Save the Date for some Horn Tootin'

We don't like to toot our own horn, but it is time to show off The Texan House after the remodeling and renovations.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 5-7 pm (Chamber Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 pm)

Besides the beauty on the surface of the oak-canopied 4 acres, we've also dug deep into the history of the home and the families who lived there.  I won't say there are ghosts ... but you can see the love and character of the place in every detail. 

The history of The Texan House is very much a part of Boerne's story, and will continue to be.  Join us next Thursday to learn more. 

 

 

 

You are our future ... but first a bit about our past

You are our future ... but first a bit about our past

In 1838, Sam Houston signed the deed transferring ownership of a section of land, 640 ares, to J. M. McCulloch from Petersburg, Virginia.  At the time the land was in Bexar County.  Boerne would be platted 12 years later and Kendall County would eventually be carved out.

This area of Old San Antonio Road in South Boerne was originally known as The British Colony, and the Howard Family, who would own the ranch from 1880 to 1943 would be avid participants in all that they, and their English families brought with them - Cricket, Polo and shooting competitions were some of their favorite sports.  In fact, in an old photo of the Boerne Polo Club, at least 3 Howards are represented.  

I think they would like the fact that the stables and barn helped create a home for new family members anxious to share in all the wonderful things our Boerne offers.   

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