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"no slogan"Population (2000): 73Elevation: 1,345 ftArea: undefinedCounty: Kendall
Zip Code: 78074Area Code: 830Time Zone: CST
Coordinates: 29° 57' 3" N, 98° 48' 11" W
Location: West-central part of county; 44 mi NW of San Antonio
Highways: Exit 533 off IH-10; RR 1621; Waring-Welfare Rd; Waring Rd
Railways: Aransas Pass Railway train service discontinued 1970
Creeks: Rivers: GuadalupeLakes:
CHAMBER, TOURISM & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: None
NEIGHBORING TOWNS (by road): 13 mi NW of Boerne, 7 mi E of Comfort, 10 mi SW of Sisterdale, 3 mi NW of Welfare
PRINCIPAL BUSINESS: Ranching
MAJOR ATTRACTIONS: See full details in Directory below.
- Waring Dance Hall: 210-434-2331; 830-995-4377; 544 Waring-Welfare Rd, Hwy 1621, Waring, TX 78074, www.donstrange.com/locations_waring.htm. Includes old-time general store. Circa 1900. German heritage.
Some of the very nearby attractions include:
- Boerne: Agricultural Heritage Center; Cascade Caverns; Cave Without A Name; Cibolo Nature Center; Enchanted Springs Ranch; Historic Downtown Boerne; Golf
- Comfort: Comfort Historic District; Shopping; Vineyards; Golf; Monument; Bat Roost; Comfort Museum
- Welfare: Cafe; Dance Hall
- Kerrville: Kerrville-schreiner Park (county)
- Spring Branch: Gaudalupe River State Park; Honey Creek State Natural Area
- Annual: Hill Country Pod Chili Cooking
- Mid-May: Waring VFD annual dinner, dance & auction at the Waring Hall. Live music 8p-12:30a; auction at 9:30p. Contact: Chief Joe Paolilli, 830-377-9530
WEATHER: Local Weather; Hill Country-wide Weather
MEDIA COVERAGE: See full details in Directory below. MAPS: Local Google; Hill Country Special Maps
HISTORY: Handbook of Texas Online: "Waring is on the banks of the Guadalupe River, seven miles downstream from Comfort and twelve miles north of Boerne in Kendall County. It was founded in 1887 and originally known as Waringford, when R. P. M. Waring, a native of Waringford, Ireland, provided a right-of-way for the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway for its Kerrville line. In 1888 the post office from Windsor, a neighboring community, was moved across the Guadalupe River to Waringford. On February 10, 1901, the town's name was shortened to Waring. The population of Waring remained between 100 and 150 from 1890 until 1914, when it reached a high of 300. During these years the town had two general stores, a corn and grist mill, a gin, a stone quarry, a lumberyard, a hotel and boarding house, and several stores. Around 1950 the population decreased to eighty, and only a post office and two businesses remained. Train service was discontinued in 1970. In 1990 the population was seventy-three."
PRIOR CITY NAMES: Waringford (until 1901)
AVAILABLE SERVICES: Gas: no; Convenience Stores: yes; Restaurants: yes; Lodging: no; Grocery Stores: no; Banks: no; Vehicle Repair: no; Hospital: no; Med Clinic: no; Post Office: yes; Public Schools: no; Cemetery: no
OTHER PROFILES: City Data (not available); ePodunk Profile (not available); Texas Escapes; Travel Texas (not available); Wikipedia
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BUSINESS & ORGANIZATION DIRECTORY
(Police, Fire, EMS/Medical)
CRIME STOPPERS-REPORT ANONYMOUSLY: 1-800-222-8477; or click: Stoppers
WARING VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT: Admin; 830-377-9530; 830-995-5158; 205 Ave C, Waring, TX 78074. See annual dinner dance and auction listed in events above.
LOCAL CITY GOVERNMENT: Unincorporated
LOCAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT: See: Kendall County Government Offices
STATE & FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: For offices that represent the Hill Country,
see: Texas & Federal Government Offices
US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS): 800-275-8777; www.usps.com.
Local post office: 830-995-3838; 538 Waring-Welfare Rd, Waring, TX 78074-9800
CRISIS HOTLINES: click Hotlines-Emergencies
DAY & SEASON HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES:
See full list of leases for this town at: Hunting & Fishing.
CAMP CAPERS: 830-995-3966; 418 FM 1621, Waring, TX 78074. www.dwtx.org/capers. An Episcopal church camp for groups to hold conferences, retreats and renewal weekends, with double rooms. Rental
GUADALUPE CROSSING MARKET: 830-995-2383; 542 Waring-Welfare Rd, Waring, TX 78006. Art, pottery, textiles, wine. www.guadalupecrossing.com.
JOSHUA CREEK RANCH: 830-537-5090; 132 Cravey Rd, Waring, TX 78006. www.joshuacreek.com1,200-acre ranch. Fall & winter bird & game hunts. Sporting clays. Lodging accommodations for reunions, weddings events. Spring & summer fishing, canoeing, kayaking, tubing and swimming on 1.5 miles of Guadalupe River frontage, and this isolated stretch of the Guadalupe River has very light traffic. Joshua Creek is private water within the ranch boundaries. Reservations required for float trips, available April-August.
K BAR M EQUESTRIAN CENTER: 830-995-5260; 29 Zoeller Lane, Waring, TX 78074. www.kbarmequestrian.com. Riding lessons. Can also provide food and overnight accommodations.
WARING BAPTIST CHURCH: Waring-Welfare Rd, Hwy 1621, Waring, TX 78074
SAUR WELDING: 830-995-2171; 539 Waring-Welfare Rd, Hwy 1621, Waring, TX 78074. Metal buildings, trailers, welding, ranch supplies. Located at country store below.
WARING COUNTRY STORE: 830-995-2171; 539 Waring-Welfare Rd, Hwy 1621, Waring, TX 78074. Burgers, convenience store items. No gas.
WARING GENERAL STORE and DANCE HALL: 210-434-2331; 830-995-4377; 544 Waring-Welfare Rd, Hwy 1621, Waring, TX 78074, www.donstrange.com/locations_waring.htm, and www.steaknite.com. www.waringgeneralstore.com. Includes old-time general store (circa 1900) of German heritage. Full restaurant features famous Wednesday "Steaknite", see www.steaknite.com) with live entertainment. [Editor's food review: We sampled Don Strange's storied place and were not disappointed. VERY casual, old-time setting, cheerful staff, good wine & beer selection, excellent steaks, and an enjoyable, relaxing, soft band. This is the real thing. 07-06-2011]. Adventure facility at the Don Strange Ranch in neighboring Welfare features kayaking, climbing, zip line tours and disc golf.
LOCAL UTILITY PROVIDERS:
BANDERA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (BEC): 866-226-3372; 830-370-7648; www.banderaelectric.com. Service Area Map. Nearest service office: Comfort: 739 Front St (Hwy 27). Serves: Boerne, Center Point, Comfort, Kerrville, Waring, Welfare
HILL COUNTRY-WIDE UTILITY PROVIDERS:For Hill Country area utility service providers (electric, gas, water, sewer, trash),
telecom providers (land lines, cellular service, TV, internet), and related services (package delivery, newspaper, etc.), click: Utilities & Telecom
SANDY ROAD GUEST HAUS:
Upscale Western-style Guest House Lodging
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!