Schulenburg: Your Complete Guide to Texas' Schulenburg

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Official Home of the Painted Churches Museums and Galleries Historical Treasures

EVENTS & EXPERIENCES Sausagefest 90 Miles on 90 Wine Walk Holiday in the Country Schulenburg Festival

LOCAL FLAVORS The Garden Company Original Kountry Bakery Tillie’s Café Oakridge Smokehouse

Halfway to Everywhere!



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Welcome to Schulenburg

The Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce welcomes you! We want to help you discover all the treasures our quaint town has to offer. The Chamber works to promote the members and their businesses within the greater area of Schulenburg and provide opportunities to ensure that this quaint, easy-going, small town atmosphere continues to have a successful future. Schulenburg welcomes all who want to visit for a day or search for a new place to live. We invite you to discover why Schulenburg truly is Halfway to Everywhere! Marcia Hrncir

Executive Director The Greater Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce Shop, dine, play and stay -- in our community beaming with small town personality. Come visit us and get to know all the hidden treasures our charming community has to offer. “Half way to everywhere”, Schulenburg’s convenient proximity to our state’s metropolitan areas keeps you connected to the big cities while still affording the benefits and charm of small town living. There is no better time than now! Whether you are a future visitor looking to escape the urban daily grind, a growing family looking for a new place with small town values to call home, or that small business looking for one of the best places to start out, we look forward to meeting you and showing you first hand our friendly and welcoming environment. There’s something here for everyone. Get to know historic Schulenburg, you’ll be happy you did.

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History of Schulenburg


Learn why Schulenburg is known as “halfway to everywhere.”

Schulenburg, Texas is called a “railroad town”, “halfway to everywhere”, the “musician town”, “home of the painted churches”, “gateway to the rolling hills” and many others. It was founded when the Galveston, Houston and San Antonio Railway reached here in 1873. At that time the many people in the communities of Lyons and High Hill moved to the new railroad town of Schulenburg. Schulenburg was named after Louis Schulenburg, who donated the land for the city. The community was granted a post office in 1874 and incorporated in 1875. Before the town of Schulenburg was born English, German, Czech and other European citizens settled this area bringing with them their religion beliefs, tools and way of life. Another land donor, John Christian Baumgarten Sr., was one of the original “Forty-eighters” from Germany. Baumgraten built a cottonseed-crushing plant in the community and also operated a lumberyard, planing mill, sash and door factory, and cotton gin. In 1883, he opened the Schulenburg Oil Mill, which manufactured Baumgarten Process Allison Flour from cottonseed. In 1884, the community had 1,000 inhabitants, two churches, a bank, schools, thirteen general stores, and four saloons. Schulenburg had electric lights by 1896, and in 1900 the community had 1,149 inhabitants. By 1914, it had Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, and Methodist churches and the G. E. Ruhman plant, which manufactured steel furnaces and wire goods. The population of the town rose to 1,246 in 1920, 1,640 in 1930, and 1,970 in 1940. In 1945 Schulenburg had 112 businesses, including two manufacturing companies, three cotton gins, a machine shop, and the Stanzel Company—a model airplane factory. Today you can learn more about the Stanzel Conpany at the Stanzel Museum in Schulenburg. The population of the town continued to increase in the postwar period, reaching 2,207 in 1960, 2,347 in 1980, and 2,455 in 1990. The population was 2,699 in 2000 and 2,945 in 2015. Schulenburg has a rich musical heritage, especially polka music, and has had several orchestras. You can learn more at the Texas Polka Music Museum. See page seven for more information.



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Area Attractions

ROCKY CREEK CORN MAZE - Fall fun for the whole family every October and November. Over 2.5 miles of paths in an eight acre field of corn. Everyone will also enjoy games, food, activities, and a petting zoo. It’s good farming fun for kids, parents and grandparents. The family also operates a dairy farm, offering artisan cheese and fresh yogurt - all made with their own milk. 784 CR 251, Moulton | 361-287-2828 OUTDOOR PARKS Wolter’s Park 1103 Bohlmann St. Schulenburg Sports Complex 400 Schultz Ave.


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SCHULENBURG HISTORICAL MUSEUM - Historic artifacts of the development of Schulenburg are on display. The Schulenburg Historical Museum was established by John and Karen Wolters. John is the great-grandson of Robert A. Wolters who started a mercantile business in Schulenburg and became one of its more prominent citizens. The building housing the current museum exhibits was the old Wolters Mercantile built in the early 1900s. The museum has been housed in this building since 1988 at the largesse of the Wolters family, but in December 2014 the Wolters estate gift-deeded the current building, and the building next door, to the museum. 631 N. Main St. | 979-743-2403


STANZEL MODEL AIRCRAFT MUSEUM - Guided tours give schools and visitors insight into the world of Stanzel Model Aircraft. Docents gladly share their knowledge of the exhibits in the three museums. The tour begins with a multimedia presentation showing the history of flight and how it passionately influenced Victor and Joe Stanzel. The factory wing of the Museum gives visitors an opportunity to experience the development and manufacturing of model aircraft in an era when aviation and rocket technology was in its infancy. Adjacent to the Museum is the historic home of Victor and Joe Stanzel’s grandparents, restored and furnished as it appeared in the late 1800s. 311 Baumgarten St. | 979-743-6559 TEXAS POLKA MUSIC MUSEUM The Texas Polka Music Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of polka music in Texas by honoring Texas polka bands and musicians of Czech, German and Polish ancestry. Texas polka DJ’s are also honored for their contribution to preserving polka music. 712 Lyons Ave. | 979-743-4752



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Small Town Charm Rochelle and Jess Hewitt welcome guests to historic Das Meyer Haus D Das Meyer Haus owners Rochelle and Jess Hewitt didn’t have to think twice when they first saw their would-be bed and breakfast two years ago. The house had already undergone a major remodel in 2004 allowing the Hewitts to focus on adding their own personal touches. “The condition was very good,” said Rochelle. “The previous owner, who worked in construction management, was actually part of the Meyer family who built the house in 1905. She had already added a lot of beautiful architectural elements and nice enhancements.” And it was those unique architectural features, combined with a stellar location, that sealed the deal for the Hewitts. “When we were first shown the property, we fell in love with the beautiful architectural features inside the home,” shared Rochelle. “We are real estate investors, so part of our thinking was that we would like to have a home that we could use ourselves and also turn into a lodging business when we were not using


it. It ticked off a lot of boxes for us; small Texas town, charm, character. Plus Fayette County has so much going on. It has provided us with a lovely getaway home when it is not being rented out.” That combination of features that first attracted the Hewitts to the house is what creates a distinctive experience at Das Meyer Haus today. It’s what sets them apart from the crowd when it comes to choosing an escape from city life or a weekend getaway. “Our bed and breakfast has been described as having everything you could possibly want or need, all done in a setting of lovely artwork,” added Rochelle. “We went with a luxe, Victorian style inside the home. The furnishings and beds are very comfortable and the location is very convenient to restaurants and shops in the area.” Das Meyer Haus is located at 527 Anderson Street in downtown Schulenburg and online at


Chasing a Crazy Dream N

Craig and April Pierson offer the whole package at The Guest House at Twin Oaks Ranch Not a lot of people can stake a claim to land that has remained in their family for a century and a half, but April Pierson can. The Guest House at Twin Oaks Ranch sits on property that has been loved by her family since 1871. “We purchased a 100-year-old Czech farmhouse near Shiner, Texas and had it moved here quite a while ago,” said April. “After the initial renovation, the house sat vacant for a couple of years and needed some updating. Our idea was to use the guest house for friends and family, but I thought, when we were not using it, why not make some cash? My husband thought I was crazy. ‘Who will want to come stay out here?’ he said. The idea just kind of evolved. Visitors slowly began renting the guest house, but in May of this year, it started booking up. Families are wanting to get away from the city and spend some time in the country, away from everyone. They come and relax on our wrap-around porch, feed treats to our horses and donkey, and play with our dogs. The kids love to fish in the pond and take the canoe out to the island. We have 220 acres to roam and everyone loves the ranch as much as we do. It’s been a real treat to share it and we’ve been busier than I could have ever anticipated.” Although it’s been busy at the popular bed and breakfast, that doesn’t stop April from making sure it isn’t all work and no play. “It’s just fun,” laughed April. “It’s been really amazing all the people we have met from different places. It’s fun sharing it with others and watching the kids enjoy it. We have gotten some of the cutest notes from visiting children. The Guest


House at Twin Oaks Ranch isn’t just a place to stay, it’s an experience. We want guests to feel like they’re coming into a cozy home. We have kolaches for them, the fridge is stocked, and all the makings for breakfast are provided. We want it to be easy for guests to come in and not have to worry about bringing everything, like spices or toiletries. We have games and a fire pit and the stargazing is simply amazing.” Offering a stress-free getaway is what the Piersons strive for and they’ve created partnerships to ensure that every guest’s experience is an extraordinary one. “We have partnered with Callisto Culinary, as well as Majek Vineyard and Winery added April. “Chef Michael and Emily Castillo are well known chefs and have their catering kitchen at the Twin Oaks Ranch Event Center and can cook for guests that stay here. It’s an added benefit that guests can book in advance. Majek Vineyard and Winery is only six miles away and we partner with them on multiple music and wine events throughout the year and offer discounts to their wine club members who would like to stay with us. We also host weddings, meetings and parties at our event center. For weddings, the guest house is where the bride and her bridesmaids get ready, and also where the bride and groom stay their first night as husband and wife. It has all evolved into something much bigger than we could have ever expected or imagined. Guess it wasn’t such a crazy idea, after all.” The Guest House at Twin Oaks Ranch is located at 8289 US Hwy 77 North in Hallettsville and online at


The Schulenburg Festival

ALWAYS the first weekend in AUGUST Come out and bask in cutting edge entertainment with some of the top musical acts in Texas, CPRA/UPRA Rodeo presented by Cadillac Rodeo Co., Arts & Crafts Show, Food Contests, Parades, Sporting Events, Softball, Golf, Fun Run, Baseball, Pageants, and even Tricycle Races … and so much more! Don’t miss the NATIONAL PARTY OF TEXAS!

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Calendar of Events JANUARY • Schulenburg FFA General Ag-Mechanics Show & Livestock Show • Knights of Columbus Dinner FEBRUARY • Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce Wine-O-Bingo • Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department Dinner • Catholic Daughters Dinner • Knights of Columbus Dinner & Tarok Tournament MARCH • Schulenburg ISD PTO Dinner • St. Rose Spring Festival • Knights of Columbus Dinner • Boy Scout Pak 210 Supper • Altar Society Dinner APRIL • Garden Club Annual Flower Show • Knights of Columbus Dinner • American Legion Dinner • Schulenburg Sausagefest MAY • Schulenburg Bull Bash • Knights of Columbus Mother’s Day Dinner • VFW Post #5623 Memorial Day Service

SEPTEMBER • St. Mary’s Catholic Church Picnic in High Hill • Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce Wine-O-Bingo OCTOBER • Knights of Columbus Dinner • VFW Ladies Auxillary Dinner NOVEMBER • Veteran’s Memorial Service-Praha • St. Mary’s Parish Turkey Dinner-High Hill • Holiday Arts & Crafts Show • Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce Wine Walk • Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce Shop Local Days DECEMBER • St. Rose Catholic School Christmas Around The World • Santa’s Party in the Park • Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce Shop Local Days • Christmas Tree Decorating Contest • Residential and Commercial Decorating Contests SCHULENBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WINE WALK

JUNE • St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Picnic • St. John The Baptist Church Picnic – Ammannsville • Shark’s Swim Team Dinner • Schulenburg Little League Dinner • Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce 90 Miles on 90 JULY • St. Cyril & Methodius Feast-Dubina • St. John’s Annual 4th of July Picnic • Moravia Church Feast • Miss Schulenburg Pageant (Junior Miss, Young Miss, Little Miss and Mister) AUGUST • Schulenburg Festival • Prazska Pout – St. Mary’s Catholic Chruch Picnic in Praha



Schulenburg Sausagefest First Weekend in April

(Unless that’s Easter weekend, then we change the date!) Fun Run • Sausage-Making Contests Wine, Pickles & Sauerkraut Contests American Legion Riders Motorcycle Ride Children’s Activities • Arts & Crafts Wine Ring Toss • Texas’ Shortest Parade Hog Calling Contest • Sausage Toss




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Official Home of the Painted C

The Painted Churches are located in the communities of Dubina, High Hill, Praha, and Ammannsville. They appear unassuming as you approach them, but as you enter the front doors prepare to have your breath taken away by the incredible beauty found inside. The churches are all active and do conduct services on Saturdays and Sundays. You may tour the churches Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but please be respectful of any events or services that you may encounter. In addition, the church at Praha requests that all visitors be out of the church by 3 p.m. on Saturdays. To book a Tour of the Painted Churches or for more information, please call (979) 743-4514.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary • High Hill Sts. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church • Dubina


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TOUR TEXAS’ FAMOUS PAINTED CHURCHES To book a tour or for more information, please call (866) 504-5294 or see our web site:


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Let’s Take a Wine Tour!

Three stellar wineries and vineyards await you on your next trip to Schulenburg. Moravia Vineyard and Winery 12564 FM 957 Schulenburg, Texas 78956

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Whistling Duck Vineyards & Winery 1211 CR 273 Weimar, Texas 78962 979-733-7582 SCHULENBURG, TEXAS


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Christmas in Schulenburg Holiday in the Country Arts & Crafts Show First Sunday of November

Browse handmade crafts, Christmas dĂŠcor, baked goods, aromatics, wood crafts, plants, crosses, wine dĂŠcor, gift bags, aprons, jewelry, purses, and so much more! Sign up to win a door prize and enjoy food and drinks from vendors. Have something to offer? Booth rental information can be obtained by calling 979-743-4514 or emailing

Knights of Columbus Hall 405 South St., Schulenburg

Holiday Wine Walk Always in November

Stop by participating area business locations, try some tasty wine, and see what each location has in their shops. Each Wine Walk participant can enter a chance to win a prize basket. Presale tickets are sold at the Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce at 618 N. Main in Schulenburg. For more information contact the Chamber at 979-743-4514 or

Shop Local Days

Begins Black Friday and Continues for Three Whole Weeks! Pick up an entry card at participating retailers and spend at least $20 at five different locations. Get your card signed at each location and turn in your card to the Chamber Office by 4 p.m. on Friday to be entered in a drawing to win gift cards or cash prizes. For more information contact the Chamber at 979-743-4514 or All photos courtesy the Schulenburg Sticker newspaper.



From pretty bows to a local icon


The Flower Box still going strong after over 40 years with Wick at the helm Delores Wick, owner of The Flower Box, had no idea that her simple desire to find respite from long days at home would lead to a lifelong, family venture in downtown Schulenburg. “After we moved here from Houston, all of my children went to school,” shared Wick. “I’m a busy person and I didn’t want to just stay at home. I heard The Flower Box needed help so I walked in, introduced myself, and said I wanted the job. The owner asked for my phone number and I laughed because we didn’t even have a phone yet. She said to come back in two or three days. I did and I was hired.” Although she had no experience in the flower industry, and no formal training, Wick quickly proved to be a natural. “My boss gave me some ribbon and showed me how to make a bow,” said Wick. “She said she was going to lunch and would see how I did when she got back. By the time she returned, I had all of these bows made. ‘Don’t tell me you didn’t work in a flower shop before,’ she said. I honestly hadn’t. It was an easy thing for me to do and I loved it.” It would only be a year or so before her boss would express interest in selling The Flower Box and Wick quickly stated that she wanted to buy it, determined to make it work. Wick had her family’s support over the years although, at first, she needed to prove that she could be the success she is today. “I told my husband that I had a job,” said Wick. “He thought I wouldn’t last two weeks. Turns out, after he retired from his job in Houston, he came and helped me. He was my delivery person.”


The community supported her and soon she outgrew the location she was in. “Some people came to help me,” added Wick. “I needed a bigger spot. We moved from Lyons to North Main Street. Later the store next door was available and I bought that, too, so we could expand even further.” Now, even at 80 years old, Wick is still just as motived by serving her customers as she was over 40 years ago when she first bought The Flower Box. “I just like it,” shared Wick. “That’s why I come to work every day. I love doing funerals, making their last couple of days with their loved one beautiful. And I also love weddings. I may not be as fast as I was before, but I still love to do it.” Today Wick is joined by her three daughters, Jackie, Debbie and Shelly, who work in The Flower Box alongside her. In addition to flowers, the store also carries plants, upscale gifts and fine china.

THE FLOWER BOX 615 N Main St, Schulenburg 979-743-3219


Shop with Us!

Schulenburg boasts a wide variety of shops with something for everyone. Apothecary Pharmacy & Gift Shop 38 East Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-3265 See page 8. Audio-Video Plus 250 Kessler Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4485 See page 34. The Country Manor House 108 Kessler, Schulenburg 281-794-0194 Crystal Threads 102 N. Kessler Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4846 See page 24. Electronic Specialists 408 Summit St., Schulenburg 979-743-4044 See page 32.

Engle Emporium 402 Anderson St., Schulenburg 979-743-7000

Meshell’s Nest 402 Anderson St., Schulenburg 979-743-7000

Garden Co. Marketplace 217 Kessler Ave, Schulenburg 979-743-4677

Potter Country Store 716 N. Hwy 77, Schulenburg 979-743-2600 See page 16.

Grahmann’s True Value 515 N. Main St., Schulenburg 979-743-4332 Halletteville Pharmacy 304 N Texana, Schulenburg 361-798-5010 Jack & Mary’s General Good 610 Lyons Ave., Schulenburg 979-505-4061 See page 37. Le Petite Gourmet Shoppe 226 W Colorado, La Grange 979-968-4000

TreHouse Embroidery & More 107 E Main St., Weimar 979-725-8844 See page 16. Trophy Tech and Gift 130 E South Main, Flatonia 361-865-2721 Twisted Steel Design 113 E Post Office St., Weimar 979-484-2122 TX Creations Boutique 55 East Ave., Schulenburg 979-505-0650




Following in Grandma’s Footsteps


Schulenburg’s Tillie’s Café to expand footprint, open for dinner guests Although already known far and wide for their specialty coffees, fresh pastries and homemade lunch specials, patrons of local favorite Tillie’s Café will be delighted to learn of a few additions coming their way. Owners Michael and Holly Czimskey couldn’t be more excited about their expansion allowing them to open their doors to dinner guests as of mid-December 2020. “We knew we were outgrowing our building,” said Holly. “We wanted to do this for a very long time. We’ll be offering Sunday brunch, shared plates, lighter options, rotating specials, wine and slushies, specialty cocktails and fun things to entertain yourself with. We’ll still have coffee all the way into the evening but now you can spike it and make it an adult drink, if you’d like.” Although changes are brewing at Tillie’s, fans of the local hotspot need not worry about losing what made them fall in love with the quaint café in the first place. “As far as our morning and lunch service, it’ll remain very similar to the way it is now,” added Holly. “Obviously we’ll have a bigger space but we’re keeping it light and fun. At around four to five o’clock, we are going to shift into a more refined service. We have high-quality chefs working our menu and a large commercial kitchen outfitted in the back allowing us to offer more choices. We want our guests to have more opportunities to spend time with family and friends or take someone on a date. We’ll also be rolling out a monthly Community Table event featuring world class chefs from Austin, Houston, Victoria and surrounding cities that will come for the night and give us an enlivened dining experience.”


It’s easy to feel Holly’s excitement about the transition going on at Tillie’s but that passion isn’t new. Her love of food, and her hometown of Schulenburg, have deep roots.

I grew up in the kitchen of my granny’s business, Olga’s Café in Schulenburg.”

“I grew up in the kitchen of my granny’s business, Olga’s Café in Schulenburg,” shared Holly. “I loved the food, the people, everything about it. When I moved home, I just had this hope and a dream. Luckily, I also have a very supportive husband that wanted to start a family business with me. We started talking to the lady that owned the coffee shop previously and discovered she was ready to sell. It all happened very naturally. We knew we didn’t just want a coffee shop, so we overhauled the brand and it has grown exponentially ever since.” And that growth didn’t just spring up from good luck. The Czimskeys are quick to credit the staff at Tillie’s Café as the crucial key to their success. “We genuinely care,” said Holly. “We care about our product and service in a way that is fun and playful. Everything is meant to be a little quirky, different and fun and that carries through to the entire experience. Life is hard enough … we want our customers to have a good time. Our job is to create an atmosphere that you want to come back to.” Tillie’s Café is located at 621 North Main in downtown Schulenburg.


Dine with Us!

From fine dining to local hotspots, you’ll want to taste them all. Cistern Country Store & Bar 12604 North State Hwy 95, Flatonia 361-865-3655 City Market 109 N. Kessler Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-3440 See page 8. Garden Co. Marketplace & Café 217 Kessler Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4648 Momma’s at Sengelmann Hall 561 North Main St., Schulenburg 979-743-2300


Oakridge Smokehouse 712 N. Hwy 77 (Hwy 77 and I10), Schulenburg 979-743-3372 Original Kountry Bakery 110 N. Kessler Ave. (Hwy 77), Schulenburg 979-743-4342 Pilot Travel Center / Flying J 709 N. US Hwy 77, Schulenburg 865-474-3845 Red Vault Bistro & Gallery 124 E South Main, Flatonia 361-865-3663 Tillie’s Café 621 N. Main, Schulenburg 979-743-4505 See pages 17 and 28.


Tom’s BBQ 1306 Lyons Ave, Schulenburg 979-743-1352 Whataburger 40 N. Kessler Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-9166



Stay with Us!

Quaint B&Bs, upscale hotels, and cozy RV parks ... you won’t want to leave. 3 Oaks RV Resort Right off I-10, Schulenburg 979-505-0650 See page 5. Best Western Schulenburg Inn & Suites 101 Huser Blvd., Schulenburg 979-743-2030 Blackbird Farm 1488 FM 2503, Ellinger 713-818-9766 Executive Inn 800 N. US Hwy 77, Schulenburg 855-516-1090

Middle Creek Place 2301 Demel Rd., Schulenburg 979-743-4907 Olle Hotel 218 S Market Ave., Flatonia 361-772-0310 Ranch Retreat 1826 CR 283, Flatonia 210-831-7171 Schulenburg RV Park 65 Kessler (Hwy 77), Schulenburg 979-743-4388

Farmhouse & Cabin in Freyburg Abbotts Grove School Rd., Schulenburg 800-438-2281

Squawk & Skedaddle 2466 Bryant Rd., Schulenburg 361-596-3513 See page 8.

Goose’s Roost Ranch Cottages Scotts School Rd, Flatonia 361-772-8093

Summit House 505 Summit St., Schulenburg 559-280-8344

Hattie’s Haus 12020 FM 1383, Schulenburg 979-250-1735

Waldo’s Camphouse 1192 G Miller Rd, Columbus 936-661-8766

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 200 Heinrich St., Schulenburg 979-307-5555

Whispering Oaks RV Park 2965 Hwy 90, Weimar 979-732-9494

The Gathering at Mulberry Creek 903-850-7499 See page 22.


Paradise Hill Resort 979-743-0570 See page 5.


The Roost at Mulberry Creek 903.850.7499 See page 22.

Das Meyer Haus Schulenburg 832-726-2286 See pages 10 and 32.

The Guest House at Twin Oaks Ranch Hallettsville 512-810-9813 or 734-260-9738 See page 11.



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Small-town living may not be for everyone, but for those of us who have lived here their entire life, there’s no better place. We’re a quiet, friendly little town where everybody knows everybody. The people who call Schulenburg home are here because they prefer small-town living and small-town values.”

-Mayor Elaine Kocian

Non-Profit Organizations American Legion Auxiliary - Unit 143 - 979-743-4469 Boy Scouts Troop #210 - 979-562-2731 Catholic Daughters - 361-865-2176 Colorado Valley Shriners - 979-743-3604 Combined Community Action - 979-562-2235 Cub Scout Pack #210 - 979-561-8505 Girl Scouts - 979-743-4485 Henry Dittrich Enterprises - 979-743-6568 Hermann Sons Lodge #14 - 979-743-3604 Industrial Foundation - 979-743-3750 Knights of Columbus - 979-562-2211 Legion McBride -Post 143 - 979-743-5138 Lyons Masonic Lodge Rotary Club - 979-743-4044 Schulenburg Chamber of Commerce - 979-743-4514 Schulenburg Festival Association - 979-743-4521 Schulenburg Garden Club - 979-562-2432 Schulenburg ISD Parent/Teachers Organization - 979-743-4435 Schulenburg Lions Club - 979-561-6291 Schulenburg Literary Club - 979-743-3345 Schulenburg Little League - 979-561-8371 Schulenburg Livestock Show Supporters - 979-562-2247 Schulenburg Police Association - 979-743-3091 Schulenburg Rodeo Association - 979-561-8369 Schulenburg Sharks Swim Team - 979-561-8893 Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department - 979-743-3264 Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary - 979-743-3264 Shorthorn Band Parents Club - 979-743-3448 Shorthorn Booster Club - 979-743-3805 St. Rose Altar Society - 979-743-3576 St. Rose Booster - 979-743-4514 St. Rose Home School - 979-743-3080 United Methodist Women - 979-562-2441 Veterans of Foreign War Post 5623 - 979-247-4060


Stay Awhile! Relocation information for Schulenburg

Schulenburg, Texas is a friendly, vibrant community and the perfect stopping point during that trip from Houston to San Antonio on I-10 or when you travel State Highway 77, the shortest route north or to the Texas Valley. Thanks to a railroad depot that was built in 1873, Schulenburg was quickly put on the map. Since then, the population has more than doubled and the town is now surrounded by the many open fields within Fayette County where you can easily spot cattle and wildflowers. Being the home of the Shorthorns, Schulenburg has a public school system, a Catholic elementary school and a Blinn College campus. Education is a top priority in this community, especially since Schulenburg means “school town” in German.

City of Schulenburg

535 N. Main Street Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-4126

Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm Mayor Elaine Kocian City Administrator Tami Walker

Schulenburg Public Library 310 Simpson Street Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-3345

Monday, 10am to 8pm, Tuesday - Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturday, 9am - noon

Schulenburg Police Department 607 Upton Ave. Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-2677 Chief of Police - Troy Brenek






Since 1984


Bruce & Joann Lebeda MON-FRI 8:30am to 5:30pm • SAT 8:30am to 2pm

979-743-4485 SPEED QUEEN


250 Kessler Avenue Schulenburg




Leon’s Electric & Plumbing, Inc 979-743-3056 Sustr’s Air Conditioning & Heating 979-561-8360 Winkler’s Air Conditioning & Electronics 979-743-9098

TEI Construction Services, Inc 894-398-8280 Dry Cleaners Country Fresh Cleaners 2470 Kessler Ave., Schulenburg 979-732-8360 Entertainment & Rentals


Laddie Hanacek-Rental Properties 361-798-0298

Don Blansitt, 523 N Main, Schulenburg 979-743-3629

Lucky Tours 361-772-1345 See page 22.

Ryan and Dawson 716 Upton Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4128

Mike Stroup Music 713-598-6331

Auto Cavender Auto Country 1700 I-10 East, Weimar 800-783-1746 See page 2. Chuck Brown Ford 315 E 1-10 Frontage Rd., Schulenburg 979-743-4111 See page 37. Grafe Chevrolet – GMC 407 Fairwinds, Hallettsville 361-798-3281 See page 24. O’Reilly Auto Parts 57 N Kessler, Schulenburg 979-505-3136 Communications Audio-Video Plus 250 Kessler Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4485 See page 34. Colorado Valley Communications 979-242-5911 NewWave Communications 361-648-5755 SCT Broadband 512-360-4273 Construction & Contractors Allied Contractors 979-743-1183 Houser Roofing 979-472-9143 M.C. Fence & Deck 210-436-938 Schulenburg Glass Company 979-743-4378 Shimming Water Pool Service 979-966-5026 T. Moore Home Improvement Svcs 979-743-0307

Moravia Store 11501 FM 957, Schulenburg 979-562-2217 Outhouse Company 361-865-3871 Rocky Creek Maze 784 CR 251, Moulton 361-798-6131 Tenth Frame Bowl/DJ’s Bar 233 College St., Schulenburg 979-743-6585 See page 16. Exterminator Bugman, Inc. 979-725-8139 Financial Edward Jones Investments Chris Hooper 602 Lyons Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-5187 Fayette Savings Bank 87 N Kessler Ave. Schulenburg 979-743-6541 See page 17. Fayetteville Bank 200 N Kessler, Schulenburg 979-743-4576 See page 32. H & R Block 609 N. Main, Schulenburg 979-743-3656 Mintage, LLC 979-561-6018 Novak & Co 720 Lyons Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-3213 Prosperity Bank 301 Bucek St., Schulenburg 979-743-2500 Wells Fargo Bank 707 Lyons Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4143


Fitness Anytime Fitness 501 N Main, Schulenburg 979-505-5055 On Pointe Studio & Event 1201 Kessler Ave., Schulenburg 979-803-2088 See page 8. Insurance Aflac 979-202-1083 Bubela Insurance Partners 714 Lyons Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4148 Farmers Insurance - Lad Trojacek 501 Summit St., Schulenburg 979-743-2120 See page 22. Hollas-Duncan Insurance Agency 1033 N US Hwy 77, Schulenburg 979-561-7169 Knights of Columbus Insurance Larry “Bear” Kana 979-877-5589 See page 16. State Farm Insurance Phillip Adamcik 420 W Travis #102, La Grange 979-968-3600 Woodmen Life 742 S Jefferson, La Grange 979-968-8600 Funeral Services Schwenke-Baumgarten Funeral Home 701 S Main St., Schulenburg 979-743-4151 Health Care & Medical Services Care Inn of LaGrange 457 N Main, La Grange 979-968-5865

Tejas Health Care 753 E Travis, La Grange 979-968-2000 Manufacturing BWI-Schulenburg 979-743-2268

Prime Industries 633 Oakland Rd., Schulenburg


Perdue Foods 1315 Russek St Schulenburg Prime Products 601 S. Main St., Schulenburg Photography A Thousand Words Photography 512-994-9181 Plumbing Daniel Cernoch Plumbing 979-968-8069 Leon’s Electric & Plumbing, Inc 979-743-3056 Printing & Publications Fayette County Record 979-968-3155 Schulenburg Printing and Office Supplies 709 Upton Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4511 Schulenburg Sticker 405 N Main, Schulenburg 979-743-3450 Trips Publications 406 W. Main, Ste 105, Weimar 979-725-3080 See page 37. Real Estate

Guiding Hearts 411 Anderson St., Schulenburg 512-308-7929

Team Bubela Real Estate 714 Lyons Ave., Schulenburg 979-221-6679 See page 39.

St. Mark’s Medical Center One St. Mark’s Place, La Grange 979-242-2200

Veterinarian Schulenburg Veterinary Hospital 108 Upton Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-3147

ResLand Realty Group 102 N Kessler, Schulenburg 979-224-6234

Schulenburg Regency Retirement Community 111 College Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-2502 See page 15.

Main Street Salon 505 N Main St., Schulenburg 979-743-4442

Dairy Farmers of America 801 James Ave., Schulenburg

Colonial Care Center 507 West Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4159

Schulenburg Family Dental 717 Upton Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-4138


Hollas Real Estate 1033 N US Hwy 77, Schulenburg 979-561-7169 South Central Real Estate 80 N Kessler Ave., Schulenburg 979-743-3465 Tri-County Realty LLC 260 N Kessler, Schulenburg 979-743-2159 See page 9.

Events By Kitty 832-372-1008 Oaks at High Hill 512-228-1351 Svetlik Farm 979-743-3219


Air Conditioning & Heat


Worship with Us!

Everyone is welcome at any of our area churches. St. Rose Catholic Church 1010 Lyons Ave, Schulenburg 979-743-3117 St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church 712 Summit St, Schulenburg 979-743-3426 First Baptist Church 110 N Upton Ave, Schulenburg 979-743-3621 First United Methodist Church 209 N Upton Ave, Schulenburg 979-743-3333 Crossroads Christian Fellowship 621 Lyons Ave, Schulenburg 979-743-9040 Zion Lutheran Church 103 Keuper Ave, Schulenburg 979-743-3842 St. Corinth Baptist Church 2321 Vacek Loop, Schulenburg 832-260-4992 St. James Missionary Baptist Church 1103 James Ave, Schulenburg 979-743-4022


Temple Isreal 280 Baumgarten St, Schulenburg 979-562-2199




THE SKY’S THE L IMIT! Guided tours give schools and visitors insight into the world of Stanzel Model Aircraft.

To arrange for a tour, please call the Museum at 979-743-6559 or e-mail at

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Meet the Neighbors! Visit these nearby towns when you stay in Schulenburg.

WEIMAR – Weimar’s picturesque downtown bustles with businesses, shops, great eateries, antique shops and a tavern where locals play dominoes and German card games. Be sure and check out Hatari! Wildlife Park where unparalleled adventure awaits the entire family. HALLETTSVILLE – Just a short drive south of Schulenburg, 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! LA GRANGE – La Grange is nestled along the Colorado River and features history, beauty, festivals, museums, concerts, antiques, air shows, feasts, and an annual county country fair. Drive only 16 miles to visit Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill State Historic Sites, 414 State Loop 92. Photo courtesy of Tara Stech. FLATONIA – Enjoy a short 12-mile drive to Flatonia, a charming town proud of their Czech and German heritage. Beautiful landscapes, ranches and countryside surround the town. Flatonia is still a well known and scenic spot for train watchers, boasting one of Texas’ longest standing, manually operated railroad switching towers with North-South, East-West cross rails.





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