Copper Breaks State Park in the Panhandle Plains and Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in the Hill Country are the first Texas state parks to be designated International Dark Sky Parks by the International Dark-Sky Association. Copper Breaks and Enchanted Rock, which were awarded the highest "Gold-tier" night skies status by IDA, join Big Bend National Park and the City of Dripping Springs as the only locations in Texas to have earned the coveted Dark Sky Places recognition.
07.08.14 Hill Country Food Truck Festival Brings Food Trucks, Texas Wine and Americana Music to Luckenbach TexasThe First Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival featuring more than a dozen food trucks, Texas Hill Country wine and a lineup of live music will take place from Noon until 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, in Luckenbach Texas. Nearly a dozen Hill Country wineries will offer wines for purchase by the glass and bottle from Noon until 9:00 p.m. Wineries include 4.0 Cellars, Messina Hof Hill Country, Kerrville Hills Winery, Fall Creek Vineyards, Texas Hills Vineyards, Singing Waters Vineyards, Becker Vineyards, Texas Legato Winery, Westcave Cellars Winery and William Chris Vineyards. More than a dozen food trucks will also be in attendance with a variety of food truck fare for purchase. Participating food trucks include Cheesy Jane’s, Clear River Pecan Company, Come and Get It Chuckwagon, Crazy Carl’s, KHILL BBQ Company, Mr. Meximum, Red Bud Roasters, Ritts Twisted Brisket, SaWeet Cupcakes, Slider Provider and SpiceSea Gourmet.
03.19.14 Fredericksburg and Texas Hill Country Receive Recognition As a Great Place to Visit and LiveFor more information on visiting Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, check out www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com. For information on living in Fredericksburg, visit the City of Fredericksburg’s official website at www.fbgtx.org or the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce website at www.fredericksburg-texas.com.
What are the current population figures for Fredericksburg and Gillespie County?
Population figures as of the 2010 United States Census show: Fredericksburg – 10,530 Gillespie County – 24,837
What are the predominate industries for the area?
Medical, tourism and agriculture
In which year was Fredericksburg founded?
The city of Fredericksburg was founded in 1846 by 120 German immigrants who traveled to Texas from Germany to secure land purchased through the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants in Texas, known as Mainser Adelsverein. Each settler was promised a plot of land in town and 10 acres in the vicinity of the settlement [...]