years before me and I learned from those guys. I’ve kind of retired from doing the big benefits. I was doing it two to three weekends a month, cooking for over 60,000 people a year, and it gets tough after a while. I’m passing it on to the younger generation, teaching them, and keeping the Shiner giblet rice tradition alive. It’s a great way to get together with people and have a good time with a little bit of work involved. Whoever shows up and wants to help, we’re hoping to teach them.”

It’s a great way to get together with people and have a good time with a little bit of work involved.” David Schroeder

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TEXAS TREASURES

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True to their roots SHINER’S BLUESTEM OFFERS TRULY TEXAN TREASURES FROM AROUND THE STATE by Michelle Banse Stokes, photos by Lori Raabe

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unique store where patrons will find that every item is made in Texas, Bluestem of Shiner was founded by shop-owners Ross and Patricia Tieken to afford local artists, artisans and craftsmen a way to market their wares to the public. “Years ago, I worked on the Shiner Main Street Committee,” said Ross. “I interviewed several artists in the area and every single one said the reason they don’t sell their art is because they have no place to sell it. We started carrying different artists – what we defined as local – and then shifted to offering the opportunity to the entire state of Texas.” The variety of items that Bluestem carries run the gamut from jewelry to jelly and wine to T-shirts. This Texas-only store carries something for everyone. “We are always looking for new artists,” added Ross. “It is a never-ending search for different items that can be brought into the store. Our customers like to see something different every time they come in. We have jewelry, pens, leatherworks, paintings, pottery, wind chimes, soaps, fresh cheese, a wide variety of Texas wines, using exclusively Texas grapes, and even mantels.” A woodworker by trade, Ross also uses Bluestem as a way to display his own furniture. Concerned that Patricia might be bored, the Tiekens installed a commercial kitchen, something they both could use. Patricia, known far and wide for her baking, prepares sweet pies on Fridays and Ross bakes their popular cinnamon rolls every Saturday, along with some type of bread. “I am the only thing in here that isn’t from Texas,” Patricia shared with a laugh. “Plus, I have no artistic ability at all. My role is to bake and run the store, doing the ordering and inventory. During

Bluestem owners Ross and Patricia Tieken

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It is a never-ending search for different items that can be brought into the store. Our customers like to see something different every time they come in.

the week, I make food for the freezer. These are meals that people can take home like chicken pot pies and casseroles. And the first Saturday of every month, Ross and I make New York style bagels that we offer in seven different varieties.” And if a store full of Texas-based items, baked goods and homemade meals wasn’t enough, the Tiekens also offer grass-fed beef and heritage pork from their own farm.

enjoy Texas art and merchandise, in many forms. “We’re so proud to be able to work with, primarily, the people who contribute to all the Texas products we carry,” added Patricia. “Everything is very high quality.” Bluestem is located at 4875 U.S. Highway 90A West, four miles west of Shiner between Shiner and Gonzales, and online at shinerbluestem.com.

“We work the farm every day,” said Patricia. “We even grind our own feed for the pigs; our beef and pork are a big deal.” Special events at Bluestem, like farm days, blacksmith demonstrations and visiting chefs, offer patrons more opportunities to

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Top, Bluestem is situated along the rolling countryside right outside of Shiner; bottom, patrons never know what kind of artistic treasure they may find when they visit the store.


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FUN & ADVENTURE ooking for a thrilling adventure? Shiner Escape Room puts players in a real-life game where they must work together in a race against the clock to solve a series of increasingly challenging puzzles. Participants should be prepared to have their wits tested and entertainment level raised when they prepare to enter the best escape room in the area.

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Founded by Wayne Denson, Shiner Escape Rooms was born from a love of escape rooms that he shares with his daughter, Katie. “It’s kind of our thing,” said Denson. “My daughter and I have played many escape rooms together. Between us both, we’ve played over 200 rooms in five different states. We enjoy it so much that, in 2019, we decided that Shiner needed that kind of entertainment.” Denson writes all of the story lines and comes up with the challenges that players will face in each of the four scenarios he currently has in play at Shiner Escape Room.

Left, a group celebrates successfull escaping a game at Shiner Escape Room with just over two minutes to spare; below, Wayne Denson guides players through one of his games.

FAMILY FUN

Can’t ESCAPE a GOOD TIME SHINER ESCAPE ROOM PROVES TO BE AN APPEALING CHALLENGE FOR YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE by Michelle Banse Stokes, photos by Lori Olivarez-Ligues

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FUN & ADVENTURE Pictured left to right, one of the game rooms at Shiner Escape Room sits waiting on its next group of victims; door signs warn players of the terror waiting inside; Wayne Denson sets up the Cellblock D Escape Room for players.

“We try to come up with a concept and figure out how to make it work,” added Denson.

“There needs to be a theme and people need to feel immersed in whatever game they are playing. It also needs to be challenging as well as fun.” And, speaking of challenging, the most difficult room released in the summer of 2021. currently in play at Shiner Escape Room is one called “I’m building it right now,” said Denson. “I haven’t Stash House Escape. finished working on the overall theme but after I get “It is definitely our most challenging room,” shared everything installed, I’ll have it beta tested with focus Denson. “The story is that you’ve been kidnapped by groups before we release it to the public.” a drug cartel and forced to manufacture illegal drugs. Shiner Escape Room is located at 1148 State Highway You will need to figure out a way to escape.” 95 N, just north of Spoetzl Brewery and online at ShiDespite the challenge, patrons of Shiner Escape Room nerEscape.com. find a lot of fun in the thrill of the escape.

People who have played in the big cities, like Austin or Houston, and Dallas, talk about how the games in Shiner are just as good, if not better, than those “I hear feedback from people all the time,’ said Denson. “People who have played in the big cities, like Austin, games.

Houston, and Dallas, talk about how the games in Shiner are just as good, if not better, than those games.” Always looking forward, Denson is currently busy working on his newest game, Last Stop Motel, set to be SHINER, TEXAS |

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SHINER ESCAPE ROOMS Cellblock D Escape Shiner Beer Escape Stash House Escape Evil Roy’s Dark Mind Coming Soon Last Stop Motel


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Look what’s happening in Shiner!

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here’s always something exciting going on in Shiner! Everyone is welcome at any of these family-friendly events. Due to unforseen schedule changes, you’re encouraged to check online at ShinerTX.com before heading out. Have an event to add to the list? Email Trips Publications at michelle@tripspublications.com or the Shiner Chamber of Commerce at shinerchamber@sbcglobal. net.

January

Chamber Banquet & Business Expo

February

Shiner Businessmen Area Big Buck Contest Banquet

March

City Wide Garage Sale

April

October

May

Shiner Music Fest

SVFD BBQ Cook-Off & Car Show

Annual All Texas Chapters Beer Collectible Show

Shiner GASP

Shiner Lutheran Church Festival

Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church Spring Picnic

Shiner Chamber of Commerce Pumpkin Patch

June

Shiner Beer Run Half Marathon & 5K

Miss Shiner Pageant

December

July

Christmas In The Park

Annual Half Moon Holidays Celebration & BBQ Cook-Off

September

Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church Fall Picnic

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SHINER CELEBRATES

A reason to gather CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK BRINGS SHINER TOGETHER Clockwise from above: Shiner Royalty wave from their award-winning float during Shiner’s lighted Christmas parade, Santa Claus keeps Shiner on his list of stops every year, little ones play in the snow and relish in the fun that only Christmas can bring.

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lways the first Sunday in December, patrons delight in music, tables of treats, and festive lights at Christmas in the Park. Visits with Santa Claus promise to instill the Christmas Spirit in the heart of even the most stubborn Scrooge. The annual Christmas celebration features holiday music performed by local choirs and bands. Upon his arrival in Shiner, Santa Claus is escorted from the Shiner Fire Station to the park on the Shiner Chamber of Commerce’s royalty float. Patrons are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and arrive early. Shiner businesses and organizations set up annually for the Christmas Sampler which provides an opportunity for them to mingle with the community they serve. There are also vendors allowing shoppers to get all of their gifts early.

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SECOND WEEKEND IN APRIL

Heating it up in Shiner

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SHINER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL COOK-OFF AND CAR SHOW AT GREEN-DICKSON PARK

ach year the Shiner Volunteer Fire Department turns up the heat at Green-Dickson Park in April with their annual CookOff and Car Show. Their main fundraiser of their year, this event helps the completely volunteer organization offset operating expenses, purchase new equipment, and, currently, fund the construction of a new fire station.

“Our cook-off includes contests for pork spare ribs, half chicken, brisket, and jackpot beans,” said Shiner Volunteer Fire Department Chief Billy Petru. “We give half the calcutta back to the entrants for first, second and third placements.” In conjunction with the cook-off, automotive enthusiasts will want to hang around for the car show Saturday. “The show runs from 8 a.m. until judging at noon,” added Petru. “There’s also a mini-tractor pull in the afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m., brought to us by the Texas Minirod Tractor Pullers Association.” Although the event evolves from year to year, there is typically live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Attendees can also participate in a 5k walk/run, a kids fishing tournament in the park, and a washer tournament. “And, as a special feature for both the young and young at heart, we have helicopters fly in and land in the park,” shared Petru. “They give the kids tours. They have so much fun climbing in and out of the helicopters.” For more information, follow the Shiner Volunteer Fire Department on Facebook.

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Above: Classic cars line up at Green-Dickson Park in Shiner every year for the annual ccok-off and car show.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS FAMILY FUN FOR EVERYONE

Church Picnics

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hat will you find at a Church Picnic? A Catholic Mass, hearty German and Czech food, Polka music, dancing, bingo, cake walks, beer, auctions, children’s games, washer tournaments, fireworks, and fellowship. Everyone is welcome, but come early. The dinner lines are long and homemade kolaches and strudels go fast! APRIL St. Joseph Catholic Church 601 N. Pecan Street Moulton, TX 77975 (361) 596-4674 St. Mary’s Catholic Church 10471 Grotto Rd. Frydek, TX 77474 (979) 885-3131 St. Michael’s Catholic Church Spring Festival at Veterans Park 410 N. Center St. – Polka Mass Weimar, TX 78962 (979) 725-6714

VISITORS CAN STAY IN SHINER WHEN THEY ATTEND ALL OF THESE FUN FESTIVALS Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church - 306 S. Avenue F Shiner, TX 77984-8208 (361) 594-3836 Sunday before Memorial Day. JUNE Sacred Heart Catholic Church 516 South Faires Flatonia, TX 78941 (361) 865-3568 Always first Sunday in June.

St. James Catholic Church 417 N. College St. Gonzales, TX 78629 Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church 11134 FM 957 Moravia, Texas 78956 (361) 798-5888 Always third Sunday in July.

St Mary’s Catholic Church FM Rd 340 #1648 Hallettsville, TX 77964 Always second Sunday in June. St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 1010 Lyons Ave. Schulenburg, TX 78956 (979) 743-3117 Always second Sunday in June.

St. Michael’s Catholic Church 410 N. Center St. Weimar, TX 78962 (979) 725-6714 Always second Sunday in August.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Ammannsville) 7745 Mensik Rd. Schulenburg, TX 78956 Always third Sunday in June.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church (Praha) 821 FM 1295 Flatonia, TX 78941 (361) 596-4674

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JULY

Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Hostyn) 936 FM 2436 La Grange, TX 78945 (979) 247-4441 Always first Sunday in May.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (St. John’s) 7026 FM 957 Schulenburg, TX 78956 (361) 798-5888 Always on July 4th.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 400 E. Fifth St. Hallettsville, TX 77964 (361) 798-5888 Sunday before Memorial Day.

Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church FM Road 1383 Dubina, TX 78956 (979) 725-8461 Always first Sunday in July.

St. Joseph Catholic Church 601 N. Pecan St. Moulton, Texas 77975 (361) 596-4674 Always third Sunday in September.

AUGUST St. Joseph Catholic Church 210 Schrimscher Street Yoakum, TX 77995 (361) 293-3518 Always first Sunday in August.

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church (Plum) 126 Plum Church Rd. La Grange, TX 78945 (979) 247-4441

Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church - 306 S. Avenue F Shiner, TX 77984-8208 (361) 594-3836 Sunday before Labor Day.

St. Wenceslaus (Holman) FM Road 155 La Grange, Texas 78945 (979) 743-3117 St. James Catholic Church 510 South Camp St. Seguin, TX 78155 (830) 379-1796 St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 13202 FM 531 Hallettsville, Texas 77964 361-741-3206 9 am Mass, Picnic at Sweet Home Community Center, Lavaca Co. Rd. Always fourth Sunday in September. OCTOBER

Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church (Cistern) 113 Manchester St. Flatonia, TX 78941 (361) 865-3568 Always fourth Sunday in August.

Our Lady of Victory 1309 E Mesquite Lane Victoria, Texas 77901 (361) 575-4741

SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church (High Hill) 2833 FM 2672 Schulenburg, TX 78956 (979) 743-3117

Our Lady of Lourdes 105 N. William St. Victoria, TX 77901 (361) 575-3813

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 400 E. Fifth St. Hallettsville, TX 77964 (361) 798-5888 Sunday before Labor Day.

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SHINER TRADITION alf Moon Holidays grew out of a tradition established many years ago by a downtown Fourth of July parade, with pictures of the parade dating as far back as 1904. In the ‘70s, the event evolved as a fundraiser for the hospital and was named Half Moon Holidays.

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Half Moon Holidays is an event that has something for all ages. Activities include a 5K Fun Run, kid’s games and a fishing tournament, parade, pageant, raffle, barbecue cook-off, live music and plenty of cold beer. All events take place at Green-Dickson Municipal Park. We are the keeper of a Shiner tradition, helping make memories for all who live in Shiner, as well as our visitors, all in one weekend. Discover more information online at shinerhalfmoon.com.

FOURTH OF JULY

DATING BACK TO AT LEAST 1904, SHINER’S ANNUAL EVENT AT GREEN-DICKSON MUNICIPAL PARK IS POPULAR WITH BOTH THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART

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Photos by Lori Raabe.

Shiner’s Half Moon Holidays


Photo courtesy of Smile Time Photography

SHINER TRADITION

We are the keeper of a Shiner tradition, helping make memories for all who live in Shiner, as well as our visitors, all in one weekend.

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Family Owned & Operated Since 1942 Sales, Parts & Service

sCasino Casi n os Bus Bus Trips Trips & & More More

Mahindra • Kuhn • Kuhn Knight Kawasaki • Hustler • Gravely Modern • Woods • Armstrong Ag • Ag-Meier

Shirley Rothbauer

Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturday 8am to noon

P.O. Box 15 Hallettsville, Texas

361-772-1345

201 E 16th Street | 361-594-3200 www.boehmtractor.com

www.shirleysluckytours.com

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YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ARE OFFERED THROUGH OUR FOOD AND SERVICE. THE RESULTS ARE THE FINEST DINING EXPERIENCE. GUARANTEED.

Culinary Experts INTRODUCING THE

In 1990 the Werner’s founded Werner’s Pizza Barn; a pizza restaurant that served daily lunches. A few years later, we moved to a new location and the Werner’s Steakhouse was born. Today, more than 31 years later, we still strive to bring you the mouth-watering steak that you’ve come to enjoy. We also offer hometown favorites like chicken fried steak, fresh seafood, salads, Italian and Mexican cuisine. There’s always something to satisfy everyone’s appetite here at Werner’s.

Werner’s 5 Ninety 4 Grill 317 N. Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-2928 catering@wernerscatering.com www.wernerssteakhouse.com Restaurant open Monday - Sunday, 8am - 9pm Catering Available


LOCAL HOTSPOT

HISTORIC CHARM

From dancehall to local diner SUNKEN GARDENS WELCOMES HUNGRY DINERS FOR LUNCH by Michelle Banse Stokes, photos by Lori Olivarez-Ligues

Clockwise from above: Kay Villalpando of Sunken Gardens displays one of her famous pecan pies; a photograph in the dining area hangs in tribute to the bands that performed at the Sunken Garden in the 1940s. A variety of music was played and, because Czech and German immigrants were frequent visitors, traditional polkas and waltzes were played often; the patio is popular among diners.

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local hotspot and favorite among travelers, Sunken Gardens’ owner Travis Maeker doesn’t take credit for the restaurant’s success. He’s quick to tell you that the real backbone of the restaurant is actually his mother, Kay Villalpando. “It’s all her ideas, her deal, her vision,” shared Maeker. “Her idea was to serve the type of food to her diners that she serves her family. Momma is a foodie. She’s very strict about food and only uses what’s fresh. She’s even particular about the oils she uses – butter, olive oil, peanut oil and coconut are the only oils in the building. And there’s no high fructose corn syrup, well, unless you have a Coca Cola with your lunch.”

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LOCAL HOTSPOT

Our mission is to provide high quality whole foods, without preservatives or chemicals. We’re really picky about what we serve our customers.

Embracing a different pricing concept than most restaurants, Sunken Gardens charges by the weight, not what you order.

“I traveled to Brazil,” added Maeker. “This type of restaurant where people weigh their food is very common, kilo restaurants. It allows our diners to try a lot of different things from the buffet and pay for only what they want, what they take. It’s a very interesting concept where you can try a lot of different things and pay one price. It reminds me of eating at a family reunion.” And speaking of family, Maeker carries a lot of history in the diner. His grandparents used to sell tickets and two-step across the floor of this former dancehall turned restaurant. Today, with a focus on food quality, Sunken Gardens now has a reputation in the area for fresh ingredients and homestyle goodness. “Customers are extremely loyal, and it amazes me how far people come from to eat here,” said Maeker. “A lot of restaurants want to focus on so many things besides food, developing staff, training them properly, atmosphere. That’s’ difficult when you face a lot of turnover, as well. We focus solely on the food and we’ve been very successful with that tactic. We don’t have a lot of fancy furniture or a brand new building. Our mission is to provide high quality whole foods, without preservatives or chemicals. We’re re- Maeker. “And the fried fish is probably the number ally picky about what we serve our customers.” one item here. It was kind of a feather in our hat one day when a New Orleans lady came through and said Although semi-retired, Kay still cranks out custom- this was the best catfish she’d ever had.” er’s favorites week after week with the help of a small, dedicated staff. Sunken Gardens is located at 305 5th Street. “The turkey and dressing is pretty famous,” shared SHINER, TEXAS |

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Top, the buffet-style lunch at Sunken Gardens allows diners to choose whatever they are in the mood for; middle, locals help themselves to the diverse buffet selections; bottom, diners enjoy eating on the patio overlooking the old dance floor.


EATS & DRINKS

Shiner is a food mecca! YOU’LL WANT TO STOP IN AT EVERY ONE OF THESE OUTSTANDING ESTABLISHMENTS.

-DININGBAKER BOYS BBQ 1404 N Sarah DeWitt, Gonzales 281-744-2156 E.J. COUNTRY SAUSAGE 1531 CR 353, Shiner 361-594-3201 KLOESEL’S STEAKHOUSE & BAR 101 Moore, Moulton 361-596-7323 www.kloesel.com SHINERVILLE COFFEE HOUSE 806 North Avenue D, Shiner 361-772-0365 www.shinervillecoffeehouse.com SUBWAY 117 7th Street, Shiner 361-594-5040 www.subway.com SUNKEN GARDENS 305 5th Street, Shiner 361-594-3603 www.facebook.com/SunkenGardensShiner WERNER’S 5 NINETY 4 GRILL Steakhouse & Catering 317 Avenue E – 361-594-2928 www.wernerssteakhouse.com

WERNER’S 5 NINETY 4 GRILL

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EATS & DRINKS

-DRINKS & WINERIESHOWARD’S 1701 North Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-4200 www.facebook.com/HowardsShinerTx MAJEK VINEYARD & WINERY 12508 FM 957, Moravia 210-827-6867 www.majekvineyard.com SHINER’S ON SIXTH 5017 US Hwy 90A East, Shiner 361-550-7384 www.facebook.com/Shineronsixth SPOETZL BREWERY 603 E Brewery St., Shiner 361-594-3383 www.shiner.com

Top, Subway of Shiner slices up pizzas for hungry guests; middle, Howard Gloor of Shiner’s iconic Howard’s scoops up an ice cream cone - the popular store is so much more than just a convenience store, it’s where locals and visitors alike go for fuel, ammo, fishing bait and cold beer; bottom, Spoetzl Brewery offers a taste of their one of their famous craft beers in their tasting room.

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PVC Pipe & Fittings • Trenching Machine • Poly Storage Tanks Concrete Troughs • Galvanized, Stainless & Brass Fitings Water Treatment Equipment

361-293-3168

Sony Garcia

966 FM 318 EAST, YOAKUM

More than 23 years experience!

CHANDLERDRILLING.COM

MORE THAN YOUR TYPICAL CONVENIENCE STORE!

Warm Hearts and Cold Beer! When in Shiner, come visit and stay a while. Gas | Blue Bell Ice Cream | Fishing Bait | Keg Beer Ammo | Hunting & Fishing License

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Owl Creek Farm

Shiner

• Miniature Dachshunds •

MOWER

Purebred & Registered

Pre-spoiled loving and sweet!

979-743-6049

SUPERSTORE

owlcreekfarmdoxies@gmail.com

Locally owned & operated

Breeder – Tara Pietsch La Grange, TX

A quality breeder that truly cares. Find us on Facebook!

524 N Ave G • Shiner

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 8am to noon

361-339-0640

Fresh Healthy Choices

Sales | Parts, Service & Repair | Financing Available

305 E. 5th Street, Shiner 361-594-3603 Monday – Friday 10:30am to 3pm

Facebook.com/ SunkenGardensShiner

The Purple Farmhouse Kaspar Companies exists to improve lives by

Come enjoy the relaxing countryside in a 115 year old, two bedroom farmhouse.

being faithful stewards of God-given resources.

Daily, weekly and weekend rates. Your visit will be relaxing and stress free!

537 CR 297, Shiner | 361-293-8254 Karen Darilek Turek

959 HWY 95 N • SHINER, TX 77984 • 361-594-3327

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RETAIL SHOPPING

SHINERVILLE COFFEE HOUSE

Shop Shiner - it’s all here! FROM UNIQUE GIFTS TO TEXAS WINE, WESTERN ESSENTIALS TO SMOKED SAUSAGE, YOU’LL FIND IT ALL IN SHINER. BERAN’S AGRI CENTER 2515 US HWY 90A W, Shiner 361-594-3395 www.berans.net

JW’S SPA & SALON 1709 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-2040 www.jwsdayspa.com

PARKER BUILDING SUPPY 701 N Avenue C, Shiner 361-594-3336 www.parkerlumber.net

BLUESTEM 4875 US Hwy 90A W, Shiner 361-594-3331 www.shinerbluestem.com

LAURA’S FLORAL DESIGN & GIFTS 123 E 8th St., Shiner 361-594-4282 www.shinerflorist.com

QUALITY PHARMACY 724 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-2262

BOEDEKER AG SUPPLY 904 W 6th St., Shiner 361-594-3831 BOEHM TRACTOR SALES AND SERVICE, INC 201 E 16th St., Shiner 361-594-3200 www.boehmtractor.com GEORGE’S ART & SIGN SHOP 702 S Lancaster, Moulton 361-401-0140 www.georgesart.com

RAINTREE FLORAL & GIFT SHOP 209 E 7th St., Shiner 361-594-2511 www.raintreefloral.com

MAEKER’S SAUSAGE & PROCESSING 813 E 16th St., Shiner 361-594-2172 www.maekerssausage.com

REFLECTIONS HAIR SALON & INN 316 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-2497

MRAZ LUMBER 686 HWY 95 S, Shiner 361-594-3853 www.mrazlumber.com NAPA/PAUL’S SUPPLY, INC 102 E 5th St., Hallettsville 361-798-3626 www.facebook.com/paulssupply.com

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SHINER GENERAL STORE Shiner Chamber of Commerce 817 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-4180 SHINERVILLE COFFEE HOUSE 806 North Avenue D, Shiner 361-772-0365 www.shinervillecoffeehouse.com


RETAIL SHOPPING SHOPPA’S FARM SUPPLY 1012 State Hwy 95 N, Shiner 361-594-3312 SOUTH TEXAS AMISH FURNITURE 716 N Avenue D, Shiner 361-594-8000 www.southtexasamishfurniture.com THE SQUARE QUILTERS 807 N Avenue D, Shiner 361-594-8022 www.thesquarequilter.com THIRTY-ONE 807 N Avenue D, Shiner 361-594-8022 www.mythirtyone.com/caroldaniel USBORNE BOOKS 845 Gerdes Rd., Yoakum 469-712-6657 www.bringingupbookworms.com

Top, Patek’s Grocery & Market offers eveything from fresh fruit to cold beer; middle, Texas wine grown from Texas grapes is available at Bluestem; bottom, Beran’s Agri Center has everything you need to dress like a real Texan the next time you’re in Shiner.

-GROCERY STORESBROOKSHIRE BROTHERS 1514 N Texana, Hallettsville 361-798-1477 www.brookshirebros.com PATEK GROCERY & MARKET 224 S Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-3171 www.shinersmokehouse.com -CONVENIENCE STOREHOWARD’S 1701 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-4200 www.facebook.com/HowardsShinerTX

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CAMPING Destination

COUNTRY COMFORT

The great outdoors SHINER BOGGY CREEK RV PARK OFFERS CAMPERS A COMFORTABLE WAY TO EXPLORE ALL THE AREA HAS TO OFFER

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by Michelle Banse Stokes, photos by Lori Raabe

ometimes the only way to truly experience a town is to spend some time outdoors and that’s exactly what campers love the most about Shiner Boggy Creek RV Park. Proudly situated across the street from Shiners’ iconic Green-Dickson Park, campers can easily enjoy acres of rolling hills, a fishing lake, and casual walking trails.

Top, Shiner Boggy Creek RV Park welcomes guests to their quiet, country atmosphere; bottom, Pete and Pearl stand ready to visit with guests in hopes of an extra treat or two.

“We’re quite proud of our country setting,” said Jane Kalina, who owns and operates Shiner Boggy Creek RV Park along with her husband, David. “We’re close to town, but we also enjoy the quiet here. We have Pete and Pearl, our mules, and there’s cows in the pasture next door. All of the campers really appreciate the quiet. And, because so many people travel with their puppies, having the park across the street is great for them to walk down and use the trails and playground.”

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Although the Kalina’s didn’t originally plan to fall in love with the RV park, that’s exactly what happened in the long run. “I had been working in Austin and my husband was running a tractor business,” shared Jane. “We retired and needed something to do, so I researched businesses. You know the saying, ‘Build it and they will come?’ Well, they did. I had no experience in the RV campground, but we discovered we really enjoyed the business. The people we have met and forged friendships with over the years have made it really enjoyable. For example, our first customer is still here after nine years! He’s from Louisiana and, when we’ve had five or six customers from Louisiana here, they love a good crawfish boil. We have one annually for all of the RV guests.” Jane is quick to attest that, without her husband, Shiner Boggy Creek RV Park wouldn’t run as smoothly as it does. “David is my jack-of-all-trades guy,” added Jane. “With campers, you never know what is going to happen. He helps anyone that has an issue, and he can fix anything. We’re fortunate that he can do that, he can always figure things out.” More than a campground, Jane is proud to offer facilities that locals can use as well. “The public rents the clubhouse for showers, kid’s parties, and more,” said Jane. “It’s a great space that people can use, complete with laundry and showers, and it stays pretty busy. In fact, with 29 sites, we both stay pretty busy. Although both my husband and I are retirement age, I told him that we’re going to hang on to the RV park as long as we can – it keeps us busy, and I enjoy it.”

We’re close to town, but we also enjoy the quiet here.

Shiner Boggy Creek RV Park is located at 554 County Road 350 and online at shinerrvpark.com.

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LODGING

SHINER

RETREATS Old Kasper House and the Derrich Domov Bed & Breakfast is a collection of finely renovated homes and cottages in downtown Shiner.

The selection of accomodations for guests in Shiner is unparrelled in the area. Whether you and your family decide to camp at one of our RV parks, wake up to a homestyle breakfast in one of our historic B&Bs, or sleep in at a cozy inn, your stay will ensure that Shiner is a town you’ll want to visit again and again.

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LODGING

KUBY’S PLACE 818 N Avenue B, Shiner 210-275-4244 www.kubysplace.godaddysites.com

SHINER HILLSIDE GUESTHOUSE 1184 CR 297, Shiner 361-798-0184 www.shinerhillsideguesthouse.com

CZECH HAUS 500 W Elm, Moulton 713-314-7334 www.czechhaus.com

OLLE HOTEL 218 S Market St., Flatonia 361-772-0310 www.ollehotel.com

THE OLD KASPER HOUSE 219 Ave C, Shiner 361-594-4336 www.oldkasparhousetx.com

GREEN DICKSON PARK City of Shiner – RV Park 428 CR 348, Shiner 361-594-3362

SHINER BOGGY CREEK RV PARK 554 CR 350, Shiner 512-298-7208 www.shinerrvpark.com

TWIN OAKS RANCH 8289 US HWY 77 N, Hallettsville 512-810-9813 www.twinoaksranchtx.com

HENKHAUS COUNTRY INN 2381 CR 293, Shiner 713-594-9119 www.henkhousecountryinn.com

SHINER COUNTRY INN 1016 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-3335 wish@shinerinn.com

Want your property listed next time? JOIN THE CHAMBER! 361.594.4180

BIG D RANCH BUNKHOUSE 8429 US 90 Alt, Gonzales 832-499-6977 www.bigdranchbunkhouse.com

Left, Kuby’s Place; right, Shiner Hillside Guesthouse.

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Boarding

with Sunday Pickup Available

Baths Grooming Daycare Evolution Dog Wash Monday – Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm Saturday 8am – 12pm

2785 Hwy 90A West, Shiner | 361-594-3737 | www.shinerbark.com

Full Service Veterinary Practice | In-House Diagnostics Large Animal | Equine | Companion Animal Hours: Monday – Friday 8am to 5:30pm - Appointment Appreciated Saturday 8am to 12pm - First Come, First Served 2785 Hwy 90A West, Shiner | 361-594-2971 | www.shineranimalhospital.com

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RELOCATION

STAY AWHILE

A place to call home

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RELOCATION INFORMATION FOR THOSE MOVING TO SHINER

s of 2020, there were 2,192 people, 882 households, and 572 families residing in the city. The population density was 849.9 people per square mile (327.6/km2). stg There were 1,016 housing units at an average density of 417.1 per square mile (160.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.60% White, 10.87% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 1.93% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.09% of the population.

ilies. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.86.

There were 882 households, out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-fam-

The median income for a single person household in the city was $28,205, and the median income for a family was $40,250. Males had a median income of $28,167 versus $17,426 for females. The per capita income for the city

was $16,942. About 7.4% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 21.0% of those age 65 or over.

According to the United States Census Bureau, In the city, the population was spread out, with the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles, 21.8% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, of which 2.4 square miles is land and 0.41% is 23.1% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and water. 28.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 fe- SOURCE: US Census Bureau and wikipedia.org males, there were 80.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.9 males.

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CITY OF SHINER


RELOCATION 802 N. Avenue E (Hwy 90-A) 361-594-3362 Fred Hilscher - Mayor Natalie Fric - Secretary shinertexas.gov Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday Drive Thru Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday City Council Bucky Boehm Michael Furrh Alois “Louis” Herman Gregory Murrile David Schroeder SHINER POLICE DEPARTMENT 816 N. Avenue E (Hwy 90-A)- 361-594-3339 Zachary Kramer - Chief 911 (Emergency) SHINER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 519 North Avenue D - 361-594-3362 Billy Petru - Chief 911 (Emegency) SHINER PUBLIC LIBRARY 115 E 2nd Street 361-594-3044 Hours: Monday thru Thursday - 8:00am to 5:30pm Friday and Saturday - 8:30am to 11:00am Closed Sunday WOLTERS MUSEUM 306 S. Avenue I - 361-594-3774 Hours: Mon-Fri - 8am to 12pm, 1pm to 5pm 2nd and 4th Sundays - 2pm to 5pm SHINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 361-594-4180 817 N. Avenue E (Hwy 90-A) Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am to 2pm _______________________________________________________

HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

-VETERINARY-

-MEDICAL DOCTORS-

SHINER ANIMAL HOSPITAL » VETERINARY CLINIC & HOSPITAL- 361-594-2971

GONZALES HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS CENTER - 830-672-7581

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SCHOOLS IN SHINER

WAGNER MEDICAL CLINIC 361-594-3132

SHINER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Home of the Comanches Campus Address: 510 CR 348 Shiner, TX 77984  Administration 505 Texas Avenue • PO Box 804  Shiner, TX 77984 • 361-594-3121 Elementary • 361-594-3251 Junior High/High School • 361-594-3131 shinerisd.net

YOAKUM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL 361-293-2321 DOCS 4 KIDS,PA 830-672-8473 -DENTISTSSHINER DENTAL, PLLC 361-594-2800

SHINER CATHOLIC SCHOOL ST. LUDMILA ELEMENTARY & ST. PAUL HIGH SCHOOL Home of the Cardinals 424 S St. Ludmila Street 361-594-2313 shinercatholicschool.org ________________________________________________________

-PHARMACIESQUALITY PHARMACY & GIFTS 361-594-2262 SHINER FAMILY PHARMACY PHARMACY & GIFTS - 361-594-2394 -PHYSICAL THERAPY, REHAB & FITNESS CENTER-

SHINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REALTORS AND REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

SHINER THERAPY CENTER 361-594-2520

TEXAS LAND & PROPERTY 512-965-0879

COMPLETE HOMETOWN PHYSICAL THERAPY 361-798-3500

CONSULTING & APPRAISALS, INC. 361-596-0080

-HOME HEALTH, NURSING, & ASSISTED LIVING-

PAM WARD COLDWELL BANKER - THE RON BROWN CO. 361-293-4885 ​ PESEK PROPERTY TEAM 361-772-3702

ADVANCED HOME HEALTH SERVICES HOME HEALTHCARE SERVICE - 361-596-8161 -PERSONALIZED CARELICENSED TYPE A SMALL ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY 361-594-2728 THE ROMBERG HOUSE ASSISTED LIVING RESIDENCE - 830-672-8249 SHINER NURSING AND REHABILITATION NURSING HOME & RETIREMENT - 361-594-3353 STEVENS HEALTHCARE AND REHAB NURSING HOME & RETIREMENT- 361-576-0694

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TEXAS HOMETOWN REALTY 361-550-1070 ________________________________________________________


It’s community, it’s a lifestyle, it’s home!

RESIDENTIAL • FARM & RANCH • COMMERCIAL Jeff Pesek, Broker 361.772.3702 jeff@pesekproperty.com

Dwight Pesek, Agent 361.550.7266 dwight@pesekproperty.com

102 W. 5th Street, Shiner, TX 77984 www.pesekproper t y.c o m Find us on Facebook - Pesek Property Team Pesek Properties, LLC. Broker

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South Texas Amish Furniture From Ohio, Indiana & Pennsylvania to you!

Open Tuesday – Saturday, call ahead

361-594-8000 | 716 N. Ave D, Shiner office@southtexasamishfurniture.com

www.SouthTexasAmishFurniture.com

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Real Estate Advisors

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STEAKS, SEAFOOD, PASTA, CHICKEN, CAJUN, TEX-MEX, & SANDWICHES

LUNCH SPECIAL SERVED DAILY

Celebrating over 50 years of Texas tradition. Monday 11am-2pm • Tuesday-Sunday 11am-9pm

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Debra K. Bartel, Broker Assoc. 361-550-1070 Deb5410@sbcglobal.net

Brandi Erwin, REALTOR®

361-484-1715 Brandierwin99@gmail.com

107 E. 5th Street • PO Box 1200, Shiner Office Phone: 361-594-2553 www.TexasHometownRealty.net

Kristy Crow, REALTOR® 512-949-7308 kristy.crow@exprealty.com

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AGRI-CENTER & WESTERN WEAR

2515 Hwy 90-A West Shiner, TX 361-594-3395

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Aaron Bishop, Owner Master Electrician/Licensed Electrical Contractor

Monday - Friday 8am - 5:30pm, Saturday 8am - 1pm

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SHINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SERVICE PROVIDERS

Boehm Tractor 201 E. 16th Street, Shiner 361-594-3200

They can do it all! THESE SHINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER SERVICE PROVIDERS HAVE YOU COVERED. ACCOUNTING & BOOKKEEPING

AIR CONDITIONING & HEAT

ATTORNEYS

Vanessa M. Shimek, CPA 113 W 8th, Shiner 361-594-3900

Miller Mechanical Group 724 N Ave E, Shiner 361-594-8080

Law Offices of Trent Nichols, PLLC 1309 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-5004

AGRICULTURAL SERVICES

Monk’s A/C 7455 FM 531, Hallettsville 361-293-3381

Machacek & Appelt, PLLC 503 N Avenue F, Shiner 361-594-8086

All In One Services 1006 N Avenue G, Shiner 361-401-1406 Excel Show Horses 119 FM 1891, Shiner 903-312-2628

Town & Country Appliance AC 1489 US Hwy 90-A W Hallettsville 361-798-5460

Darilek Automotive 705 E 16th St., Shiner 361-594-5155 Pohler Tire Center 304 W 5th St., Shiner 361-594-2401 Wendel Motor Co., Inc. 204 Irving St., Yoakum 361-239-3561

AUTOMOTIVE Bedrock Truck Beds 959 Hwy 95N, Shiner 361-401-7420

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CONSTRUCTION Adamek Construction, Inc. Shiner 361-772-6695


SHINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SERVICE PROVIDERS Chandler Drilling, Inc. Yoakum 361-293-3168 Mraz Lumber Shiner 361-594-3853 H & C Construction Shiner 361-594-3524

Crossroads High School Republicans of Texas Shiner 361-772-1695

Shiner Starplex Shiner 361-772-0404

Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity Victoria 361-573-2511

COMPUTER & TELECOMMUNICATIONS No Bull Radio Shiner 830-583-7272

Ice Cold Insulation Shiner 361-798-6228

Gonzales Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, Inc/Norma’s House Gonzales 830-672-1278

Shiner Glass & Mirror Shiner 361-594-3853

Hermann Sons Lodge #20 Shiner 361-594-4297

Virtualis Solutions, LLC Gonzales 830-519-5105

Sony’s Garage Door LLC Selma 361-920-8497

Knights of Columbus Shiner 361-293-0397

ENTERTAINMENT

Summit Design and Interiors Shiner 501-352-4697

Lavaca Area Moms Shiner 361-772-6456

Gaslight Theater 207 E 7th St., Shiner 361-594-2079

Vincent’s Roofing, Inc. LaGrange 979-247-4587

Lavaca County Republican Party Hallettsville 713-516-8880

Wesley Pohler Construction Shiner 361-293-1458

Republican Women of Yoakum Area Yoakum 832-725-4701

COMMUNITY & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Post # 201 Shiner 361-594-8812 Businessman’s Club Shiner 830-491-7233

Wink’s Tech Solutions 116 W 6th St., Shiner 361-298-0711

Shiner Lions Club Shiner 713-854-3973

Majek Vineyard & Winery 12508 FM 957, Schulenburg 210-827-6867 Shiner Central Station 115 W 7th, Shiner 281-381-2406 Shiner Escape Rooms 1148 State Highway 95N, Shiner 361-594-3000 EXTERMINATOR

Shiner Memorial VFW Post 6209 Shiner 361-594-3798 Shiner Rotary Club Shiner 361-649-0113

Annie Oakley Pest Control Seguin 830-672-1870

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FINANCIAL Consulting & Appraisal, Inc 2878 FM 1891, Shiner 361-596-0080 First National Bank of Shiner 103 W 7th, Shiner 361-591-3317 Generations Wealth Advisors, LLC 1507 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-8160 Klozik Financial Services 1507 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-8160 Pietsch Wealth Management 516 N Avenue H, Shiner 361-594-2530 Sage Capital Bank 1406 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-2700 South Star Bank 203 Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-3196 TDECU 601 Huck St., Yoakum 361-580-9648 The Darilek Group 7000 N Mopac Expw, Austin 512-798-5298 Watzlavick, Inc. 706 N Avenue G, Shiner 979-594-2113 FUNERAL SERVICES Buffington Funeral Services 520 N Avenue C, Shiner 830-672-3322


SHINER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SERVICE PROVIDERS Thiele-Cooper Funeral Home 1477 Carl Rampart Dr., Yoakum 361-293-5656

MANUFACTURING

POOL SERVICE

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Boedeker Plastics, INC 904 West 6th St., Shiner 361-594-2941

ACE Service and Supply 1511 North Ave E, Shiner 361-741-4508

Legacy Disposal 610 Airport Rd., Yoakum 361-293-8044

Kaspar Companies 959 Hwy 95 N, Shiner 361-594-3327

PROPANE

WORKFORCE

MARKETING

Lavaca County Propane 385 Hwy 77 S, Hallettsville 361-798-2581

Personnel Services Schulenberg 940-696-3772

Ad-Ease Advertising Shiner 361-594-3968

Tex Propane 107 N Hackberry St, Moulton 979-743-3351

Remedy Therapy Staffing PPLC Shiner 512-911-0498

PUBLIC UTILITIES

Ridgeline Contracting Service LLC Shiner 830-445-9275

HAIR SALON Joan’s Beauty Shop 1714 CR 355, Shiner 361-594-4530 INSURANCE Allision Mozisek Agency 202 Hopkins St., Yoakum 361-293-2271 Chovanetz Insurance Agency 205 E First St., Hallettsville 361-798-9999 Chumchal Insurance Agency 517 N Avenue E, Shiner 361-594-2500

CH Graphics Hallettsville 361-798-3071 Eaves Original Screen Printing Co. Shiner 361-594-5006

GVEC 825 E Sarah Dewitt, Gonzales 830-857-3424 PUBLICATIONS

Farm Bureau Insurance 204 N Texana, Hallettsville 361-798-3265

Shiner Business Solutions Shiner 903-539-1033

Jacobs Weber Inc. & Lala Insurance 408 Forest St., Yoakum 361-293-3557

Simply Shiner Marketing Services Shiner 512-922-0498

OD’s Insurance Agency 109 E 7th St., Shiner 361-594-2123

PHOTOGRAPHY

Scott Dierlam State Farm Insurance 1212 E Sarah Dewitt Drive, Gonzales 830-672-9661

Shiner Gazette 713 N Avenue D, Shiner 361-594-3346 Trips Publications, LLC 406 W Main, Ste 105, Weimar 979-725-3080 SAFETY EQUIPMENT & SERVICE

Photos by Lori Raabe 388 CR 601 W, Gonzales 830-263-1250 Smile Time Photography & Graphic Design 105 # 7th St., Shiner 361-594-2661

A-1 Shiner Fire & Safety 109 Boehm Dr, Shiner 361-594-2929 Red-Eye Safety 107 E 7th St., Shiner 361-594-5057

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CHURCHES

Shiner Lutheran Church United Evangelical Lutheran Dr. Martin Luther Church 1103 N. Avenue B, Shiner 361-594-2345 Worship Sunday 10:15am

Worship with us EVERYONE IS WELCOME AT ANY OF THESE AREA CHURCHES Bethel A.M.E. 605 W Third St., Shiner 361-594-2524 First United Methodist Church 102 W. Church, Shiner 361-594-3830 Prayer Sunday 9am Sunday School 9:30am Worship Sunday 10:45am Jehovah’s Witness 1420 N Avenue G, Shiner 361-594-2682 Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church 504 N. Ave. I, Shiner 361-594-8584

Remnant of Praise Church 178 CR 303, Shiner 361-401-1076 Worship Sunday 10am

New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist 323 N Avenue I, Shiner 361-594-2252

Shiner Baptist Church 120 W. 15th, Shiner 361-594-2622 Sunday School 9:30am Worship Sunday 10:45am Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church 306 S. Ave F, Shiner 361-594-3836 Worship Saturday 4pm and 6pm Worship Sunday 7:30am, 9:30am and 11:30am

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FLATONIA CENTRALLY LOCATED

Explore the area SHINER IS PERFECTLY SITUATED TO ALLOW VISITORS TO EXPLORE ALL THE REGION HAS TO OFFER HALLETTSVILLE – Take just a short 14–mile drive from Shiner and you’ll find the quaint town of Hallettsville. Their annual Kolache Festival every September offers a full day of family entertainment. The day starts off with the Kolache Fest Parade on the town square, then moves to the Hallettsville Knights of Columbus Hall for the domino tournament, kolache bake-off, polka music, arts and crafts booths, kolaches and more! YOAKUM – It’ll take you a mere 14 minutes to get to Yoakum and it’ll be worth your drive. Plan your visit around the Tom Tom Festival the first weekend in June, the Yoakum Birthday Bash the last Saturday in July, or Christmas on Grand the first weekend in December. The Yoakum Heritage Museum’s Gala is in September, St. Joseph Catholic Church Gala is in February and their popular Church Picnic is always the first weekend in August. Lutherfest is in October and Yoakum’s Annual Sip & Shop is in November. GONZALES - Drive only 22 minutes down the road and you’ll find Gonzales - a charming south central Texas town that has much to offer history enthusiasts and those who enjoy spending time outdoors. Museums, his-

toric homes and theaters, public squares, and a scenic state park make up the many attractions in Gonzales that provide more than enough to do, regardless of your interests.

owners Harvey and Diana personally select, cut, trim and cook to perfection. They also serve a variety of pasta, seafood, chicken, Tex-Mex dishes, salads, and sandwiches.

FLATONIA - Enjoy a short 18-mile drive to Flatonia, a charming town proud of their Czech and German heritage. Beautiful landscapes, ranches and countryside surround the town. There are a wide variety of antique and gift shops, a pharmacy, and an old-world museum. Flatonia is still a well known and scenic spot for train watchers, boasting one of Texas’ longest standing, manually operated railroad switching towers with NorthSouth, East-West cross rails. MOULTON – Travel ten miles north and you’ll find Moulton. The popular Moulton Jamboree is held every July at Moulton City Park. There’s free entertainment all weekend including talented, well-known music acts, a grand parade, state champion barbecue cook-off, tug-a-tractor, Go-Texan Events, tractor show, pie baking, car show, and the Miss Moulton pageant. Looking for a great meal in a historic setting? Stop in on Kloesel’s Steakhouse & Bar, offering choice premium cuts of aged beef, which

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