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MEMBERSHIP & Community Guide www.coluMBuStExaS.oRg • 979-732-8385 StaffoRd oPERa HouSE • 425 SPRing StREEt • coluMBuS, tExaS 78934
2 Columbus Chamber of Commerce Come celebrate Columbus, Texas turning200 Call for details 979-732-8385 Happy Happy Birthday, Birthday, Columbus ! Columbus ! 1823-2023 1823-2023 1973 Time CapsuleOpening January 13, 2023 "The GreatGatsby" theatrical performance at thehistoric Stafford OperaHouse Atribute to localsports icons Springtime in Columbus tree planting Magnolia Days Festival Planting of 2023 Time Capsule May 2023 February 11, 2023 May19& 20, 2023 For more information call 979-732-8385 or visit www.columbustexas.org www.columbustx200.org
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wElcoME lcoME To Columbus yall!

Here’s your guide to exploring Columbus, the county seat of Colorado County, and the surrounding areas. This magazine gives a comprehensive detailing of where to shop, stay, sip, dine, worship and even where to live, if you love it as much as we do and want to relocate!

From historic attractions to natural excursions along the Colorado River, to chic boutiques, familyowned and operated stores, frozen treats to cold beers and live music, Columbus has everything you could want for days of fun and adventure for the whole family.

Welcome to our wonderful hometown. The City of Columbus is a beautiful central Texas community full of friendly people. Whether you’re visiting here for business, vacation, or have lived here for years, we welcome you and hope you find your visit to Columbus a pleasant one.

History abounds from our town. We have some of the oldest live oak trees in the State! The historic Alley Log Cabin and Tool Museum is another unique site, dating to the 1830s. The Colorado County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and you must see the beautiful dome. The Stafford Opera house is just stunning. Medallions of the State Historical Survey Committee have been placed on almost 80 sites in Columbus.

As for recreation, Columbus offers a variety of options. There are multiple parks throughout town, a community golf course, and the beautiful Colorado River to tube or kayak. In addition, we have the Santa Claus Museum…the only one in the south.

Columbus has something for everyone. Choose from a combination of gift stores, antique stores, clothing, and traditional shops. You will have no problem finding what you need here including a great meal–our restaurants in Columbus are the best around!

Kick up your boots, grab a cold drink, pull up a chair on a patio or porch and stay a spell in Columbus!

Stay and look around. We have many pleasant surprises served up by some of the friendliest folks you will find.

Sincerely,

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Copyright 2022 Colorado County Citizen and Granite Media Partners. This guide was produced by the Colorado County Citizen in cooperation with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. No portion of this guide may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of the Colorado County Citizen and Granite Media Partners. Photos courtesy of the Colorado County Citizen, Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Becky Marsalia, Kim Denton, Whistling Duck, Cody Brune, Sylvia Brune, Maria’s Restaurant, Blake’s, Hound Song, All Thai’d Up, Schobels Restaurant, Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR, and others.

WELCOME 4 ABOUT THE CHAMBER 6 ABOUT COLORADO COUNTY 8 IMPORTANT NUMBERS 12 WORSHIP GUIDE 14 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 17 PLACES TO SEE 18 MAGNOLIA DAYS 20 CURATED EXPERIENCES 22 COUNTRY MARKET 25 DINING 26 THINGS TO DO 28 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY ALPHABETICAL 33 MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY BY CATEGORY 44 Index Membership & Community Guide 5
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Columbus Chamber of Commerce
CHARLES POTTER
Potter’s Western Store
CARRIE MCREE Edward Jones
Five Oak Construction
Ryan’s Device Repair
MICHELLE GORMAN
RYAN FEDAKO
JANET HOLLMANN Chamber Events Director SHELLEY JANIK Chamber Tourism Director CARRIE FOSTER
Lone Star Bank
Yoga Country
AARON WEISHUHN Treasurer Weishuhn Engineering AMBER BECERRA Schneider Hall and The Carriage Step RAVEN KOCUREK Hound Song Brewing Company BRANDY AWTRY Secretary Big Easy Ranch
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PEGGY HARRISON
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HARKNESS Vice President Leyco Real Estate Meet the Board
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The Chamber is the biggest advocate for small businesses. Small business is the backbone of Columbus’ economy. We encourage the community to support Columbus’ small businesses by shopping locally for products and services. The Chamber hosts a variety of events to spur ideas, innovation, and education, as well as build and strengthen friendships among those living in and around the Columbus area.

You are invited to join us in our efforts to improve and grow business in and around Columbus. Join us in our vision to create a dynamic and impactful economy, now and for the future. Join the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and be a part of a thriving community.

volunteer a minimum of 25 hours over the course of two years as part of the requirements of the scholarship.

THE COLUMBUS BUSINESS REVITALIZATION GRANT (CBRG) is an extension of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. The purpose is to empower our members to enhance and improve their businesses and non-profits. Any member of the Chamber of Commerce for one (1) year and in good standing with both the Chamber and the city of their location may apply for the grant. Information is available at the Chamber office.

RIBBON CUTTINGS AND GRAND OPENINGS are held for all new Chamber members whether at their place of business or in front of the Stafford Opera House for members without a storefront. The Chamber will also do a rededication for members if they move locations or undergo a major renovation.

Chamber Programs & Initiatives

NETWORKING MIXERS offer a special opportunity for the sponsoring Chamber member to showcase their business, products, services, and facilities. In 2023, Networking Mixers will be held in February, June, September, and December. These events are extremely popular so to reserve your spot to host a mixer give the Chamber a call at 979-732-8385.

LUNCH AND LEARNS are co-hosted with a business or civic organization four times a year. The Lunch and Learns are always open to the public and free of charge. A lite lunch is provided and topics of interest that are important to the community and county are presented. In 2023, the Lunch and Learns will be held in January, April, July, and October. If you would like to co-host a Lunch and Learn, give the Chamber a call at 979-732-8385.

THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING is always held on the last Thursday of January at the Stafford Opera House. The “state of the Chamber” is presented along with a social hour. It’s a time for the Chamber members to meet other members, socialize, and hear about programs, initiatives, events, and more. The Board of Directors is in attendance to get to know the needs of your business.

THE JUNIOR AMBASSADOR PROGRAM is a scholarship program open to sophomores and juniors in Columbus. The recipients of the scholarships receive a $3,000 scholarship to continue their higher education at either a college of their choice or a trade school. Each ambassador is required to

Annual Events

MAGNOLIA DAYS FESTIVAL is the third weekend in May in historic downtown Columbus on the Courthouse Square. The festival is a day and a half of live music, merchandise vendors, food vendors, activities and games for the kids, a car show, an art show, reenactments, Biergarten, and so much more. We hope to “see you there, on the square” for the Magnolia Days Festival 2023.

THE EASTER EGG HUNT ON THE COURTHOUSE LAWN is held the Saturday before Easter and is open to the public free of charge. Approximately 1,000 filled Easter eggs are distributed evenly in three different areas of the lawn to accommodate the different age groups of children. Refreshments of cookies and drinks are served.

THE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION in Columbus is the longest running Fourth of July Celebration in the State of Texas. It is always held on the 4th and the fireworks display proudly sponsored by H-E-B takes place at 9:15 pm in the area by Columbus Municipal Golf Course. The city pool is open late for families to enjoy all at no charge.

LADIES NIGHT OUT is the first Thursday of December from 3-9 pm in beautiful downtown Columbus. Merchants are open late for shopping, and vendors are set up at the Stafford Opera House, on the Courthouse Square, and at locations on Milam Street and Walnut Street. Enjoy live music, food, and wine sampling. Purchase a commemorative wine glass to add to your collection and just enjoy an evening of fun with friends and family.

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The Columbus Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Office Staff
Since 1927, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce has played a vital role in the development of our community. We are a memberdriven organization, serving the businesses of Columbus and the surrounding area through advocacy, leadership, and growth.

a RIVERRuns through it!

From the springtime Magnolia Days Festival, the Friday Night Lights that shine brightly at our three high school stadiums during football season in the fall, to the wildly popular Ladies Night Out at Christmastime, there is always something happening in Colorado County. With our great food, great history, and great times, we represent the best the great State of Texas has to offer.

Co lorado County was named for the Colorado River, which runs through it. The county was formed in 1836, and the City of Columbus, the county seat, may have been planned and named as early as 1823.

Columbus is one of the oldest settlements in central Texas, and was established by Stephen F. Austin and his “Old 300”.

Perhaps the most notable early resident was Benjamin Beeson, who was granted a league of land south of present Columbus in 1824. Beeson's large home near the river became a stopping point for travelers, and soon acquired the name Beeson's Crossing. The site is now home to Beason’s Park, which sits at the bank of the Colorado River. When Sam Houston's army retreated from Gonzales after the battle of the Alamo, it camped on the East bank of the Colorado River in Colorado County, and the Mexican army camped about two miles west of the river; the armies remained for seven or eight days. Other Mexican troops under Antonio López de Santa Anna arrived on March 25, 1836, and Houston ordered a further retreat. During the Runaway Scrape hundreds of persons crossed the river at Benjamin Beeson's ford. Colorado County, one of the original counties of the Republic of Texas, was formed in 1836 and organized in 1837. The

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first district court was held by Robert M. Williamson in April 1837 in Columbus. A German settlement grew up around the community of Frelsburg around 1839, and the first German university in the state, Hermann University, was chartered there in 1844. Two other towns, Eagle Lake and Alleyton, formed on the line of the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos, and Colorado Railway, which had begun building into Colorado County in 1859. Alleyton was at one time an important cotton-shipping point. The county's first newspaper, the Colorado Citizen, began publication in 1857 in Columbus. The newspaper is still in publication today, now known as The Colorado County Citizen, and is among the oldest surviving news publications in the State of Texas. By 1873, the City of Weimar had been formed, like many other towns, in anticipation of the Galveston, Harrisburg, and San Antonio rail line. Weimar was named for Weimar, Germany, and D.W. Jackson donated half of the land for the town’s creation.

Locale & Geography

Colorado County is crossed by Interstate Highway 10, U.S. Highways 90 and 90A, and State Highway 71, as well as by the Union Pacific railroad. The county includes 964 square miles of level to rolling land with elevations that range from 150 to 425 feet above sea level.

The average minimum temperature here in January is 41° F, and the average maximum in July is 98°.

The growing season lasts 280 days, and from 11 to 20 percent of the land is considered prime farmland. In the northwest portion of Colorado County, in the Blackland Prairie area, the land supports elm, oak, pecan, and mesquite trees along streams. The remainder is a post oak savanna, where post oak, blackjack oak, and elm grow, with walnuts and pecans along streams. Historians say this area has been the site of human habitation for approximately 12,000 years. Archaic-age hunters and gatherers lived on deer, bison, roots, and nuts right here in Colorado County. The Coco branch of the Karankawa tribe hunted through the area, and Tonkawa Indians ranged up into the area from the south.

Population & Culture

After dropping 15 percent between 1900 and 1910 to 18,897, Colorado County's population remained relatively static during the 20th century, numbering 19,129 in 1930, 17,638 in 1970, and 18,383 in 1990. Throughout most of the 20th century, Columbus, the county seat and largest town, was the home of 15 to 20 percent of the county's population. The town had 3,367 residents in 1990.

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According to the 2020 census population counts, Columbus has a population of 3,707, Eagle Lake has a population of 3,402 and Weimar has 2,060 residents.

Colorado County is home to over 20,000 residents today.

Other unincorporated communities in the county include Sheridan, Garwood, Altair, Bernardo, Oakland, Glidden, Rock Island, Frelsburg, Borden, Chesterville, Nada, Matthews, Mentz, and Alleyton.

Colorado County is proud of its diverse cultural makeup. German, Mexican, Austrian, Native American, African, and Czech immigrants played vital roles in the creation of Colorado County, and their influences are still prevalent today.

Annual events like the Gedenke! Festival in Weimar, the Prairie Chicken Festival in Eagle Lake and the two-day Magnolia Days Festival in Columbus, which attracts over 4,000, all pay tribute to the county’s rich, colorful history.

Colorado County is a food lover’s paradise with mouth-watering, kolaches and klobasneks, awardwinning true-Texas barbecue, famous sausage recipes over a century old, down-home Southern cooking, Thai and Italian foods, breweries, and vineyards right here for you to enjoy.

If you love the great outdoors, sprawling sporting clubs, wildlife parks, golfing, hunting, fishing, and a waterpark are all within the county lines.

History buff? Well, get comfortable because it will take you days to visit all of the historic sites and markers this county is home for.

You’ll quickly see that when it comes to fun, this isn’t Colorado County’s first rodeo.

And speaking of rodeos, the annual Colorado County Fair in Columbus is over 40 years strong. Three days loaded with carnival rides and eats, live music, rodeo excitement, and much more.

Economy

While the overall cost of living is nearly 20 percent lower than the US average in Columbus, the quality of living here is far above average.

The City of Columbus and surrounding areas offer breathtaking, historic homes for rent or sale, ranch-style homes with spacious acreage, as well as affordable apartments and duplexes.

Of Colorado County’s 2,000-plus businesses, close to 500 of those are women-owned firms, and over 500 minority-owned firms.

Some additional advantages of our small town living include: Columbus is attractively situated approximately 90 minutes away from any point in the “Golden Triangle” of Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Local workers enjoy commutes of less than 40 minutes of travel time to work.

With just over an hour’s drive to three of the major

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cities in Texas, catching flights or enjoying a quick “night in the big city” is easier than ever.

Colorado County is home to a number of industrial, healthcare, and retail businesses, with three independent school districts and two rural hospitals, including Columbus Community Hospital who was named in the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in America.

We remain powerful producers of agricultural products as well, with various crops and animals, including rice, corn, cattle, lamb, and more, raised each season.

Education

Columbu s Independent School District, Rice Consolidated Independent School District and Weimar Independent School District all call Colorado County home. The county has a combined student enrollment of over 3,500 students and an average four-year graduation rate of nearly 90 percent.

The districts each offer experienced educators and small teacher/student ratios, as well as career, technical and vocational opportunities, audio/visual and healthcare classes, athletics, fine arts, and much more.

Garwood Elementary School, located in the Rice CISD, was awarded the prestigious title of a National Blue Ribbon School in 2019.

Colorado County also has two private Catholic Schools for students grades Kindergarten through eighth: St. Anthony Catholic School of Columbus, and St. Michael Catholic School of Weimar.

Nature & Outdoor Activities

Is hunting your bag? Colorado County has long been regarded as a hunter’s paradise. We are home to the “Goose Hunting Capital of the World” and have entertained many celebrities over the years. Eagle Lake and the entire county is prime hunting grounds for deer, squirrel, quail, rabbit, dove, duck and much more. Spanning over 2,000 acres, Big Easy Ranch, a members and quests only sporting club is highly regarded to be one of only two hunting lodges in Texas endorsed by both Orvis and Shooting Sportsman.

Pintail Hunting Club in Garwood oversees in excess of 30,000 acres of owned and leased land and specializes in providing its hunters with the fullest ‘shotgunning’ experience. From the early September teal season to the last snow goose hunt in February, the action never stops. Whether you want to tube float into the sunset, hunt at daybreak, or boat, fish, four-wheel, walk, bike, job, or bird watch - Colorado County invites you to take off your boots and stay awhile!

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Colorado County Sheriff’s Department

Colorado County EMS (Ambulance)

Columbus Police Department

(979) 732-2388

(979) 732-2188

(979) 732-3351

Columbus City Hall (979) 732-2366

GAS AND WATER SERVICE IN COLUMBUS

Instituting new electric service, visit PowerToChoose.org. Columbus is a deregulated electric market.

Columbus Chamber of Commerce (979) 732-8385

Colorado County Judge Ty Prause (979) 732-2604

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Ever Upward,Cardinals!

Overall Accountability Rating B Superintendent Jim Connor Mascot Cardinal Accountability Rating (20-21) B Total Students 1,532 Average teacher experience 12.8 years * Four-year graduation rate 94.1% * Website www.columbusisd.org Social Media Columbus ISD

The Mission of Columbus Independent School District is to provide the best, expect the best, and become the best in what we do. CISD believes and practices the following core values: People are both the focus and source of CISD’s success; Teamwork requires working together toward shared goals by building on the strengths of all involved; CISD’s pride and tradition reflect dedication to honesty, integrity, hard work, respect, character, and community standards; and Nothing less than the best is acceptable.

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CLEAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

CLEAR’s curriculum has been researched and implemented by a team of educators with 30 years of experience teaching and leading schools from elementary through higher education.

CLEAR Leadership Academy’s curriculum includes full implementation of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) foundation and enrichment curriculum and personalized learning through Fostering Communities of Learners’ (FCL), multi-year looping and mastery-based progression. To learn more about CLEAR, visit learn2leadtx.org or call (979) 484-7223.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN COLORADO COUNTY

ST. ANTHONY CATHOLIC SCHOOL 635 Bonham St. Columbus, TX 78934 (979) 732-5505 stanthonycolumbus.net

ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL 103 E North St. Weimar, TX 78962 (979) 725-8461 stmichaelswords.org

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Assembly of God

Live Oak Assembly* 1503 Bowie Street, Columbus church@liveoakassembly.com

Baptist

First Baptist Church of Columbus 1700 Milam Street Fbccolumbustx.org

Glidden Baptist Church 209 8th Street, Glidden gliddenbaptistchurch.org

Greater Smith Baptist Church 833 Preston Street, Columbus

Green Grove Baptist Church 516 Travis Street, Alleyton

Iglesia Bautista Nueva Jerusalem 1122 Spring Street, Columbus

Frelsburg Baptist Church 1839 FM 109, Frelsburg fbc@industryinet.com

Catholic

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church* 1602 Bowie Street, Columbus stanthonycolumbustx.net

St. Michael Catholic Church 410 N Center Street, Weimar stmichaelweimar.org

St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church* 1031 Church Lane, Frelsburg peterandpaulparish.com

St. Roch Catholic Church* 1600 Frelsburg Road, Alleyton saintrochparish.org

Church of Christ Milam Street Church of Christ 815 Milam Street, Columbus milamstreetchurchofchrist.com

West Oaks Church of Christ 214 FM 806, Columbus westoakschurchofchrist.com

Church of Christ 406 Camp Street, Alleyton

Sheridan Church of Christ 1328 Highway 90A, Sheridan

Church of God in Christ 415 N East Street, Weimar

Episcopal

St. John’s Episcopal Church* 915 Travis Street, Columbus stjohnscolumbustx.org

Lutheran

St. Paul Lutheran Church* 201 Veterans Drive, Columbus splctx.com

Trinity Lutheran Church* 2309 FM 1291, New Ulm, Columbus trinitylutheranfrelsburg.com

*denotes chamber members

Methodist

First United Methodist Church* 1229 Milam, Columbus fumccolumbustx.com

St. Paul United Methodist Church 916 Fannin, Columbus

First United Methodist Church 301 W. St. Charles Street, Weimar firstumcweimar.org

Eagle Lake United Methodist Church 200 W Prairie Ave, Eagle Lake umc.org

Wesley United Methodist Church 1003 Columbus Street, Altair

Nazarene

Columbus First Church of The Nazarene 711 Fannin Street, Columbus

Non-Denominational

Zoe Christian Freedom Church 816 Wallace Street, Columbus zcfc.simdif.com

Christian Gospel Church 516 Camp Street, Alleyton

Columbus Church of God 3231 Columbus Circle, Columbus

Reese Lane Bible Church 2022 Reese Lane, Columbus reeselanebiblechurch.com

Next Level Christian Church 1038 Milam Street, Columbus

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April

4th Sunday

St. Michael’s Catholic Church

410 N. Center St. Weimar, TX 78962 (979) 725-6714

May

1st Sunday

Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Hostyn) 936 FM 2436 La Grange, TX 78945 (979) 247-4441

4th Sunday

St. Joseph Catholic Church 8282 FM 141 Dime Box, TX 77853 (979) 884-3100

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

June

1st Sunday

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 516 South Faires Flatonia, TX 78941 (361) 865-3568

2nd Sunday

St. Mary’s Catholic Church FM Rd 340 #1648 Hallettsville, TX 77964 (361) 798-2128

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church 1010 Lyons Ave. Schulenburg, TX 78956 (979) 743-3117

3rd Sunday

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Ammannsville) 7745 Mensik Rd. Schulenburg, TX 78956-5724 (979) 743-3117

4th Sunday

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

Fayetteville Brethren Church 1022 Kramr Rd Fayetteville, TX 78940 (979) 220-1289

July

1st Sunday

St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church FM Road 1383 Dubina, TX 78956 (979) 725-6714

4th of July

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

August

1st Sunday

St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church 1031 Church Ln Frelsburg, TX 78950 (979) 732-3430

2nd Sunday

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

15th of August

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

3rd Sunday

St. Andrew Catholic Church (Hillje) 270 St. Andrew St. El Campo, TX 77437 (979) 648-2864

4th Sunday

St. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church (Cistern) 113 Manchester St. Flatonia, TX 78941 (361) 865-3568

St. Mary Catholic Church 815 St. Mary’s Church Rd. Ellinger, TX 78940 (979) 378-2277

Holy Rosary Catholic Church 1416 George St. Rosenberg, TX 77471 (281) 342-3089

September

Sunday of Labor Day Weekend

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church 1261 Old Nada Road Nada, TX 77460 (979) 758-3218

1st Sunday Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church (High Hill) 2833 FM 2672 Schulenburg, TX 78956 (979) 743-3117

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 209 E. Bell St. Fayetteville, TX 78940 (979) 378-2277

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

3rd Sunday

St. Wenceslaus (Holman) FM Road 155 La Grange, TX 78945 (979) 743-3317

4th Sunday

Immaculate Conception Church Bazaar 608 Fifth St. Sealy, TX 77474 (979) 885-3868

St. Phillip the Apostle Catholic Church 304 W. Church St. El Campo, TX 77437 (979) 543-3770

October

1st Sunday

Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Hostyn) 936 FM 2436 La Grange, TX 78945 (979) 247-4441

St. Roch Catholic Church (Mentz) 1600 Frelsburg Rd. Alleyton, TX 78935 (979) 732-3460

2nd Sunday

St. Anthony Catholic Church 1602 Bowie St. Columbus, TX 78934 (979) 732-2562

3rd Sunday Parish of the Nativity 308 N. Stevenson Street Eagle Lake, TX 77434 (979) 234-2842

Sacred Heart Catholic Church 580 E. Pearl St. La Grange, TX 78945 (979) 968-3430

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16 Columbus Chamber of Commerce Kay Klauber Candies 520 Walnut Street, Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3084 info@kayklaubercandies.com www.kayklaubercandies.com Delicious southern-style candies and other edibles from historic Columbus, Texas! REAL ESTATE That’s what we’re all about Don t let your dreams be just dreams Let’s make them happen! REAL ESTATE That’s what we’re all about Don’t let your dreams be just dreams… Let’s make them happen! REAL ESTATE That’s what we’re all about Don’t let your dreams be just dreams… Let’s make them happen! 522 Spring St • Columbus 979-253-2759 Now offering custom aprons, baby and toddler outfits along with our regular items. “Everything Under the Sun.” Preserving History. Building Community. 425 Spring Street • Columbus, Texas 979-732-5135 • 1886soh@gmail.com • Take a step back in time as you tour one of our historic properties. • Enjoy live theatrical and musical performances and fun community events held throughout the year. • Host a special event at the beautiful 1886 Stafford Opera House. Events of all sizes welcome. Visit columbushpt.org for more information. Stafford Opera House Alley Log Cabin Dilue Rose Harris House Museum Santa Claus Museum
coloRado countY count RadoCalendar of Events ManY otHER ExcItIng EVEntS aRE HEld tHRougHout tHE YEaR! Check out the events calendar at www.coluMBuStExaS.oRg for all dates and updates, or call (979) 732-8385. JANUARY • Chamber Annual Membership Meeting • Chamber Lunch and Learn • Walk for Life October • Columbus Country Market (last Saturday) • St. Anthony Halloween Carnival • St. Anthony Fall Festival • St. Roch Catholic Church picnic • National Night Out • Lots of Treats • Night at the Old Brunson Saloon • Turtle Wing Foundation 5K • Chamber Lunch and Learn July • 4th of July Celebration • Columbus Country Market (last Saturday) • Youth Summer Art Camp at Live Oak Art Center • Taste of Columbus • Chamber Lunch and Learn April • Ragin’ Cajun Fest • Columbus Country Market (last Saturday) • City Wide Trash-Off Cleanup Event • FFA Alumni Boots and Bling • Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale • Little League Barbecue • Chamber Lunch and Learn • Chamber Fundraiser • Easter Egg Hunt on Courthouse Lawn February • Rotary Club Pancake Supper • Columbus Volunteer Fire Department Oyster Fry • Knights of Columbus Hunter’s Exhibit & Chili Supper • Mentz Catholic Daughters of the Americas Turkey Dinner • St. Anthony Catholic School Gala • Chamber Networking Mixer • Dinner Theatre at Stafford Opera House November • Columbus Country Market ends for the season (last Saturday) • Live Oaks & Dead Folks Cemetery Tour • Live Oak Art Center Members Exhibit • Ducks Unlimited Banquet August • Columbus Country Market (last Saturday) • Live Oak Art Center Juried Exhibit • Back to School
• Magnolia Days Festival (third weekend) • Columbus Country Market (last Saturday) • National Day of Prayer • Thunder by the Colorado Truck & Tractor Pull • Live Oak Chapter – Coastal Conservation Association Banquet March • FFA Show, Sale, and Parade • Mentz Knights of Columbus Stew Supper • Columbus Country Market begins (last Saturday) December • Ladies Night Out • Santa Claus Museum OPEN • Chamber Networking Mixer September • Colorado County Fair & Parade • Lions Club Golf Tournament • Columbus Country Market (last Saturday) • Rotary Club Hunters Stew • Chamber Networking Mixer June • 90 Miles on Hwy 90 Yard Sale • FFA Alumni BBQ Cookoff • Columbus Country Market (last Saturday) • Youth Summer Art Camp at Live Oak Art Center • Chamber Networking Mixer Membership & Community Guide 17
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EXPLORING Columbus

THE COURTHOUSE is the third courthouse and was built in 1890. It is a combination Classical Revival and Greek Revival style. The central bell tower and roof were destroyed in the 1909 storm. They were replaced with the current central domed Tiffany-style skylight.

TATE-SENFTENBERG-BRANDON HOUSE was constructed in 1867 by local businessman Phocion Tate. The house was sold in 1887 to Adolph Senftenberg, a local merchant who added the second floor and Eastlake style porches. Kenneth Brandon purchased the home in 1900, and added modern amenities to the property. The house operated as a historic house museum from the late 1960s to 2006. The home is the birthplace of J. Waddy Tate, former Mayor of Dallas.

THE WATER TOWER/ WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM was built in 1883 and has 32-inch walls. It served as water tower and firehouse until 1912. It now houses the Confederate Museum operated by the Shropshire-Upton Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy.

The Second Empire-style STAFFORD OPERA HOUSE was built by Robert Stafford in 1886. Originally, it housed the Stafford Bank downstairs and a flat-floored opera house upstairs. The white two-story house next door was the house Robert Stafford built for his family.

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built THE BRUNSON BUILDING in 1891 and used it as a saloon until about 1919. He built the adjacent building in 1896. It retains much of the original Victorian styling. It now houses Live Oak Art Center and Courtyard Wine Bar.

Built in the 1860s of cypress wood on land owned by Robert Robson, the charming CARRIAGE STEP HOUSE is now a tea room and bed and breakfast. Contact the owners to make your reservations.

The two-room ABRAM ALLEY LOG CABIN/ ANTIQUE TOOL MUSEUM was built in 1836 after the Alleys returned from the “Runaway Scrape.” It is constructed of oak logs found near the Alley property at the Atoscosita Crossing south of Columbus. It was moved to Columbus and restored in 1976. Preserved since the Texas Revolution, this oak log cabin houses tools, furnishings, and artifacts. Shown by appointment only. Call 979-732-8385 to schedule a tour.

The MEWES-GANT HOUSE was built in nearby Alleyton by Rudolph Mewes (pronounced “Mavis”). In 1978, it was brought from the Gants and moved to Columbus and restored by preservationist Laura Ann Rau. The original German stenciling can still be seen on the walls of this quaint little house.

Built in 1850, THE OLD BRICK STORE is the oldest brick building in Columbus. It was owned and occupied by Thomas A. Harris, a physician, from 1850 until 1867. From 1912 until 1979, the Fehrenkamps as a grocery store operated it. It now houses a clothing boutique.

Ira and Dilue Rose Harris built THE DILUE ROSE HARRIS HOUSE in 1858. It is of concrete construction and boasts a basement that originally had a dirt floor. Dilue participated in the “Runaway Scrape” at the end of the Texas Revolution and wrote her “reminiscences.”

THE EHRENWERTH BUILDING is the dominant building on the west side of Milam Street. The 1873 two-story commercial structure was built of bricks from a local kiln in Italianate style.

As seen on The Texas Bucket List, THE SANTA CLAUS MUSEUM is a one-of-a-kind museum featuring thousands of unique Santa figurines, music boxes, dolls, dishes, ornaments, artwork, needlework, and photos from all over the world.

THE TOWNSENDWEST HOUSE was built by Marcus and Annie Townsend in 1890 and is Victorian in style with Eastlake embellishments. Townsend was a state representative and senator and sponsored the bill to buy the Alamo. Thurmond and Erma West bought the house in 1906.

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MAGNOLIA DAYS Family Festival

Come on down to Columbus the third weekend in May and join the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for the annual Magnolia Days Festival! Held on the Courthouse Square, under the shade of 100-year-old live oak and magnolia trees, the Magnolia Days Festival is fun for the whole family.

Big time fun in small town Texas!

While you’re here, step back in history and take a self-guided walking tour or guided tour to view many of Columbus’ historic buildings. Take your photo with the Magnolia Belles on the Courthouse Square. Shop ‘til you drop in the Vendor Marketplace. Sample tasty food and beverages, ranging from sweet and savory. Enjoy a frosty brew or delicious glass of vino in our Biergarten and Wine Garden. Bring the kids and make lasting memories in our Family Fun Zone. Dance the weekend away to our fantastic lineup of free live concerts. There’s a little something for everyone to enjoy!

Admission to Magnolia Days Festival is free and parking is plentiful. So mark your calendar and tell your friends… you won’t want to miss the fun! Columbus, the city of “live oaks and live folks”, looks forward to seeing you at the annual Magnolia Days Festival!

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MAGNOLIA DAYS FESTIVALTo-Do List

Shopping the Square

Treasure hunters are sure to find something wonderful in our Vendor Marketplace! Along with our vendors on the Square, many of our Downtown merchants will be open for business as well. It’s a shopper’s paradise!

Historic Columbus Tour

During the Magnolia Days Festival, guests may take a self-guided walking tour or guided tour to view many of Columbus’ historic properties.

Biergarten and Wine Garden

Along with many of the much-loved domestic beers, the Magnolia Days Festival will feature unique craft brews from Texas breweries. The Wine Garden boasts a wide selection of delicious reds, whites, and rosés sure to please your palette.

Magnolia Belles

The Magnolia Belles add a touch of Southern grace and antebellum nostalgia to the festival and the historic sites on tour.

Family Fun Zone

Whether you’re a kid, or a kid at heart, there are loads of fun things to do in the Family Fun Zone!

Tasty Treats and Eats

Something sweet? Salty? Crunchy? Chocolatey, spicy or gooey, there are delicious options to satisfy every tummy at the Magnolia Days Festival. From barbecue to snocones, bring your appetite!

Art Exhibit

In partnership with the Live Oak Art Center, the Columbus Chamber of Commerce invites the public to enter the annual Magnolia Days Festival Art Show.

Horse and Wagon Rides

Listen to the peaceful clip-clop of hooves as you ride through the streets in an old-fashioned horsedrawn wagon. Soak in the beauty of Columbus from a different perspective.

Classic Car Show

Rev your engines and shine your tires…a bevy of classic and custom beauties will be cruising into town for the Magnolia Days Festival Car Show!

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CURATED Experiences

Columbus Chamber of Commerce

What are you doing today?

Stop everything, because Columbus has something better!

We’ve curated three experiences for you. Whether you like nature, history, shopping, or a combination of all three, we’ve got exactly what you want to do - right here in Columbus. Here are the foundations of our three curated experiences. You can find more information on these attractions, and some not listed here, by calling the Columbus Chamber of Commerce at (979) 732-8385, visit ColumbusTexas.org and be sure to download the Discover Columbus Texas app on Apple or Android devices.

An Art & Culture Excursion

An experience focusing on art and cultural experiences

Start your day with breakfast at Schobels in Columbus. Then head down the road to Garwood and visit Eastman Gallery for some of the finest art pieces in the Lower Colorado Valley.

After visiting Eastman Gallery, head a little further down the road to Nada to check out the amazing architecture of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the historic stone grotto altar.

Next, travel back toward Eagle Lake and check out the fascinating Eagle Lake Depot Museum, Prairie Edge Museum and stroll the historic downtown Square.

For lunch, head back into Columbus for some famous Mikeska’s Barbecue.

After lunch, visit Grand Oaks Antiques & Gifts, Hometown Goods, Kay Klauber

and other downtown shops for treasures galore.

A must visit is the Live Oak Art Center, where you can take a peek at the art on display.

Chronicles, Countryside, Chow

An experience focusing on leisurely drives, historical markers and great food

Rise and shine! Wake up and head to Maria’s for a fantastic, authentic Mexican breakfast. Try the breakfast tacos, some of the best in the county. After breakfast, head out to explore the dozens of historical markers chronicling our area’s history in Columbus. Use the map on this page as a guide to a small sample of markers that tell the stories of our county.

Hungry for lunch? Try Hartz’s Chicken

buffet, Keyser Market, All Thai’d Up or Dairy Cone - where you can experience their authentic and homestyle cooking!

It’s a sure hit with kids and grownups alike.

Once you are done with lunch, take a leisurely drive through the countryside along US 90. This will allow you to follow the route of the Old Spanish Trail through the historic Southern Pacific Railroad Underpass and into the town of Weimar.

Celebrate Weimar’s German heritage at the Heritage Society Museum - complete with a full set up of a newspaper printing press and an old doctor’s office and pharmacy! Stop by Kasper’s Meat Market for sausage to die for. The Kasper family has owned and operated the market - and used their closely guarded secret family recipe for pork sausage - for over a century.

Finally, return to Columbus for an evening at Blake’s Kitchen & Kocktailz or Hound Song Brewing Company.

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See. Shop. Sip.

Start your day with breakfast at Beckey’s just off the Square in downtown Columbus. Then take a stroll to the Santa Claus Museum, Alley Log Cabin, and Dilue Rose Harris House.

Pass the grand, Spanish-inspired architecture of the Columbus Fire Station, and wind your way back into the Downtown National Register District, where you’ll find our historic 1890 courthouse. If court isn’t in session, take a stroll up to the second floor and admire the Tiffany glass dome - a rarity among Texas courthouses.

Stop by the Stafford Opera House to visit the friendly Columbus Chamber of Commerce staff, and then hit The Silver Barn, Sunshine Design, Daughters with Spirit, Donna’s Attic, and other area shops before lunch at Schobels, Los Cabos, Mikeska’s BBQ, Keyser Market or Nancy’s.

For your afternoon adventure, hop in your car and take the historic driving tour of Columbus that features the Historic Stafford Opera House and more.

Follow that with a trip to a winery in the Columbus area.

After your leisurely drive, visit the butterfly garden at MidTown Park before heading to spend the late afternoon and early evening at Blake’s Kitchen & Kocktailz or Hound Song Brewing Company.

Don’t forget about the Columbus Municipal Golf Course!

Columbus Municipal Golf Course is the area’s premier nine-hole golf course featuring a clubhouse, golf cart rental, and a challenging course. Located at 1617 Walnut in Columbus. Call (979) 732-5575 to book your tee time today.

List. For beer and wine lovers, the ice-cold Biergarten and fabulous Wine Garden will please your palette. Take a break and enjoy your beverage under the shade of 100-yearold live oak and magnolia trees. You’re sure to see one of the Magnolia Belles, ambassadors of goodwill for the Columbus Historical Preservation Trust and the City of Columbus, in the crowd. Their breathtaking 19th Century dresses add a touch of Southern grace to the festival. Live music from an eclectic array of musicians, from polka to jazz and everything in between will have you dancing the night away. Horse drawn wagon rides, family fun zone, art exhibits, a classic car show and so much more await you at the Magnolia Days Festival.

Colorado County Fair

Do you love a down home, boot stompin’ good time? Then grab your boots and hat and head to the Colorado County Fair. Held every September at the Colorado County Fairgrounds in Columbus, you’ll have a blast at the rodeo, barbecue cook-off, tractor pull, carnival, concerts, pageants, livestock show, parade and more. See y’all at the Fair!

Ladies Night Out

Thousands of ladies (and gentlemen) pack Columbus the first Thursday of December each year for the wildly successful Ladies Night Out shopping and social extravaganza. Enjoy shopping, wine tasting, and food from vendors located in the historic Stafford Opera House in Columbus, outside on Spring Street and from merchants around town. This is a holiday shopping experience you don’t want to miss!

County.

Bluebonnets. Pecan, Live Oak and Magnolia trees. Monarch butterflies. The Texas Independence Trail. History. Barbecue. Cattle. HEB. Chips and salsa. Whataburger. Not only are these things synonymous with Texas, we have all of these things right here in Colorado County!

We are so glad you’ve kicked up your heels to stay awhile. Here are three events that will help you feel right at home here in Columbus and Colorado County:

Magnolia Days Festival

Big time fun in small town Texas! The annual Magnolia Days Festival takes place the third weekend of May in Columbus, and it’s two days of non-stop fun, shopping, music and food. Treasure hunters will find loads of goodies at the vendor marketplace. From handmade soaps and candles, jewelry, clothes and unique decor, it is a shopper’s paradise. History buffs will marvel at the homes on the historic homes tour. The tour also includes the Santa Claus Museum, which was featured on the Texas Bucket

Hit the river for family fun!

Paddling the Colorado River through the town of Columbus, you have the opportunity to see wildflowers, birds, turtles and more! This 6.5 mile paddling trail can take anywhere from two to five hours to complete. The peaceful waters and calm rapids will give you a wonderful day on the Colorado River.

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An excursion focused on shopping, wine, and beautiful places to see
Remember the past! Make your future here in Colorado

food & fun

Columbus Country Market

MARCH - NOVEMBER • LAST SATURDAY • 9AM-NOON

It’s called “The Big One” for a reason! Boasting crowds in the hundreds, Columbus Country Market launched in 2014. Community volunteers lead the market with support from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The Country Market promotes healthy choices while supporting local farmers, gardeners, cooks, bakers, craftspeople, and other artisans. Vendors sell everything from breakfast tacos, tamales, hot coffee and fresh produce including berries, greens, carrots, beets, squash, onions, tomatoes and herbs, to homemade baked goods like pies, breads and cakes, to fresh gulf shrimp, local farm raised beef and eggs, jewelry, crafts, plants, jams, jellies, local olive oil, local honey, handmade soaps, homemade

soups, yummy Filipino egg rolls and lots more. Market guests are encouraged to enter a monthly drawing for $50 in Country Market gift certificates. It’s free to enter and two winners are chosen each month.

Saturdays on the Square

EVERY SATURDAY EXCEPT LAST OF MONTH • 8AM-NOON

A weekly outdoor market of local vendors offering home baked goods, handcrafted items, locally grown fruits and vegetables and more. From yard eggs to native Texas plants, coins, and jewelry, market goers are sure to walk away with a bag or two at Saturdays on the Square. Potted plants, floral arrangements, pottery and lots of unique finds are waiting for eager shoppers at Saturdays on the Square.

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On the Square One-of-a-kind finds, foods, fun, music and more!

DINING INColumbus

Fantastic Food, Down Home Customer Service, Great Experiences

If you are traveling along the I-10, US 90, or Texas Highway 71 corridor, Columbus must be your destination for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You won’t find better home cooking, better light bites or better barbecue than right here in Columbus.

Whether it’s breakfast or a chicken fried steak at Beckey’s, the epic Sunday buffet at Jerry Mikeska’s Barbecue, out-of-thisworld good, authentic Italian food at Joe’s Italian, steak at Blake’s Kitchen & Kocktails, donuts at Shipley’s, a sweet treat at OST Creamery or old-fashioned soft serve cone at Dairy Cone (a Columbus staple for over 50 years!), you (and your taste buds) will always remember your stop in Columbus.

If you are here for a longer stay, check out the delicious dining options and friendly service at All Thai’d Up, Hound Song Brewing Co., Los Cabos Mexican Restaurant, Nancy’s Steakhouse, Schobel’s Restaurant and many of our area vineyards.

Columbus is your gateway to a happy plate and happy tummy, whether you are enjoying an intimate meal for two or a dining experience for the whole family!

Selfie Spot!

A great spot for a selfie is in front of the neon sign at OST Creamery.

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BROOKSHIRE BROTHERS * 1400 Fannin Street | Columbus

DONALD’S DONUTS 2101 Milam Street #C | Columbus

HEB * 2105 Milam Street | Columbus

KEYSER MARKET * 1116 Milam Street | Columbus

OST CREAMERY * 525 Walnut Street | Columbus Shipley’s Donuts * 1336 Fannin Street |Columbus Bar/Grill

Pilsner’s Café * 4947 US 90 | Alleyton

Schobel’s Restaurant * 2020 Milam Street | Columbus

Brookshire Brothers * 1400 Fannin | Columbus

Hartz Chicken * 1715 Hwy 71 South |Columbus

Snappy’s Market Alleyton 2006 Alleyton Road

Ice Cream | Shaved Ice DAIRY CONE * 836 Walnut Street | Columbus

OST CREAMERY * 525 Walnut Street | Columbus R&R Shaved Ice * 1031 Walnut Street | Columbus

Italian Joe’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza* 2010 Milam | Columbus

LAMBERTO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT * 217 E. Main Street | Eagle Lake

Mexican

LOGO Los Cabos Mexican Grill * 2543 Hwy 71 South | Columbus

Maria’s Restaurant 1221 Fannin Street | Columbus

Pizza Pizza Hut 106 Shult Drive | Columbus

Joe’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza * 2010 Milam | Columbus

LAMBERTO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT * 217 E. Main Street | Eagle Lake

BLAKE’S KITCHEN & KOCKTAILZ * 2035 Milam Street, Ste A | Columbus

Sandwich/Coffee Latte Café * 2126 Hwy 71 South |Columbus

Layla T. and Taty C. Drinks and Sweet Treats * 1216 Walnut B Station | Columbus

NOAH’S ARK COFFEE HOUSE * 816 Wallace Street | Columbus

Southern Sip * 1348 Walnut Street | Columbus Subway * 2560 Hwy 71 South | Columbus Subway 2006 Alleyton Road South

Steak House Nancy’s Steak House * 2536 Hwy 71 South | Columbus

Tea Room The Carriage Step * 1118 Prairie Street | Columbus (call for schedule) *DENOTES CHAMBER MEMBERS

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Bakery/Donuts
BLAKE’S KITCHEN & KOCKTAILZ * 2035 Milam Street, Ste A | Columbus Barbecue Jerry Mikeska’s Barbecue & Catering * 4053 Hwy 90 East | Columbus Brew House HOUND SONG BREWING COMPANY * 535 Walnut Street | Columbus Candy Store KAY KLAUBER CANDIES * 520 Walnut Street | Columbus Chinese Formosa Chinese Restaurant 2208 Hwy 71 South | Columbus Thai All Thai’d Up * 302 Walnut Street | Columbus Fast Food Burger King 2214 Hwy 71 South | Columbus Dairy Cone* 836 Walnut Street | Columbus Jack in the Box 2209 Hwy 71 South | Columbus McDonald’s 2421 Hwy 71 South| Columbus Sonic Drive-In * 2526 Hwy 71 South | Columbus Subway * 2560 Hwy 71 South | Columbus Taco Bell 4800 I-10 East |Columbus Whataburger 2204 Hwy 71 South | Columbus Wendy’s * 900 S. Eagle | Weimar Homestyle Atrium Café (in Hospital) * 110 Shult Drive Beckey’s Café * 1237 Bowie Street Keyser Market * 1116 Milam Street | Columbus

SMALL TOWNCharm

The cultural diversity and rich history of Columbus makes it one of the most beloved small towns in Texas.

The sheer volume of things to do, places to visit and great things to eat packed into this small city is enough to entice you to stay awhile.

A number of permanent residents started off as weekend visitors, and were thrilled enough with Columbus to make it their new hometown. With five museums, vineyards, an arts district, boutiques and restaurants on most every corner, you have not experienced small town Texas until you’ve experienced Columbus.

Thunder by the Colorado

TBC strives to provide safe, fun, affordable, family oriented entertainment, with the goal of reviving hot rod truck and tractor pulling excitement for local fans and fans across the state of Texas. Thunder by the Colorado is held the first weekend in May each year. Come watch us hook to one of the awesome Bungart X-Factor sleds!

Columbus Municipal Golf Course

Columbus offers a 9-hole course that features tree-lined fairways and water on seven holes, as well as the chance to spot the white-tail deer that frequently roam the course. The design incorporates a good mixture of holes: some play short, but others are of a more standard length.

Texas Independence Relay

The Texas Independence Relay is an annual 100-mile race that retraces the path of the Texas Independence Trail from Gonzales to Houston, and all three cities in Colorado County are stops along the race.

BIG CITYFun!

Fourth of July

It’s fireworks and fun for the entire family at the annual Fourth of July festivities in Columbus. Enjoy spending family time at the City Pool free of charge. After the sun goes down, the dazzling fireworks show is the perfect end to the nation’s birthday celebration.

Nesbitt Memorial Library

It’s easy to get lost in the expansive, carefully preserved collection of books - both old and new - at the Nesbitt Memorial Library. The Nesbitt Memorial Library is the municipal library of the City of Columbus, named in honor of the family of Lee Quinn Nesbitt, who financed the construction of the building. The collection of the city’s previous municipal library, the Mansfield Memorial Library, which was named in honor of Joseph Jefferson Mansfield, who provided the land for the building and its initial collection, was absorbed into that of the Nesbitt Memorial Library. The library has a meeting room that can accommodate about 70 people, complete with a kitchenette, projector, large screen and sound system. The archives of

the Nesbitt Memorial Library include the Texas Collection, which contains about 4,000 books about Texas, more than 50 collections of documents and over 6,000 photographs of every known existing issue of every known Colorado County newspaper, school annual, maps and more. The library is home to a brilliant doll collection, on permanent display in the children’s section. The collection includes over 200 dolls and artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Fine Arts & Fine Brews

The Live Oak Art Center, housed in the historic 1891 Brunson Building, is dedicated to promoting the fine arts, expanding art education and enhancing cultural enrichment. The center offers a robust permanent collection, a diverse and exciting exhibition schedule and a variety of community education programs. Admission is always free and open to the public.

Just a short walk from the LOAC is Hound Song Brewing Company. Located in the historic Harbert’s Garage, Hound Song offers national award-nominated craft beer, best enjoyed on their spacious patio or their newly renovated indoor seating areas. Hound Song hosts live music, food trucks and more.

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Selfie Spot!

In Downtown Columbus at the corner of Milam and Spring streets, stop for a selfie with the Greeting’s from Columbus mural.

Shop Columbus

Whether you are looking for Western wear or chic casual attire, unique gifts to housewares, Columbus has it all. From the legendary, nationally-renowned Potter’s Western Store, where you can get boots, hats and more for the entire family, to boutiques like Donna’s Attic, The Silver Barn, Kitchen Thyme, Sunshine Design, Grand Oaks Antiques & Gifts, Hometown Goods, and Kay Klauber Candies, you can find a little bit of everything in Columbus. Be sure to check the business directory located in the back of this guide, and/or download the Discover Columbus Texas app for a more complete list of places to

shop. No matter where you are headed throughout the state, be sure to stop in Columbus - part of the “Golden Triangle” - for a quick shopping stop. Just make sure you have room in the car for all of the treasures you are sure to find here!

And there’s more

There is always something to do here. Columbus is proud to host regional golf tournaments at the beautiful Columbus Golf Course.

Plays at the Stafford Opera House, exhibits at the Live Oak Art Center, and live music sets at venues throughout the city, including Blake’s Kitchen & Kocktailz and Hound Song Brewing

Selfie Spot!

Just outside Potter’s Western Store, located at 2024 Highway 71 South, stop for a selfie with the horse on the pole outside the store!

Company, provide well-rounded options for nightlife in our town.

Download the Discover Columbus Texas app, visit the Columbus Chamber of Commerce website, ColumbusTexas. org for the latest events, or stop by the Chamber office, located in the historic Stafford Opera House on the Square in downtown Columbus.

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CASA for Kids of South Central Texas (979) 277-0088

Cast Iron Winery (281) 881-6395

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Chef Raoul Catering (713) 870-2838

Chessdale Acres Apiaries (979) 992-3295

Class Concrete LLC (979) 234-5806

Clean Sweep Cleaning Service (979) 942-0162

CLEAR Leadership Academy (979) 474-7223

Coastal Conservation Association-Live Oak Chapter (979) 733-3358

Coldwell Banker The Ron Brown Company (979) 733-8200

Colorado County Area Go-Texan, Inc. (832) 768-3627

Colorado County Chapter-Texas German Society (979) 733-9129

Colorado County Citizen (979) 732-2304

Colorado County Fair Association, Inc. (979) 732-7571

Colorado County Farm Bureau (979) 732-2383

Colorado County Habitat For Humanity (979) 732-5677

Colorado County Oil Co. Inc (979) 732-6870

Colorado County State Farm Insurance (979) 732-8327

Colorado County Youth and Family Services (979) 732-8355

Colorado Valley Veterinary Services (979) 732-9981

Columbus Animal Clinic, PLLC (979) 732-5758

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Columbus Butane Company (979) 732-2074

Columbus Christian Women’s Organization (979) 732-2473

Columbus Community Hospital (979) 732-2371

Columbus Country Market (979) 732-8385

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Columbus Hall (979) 732-2220

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Columbus ISD (979) 732-5704

Columbus Lions Club

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Columbus Municipal Golf Association (979) 732-5575

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Drymalla Construction Coompany, Inc (979) 732-5731

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E. Cranek Designs (979) 942-0033

Edward Jones - Carrie McRee (979) 732-8266

Edward Jones - Russell Braun, CFP (979) 732-2502

Edward Jones - Terry Braun (979) 732-2910

Elliott & Waldron Abstract Company (979) 732-2213

Emerald Foods, Inc. DBA Wendy’s Restaurant (979) 725-8640

Erik Services (979) 859-6366

Extreme Gym (979) 484-2100

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Family Chiropractic & Nutrition (979) 733-9500

Farmers Insurance (979) 732-5104

Fernandez and Sons, LLC (281) 935-0386

Finance Home America, Denise Krc (979) 733-3358

First Class Limo TX, LLC (979) 318-0264

First National Bank of Eagle Lake (979) 732-2003

First United Methodist Church (979) 732-2643

Five Oak Construction (979) 732-5001

Four Oaks Dental (979) 732-2722

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Friends of Zimmerscheidt

Historic School (979) 732-7759

Friends on Walnut Street (281) 797-0917

Frnka A/C Sales and Appliances (979) 732-3244

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General Surgery Of Texas (979) 732-6552

Glow Columbus, LLC (979) 705-1114

God’s Corner Store (979) 484-2769

Grand Oaks Antiques and Gifts (979) 732-9181

Great Southern WoodColumbus, Inc (979) 733-0515

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Hallmark Realty, LLC (979) 732-8811

Hanson Aggregates (979) 758-3662

Harrell Dentistry (281) 923-4009

Hartz Chicken Buffet (979) 942-9081

Health & Behavioral Wellness Council of Greater Colorado alley (979) 732-0648

H-E-B (979) 732-6253

Heidi Heinsohn MayLeyco Real Estate (832) 588-5525

Henneke Funeral Home Ltd. (979) 732-2143

Hoelscher Car Care Center (979) 732-2263

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (979) 733-9300

Hometown Goods (979) 732-9181

Hospice Support, Inc. (979) 578-0314

Hound Song Brewing Company (979) 500-4253

Houser Roofing LLC (979) 221-2364

Hwy 71 Shell (979) 732-5090

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I/O Custom Builders (979) 732-4746

Incfile (855) 829-9090

Industry State Bank (979) 732-5626

Iron Horse RV Resort, LLC (979) 263-4305

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Jerry Mikeska BBQ & Catering (979) 732-3101

Jessica’s Express (713) 545-5706

Joe’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza (979) 500-4204

Johnny B Good Lock & Safe (832) 243-8184

Johnny’s Sport Shop (979) 234-3516

June Cookoff (979) 732-1386

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Kamenski Auto Repair,LLC (979) 733-8400

Kay Klauber Candies, LLC (979) 732-3084

Keyser’s Market (979) 732-2658

Kids Cows & More (713) 705-3244

Kin & Em Doorstep Deliveries (979) 942-0162

Kitchen Thyme (979) 500-4102

Kleiber Tractor and Equipment (979) 968-3187

Kolache Heaven (979) 732-7657

Kotrla Air Conditioning & Heating LLC (979) 732-7265

Kountry Imaging and Massage (979) 500-4155

Kountry Kritters LLc (979) 253-7610

Koy Concrete, LTD. (979) 885-3551

KULM/KNRG Radio (979) 732-5766

KW International (979) 404-2219

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Lamar Advertising (361) 576-3164

Lambertos Main Street Italian Restaurant (979) 232-3111

Latte Café (979) 732-9545

Layla T. and Taty C. (979) 500-4244

Lazy River RV & Mobile Home Parks (979) 732-7561

League of Woman Voters of South Central Texas (361) 772-3228

Leftwich Management, Inc. (281) 844-0210

Leon’s Electric & Plumbing, Inc. (979) 743-3056

Leyco Real Estate, LLC (979) 732-3302

Liberty Bell Sweet Treats (832) 473-0680

Lil’ Einstein Learning Center (979) 942-9119

Live Oak Art Center (979) 732-8398

Live Oak Assembly (979) 732-2433

Live Oak Contractors (979) 732-4020

Live Oak Home Furnishings (979) 942-3299

Living Texas Real Estate (979) 733-0999

Lodge on Lake Siesta (979) 732-1256

Lola & Co. Boutique (979) 732-4293

Lone Star Bank (979) 500-4080

Lone Star EAM Data, LLC (979) 732-4764

Longhorn Charter Bus Houston (713) 344-0553

Longing to Travel Agency (979) 725-3026

Los Cabos Mexican Grill (979) 732-9744

Loyd’s Pest Control (979) 253-9334

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Magnolia Oaks Bed and Breakfast (979) 732-1256

Magnolia Place Apartments (979) 732-3248

Martin Marietta (281) 441-6818

Mary E. Wagner (713) 819-5599

Mary’s Nest (979) 732-1316

Mary’s Pool Service & Supply, LLC (979) 725-6964

Medical Skin Associates and Spa (979) 733-0238

Meridian Broadband (979) 274-4638

Mid-Coast Title Company, Inc. (979) 733-0440

Milentz Self Storage (979) 732-5566

Morales Western Wear (979) 733-6302

MRH and Associates, Inc. (702) 493-4887

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Nancy’s Steakhouse (979) 732-9700

Nelson Earthworks (979) 885-9898

Nesbitt Memorial Library (979) 732-3392

Noah’s Ark Coffee House (979) 633-4869

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Oak Bluff Village (979) 732-6983

OST Creamery (979) 732-4146

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Painting Pro Plus, LLC (979) 398-9100

Pam Schertz CPA LLC (713) 805-1497

Party Vibes (512) 750-9741

Pate Ranch, LLC (832) 401-9319

Personnel Services (979) 743-2604

Peters and Peters Law Firm, LLC (979) 733-0126

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Photos by Lydia (979) 263-5859

Pilsner’s Place Cafe (979) 732-5445

Pintail Hunting Club, LLC (979) 758-3741

Playset Services, LLC (281) 345-1997

PM Vista LLC (979) 733-6899

Poenitzsch Construction (979) 732-7219

Poolside Builders (361) 648-9284

Positive Force Consulting (713) 344-3451

Potter’s Western Store (979) 732-2288

Precision Tree & Lawn, LLC (979) 732-1320

Prestige Office Products LLC (979) 725-8422

Property Maintenance Solutions (979) 733-7154

Purple Cactus Lavender Farm (979) 732-1756

QQuality Electronics, Inc. (979) 732-3750

Quality Fertilizer, Inc. (979) 732-5671

RR&D Boykin Spaniels (281) 557-3258

R&R Shaved Ice (979) 232-0182

RCR Properties, Inc. (281) 759-6000

RJS Hospitality Services, Inc. DBA

Chick-Fil-A Lost Pines Food Truck (512) 332-2000

Rosenbaum Electric, LLC (979) 732-3867

Round Top Real Estate (979) 249-5732

Ryan’s Device Repair (979) 942-9101

SSan Antonio Charter Bus Company (210) 686-1207

San Bernard Electric Co-Op Inc (800) 364-3171

Sanctuary Serengeti, LLC (979) 242-3090

Sandy B Bahm II MD PA (979) 733-0690

Santos Tax Preparation (979) 725-5019

Saturdays On The Square (281) 222-6996

Schneider Hall, LLC (210) 422-4864

Schneider Machine & Welding (979) 732-2579

Schneider Tire and Lube LLC. (979) 732-2005

Schobels Restaurant (979) 732-2385

Schulenburg Printing & Office Supplies, Inc. (979) 743-4511

SCT Broadband (512) 360-4273

Shaw’s Bend Social Club (979) 732-4707

Shipley Donuts (979) 733-0267

Shofur Houston (800) 436-8719

Shot Haulers Junk Removal (281) 772-4743

Sign Gypsies Columbus TX, LLC (979) 330-5453

Signature Nails and Spa (979) 215-8139

Silver Barn (979) 732-7260

Silvicare Tree Services (281) 455-4579

Small Town Advertising LLC (210) 667-5445

South Central Board of Realtors (979) 203-7844

Southern Comfort Furniture (979) 732-2140

Southern Sip & More/Crawdaddy’s (979) 575-8742

Spectrum Business (512) 202-4369

Splashway Waterpark & Campground (979) 234-7718

St. Anthony Catholic Church (979) 732-2562

St. Anthony Catholic School (979) 732-5505

St. John’s Episcopal Church (979) 732-2590

St. Paul Christian Learning Academy (979) 732-6183

St. Paul Lutheran Church (979) 732-2423

St. Roch Catholic Church (979) 732-3460

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Stafford Ranch

Bookkeeping Services (832) 771-1509

Starr Equipment Rental, LLC (979) 733-3426

Stow And Go Storage (979) 733-6403

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church (979) 732-3430

Subway (979) 732-8666

Sue Melvin, Mary Kay Sales Director (832) 573-7623

Sunshine Design Enterprises (979) 253-2759

Susan K. Poenitzsch CPA (979) 732-2737

Sweet Tea & Fleur de Lis (713) 240-8087

Texas Country Title (979) 733-0058

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance of Colorado County (979) 732-2383

Texas Irrigation and Pipe LLC (979) 732-3970

Texas Land Group (979) 732-5263

Texas Lawn Care Group, LLC (979) 732-7232

Texas Outdoor Writers Association (979) 732-4707

Texas Tents (713) 724-0453

That Wood Feller’ (979) 733-7250

The Carriage Step B&B (210) 422-4864

The Vintage Shop (979) 732-3376

The Wellness Spot (510) 274-7336

Thousand Trails, Inc. (979) 732-8229

Thunder by the Colorado Inc. (979) 733-6029

Tin Star (979) 743-5513

TMS Party Rentals (210) 849-4556

Top Dog Construction and Repair, LLC (979) 476-9330

Tre House Embroidery & More (979) 725-8844

Tref’s Treasures (979) 332-4444

t3 Parks Design (210) 789-3603

36 Oaks Retreat (225) 241-9001

T & L ReDesign (254) 715-6206

T & M Energy Services LLC (832) 723-6723

TBC Inc., dba Texas Bearing Company (979) 732-6902

Tejas Healthcare (979) 968-2000

Texana Center (979) 732-6204

Texas Casual Cottages (979) 337-8293

The Fayette County Record (979) 968-3155

The First State Bank (979) 732-2332

The Good Eats Stop (979) 733-7555

The Law Office of Paige Sciba (281) 620-8551

The Lazy B Vacation Rental airbnb.com/rooms/54050581

The Lynch Family Companies (346) 702-0440

The Oaks at High Hill (512) 228-1351

The Vine (713) 553-9797

Trinity Lutheran Church Frelsburg (979) 733-7239

Trips Publications (979) 725-3080

TruCare Living CentersColumbus (979) 733-0500

Truchard Septics (979) 484-1355

Turtle Wing Foundation (979) 505-5090

Twisted Steel Design LLC (979) 484-2122

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United Site Services (979) 732-6677

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Utex Industries, Inc. (979) 725-8503

VVincent’s Roofing Inc. (979) 247-4587

wWaldo’s Camp (936) 661-8766

Wal-Mart Stores (979) 732-8341

Wanderlust & Wild, LLC (832) 221-3951

Weido Plumbing Company, LLC (979) 732-5195

Weimar Trophies Inc (979) 725-8354

Weishuhn Engineering Inc. (979) 732-6997

Whispering Oaks RV Park (979) 732-9494

Whistling Duck Vineyard & Winery (512) 913-4813

Wick Insurance Services LLC (979) 732-2010

Windshield Express (979) 732-6269

Winston Sage Custom Homes (979) 942-9048

Wm Pierce Arthur CPA (979) 732-5719

Wood Duck Enterprises, LLC (281) 467-4681

Woodmen Life Chapter 7 (979) 733-3636

Workforce Solutions (713) 590-2634

Wreaths Across America-Friends of Columbus Texas Cemeteries (979) 733-3777

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Yoga Country Yoga (832) 654-0879

Youens, Duchicela & Associates (979) 725-8545

Your Hometown PharmacyColumbus (979) 732-2600

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ZenBusiness (512) 814-6420

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42 Columbus Chamber of Commerce MEMBERSHIP Directory Categories Accounting | Bookkeeping | Tax Services ....... 44 Advertising ............................................ 44 Adult Care & Assisted Living ....................... 44 Air Conditioning & Heating ........................ 44 Appliances ...................................... 44- 45 Antiques 45 Artist & Art Galleries ................................. 45 Attorney ................................................ 45 Automotive Repair & Service ...................... 45 Bail Bonds ............................................. 45 Bakery 45 Banks | Credit Unions ............................... 45 Banquet Facilities ............................ 45- 46 Beauty Skin Care Consultant ...................... 46 Bed & Breakfast | Guest Houses .................. 46 Bees | Bee Removal | Honey Products ........... 46 Billboard Lease ....................................... 46 Brew House ........................................... 46 Building Supply ....................................... 46 Business Development ............................. 46 Butane | Propane .................................... 46 Candy Store 46 Car Dealerships ...................................... 46 Carpet Cleaning ...................................... 46 Catering & Food Trucks ....................... 46- 47 Child Care ............................................. 47 Chiropractors 47 Churches ............................................... 47 Civic | Non-Profit Groups ..................... 47- 49 Cleaners ............................................... 49 Cleaning Services .................................... 49 Coffee Shops .......................................... 49 Computer | Device Repair .......................... 49 Concrete | Gravel .................................... 49 Convenience Store | Service Station ............. 49 Counseling | Consulting ............................ 49 Delivery Service ...................................... 49 Dentist ................................................. 49 Dirt Work | Excavation ....................... 49- 50 Education .............................................. 50 Electricians | Electric Providers ................... 50 Embroidery & Personalized Items ................ 50 Energy Solutions 50 Engineering ........................................... 50 Entertainment | Outdoor Sports .................. 50 Estate Sale Company ............................... 51 Equipment Rental .................................... 51 Event Planning | Production 51 Farmers Markets ..................................... 51 Fertilizer ............................................... 51 Financial Planning ................................... 51 Fitness | Exercise .................................... 51 Food Pantry ........................................... 51 Foundation Repair | House Leveling ............. 51 Ice Cream Shop | Ice Cream Trucks | Shaved Ice .... 51 IT Consulting .......................................... 51 Florists ................................................. 51 Funeral Homes ....................................... 51 Furniture 51 Gates | Metal Work .................................. 51 General Contractor .................................. 51 Golf ..................................................... 51 Grocery ................................................. 52 Handyman Services 52 Healthcare ............................................ 52 Home Builders ........................................ 52 Home Inspection ..................................... 52 Home Repair Services ....................... 52- 53 Hotels .................................................. 53 Insurance .............................................. 53 Internet | Cable Providers ......................... 53 Interior Design ....................................... 54 Irrigation .............................................. 54 Investments ........................................... 54
Membership & Community Guide 43 MEMBERSHIP Directory Categories Jewelry (Custom Made) 54 Junk Removal | Trash Haul-Off .................... 54 Landscaping | Tree & Lawn ........................ 54 Library ................................................. 54 Liquid Feed ............................................ 54 Liquor .................................................. 54 Locksmith ............................................. 54 Logistics & Consulting 54 Manufacturing & Production ...................... 54 Massage | Massage Therapy ...................... 54 Meat Market .......................................... 54 Modular Homes 54 Music & Entertainment ............................. 54 Nail Salons ............................................ 54 Newspaper | Radio | Publications ......... 54- 55 Office Products 55 Oil Companies ........................................ 55 Oil Field Equipment Sales .......................... 55 Paint Contractor ..................................... 55 Party Planning & Décor ............................. 55 Personnel Services .................................. 55 Pest Control ........................................... 55 Pets | Pet Care & Boarding 55 Pharmacy .............................................. 55 Photography .......................................... 55 Psychic Medium ...................................... 55 Physical Therapy 55 Playground Equipment ............................. 56 Plumbing .............................................. 56 Pond Building ......................................... 56 Pool Service | Pool Builders 56 Pool Tables | Gaming Tables ....................... 56 Portable Toilets ...................................... 56 Pressure Washing .................................... 56 Printing & Graphic Design .......................... 56 Property Development | Investments ........... 56 Real Estate | Realtors | Property Management | Home Finance ............ 56-57 Restaurants ..................................... 57-58 Roofing ................................................. 58 RV Parks | Campgrounds ........................... 58 Sand & Gravel ......................................... 58 Sandblasting .......................................... 58 Security Systems 58 Self-Storage ........................................... 58 Septic Systems ....................................... 58 Shopping | Retail .............................. 58-60 Signs & Banners 60 Skin Care | Spa Services ............................ 60 Sporting Goods ....................................... 60 Tanning Salon ........................................ 60 Tattoo Studio 60 Telecommunications ................................ 60 Title Companies ...................................... 60 Towing Services ...................................... 60 Tractor & Equipment ................................ 60 Transmission Service ................................ 60 Transportation Services ............................ 60 Travel Agencies 60 Trophy Supply ......................................... 60 Truck | Tractor Pull ................................... 61 Ultrasound Imaging ................................. 61 Venues 61 Veterinary Services .................................. 61 Waterpark ............................................. 61 Web Design & Media Development .............. 61 Welding 61 Wildlife Parks ......................................... 61 Wineries | Wine Bars | Vineyards ........... 61-62 Woodworking | Woodcrafts ........................ 62 Wrecker Service ...................................... 62 Yoga Instruction ...................................... 62

MEMBERSHIP Directory by Category

ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING SERVICES/TAX SERVICES

Double O B ook keeping Service, LLC

P O Box 518 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-1139 dobservice.com

Leftwich Management, Inc. 1088 Kleihege Road New Ulm, Texas 78950 281-844-0210 leftwichmanagementinc.com

Pam Schertz CPA, LLC

P O Box 546 Columbus, Texas 78934 713-805-1497 pamschertzcpa.com

Santos Tax Preparation 207 E. Church Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-5019 facebook.com/SantosTaxPrep

Stafford Ranch Bookkeeping Services

1001 Milam Street, Unit B Columbus, Texas 78934 832-771-1509 staffordranchbookkeepingservices.com

Susan K. Poenitzsch, CPA 979-732-2737 skpcpa@gmail.com

Wm Pierce Arthur, CPA

2008 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5719

ADVERTISING/PROMOTIONS

B & D Graphics Inc

731 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9164

BANNER PRESS NEWSPAPER

1217 Bowie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6243 Bannerpresspaper.com

Colorado County Citizen 2024 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2304 coloradocountycitizen.com

Downey Publishing 14942 FM 156 Justin, Texas 76247 940-648-2300

The Fayette County Record 127 Washington Street La Grange, Texas 78945 979-968-3155 fayettecountyrecord.com

Weimar Trophies, Inc. 119 E Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8354 weimartrophies.com

ADULT CARE & ASSISTED LIVING

Columbus Oaks Healthcare Community 300 North Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2347 columbusoakshealthcare.com

Hospice Support, Inc 1102 N Mechanic Street El Campo, Texas 77437 979-578-0314 hospicesupportinc.org

TruCare Living Center

1511 Montezuma Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0500 tlc-columbus.com

APARTMENTS

Columbus Arms, Ltd 1880 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-846-8878

Magnolia Place Apartments

1216 Montezuma Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3248

Oak Bluff Village 1513 Montezuma Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6983 nationalchurchresidences.org/communities/ Texas/columbus/oak-bluff-village

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING

Frnk a Co rp A/C Sales and Appliances

1132 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3244 frnkacorp.com

Kotrla Air Conditioning & Heating LLC

P O Box 998 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-7265 facebook.com/Kotrla-Air-ConditioningHeating-LLC-133695640569262

Leon’s Electric and Plumbing 719 Upton Avenue Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-3056 leonsmep.com

APPLIANCES

Columbus Television and Appliance

1023 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6054 columbustvandappliance.com

Frnka Corp A/C Sales and Appliances

1132 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3244 frnkacorp.com

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Quality Electronics

1310 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3750 qualityelectronicsonline.com

ANTIQUES

Grand Oaks Antiques & Gifts 1034 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9181 grandoaksantiques.com

Hometown Goods 1008 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9181

ARTIST AND ART GALLERIES

Live Oak Art Center 1014 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8398 liveoakartcenter.org

ATTORNEY

The Law Office of Paige Sciba 1223 Walnut Street, Suite B Columbus, Texas 78934 281-620-8551

Peters and Peters Law Firm LLC 425 Spring Street, Suite 106 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0126 peters-law.com

AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR & SERVICE

Cardinal Transmission Service 1120 Austin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-6900

Cavender Auto Country 4860 I-10 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2353 cavendernautocountry.com

Cavender Auto Country-Weimar

1700 IH-10 East Weimar, Texas 78962 800-783-1746 cavenderautocountryweimar.com

Columbus Tire Center 1223 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2689

Hoelscher Car Care Center 1028 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2263

Kamenski Auto Repair, LLC 1005 Houston Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-8400 kamenskiautorepair.com

Schneider Tire and Lube LLC 3931 Hwy 90 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2005 schneidertireandlube.com

Windshield Xpress, Inc. 1223 Walnut Street, Ste A Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6269 windshieldxpress.com

BAIL BONDS

Connie’s Bail Bonds 302 Radio Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8480

BAKERY Kolache Heaven 1034 Bernardo Road Cat Spring, Texas 78933 Call for hours 979-732-7657

Keyser’s Market 1116 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2658

Wanderlust & Wild 1720 Charter Street Columbus, Texas 78934 832-221-3951 wanderlustandwild.net

BANKS/CREDIT UNIONS

Advance America Cash Advance 106 Shult Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2606 advanceamerica.net

Columbus State Bank 1102 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5786 columbusstate.com

First National Bank of Eagle Lake–Columbus

Banking Center 408 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2003 fnbeaglelake.com

First State Bank 420 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2332 fsbcolumbus.com

Industry State Bank 2015 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5626 isbTexas.com

Lone Star Bank 1515 Fannin Street, Suite D Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4080 isbtexas.com

BANQUET FACILITIES

Columbus Hall 3845 IH-10 West Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2220

Live Oak Art Center 1014 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8398 liveoakartcenter.org

Schneider Hall, LLC 4315 Hwy 71 Columbus, Texas 78934 210-422-4864 schneiderhall.com

Stafford Opera House 425 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5135 columbushpt.com

St. Roch Catholic Church Parish Hall 1600 Frelsburg Road Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-732-3460 saintrochparish.org

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The Carriage Step B & B

1118 Prairie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 210-422-4864 thecarriagestep.com

BEAUTY/SKIN CARE CONSULTANT

Sue Melvin, Mary Kay Sales Director 1021 Annette Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 832-573-7623 marykay.com/smelvin

BED & BREAKFAST/GUEST HOUSES

36 Oaks Retreat 5272 I-10 Alleyton, Texas 78935 225-241-9001 36oaksretreat.com

Blisswood Bed & Breakfast Ranch 13597 Frantz Road Cat Spring, Texas 78933 713-301-3235 blisswood.net

Lazy B Vacation Rental 630 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 airbnb.com/rooms/54050581

Lodge on Lake Siesta 5145 Hwy 153 La Grange, Texas 78945 979-732-1256 lodgeonlakesiesta.com

Magnolia Oaks Bed & Breakfast 634 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-1256 magnoliaoaks.com

Mary’s Nest

1136 Live Oak Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-1316 marysnesttx.com

The Carriage Step B & B

1118 Prairie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 210-422-4864 thecarriagestep.com

The Oaks at High Hill 1800 Bruno Road Schulenburg, Texas 78956 512-228-1351 highhillweddings.com

BEES, BEE REMOVAL, HONEY PRODUCTS

Behlen Bees 636 Preston Street Columbus, Texas 78934 832-230-5740

Chessdale Acres Apiaries

Cat Spring, Texas 78933 979-525-9254 facebook.com//chessdaleacresapiaries

BILLBOARD LEASE

Lamar Advertising 4507 N Main Victoria, Texas 77904 361-576-3164 lamar.com/victoria

BREW HOUSE

Hound Song Brewing Company 535 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4253 houndsongbrewing.com

BUILDING SUPPLY

AL&M Building Supply 5 38 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2323 alm.doitbest.com

Great Southern Wood-Columbus 1050 Great Southern Way Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0515 yellawood.com

Live Oak Home Furnishings

1272 Business SH 71 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-3299 liveoakhomefurnishings.com

The Theut Company, LLC 1317 Bus Hwy 71 N Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2201 theutglass.com

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Blinn College Small Business Development Center 108 Blinn Boulevard Brenham, Texas 77833 979-830-4137 blinn.edu/sbdc

BUTANE/PROPANE

Columbus Butane Company

1340 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2074 columbusbutane.com

CANDY STORE

Kay Kl aub er Candies, LLC 520 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3084 kayklaubercandies.com

CAR DEALERSHIPS

Cavender Auto Country 4860 I-10 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2353 cavendernautocountry.com

Cavender Auto Country-Weimar 1700 IH-10 East Weimar, Texas 78962 800-783-1746 cavenderautocountryweimar.com

CARPET CLEANING

Brightway Carpet Cleaning 1527 Avenue C Katy, Texas 77493 281-391-2224 brightwaycarpetcleaning.com

CATERING & FOOD TRUCKS

Beckey’s Café 1237 Bowie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5553

Chick-Fil-A Lost Pines Food Truck Bastrop, Texas 512-332-2000 cfabastrop.com

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PG. 16

Hartz Chicken

1715 Hwy 71 S Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-9081 hartz-chicken.com

Jerry Mikeska’s BBQ & Catering

4053 Hwy 90 East Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3101 jerrymikeskasbbq.com

Jessica’s Express Brookshire, Texas 77423 713-545-5706

Joe’s Italian Restaurant & Pizza 2101 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4204 joes-columbus.com

Keyser’s Market 1116 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2658

Los Cabos Mexican Grill 2543 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9744 loscabosmexicangrill.net

Nancy’s Steakhouse 2536 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9700 nancyssteakhouse.com

Pilsner’s Place Café 4947 Highway 90 Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-732-5445 facebook.com/Pilsners-Place-Cafe1889207408014854

Subway 2560 Hwy 71 South, Ste A Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8666 order.subway.com/en-US/ restaurant/11325/menu

The Good Eats Stop Weimar, Texas 78962 979-733-7555 facebook.com/The-Good-Eats-Stop104082071047998

CHILD CARE

Boys and Girls Club of Champion Valley 1368 Hwy 71 N Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4344 bgcchampvalley.org

Lil’ Einstein Learning Center 1217 ½ Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-9119 facebook.com/lileinsteinlearningcenter

St. Paul Christian Learning Academy 2 01 Veterans Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6183 splctx.com/node/559

CHIROPRACTORS

Burton Health & Wellness 2126 Hwy 71 South, Suite C Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3900 burtonchiro.com

Family Chiropractic & Nutrition 1123 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-9500 familychironutrition.com

CHURCHES

Live Oak Assembly 1503 Bowie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2433 liveoakassembly.com

First United Methodist Church 1229 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2643 fumccolumbustx.com

St. Anthony Catholic Church 1602 Bowie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2562 stanthonycolumbustx.net

St. John Episcopal Church 915 Travis Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2590 stjohnscolumbustx.org

St. Paul Lutheran Church 201 Veterans Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2423 splcTx.com

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church 1031 Church Lane New Ulm, Texas 78950 979-732-3430 peterandpaulparish.com

St. Roch Catholic Church 1600 Frelsburg Road Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-732-3460 saintrochparish.org

Trinity Lutheran Church, Frelsburg 2309 FM 1291 New Ulm, Texas 78950 979-733-7239 trinitylutheranfrelsburg.com

CIVIC/NON-PROFITS GROUPS

A Better Columbus (ABC) P O Box 1088 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-484-7184 bit.ly/ABCTexas

Arts for Rural Texas 114 N. Live Oak Fayetteville, Texas 78940 979-378-2113 artsforruraltexas.org

Boys & Girls Club of Champion Valley 1368 Hwy 71 N Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4344 bgcchampvalley.org

Caledonia Lodge #68 A.F. & A.M. 1216 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4107

Camp Oak Haven 1115 CR 307 Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-240-9769 campoakhaven.com

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Cardinal Kids

3977 Highway 90 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3302 facebook.com/CardinalKids-109719370929924

CASA for Kids of So. Central Texas 1500 S Day Street Brenham, Texas 77833 979-277-0088 wespeak4kids.org

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Ct. Mary Queen of the Snows #1588 P O Box 331 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-1464 texascda.org/LocalCourts.php

Catholic Daughters of the Americas Ct. St. Roch of Mentz #2328 1600 Frelsburg Road Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-732-1352 texascda.org/LocalCourts.php

Coastal Conservation Association Live Oak Chapter 3919 Portwest Drive, Suite 100 Houston, Texas 77024 979-733-3358 713-626-4222 ccatexas.org/chapters/inland/live-oak

Colorado County Area Go-Texan, Inc. 832-768-3627 coloradocountygotexan.org

Colorado County Chapter Texas German Society 979-733-9129 texasgermansociety.com/chapters

Colorado County Fair Association, Inc. 1146 Crossroads Blvd Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9266 coloradocountyfair.org

Colorado County Farm Bureau 1480 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2383 Texasfb-ins.com/county/details/colorado

Colorado County Habitat for Humanity 602 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5677 habitatcoloradocounty.org

Colorado County Youth and Family Services 514 Washington Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8355 ccyfs.org

Columbus Christian Women’s Organization

P O Box 303 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2473

Columbus Country Market

D owntown Columbus 979-732-8385 columbusFMTx.org

Columbus Food Pantry 419 Washington Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-575-0275 facebook.com/nobodyhungry

Columbus Garden Club 979-732-0142 columbusgardenclub.wixsite.com

Columbus Historical Preservation Trust, Inc. 425 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5135 columbushpt.org

Columbus Lions Club P O Box 532 Columbus, Texas 78934 columbuslionsclub.org Meet weekly on Monday at noon

Columbus Rotary Club P O Box 1246 Columbus, Texas 78934 rotary.org Meet weekly at Schobels Restaurant Tuesdays at noon

Columbus Texas LGBTQ+ Pride 1042 Sunset Plaza Columbus, Texas 78934 832-452-8109

Columbus Youth Soccer League

1427 Montezuma Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-2179 cystx.com

Combined Community Action, Inc. 165 W Austin Street Giddings, Texas 78942 979-540-2980 ccaction.com

Friends of Zimmerscheidt School 2184 FM 109 Columbus, Texas 78934 zimmerscheidtschool.org

God’s Corner Store 1010 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-484-2769 facebook.com/godscornerstore

Health & Behavioral Wellness Council of Greater Colorado Valley Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-0648 wellnessGCV.org

June Cookoff

2nd Weekend in June Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-1386 junecookoff.com

Kids Cows and More 3235 E I-10 Frontage Road Schulenburg, Texas 78956 713-705-3244 kidscowsandmore.org

League of Women Voters of South Central Texas P O Box 78 Hallettsville, Texas 77964 3617723228 lwvsouthcentraltx.org

Noah’s Ark Coffee House 816 Wallace Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-633-4869

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Saturdays on The Square

Courthouse Square 281-222-6996

Texas Outdoor Writers Association

1079 FM 1890 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4707 towa.org

Turtle Wing Foundation 1203 S Kessler Avenue Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-505-5090 turtlewingfoundation.org

Wreaths Across America

Friends of Columbus Texas Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-3777 wreathsacrossamerica.org/pages/167469

CLEANERS

Country Fresh Cleaners

629 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8360

CLEANING SERVICES

Clean Sweep Cleaning Service Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-0162

COFFEE SHOPS

Friends on Walnut Street 632 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 281-797-0917 facebook.com/friendsonwalnutstreet

Latte Cafe 2126 Hwy 71 South, #F Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9545 latte-cafe.com

Layla T and Tatty C Drink Station

1216 Walnut B Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4244 facebook.com/Layla-T-and-Taty-C-DrinkStation-235590150989617

Noah’s Ark Coffee House

816 Wallace Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-633-4869

Southern Sip & More/Crawdaddy’s 1348 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-575-8742

COMPUTER/DEVICE REPAIR

Ryan’s Device Repair 1139 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-9101 ryansdevicerepair.com

CONCRETE/GRAVEL Class Concrete LLC 949 FM 3013 Eagle Lake, Texas 77434 979-234-5806 classconcrete.com

Hanson Aggregates

1924 County Road 111 Garwood, Texas 77442 979-758-3662 lehighhanson.com

Koy Concrete LTD 770 Highway 90E Sealy, Texas 77474 979-885-3551 koyconcrete.com

CONVENIENCE STORE/SERVICE STATION Highway 71 Shell 1003 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5090

COUNSELING/CONSULTING

Billy Kahn 903 Bowie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 651-428-9800

Colorado County Youth and Family Services

514 Washington Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8355 ccyfs.org IncFile 17350 State Highway 249, Ste 220 Houston, Texas 77064 855-829-9090 incfile.com

Leftwich Management, Inc. New Ulm, Texas 78950 281-844-0210 leftwichmanagementinc.com

Lone Star EAM Data, LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4764 979-732-0222

ZenBusiness 5511 Parkcrest Drive, Ste 207 Austin, Texas 78731 512-814-6420 zenbusiness.com/texas-llc

CUSTOMS BROKER

ACM Logistics & Consulting P O Box 9818 The Woodlands, Texas 77387 832-932-2930 acmlogistics.com

DELIVERY SERVICE Kin & Em Doorstep Deliveries Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-0162

DENTIST

Four Oaks Dental 109 Shult Drive, Suite 204 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2722 fouroaksdental.com

Harrell Dentistry 1239 Bowie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 281-923-4009

DIRT WORK/EXCAVATION

LAND CLEARING & LEVELING

Daley Clearing and Demolition 1653 Smith Rau Road Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-1130

Defender General Contracting 1136 Como Road Columbus, Texas 78934 832-860-5116 defenderGC.com

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Nelson Earthworks

2311 FM 949 Cat Spring, Texas 78933 979-885-9898 facebook.com/100057320423619

PM Vista, LLC Alleyton, Texas 979-733-6899 facebook.com/PM Vista LLC

Property Maintenance Solutions

1508 FM 102 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-7154 kingpropertymaint.com

Starr Equipment Rental, LLC 1010 Austin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-3426 starrrentalsllc.com

That Wood Feller’ 2080 Zimmerscheidt Road Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-7250 thatwoodfeller.com

EDUCATION

CLEAR Leadership Academy 3231 Columbus Loop Columbus, Texas 78934 979-484-7223 learn2leadtx.org

Columbus Independent School District 105 Cardinal Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5704 columbusisd.org

Lil’ Einstein Learning Center 1217 ½ Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-9119 facebook.com/lileinsteinlearningcenter

St. Anthony Catholic School 635 Bonham Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5505 stanthonycolumbus.net

St. Paul Christian Learning Academy 201 Veterans Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6183 splctx.com/node/559

ELECTRICIANS/ELECTRIC PROVIDERS

Leon’s Electric and Plumbing 719 Upton Avenue Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-3056 leonsmep.com

Rosenbaum Electric, LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3867

San Bernard Electric Coop Inc. 4285 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8346 sbec.org

EMBROIDERY & PERSONALIZED ITEMS

Small Town Advertising, LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-0999 smalltownadvertising.com

Tre-House Embroidery & More 107 E Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8844 trehouseweimar.com

Weimar Trophies, Inc. 119 E Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8354 weimartrophies.com

ENERGY SOLUTIONS

T & M Energy Services LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 832-723-6723 tandmenergy.com

ENGINEERING

Weishuhn Engineering Inc. 425 Spring Street, Suite 102 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6997 wei-eng.com

Big Easy Ranch

2400 Brunes Mill Road Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-8635 bigeasyranch.com

Columbus Municipal Golf Association 141 Veterans Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5575

Hound Song Brewing Company

535 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4253 houndsongbrewing.com

Minar Manufacturing 2402 Highway 71 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0378 custompooltables.com

Pintail Hunting Club, LLC 1363 CR 165 Road Garwood, Texas 77442 979-758-3741 pintailhuntingclub.com

Sanctuary Serengeti, LLC 250 Plum Church Road West Point, Texas 78963 979-242-3090 sanctuaryserengeti.com

Splashway Waterpark & Campground

5211 Main Street Sheridan, Texas 77475 979-234-7718 splashway.com

Thunder by the Colorado Inc. 1001 Commerce Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-6029 thunderbythecolorado.org

Waldo’s Camp 1192 G. Miller Road Columbus, Texas 78934 936-661-8766 waldoscamp.com

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ENTERTAINMENT/OUTDOOR SPORTS

ESTATE SALE COMPANY

Tref’s Treasures

1005 Trefny Lane Weimar, Texas 78962 979-332-4444 estatesales.net

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Starr Equipment Rental, LLC 1010 Austin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-3426 starrrentalsllc.com

TMS Party Rentals Columbus, Texas 78934 210-849-4556 tmspartyrentals.com

Texas Tents 2049 IH 10 Weimar, Texas 78962 713-724-0453 facebook.com/TexasTents

EVENT PLANNING/PRODUCTION

Positive Force Consulting

Katy, Texas 77494 713-344-3451 positiveforce.com

FARMERS MARKETS

Columbus Country Market Downtown Columbus 979-732-8385 columbusfmtx.org

Saturdays on The Square Downtown Columbus 281-222-6996

FERTILIZER

Quality Fertilizer, Inc. 1001 Commerce Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5671

FINANCIAL PLANNING

Edward Jones Investments

Carrie McRee

526 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8266 edwardjones.com/carrie-mcree

Edward Jones Investments

Russell Braun, CFP 1515 Fannin Street, Suite B Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2502 edwardjones.com/russell-braun

Edward Jones Investments

Terry Braun 2126-A Highway 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2910 edwardjones.com/terry-braun

FITNESS/EXERCISE Yoga Country Yoga 832-654-0879

Extreme Gym 1348 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-484-2100 extremegymcolumbus.com

The Wellness Center

107 Shult Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-493-7592 columbusch.com/wellness

FOOD PANTRY

Columbus Food Pantry 419 Washington Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-575-0275 facebook.com/nobodyhungry

FOUNDATION REPAIR/ HOUSE LEVELING

Berger House Leveling P O Box 162 Sheridan, Texas 77475 979-732-7145

ICE CREAM SHOP/ICE CREAM TRUCKS/SHAVED ICE

Liberty Bell Sweet Treats 832-473-0680 libertybellsweettreats.com

OST Creamery

525 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4146 facebook.com/OST-Creamery109348788147590

R & R Shaved Ice

1603 East Main Street Eagle Lake, Texas 78934 979-232-0182 facebook.com/groups/393944877756642

IT CONSULTING

Lone Star EAM Data, LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4764 979-732-0222

FLORISTS

Columbus Flower Shop

1315 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0340 facebook.com/Columbus-FlowerShop-950927901587360

Cuts of Color

1166 CR 210 Weimar, Texas 78962 979-561-6162 cutsofcolor.com

FUNERAL HOMES

Henneke Funeral Home Ltd 1515 Montezuma Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2143 hennekefuneralhome.com

FURNITURE

Southern Comfort Furniture

905 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2140

GATES/METAL WORK

Twisted Steel Design LLC 113 East Post Office Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-484-2122 twistedsteeldesign.com

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Drymalla Construction Co. Inc 608 Harbert Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5731 drymalla.com

GOLF

Big Easy Ranch 2400 Brunes Mill Road Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-8635 bigeasyranch.com

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Columbus Municipal Golf Association

141 Veterans Drive

Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5575

GROCERY

Brookshire Brothers

1400 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8208 brookshirebrothers.com

H-E-B 2105 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6253 heb.com

HANDYMAN SERVICES

Erik Services 6553 Highway 71 Garwood, Texas 77442 979-859-6366 erikservices.com

JDC FINISHES, LLC

719 Preston Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-4080

Top Dog Construction & Repair, LLC

P O Box 421 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-476-9330 facebook.com/topdoghandymanandconsulting

Wood Duck Enterprises P O Box 374 Sheridan, Texas 77475 281-467-4681 facebook.com/woodduckworkshop

HEALTHCARE

Bart Klaus, MD 109 Shult Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5794 columbusch.com/four-oaks-medical-clinic

Burton Health & Wellness

2126 Hwy 71 South, Suite C Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3900 burtonchiro.com

Columbus Community Hospital

110 Shult Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2371 columbusch.com

Columbus Eye Associates 100 Sweetbriar Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5771 columbuseye.org

Columbus Physical Therapy

2122 Hwy 71 South, Suite 103 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8280 columbus-pttx.com

Dr. Sandy B Bahm II MD PA 420 Walnut Street #209 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0690

PG. 41

Youens, Duchicela & Associates

405 Youens Drive Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8545 ydclinic.com

HOME BUILDERS

Adcock Construction Company P O Box 446 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3462 adcockconstruction.com

Dream Maker Construction 2449 FM 1163 El Campo, Texas 77437 979-543-6800 dreammakerconstruction.com

Family Chiropractic & Nutrition 1123 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-9500 familychironutrition.com

General Surgery of Texas 1860 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6552

Health & Behavioral Wellness Council of Greater Colorado Valley Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-0648 wellnessGCV.org

Hospice Support, Inc 1102 N Mechanic Street El Campo, Texas 77437 979-578-0314 hospicesupportinc.org

Medical Skin Associates & Spa 2540 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0238 drgobert.com

Tejas Health Care 753 Travis Street La Grange, Texas 78945 979-968-2000 tejashealthcare.org

Five Oak Construction 906 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5001 five-oak.com

I/O Custom Builders

New Ulm, Texas 78950 979-732-4746 facebook.com/ IO-CustomBuilders-6351894965622

JDC FINISHES, LLC

719 Preston Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-4080

Poenitzsch Construction 979-732-7219

Texas Casual Cottages 580 S State Hwy 237 Carmine, Texas 78932 979-337-8293 texascasualcottages.com

Winston Sage Custom Homes 2004 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-9048 winstonsagehomes.com

HOME INSPECTION

Dooley Home Inspection 979-732-4779 dooleyhomeinspection.com

HOME REPAIR SERVICES

PG. 64

Texana Center 1460 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6204 texanacenter.com

BOLD Plumbing 1203 Travis Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-0626 boldplumbing.com

PG. 63

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Columbus Plumbing & Service Inc

2105 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3691

Dream Maker Construction 2449 FM 1163 El Campo, Texas 77437 979-543-6800 dreammakerconstruction.com

Five Oak Construction 906 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5001 five-oak.com

Frnka Corp A/C Sales & Appliances

1132 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3244 frnkacorp.com

Houser Roofing, LLC 201 Second Avenue Sealy, Texas 77474 979-221-2364 houserroofingtx.com

I/O Custom Builders New Ulm, Texas 78950 979-732-4746 facebook.com/IO-CustomBuilders-6351894965622

JDC FINISHES, LLC 719 Preston Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-4080

PG. 31

Painting Pro Plus 5632 FM 1094 Sealy, Texas 77474 979-398-9100 paintingproplus.com

Poenitzsch Construction 979-732-7219

Rosenbaum Electric, LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3867

Top Dog Construction & Repair, LLC P O Box 421 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-476-9330 facebook.com/topdoghandymanandconsulting

Vincent’s Roofing Inc

7000 South US Hwy 77 La Grange, Texas 78945 979-247-4587 vincentsroofing.com

Weido Plumbing Company, LLC 1031 Weido Loop Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5195 weidoplumbing.com

Wood Duck Enterprises P O Box 374 Sheridan, Texas 77475 281-467-4681 facebook.com/woodduckworkshop

INSURANCE

Baumgart Agency LLC

1127 Bowie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2808 baumgartinsurance.com

Colorado County State Farm Insurance 408 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8327

Farmers Insurance Vance Elliott Agency 834 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5104

Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, James Janik LUTCF 1480 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2383 texasfb-ins.com

Wick Insurance Services, LLC 1138 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2010

Kotrla Air Conditioning & Heating LLC P O Box 998 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-7265 facebook.com/Kotrla-Air-ConditioningHeating-LLC-133695640569262

Leon’s Electric and Plumbing 719 Upton Avenue Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-3056 leonsmep.com

Live Oak Contractors Glidden, Texas 78943 979-732-4020 facebook.com/liveoakcontractors

Live Oak Home Furnishings 1272 Business SH 71 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-3299 liveoakhomefurnishings.com

HOTELS

Woodmen Life Chapter 7 406 West Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-733-3636 woodmen.org

PG. 64

America’s Best Value Inn 2436 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6293 redlion.com/americas-best-value-inn/tx/ columbus/americas-best-value-inn-columbus-tx

Baymont Inn & Suites

2535 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3785 wyndham.com

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 4321 I-10 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-9300 hiexpress.com/columbustx

INTERNET/CABLE PROVIDERS

Meridian Broadband 4915 S US Hwy 77 La Grange, Texas 78945 979-274-4638 meridianbroadband.com

Quality Electronics 1310 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3750 qualityelectronicsonline.com

SCT Broadband 125 Kellar Road, Suite C-2 Smithville, Texas 78957 512-360-4273 sctbroadband.com

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Spectrum Business

810 W. Howard Lane, Suite 100 Austin, Texas 78753 512-202-4369 collin.williams@charter.com

INTERIOR DESIGN

T & L Design

New Ulm, Texas 78950 254-715-6206 tlredesign.com

IRRIGATION

Texas Irrigation and Pipe LLC 1870 Frelsburg Road Cat Spring, Texas 78933 979-732-3970 texasirrigation.com

INVESTMENTS

Edward Jones Investments Carrie McRee 526 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8266 edwardjones.com/carrie-mcree

Edward Jones Investments Russell Braun, CFP 1515 Fannin Street, Suite B Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2502 edwardjones.com/russell-braun

Edward Jones Investments Terry Braun 2126-A Highway 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2910 edwardjones.com/terry-braun

The Lynch Family Companies 1192 Dungens Mill Road New Ulm, Texas 78950 346-702-0440

JEWELRY (CUSTOM MADE)

E. Cranek Designs 979-942-0033 ecranekdesigns.com

LANDSCAPING/TREE & LAWN

Erik Services 6553 Highway 71 Garwood, Texas 77442 979-859-6366 erikservices.com

Precision Tree & Lawn, LLC 1237 FM 2761 Cat Spring, Texas 78933 979-732-1320 facebook.com/glueck78933

MANUFACTURING

Texas Bearing Company 3871 IH-10 West Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6902 texasbearing.com

Utex Industries, Inc. 605 Utex Drive Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8503 utexind.com

MASSAGE/MASSAGE THERAPY

Silvicare Tree Service Columbus, Texas 78934 281-455-4579

Texas Lawn Care Group, LLC 1612 Brunes Mill Road Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-7232

LIBRARY

Nesbitt Memorial Library 529 Washington Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5514 columbustexaslibrary.net

LIQUID FEED

Quality Fertilizer 1001 Commerce Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5671

LIQUOR

The Vintage Shop 1511 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3376

LOCKSMITH

Johnny B Good Lock & Safe Sealy, Texas 77474 832-243-8184 facebook.com/pg/JohnnyBGoodLockSafe

LOGISTICS & CONSULTING

Kountry Imaging and Massage 1508 FM 102 Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-500-4155 melaniekinghealing.as.me

The Wellness Spot

2540 Hwy 71 South, Suite 140 Columbus, Texas 78934 510-274-7336 healingmindbodyandsoul.massageplanet.com

MEAT MARKET

Keysers Market 1116 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2658

MODULAR HOMES

Country Living Modular Homes 1004 Mentz Road Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-732-2030 countrylivingmodularhomes.com

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Darrel Appelt Music 979-732-4777 darrelappelt@hotmail.com

NAIL SALONS

Signature Nails and Spa 2035 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-215-8139

PG. 31 PG. 62

JUNK REMOVAL & TRASH HAUL-OFF

Shot Haulers Junk Removal Columbus, Texas 78934 281-772-4743 shothaulersjunkremoval.com

ACM Logistics & Consulting P O Box 9818 The Woodlands, Texas 77387 832-932-2930 acmlogistics.com

NEWSPAPER/RADIO/PUBLICATIONS

The Banner Press Newspaper 1217 Bowie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6243 bannerpresspaper.com

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& PRODUCTION

Colorado County Citizen

2024 Hwy 71 South

Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2304 coloradocountycitizen.com

KULM/KRNG Radio

325 Radio Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5766 kulmradio.com

The Fayette County Record 127 Washington Street La Grange, Texas 78945 979-968-3155 fayettecountyrecord.com

Trips Publications 406 W Main Street, Suite 105 Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-3080 tripspublications.com

OFFICE PRODUCTS

Prestige Office Products, LLC 2 02 E Jackson Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8422 prestigeop.com

Weimar Trophies Inc 119 E Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8354 weimartrophies.com

OIL COMPANIES

Colorado County Oil Co. Inc 1348 Business 71 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6870 coloradocountyoil.com

OIL

FIELD EQUIPMENT SALES

KW International

200 Texas Avenue Columbus, Texas 78934 979-404-2219 kwintl.com

PAINT CONTRACTOR

JDC FINISHES, LLC 719 Preston Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-4080

Painting Pro Plus 5632 FM 1094 Sealy, Texas 77474 979-398-9100 paintingproplus.com

PARTY PLANNING & DÉCOR

Party Vibes Columbus, Texas 78934 512-750-9741 facebook.com/partyvibes.tx

Wanderlust & Wild 1720 Charter Street Columbus, Texas 78934 832-221-3951 wanderlustandwild.net

PERSONNEL SERVICES

Personnel Services 503 Lyons Avenue Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-2604 psstaffing.com

Workforce Solutions 104 Shult Drive, Suite B Columbus, Texas 78934 713-590-2634 wrksolutions.com

PEST CONTROL

Bricker Pest Control 875 Nichols Bay City, Texas 77414 979-244-5811 brickerpest.com

Bugman Inc. 1138 Hwy 90 West Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8139 bugman-texas.com

Loyd’s Pest Control Columbus, Texas 78934 979-253-9334

PETS/PET CARE & BOARDING

Diamond C Puppy Club 4268 I-10 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-999-1830 diamondcpuppyclub.com

Kountry Kritters, LLC 1506 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-253-7610 kountrykrittersllc.com

PG. 40

R & D Boykin Spaniels

2446 Sandy Creek Road Garwood, Texas 77442 832-266-0046 rdboykins.com

PHARMACY

Columbus Local Pharmacy 109 Shult Drive, Suite F Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4191

WalMart Pharmacy 2103 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8319 walmart.com

Your Hometown Pharmacy

1206 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2600 facebook.com/columbuspharmacy

PHOTOGRAPHY

Diane Mueller Photography 1911 Janssen Lane La Grange, Texas 78945 979-968-5097 dianemuellerphoto.com

Photos by Lydia 1090 Menis Road Weimar, Texas 78962 979-263-5859 photosbylydia.com

Small Town Advertising LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 210-667-5445 smalltownadvertising.com

PSYCHIC MEDIUM

Daughter With Spirit 512 B Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-250-7128 daughterwithspirit.com

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Columbus Physical Therapy 2122 Hwy 71 S, Suite 103 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8280 columbus-pttx.com

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PG. 41

PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT

Playset Services LLC

P O Box 968 Columbus, Texas 78934 281-345-1997 playsetservices.com

PLUMBING

BOLD Plumbing 1203 Travis Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-0626 boldplumbing.com

Columbus Plumbing & Service Inc. 2105 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3691

Leon’s Electric and Plumbing 719 Upton Avenue Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-3056 leonsmep.com

Weido Plumbing Company, LLC 1031 Weido Loop Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5195 weidoplumbing.com

POND BUILDING

Daley Clearing and Demolition 1653 Smith Rau Road Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-1130

Nelson Earthworks 2311 FM 949 Cat Spring, Texas 78933 979-885-9898

POOL SERVICE/POOL BUILDERS

Mary’s Pool Service and Supply LLC 101 W Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-6964 maryspools.com

Poolside Builders 715 Main Street East Bernard, Texas 77435 361-648-9284 facebook.com/poolsidebuilders

POOL TABLES/GAMING TABLES

Minar Manufacturing 2402 Highway 71 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0378 custompooltables.com

PORTABLE TOILETS United Site Services 2911 FM 2434 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6677 unitedsiteservices.com

PRESSURE WASHING

Erik Services 6553 Highway 71 Garwood, Texas 77442 979-859-6366 erikservices.com

PRINTING AND GRAPHIC DESIGN

B&D Graphics Inc. 731 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9164 bdgraphics.com

Colorado County Citizen 2024 Hwy 71 S Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2304 coloradocountycitizen.com

Prestige Office Products, LLC 202 E Jackson Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8422 prestigeop.com

Schulenburg Printing & Office Supplies, Inc. 705 N. Upton Avenue Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-4511 Schulenburgprinting.com

Small Town Advertising, LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-0999 smalltownadvertising.com

The Fayette County Record 127 Washington Street La Grange, Texas 78945 979-968-3155 fayettecountyrecord.com

Tre-House Embroidery & More

107 East Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8844 trehouseweimar.com

Trips Publications 406 W Main Street, Suite 105 Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-3080 tripspublications.com

Weimar Trophies Inc 119 E Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8354 weimartrophies.com

PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT/ INVESTMENTS

A&P Interests, Inc. 817 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 281-788-4187

Daley Events Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-6296

REAL ESTATE/REALTORS/PROPERTY MANAGEMENT/HOME FINANCE

Blue Dolphin Realty P O Box 476 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4570 bluedolphinrealtyllc.com

Bubela Real Estate 603 N Main Street Schulenburg, Texas 78956 979-743-4555 bubela-associates.com

Coldwell BankerThe Ron Brown Company 930 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-8200 columbustexasrealestate.com

Cynthia Alley, Realtor P O Box 424 Columbus, Texas 78934 832-491-5160 fathomrealty.com

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PG. 31 PG. 16
PG. 63

Double G Realty, LLC

1114 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-9140 dblgrealty.com

Finance Home America, Denise Krc Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-3358 financehomeamerica.com/denisekrc

Hallmark Realty LLC 312 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8811 hallmarkrealtyllc.com

Heidi Heinsohn May, Realtor

3977 Highway 90 Columbus, Texas 78934 832-588-5525 ahomeinthecountry.com

Leyco Real Estate, LLC 3977 Hwy 90 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3302 leycorealestate.com

Living Texas Real Estate 2126 Highway 71 S, Ste. D Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0999 livingtexasrealestate.com

Mary E. “Betsy” Wagner San Antonio, Texas 78217 713-819-5599

MRH and Associates, Inc. Star Plaza/Star Plaza II Columbus, Texas 78934 702-493-4887

Round Top Real Estate

101 Main Street Round Top, Texas 78954 979-249-5732 Roundtoprealestate.com

RCR Properties, Inc. 616 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 281-759-6000 rcrpropertiesinc.com

South Central Board of Realtors 105 E Main, Ste 209 Brenham, Texas 77833 979-203-7844 southcentralboardofrealtors.com

Texas Land Group 4449 Hwy 90 Alleyton, Texas 78934 979-732-5263 txlandgroup.com

RESTAURANTS

All Thai’d Up 302 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-484-9939 facebook.com/allthaiduptx

Beckey’s Café

1237 Bowie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5553

Blake’s Kitchen & Kocktailz 2035 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5757 blakeskitchenandkocktailz.com

Chef Raoul Catering Sealy, Texas 713-870-2838 chefraoul.com

Chick-Fil-A Lost Pines Food Truck Bastrop, Texas 512-332-2000 cfabastrop.com

Dairy Cone 836 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5500

Hartz Chicken

1713 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-9081 hartz-chicken.com

Jerry Mikeska BBQ & Catering 4053 Hwy 90 East Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3101 jerrymikeskasbbq.com

Joe’s Italian Restaurant

2101 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4204 joes-columbus.com

Keysers Market

1116 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2658

Lambertos Main Street

Italian Restaurant

217 E. Main Street Eagle Lake, Texas 77434 979-232-3111 mainstreeteaglelake.com

Latte Cafe 2126 Hwy 71 South, #F Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9545 latte-cafe.com

Layla T and Tatty C Drink Station 1216 Walnut B Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4244

facebook.com/Layla-T-and-Taty-C-DrinkStation-235590150989617

Los Cabos Mexican Grill 2543 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9744 loscabosmexicangrill.net

Nancy’s Steakhouse 2536 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9700 nancyssteakhouse.com

Pilsner’s Place Café 4947 Highway 90 Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-732-5445

facebook.com/Pilsners-PlaceCafe-1889207408014854

Schobels Restaurant 2020 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2385 schobelsrestaurant.com

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& Pizza

Shipley’s Donuts

1336 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0267

Southern Sip & More/Crawdaddy’s

1348 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-575-8742

Subway 2560 Hwy 71 South, Ste A Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8666 order.subway.com/en-US/ restaurant/11325/menu

Wendy’s Restaurant 900 S Eagle Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8640

ROOFING

Defender General Contracting

1136 Como Road Columbus, Texas 78934 832-860-5116 defenderGC.com

Houser Roofing, LLC 201 Second Avenue Sealy, Texas 77474 979-221-2364 houserroofingtx.com

Vincent’s Roofing Inc. 7000 S US Hwy 71 La Grange, Texas 78945 979-247-4587 vincentsroofing.com

RV PARKS/CAMPGROUNDS

I ron Horse RV Resort LLC 2049 Interstate 10 Weimar, Texas 78962 979-263-4305 ironhorservtexas.com

Lazy River RV & Trailer Park

1500 Braden Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-4603

Splashway Waterpark & Campground 5211 Main Street Sheridan, Texas 77475 979-234-7718 splashway.com

Thousand Trails, Inc. 1062 Thousand Trails Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8229 thousandtrails.com

Waldo’s Camp 1192 G. Miller Road Columbus, Texas 78934 936-661-8766 waldoscamp.com

Whispering Oaks RV Park 2965 Hwy 90 Weimar, Texas 78962 979-732-9494 whisperingoaksrvpark.com

SALONS

A Creative Touch 820 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0033

Cutting Edge 738 Walnut Street C Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2331

SAND AND GRAVEL

Martin Marietta 6747 Hwy 71 Garwood, Texas 77442 281-441-6818 martinmarietta.com

Quality Fertilizer

1001 Commerce Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5671

SANDBLASTING

Quality Fertilizer

1001 Commerce Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5671

SECURITY SYSTEMS

Condra Communications 535 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2617

SELF-STORAGE

Arthur Self-Storage Warehouse 2109 Hwy 71 S Columbus, Texas 78934 979-7323-5719

Milentz Self Storage 811 Wallace Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5566 milentz-selfstorage.com

Stow and Go Storage 1268 Business SH 71 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-6403 stowandgostoragetx.com

SEPTIC SYSTEMS

Truchard Septics 1416 Dietrich Lane Cat Spring, Texas 78933 979-484-1355

SHOPPING/RETAIL

3 Parks Design San Antonio, Texas 3PDHandmade.com

A Creative Touch 820 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0033

A Little Piece of Art, LLC Bellville, Texas 77418 979-877-5566

facebook.com/A-Little-Piece-of-Art-byDebby-Andreas

AL&M Building Supply 538 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2323 alm.doitbest.com

Birdie Mae Designs 1008 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 936-676-0287 birdiemaedesigns.com

Columbus Flower Shop 1315 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0340

facebook.com/Columbus-FlowerShop-950927901587360

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Columbus Outfitters

3969 Highway 90 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-8444 columbuscycleshop.com

Columbus Television and Appliance

1023 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6054 columbustvandappliance.com

Country Glam Boutique 1008 Milam Street (Inside Hometown Goods) Columbus, Texas 78934 713-824-3052 facebook.com/countryglam12

Create Space 717 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 512-581-1687 createspacetexas.com

Donna’s Attic 735 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-8864 facebook.com/donnasattictx

E. Cranek Designs 979-942-0033 ecranekdesigns.com

Friends on Walnut Street 632 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 281-797-0917 facebook.com/friendsonwalnutstreet

Frnka Corp A/C Sales & Appliances 1132 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3244 frnkacorp.com

God’s Corner Store 1010 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-484-2769 facebook.com/godscornerstore

PG. 31

Hometown Goods 1008 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9181 facebook.com/ HometownGoods-100846459458506

Johnny’s Sport Shop 101 Boothe Drive Eagle Lake, Texas 77434 979-234-3516 johnnys-sport-shop.com

Kay Klauber

Candies, LLC 520 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3084 kayklaubercandies.com

Kitchen Thyme

2002 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4102 kitchenthymetx.com

Lola & Co. Online Boutique Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4293 lola-co.com

Morales Western Wear

512 Spring Street, Suite A Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6302 facebook.com/Morales-WesternWear-2295815050474757

Pate Ranch, LLC 2148 Ehlinger Road New Ulm, Texas 78950 832-401-9319 facebook.com/PateRanch

Potter’s Western Store 2106 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2288 facebook.com/PottersWesternStore

PG. 16 PG. 13

Ryan’s Device Repair 1139 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-942-9101 ryansdevicerepair.com

Sign Gypsies-Columbus, TX LLC 979-330-5453 signgypsies.com/ all-locations/signgypsies-columbus-tx

Southern Comfort Furniture 905 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2140

Sunshine Design Enterprises 522 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-253-2759 facebook.com/SunshineDesignEnterprises

Sweet Tea & Fleur de lis 1008 Milam Street (Inside Hometown Goods) Columbus, Texas 78934 713-240-8087 facebook.com/barrels.staves

The Silver Barn 521 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-7260 thesilverbarn.com

Tin Star 101 E Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-743-5513 tinstarweimar.com

Tref’s Treasures 1005 Trefny Lane Weimar, Texas 78962 979-332-4444 estatesales.net

Purple Cactus Lavender Farms 1096 County Road 253 Weimar, Texas 78962 979-732-1756 purplecactuslavender.com

Tre-House Embroidery & More 107 E Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8844 trehouseweimar.com

Grand Oaks Antiques & Gifts 1034 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9181 grandoaksantiques.com

Quality Electronics 1310 Fannin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-3750 qualityelectronicsonline.com

Twisted Steel Design LLC 113 East Post Office Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-484-2122 twistedsteeldesign.com

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WalMart Stores #503

2103 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8341 walmart.com

SIGNS AND BANNERS

B & D Graphics Inc. 731 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9164

Sign Gypsies-Columbus, TX LLC 979-330-5453 signgypsies.com/ all-locations/signgypsies-columbus-tx

SKIN CARE/SPA SERVICES

Medical Skin Associates & Spa 2 540 Hwy 71 S, Suite 100 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0238 drgobert.com

Sue Melvin, Mary Kay Sales Director

1021 Annette Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 832-573-7623 marykay.com/smelvin

The Wellness Spot 2540 Hwy 71 South, Suite 140 Columbus, Texas 78934 510-274-7336 healingmindbodyandsoul.massage planet.com

SPORTING GOODS

Columbus Outfitters 3969 Highway 90 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-8444 columbuscycleshop.com

Johnny’s Sport Shop 101 Boothe Drive Eagle Lake, Texas 77434 979-234-3516 johnnys-sport-shop.com

TANNING SALON

Glow Columbus, LLC 738A Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-705-1114 columbusglow.com

TATTOO STUDIO

Atlas Tattoo Studio 1726 SH 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 979-500-4175 facebook.com/atlastattootx

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Condra Communications 535 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2617

Spectrum Business 810 W. Howard Lane, Suite 100 Austin, Texas 78753 512-202-4369 collin.williams@charter.com

TITLE COMPANIES

Botts Title Company 514 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8881 bottstitle.com

Elliott & Waldron Abstract Company 315 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2213 ewabstract.com

Mid-Coast Title Company, Inc. 410 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0440 mid-coasttitle.com

Texas Country Title 323 Radio Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-0058 texascountrytitle.com

TOWING SERVICES

Fernandez and Sons, LLC 4559 US Hwy 90 Alleyton, Texas 78935 281-935-0386 fernandezandsonswreckerservice.com

TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT

American Ag, LLC 5854 IH 10 Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-484-9313 americanagllc.com

Kleiber Tractor and Equipment

1701 W Travis Street La Grange, Texas 78945 979-968-3187 kleibertractor.com

TRANSMISSION SERVICE

Cardinal Transmission Service 1120 Austin Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-6900

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

First Class Limo TX, LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 979-318-0264 firstclasslimotx.com

Longhorn Charter Bus Houston

3804 Broadway Street, Suite 101 Houston, Texas 77017 713-344-0553 longhorncharterbus.com/houston-charterbus

San Antonio Charter Bus Company

1402 Peacock Haven San Antonio, Texas 78260 210-686-1207

texascharterbuscompany.com/san-antoniocharter-bus

Shofur Houston 800-436-8719 shofur.com/charter-bus/texas/houston

TRAVEL AGENCIES

Longing to Travel Agency 979-725-3026 cecilialong.inteletravel.com

TROPHY SUPPLY

B&D Graphics Inc. 731 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9164 bdgraphics.com

Weimar Trophies Inc. 119 E Main Street Weimar, Texas 78962 979-725-8354 weimartrophies.com

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TRUCK/TRACTOR PULL

Thunder by the Colorado Inc. 1001 Commerce Lane Columbus, Texas 78934 979-733-6029 thunderbythecolorado.org

ULTRASOUND IMAGING Kountry Imaging and Massage 1508 FM 102 Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-500-4155 melaniekinghealing.as.me

VENUES

36 Oaks Retreat 5272 I-10 Alleyton, Texas 78935 225-241-9001 36oaksretreat.com

Caledonia Lodge #68 A.F. & A.M. 1229 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4107

Colorado County Fair Association, Inc. 1164 Crossroads Blvd Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9266 coloradocountyfair.org

Columbus Municipal Golf Association 141 Veterans Drive Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5575

Columbus Hall 3845 IH-10 West Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2220

Live Oak Art Center 1014 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-8398 liveoakartcenter.org

Lodge on Lake Siesta 5145 Hwy 153 La Grange, Texas 78945 979-732-1256 lodgeonlakesiesta.com

Schneider Hall, LLC 4315 Hwy 71 South Columbus, Texas 78934 210-422-4864 schneiderhall.com

Shaw’s Bend Social Club 1079 FM 1890 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-4707 facebook.com/shawsbendsocialclub

Stafford Opera House 425 Spring Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5135 columbushpt.com

St. Roch Catholic Church Parish Hall 1600 Frelsburg Road Alleyton, Texas 78935 979-732-3460 saintrochparish.org

The Carriage Step B & B 1118 Prairie Street Columbus, Texas 78934 210-422-4864 thecarriagestep.com

The Oaks at High Hill 1800 Bruno Road Schulenburg, Texas 78956 512-228-1351 highhillweddings.com

The Vine 25642 Bernard Road New Ulm, Texas 78950 713-553-9797 thevinetx.com

VETERINARY SERVICES

Colorado Valley Veterinary Services 1391 Hwy 71 Business Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-9981 coloradovalleyvet.com

Columbus Animal Clinic, PLLC 923 Walnut Street Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-5758 cac-vet.com

WATERPARK

Splashway Waterpark & Campground 5211 Main Street Sheridan, Texas 77475 979-234-7718 splashway.com

WEB DESIGN & MEDIA DEVELOPMENT

Bar-Z Mobile Development 1208 Hollow Creek Drive #102 Austin, Texas 78704 512-732-0135 bar-z.com

Positive Force Consulting Katy, Texas 77494 713-344-3451 positiveforce.com

Small Town Advertising, LLC Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-0999 smalltownadvertising.com

WELDING

Schneider Machine & Welding 3927 Hwy 90 Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-2579

WILDLIFE PARKS

Sanctuary Serengeti, LLC 250 Plum Church Road West Point, Texas 78963 979-242-3090 sanctuaryserengeti.com

WINERIES/WINE BARS/VINEYARDS

Cast Iron Winery 1657 Meier Road Sealy, Texas 77474 281-881-6395 castironwinery.com

Courtyard Wine Bar @ LOAC 1014 Milam Street Columbus, Texas 788934 979-732-8398 liveoakartcenter.org

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Cummins Creek Vineyard

1024 Aschenbeck Road Columbus, Texas 78934 979-732-6540 facebook.com/cumminscreekvineyards

Whistling Duck Vineyards & Winery

1211 County Road 273 Weimar, Texas 78962 512-913-4813 whistlingduckwinery.com

WOODWORKING/WOODCRAFTS

Pate Ranch, LLC 2148 Ehlinger Road New Ulm, Texas 78950 832-401-9319 Facebook.com/PateRanch

Wood Duck Enterprises

P O Box 374 Sheridan, Texas 77475 281-467-4681 facebook.com/woodduckworkshop

WRECKER SERVICE

Fernandez and Sons, LLC

4559 US Hwy 90 Alleyton, Texas 78935 281-935-0386 fernandezandsonswreckerservice.com

YOGA INSTRUCTION

Yoga Country Yoga 832-654-0879

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64 Columbus Chamber of Commerce “We’ve Got You Covered” Americas Best Value Inn www.americasbestvalueinn.com Americas Best Value Inn in Columbus is unique with a feeling of hometown pride. Friendly staff and clean, comfortable rooms make Americas Best Value Inn a great value for the money. Conveniently located and a variety of accommodations make it ideal for families, business travelers, seniors, weekend vacationers, groups and special events. 2436 Hwy 71 S., Corner of I-10 & 71 S., Exit 696 Tel: 979-732-6293 • 979-732-6211