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JOHN RUSSELL CROUCH, (1916-1976) "Hondo Crouch", humorist, writer, owner and self-proclaimed mayor of Luckenbach Texas, was born on December 4, 1916, in Hondo, Texas, to Ione and Harry Crouch, a telegraph operator for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Hondo Crouch was an All-American swimmer at the University of Texas, where he was awarded a degree in physical education in 1941. After training as a navigator in the Air Corps at Garner Field in 1942, he settled down to raise sheep, goats, and cattle near Fredericksburg. He was swimming coach at various Texas children's camps from the 1930s until the 1970s. In 1964 he was president of the Hall of Fame for UT athletes and in 1975 was influential in persuading the university to build the Texas Swim Center. From 1963 to 1975, under the pen name Peter Cedarstacker, Crouch wrote about 600 "Cedar Creek Clippings" for the Comfort News. Through his characters from the mythical town of Cedar Creek he satirized politics, government, ecology, deer hunters, social life, and everyday country problems and celebrations. In 1971 he bought Luckenbach, a small community established as an Indian trading post by German immigrant Albert Luckenbach in 1849. There Crouch presided as mayor over a population of three plus a single parking meter. As "clown prince" he brought to life the town's motto, "Everybody's Somebody in Luckenbach." He held zany celebrations, such as the Luckenbach World's Fair, the first Texas "women only" chili cook-off, Return of the Mud Daubers, and no-talent contests. Crouch participated in a Folklife Festival for Texas at the Smithsonian Institution in 1964. On July 4, 1976, Luckenbach received national attention for celebrating the Non-Buy Centennial, protesting the commercialization of the bicentennial of the Declaration of Independence. Crouch was married for thirty years to Helen Ruth (Shatzie) Stieler, daughter of the 1945 "Goat King of the World," Adolf Stieler of Comfort, and they had four children. Crouch died of a heart attack on September 27, 1976, in Blanco.

Hondo Crouch, Imaginer, bought the tiny town of Luckenbach Texas back in the early seventies. The place became a magical, musical mecca for all kinds of people who enjoyed the simple things in life. Today, Hondo's daughter, Chris, and her husband, John Graham, are carrying on the spirit of "Hondo", on Main Street, in the West Main Street district. Featuring delicious Texas food and the very best Texas Music, Hondo's is the place, in Fredericksburg, Texas, for Texas Fun!

Discover an incredible line-up of Texas musicians performing Wednesday - Sunday. The best music in the Texas Hill Country is live at Hondo's on Main. Our bands include: The Almost Patsy Cline Band, Thomas Michael Riley, John Arthur Martinez, The Drug Store Cowboys, Mike Blakely, The McKay Brothers, Dale Watson, The Dust Devils, Jerry Jeff Walker, Elana James Band, Dale Watson, Walt Wilkins, Bo Porter, Fingerpistol, Shelley King, Ben Beckendorf, Spare Parts, Gary Claxton and Erik Hokkanen, Ruby Dee and the Snake Handlers, and many more! Come on out - You won't be disappointed!

Hondo's on Main also has a great selection of Gourmet Texas Cusine, including burgers, Good Ol' Boys or Baskets, Stacked Enchiladas, Hot Crunchies, Salads, Chili and Soup, Kids' Food, and the Mayor’s Moonlight Menu. Our burgers are one-half pounds of thick juicy Certified Angus Beef, and grilled on our open flame mesquite wood grill. Served on a toasted sourdough bun with crisp shredded iceberg lettuce, a slice of tomato, red onions, pickles, and our mustard-mayonnaise mix on the side. We use egg as a binder in all our burgers, just like Mom. We will cook burgers to specific temperature if requested. Burgers include: Hondo’s Donut Burger, Bacon Cheddar Burger, Hondo Donut Burger piled high with crispy bacon strips and sharp Cheddar cheese, Chili Cheese Burger, Blue Ribbon Barbeque Bacon Burger, Tex Mex Burger, and the Lip Burnin’ Burger with Spicy chipotle chilies and green onions, We also offer grilled and fried chicken sandwiches, salads, barbeque, enchiladas, and chef specials. Go ahead, indulge!
FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK
GALLERIES
Bringing Art and Art Lovers together!
Enjoy fine wine from local wineries and the Fredericksburg ART scene!

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Texas Hill Country #1
on The New York Times
31 Places to Go This Summer

"Who needs Europe? The Texas Hill Country, west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Moreover, the region is speckled with 22 wineries that buzz with food and music festivals year round. And towns like Fredericksburg offer a taste of the Old World, with German-style biergartens and schnitzelhauser. "

The New York Times
Sunday, June 1, 2008

#1 on Away.com's Top 10
"Hidden-Gem"

Wine Regions in the United States Hill Country, TX: Texas Hill Country, north of San Antonio and west of Austin, is one of the nation's fastest growing wine destinations. Boasting 24 wineries  along the Texas Wine Trail, this area is a must-see for its unparalleled wine diversity. Away.com's Top 10 Hidden-Gem Wine Regions In Your Backyard Sep 23, 2010

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Uncertain about which TEXAS HILL COUNTRY wines to try?
Go for the GOLD!
2013 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition

Whose bringing the
GOLD

home to the
Texas Hill Country?

PEDERNALES CELLARS

2012 Viognier
TOP TEXAS WINE

MESSINA HOF WINERY
TOP ALL AROUND WINERY


BRENNAN VINEYARDS
4.0 Cellars
2011 New World Rhone-style
White Varietals and Blends
Texas Class Champion
GOLD


BRENNAN VINEYARDS
4.0 Cellars
2011 Viognier
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

DRIFTWOOD ESTATE WINERY
2010 Alamo Red
New World Bordeaux Blend
Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

FLAT CREEK ESTATES
2011 Flat Creek Rose
White Zin and Dry Rose
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

GRAPE CREEK VINEYARDS
2011 Cabernet Blanc
White Zin and Sweet Rose
Reserve Class Champion
GOLD

MCPHERSON CELLARS
4.0 Cellars
Tre Colore
New World Sangiovese
and Blends
Reserve Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

MCPHERSON CELLARS
4.0 Cellars
2011 Viognier
GOLD

MESSINA HOF
Barrel Reserve Port
Red Port & Port-style wines
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

MESSINA HOF
2010 Private Reserve Merlot
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

PEDERNALES CELLARS
2010 Tempranillo
New World Tempranillo
and Blends
GOLD

PEDERNALES CELLARS
2012 Viognier
Top Texas Wine
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

PERISSOS VINEYARDS
2010 Petite Sirah
Estate Grown - Reserve
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
GOLD

PERISSOS VINEYARDS
2010 Petite Sirah
Estate Grown
TX Reserve Class Champion
GOLD

WILLIAM CHRIS VINEYARDS
2010 Cabernet Franc
Class Champion
Texas Class Champion
DOUBLE GOLD

WOODROSE WINERY
2009 Tempranillo
New World Tempranillo
and Blends
GOLD

Texas Hill Country
By John Graves and
Wyman Meinzer

Two of Texas' most respected artists join their talents to create an unsurpassed portrait of the Texas Hill Country. "Together, John Graves and Wyman Meinzer once again demonstrate that they  are the foremost artists of the Texas landscape. The portrait they create in images and words is as close as you can come to the heart of the Hill Country without being there."

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Stardust Carriage Service
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides for All Occasions!

Create romantic memories with horse-drawn carriage rides through historic Fredericksburg, Texas. Carriage rides are the perfect way to celebrate special occasions!

Call Margaret Creamer for reservations!
830.992.0700

Hill Country Trail Riding
Enjoy the AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL Texas Hill Country on horseback!

Come explore 800 gorgeous acres of Texas Hill Country on horseback. Beautiful valleys, hills and views, creek crossings, wildlife and so much more! Adventure awaits you! Call Jen Bursaw to reserve your ride today!
612.961.9441

Hill Country Bicycle Works

You can rent a bike at Hill Country Bicycle Works! Their rental fleets feature road and fitness hybrid bikes. It is recommended that you reserve your rental bike in advance, especially during holidays and weekends. They also have maps and recommendations for rides in and around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country! Located at 702 East Main. Closed Sundays and Wednesdays! 830-990-2609

www.hillcountrybicycle.com

Stagecoach Shuttle Service
Taxi & Transportation Service

Winery tours, shopping tours, transportation for weddings, reunions, and trips around Fredericksburg, Texas, and the beautiful Texas Hill Country!
830-385-7722 or 830-997-1002

stagecoachtaxiandshuttle.com

Fredericksburg First Friday Food Ministry
A movable feast that welcomes everyone to the table.

Fredericksburg Food Ministry is an all-volunteer community-based food and hospitality ministry that provides residents of Fredericksburg and the surrounding communities, a "cloth napkin" dining experience on the first Friday of each month.

You have fed my tummy and my soul with food and blessings! Thank you for sharing your love with me.
- A First Friday lunch guest

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