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A Powerful Information Database & Gateway Service for the Texas Hill Country
It's the Holiday Season in the Texas Hill Country !
. . . Click our updated focus topic page: Live Entertainment !
PORTAL HOME PAGE
See above menu for City & County Profiles, Government, Non-Profits, Focus Topics & Guides
"Your Hill Country Chamber, with no fees"
This Portal is great for tourism, trip planning & things to do.
Extensive links for business research in the Hill Country.
This is your "GO-TO" Portal site! Bookmark it or set it as your home page.
Available on-line 24/7
Updates processed real-time,
unlike a yearly printed yellow page book.
Free listings available for ALL qualified businesses,
unlike yellow page books containing only paying advertisers.
If we missed your organization, or if you desire changes, just fill in a request at: Submit Request
Each Texas Hill Country organization may have a free basic directory listing,
including name, address & phone number, shown in one category.
For advanced listing features, including additional text information, email and web links,
images & full advertising details, click: Advertise
Our Hill Country-wide, comprehensive, Event Calendar is a convenient, centralized, source
for event information. Send us your Hill Country event details (date, description, etc.) via email.
Please browse the many pages of the Portal that folks refer to as the
"Encyclopedia of the Texas Hill Country" and a "Regional Google", and the "Hill Country Chamber".
Extensive directories of lodging, accommodations, bed and breakfast, attractions, entertainment, restaurants, real estate, plus city and county profiles. Extensive listings for chamber, non-profit and government organizations.
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We welcome inquiries, comments, submission of updates, additions, corrections & digital photos, without compensation.
Send to: editor@HillCountryPortal.com
We reserve the right to edit listing & advertising submissions to adhere to our standards, including appropriate language.
JOHNSON CITY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR: Updated holiday focus article with pictures, by George Cofran, freelance author and Editor of the Portal, at: www.HillCountryPortal.com/reports/LightsSpectacular
: BOATING IN TEXAS HILL COUNTRY . . . our latest Focus Topic Page. With summer here, this awesome resource presents a handy and comprehensive directory of businesses and organizations involved with boating and marine products and services in the Texas Hill Country. The scope includes marinas, PWC, sail and power boat sales & service, rentals, tours, accessories, supplies, storage and all other related things. Just click: Boating
Reminder, our 2018 CALENDAR OF FESTIVALS & MAJOR EVENTS IN THE HILL COUNTRY is chock full of fun things to do in the Hill Country.
Just click: Calendar. If your organization will have events in 2018, be sure to submit them as early as possible for listing on our calendar, the most comprehensive in the Hill Country. See handy submission form link on same page or >> Free Event Listing Form
THE PORTAL IS NOW POSTING LISTINGS TO OUR LIVE ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR,
LOCATED AT: Entertainment Calendar & Venues. Entertainment Venues and Entertainers can now send in their live entertainment booking announcements for us to post to our Hill Country-wide Entertainment Calendar for a minimal fee.
SCAMS IN THE HILL COUNTRY: Sorry this is such a negative subject. But, this new Focus Topic Page may help our Hill Country folks lessen their risk of being scammed. Click: Scams. Let us know what you think.
PETS, VETS, ANIMAL SERVICES & SUPPLIES: Check out this comprehensive Focus Topic Page. Includes all of the PAWS programs, rescue groups, shelters, low-cost clinics, vets, trainers, boarders, groomers, trimmers and sitters are profiled here. Very handy! Just click: Pets & Vets
HILL COUNTRY ON-LINE REACH: The Portal is now serving over 1,500 pageviews per day!! Awesome web exposure for a Hill Country-specific market. Please "Like Us" on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/hillcountryportal and "Share" with your friends.
MAPS: We have greatly expanded our specialized map resources regarding the Texas Hill Country. Check out this handy Focus Topic resource page at: Lots of Maps
HOME WARRANTIES: If you are looking for a home warranty provider in Texas, please view this list of top Texas home warranty providers.
AWWW - Thanks: A Portal user's note to the editor just received, regarding our Focus Topic Page on Jobs: "Please pass along a major "Thank You" to the people behind this website. I wish I'd found it months ago!"
HILL COUNTRY PORTAL WEB SITE RECEIVES . . .
DOUBLE MENTION & LINKING BY HOUSTON CHRONICLE: We are excited and honored here at the Hill Country Portal web site, with the double-mention and linking to our web site in Houston Chronicle's article: "This spring, visit the Hill Country for Festival Lineup", by Alice Adams, February 27, 2015, in their print version and on-line at: Web
Specifically, this article references two of the Portal's focus topic pages:
- Horseback Riding: www.HillCountryPortal.com/hillcountryhorseriding.html
- Wildflowers: www.HillCountryPortal.com/hillcountrywildflowers.html
Major news agency references, such as the two above, to our Hill Country Portal help spotlight our wonderful area and promote local tourism, and increase the value of the Portal in being recognized as a regional leader and key resource regarding Hill Country-specific topics.
We have developed a very helpful resource for finding a job in the Hill Country. And resources for employers as well. We have assembled a simple to use, clickable entry to each of the job posting web pages we have found in the Hill Country. This fast method of zipping through the listings by city makes the "hunt" a lot easier. Good luck in your search. Click: Jobs
LIST-STYLE MENU OPTION: Back by popular demand, an alternative Portal menu in a full list format (like our previous menu system), just click: Menu List
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in a Beautiful Ranch Setting in the Gorgeous Texas Hill Country
Reservations & Information: 281-300-7177
9242 RR 1320 (Sandy Road), Johnson City, TX 78636
Web: www.SandyRoadGuestHaus.com Email: info@SandyRoadGuestHaus.com
Come Relax & Enjoy!
Annual Bake Sale Benefit:
Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 7:30a-1:30p
Jeks Pit Stop: 528 W Main St
JP Morgan Chase Bank: 150 E Main St; and
Weinheimer & Son: 14462 E US Highway 290
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Nov 19-Dec 28, HOLIDAY MINI CAMPS: Johnson City
Nov 22-Dec 30, OLD WEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT FEST: Boerne
Nov 22-Jan 5, 2019 - THE DANCING LIGHTS OF MILL POND PARK – CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA: San Saba
Nov 23-Dec 31, STARRY STARRY NIGHTS & LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARK: Llano
Nov 23-Jan 6, 2019 - LIGHTS SPECTACULAR-HILL COUNTRY STYLE: Johnson City
Nov 23-Jan 7, 2019 - EISBAHN OUTDOOR ICE SKATING: Fredericksburg
Nov 24-Dec 28, TRAIL OF LIGHTS: Wimberley
Nov 30-Dec 23, ART GUILD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS ARTISAN MARKET: Llano
Nov 30-Dec 16, CHRISTMAS WINE AFFAIR:
Dec 11, CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Bandera
Dec 12, HOMESCHOOL DAY - BE AN INVENTOR: Johnson City
Dec 12, SECOND SATURDAY GALLERY TRAIL: Wimberley
Dec 13-15, NORTH POLE VILLAGE: Canyon Lake
Dec 14, TANNENBAUM BALL: Fredericksburg
Dec 14, CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS: Junction
Dec 14, WINE & WASSAIL WALK: San Marcos
Dec 14-15, METHODIST LIVING NATIVITY PAGEANT: Johnson City
Dec 14-16, MAIN STREET BETHLEHEM: Burnet
Dec 15, CHRISTMAS IN THE HEART: Brady
Dec 15, GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL ANNUAL BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER:
Dec 15, HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Johnson City
Dec 15, BLUE CHRISTMAS AT BLUE HOLE: Woodcreek
Dec 15, LIBERTY HILL CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: Liberty Hill
Dec 15, CHRISTMAS AT THE LBJ BOYHOOD HOME, 1920s STYLE: Johnson City
Dec 15, CHRISTMAS CAROLLING BANDERA STYLE - SINGING IN THE SADDLE: Bandera
Dec 15, GILLESPIE COUNTY HISTORIC SCHOOL ANNUAL BAKE SALE BENEFIT: Fredericksburg
Dec 15-16, FREDERICKSBURG GUN & BLADE SHOW: Fredericksburg
Dec 16, COWBOY CHRISTMAS: Boerne
Dec 16, LBJ TREE LIGHTING: Stonewall
Every 2nd Tue: PERFORMING SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE: Llano
Every Wed, GRILL AND CHILL AT THE LOST MAPLES WINERY: Vanderpool
RODEO: Pipe Creek
Every Fri,SUMMER RODEO: Bandera, June & July
REAL ALE TASTING ROOM & BREWERY TOURS: Blanco
GO FISHING WITH A RANGER: Inks Lake SP
BREAKFAST WITH THE BIRDS: Inks Lake SP
Every 2nd Fri, FOUR SQUARE FRIDAY: Uvalde
Every 2nd Fri, COMMUNITY WIDE JAM SESSION: Medina
LIVE ROCK-N-ROLL ON THEATER STAGE: Fredericksburg
COWBOYS ON MAIN: Bandera
TOUR OF HISTORIC RED TOP JAIL: Llano
ECOLOGICAL TOURS AT JACOB'S WELL NATURAL AREA: Wimberley
GEOLOGY ROCKS: Burnet
FLYING L COWBOY CHUCK WAGON DINNER & SHOW: Bandera
TREE FESTIVAL: Marble Falls
GUNFIGHT RE-ENACTMENTS: Bandera
Every 3rd Sat,
Every 3rd Sat,
BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY AND WESTERN, AND GOSPEL: Marble Falls
Every Sat & Sun,
TOUR WESTCAVE PRESERVE:
near Bee Cave
LOST SOUNDS OF A HONKY TONK: Johnson City at Pecan Street Brewing
Every Sun, MUSIC IN THE PARK: Llano, Badu Park
COWBOY POET, LIVE MUSIC & PROGRAMSBuchanan Dam, at Canyon Of The Eagles
Note: Many music venues have live entertainment Fri & Sat nights. See city profiles in menu above, and Live Entertainment Calendar
December 25, 2018
Affordable Pre-paid Emergency Air Transport Service
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Protection starts at $65/yr
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