|Beeville Main Street Facade & Sign Reimbursement Grant Program|
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Facade Grant Application
Beeville Main Street is a non-profit organization that relies heavily upon the volunteerism and support of the community. The Beeville Main Street Program is always looking for more active volunteers. If you would like to get involved in downtown, here are some opportunities: Office Support, Multi-Media Support, Events, Social Media, and Theatrical Arts and Music.Get Involved, become a Main Street volunteer!
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Visitor ServicesBeeville's Tourism Information Center
The Beeville's Visitors Center is located in scenic Beeville at the Chamber of Commerce
Hours of Operation are:
Visit the Chamber's website at www.beecountychamber.org/
Downtown ATM Locations
Shopping on Main Street
Wicker Basket - Gifts & Clothing
Main Street Needs Your Help!
Tax Deductible Donation
Donations are needed to help fund the Main Street Grant Program as well as other downtown promotional activities. A tax-deductible contribution to the Beeville Main Street Program would help ensure that a vibrant downtown is maintained for generations to come.
Leave your imprint in our downtown and your legacy in the hearts of all who follow.
For more information, contact the main Street Program Office at 361-358-4641 or email us at Michelle.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Upcoming Events in Beeville!
Happy 10th Birthday to Beeville Main Street Program!
May is National Preservation Month- To celebrate Preservation Month, Beeville Main Street encourages citizens to acknowledge places of historical importance to them during the month of May. Courthouse, Rialto, Art Museum, Coca Cola Plant, and etc. Take your pic with the This Place Matters pin, #ThisPlaceMatters, and post to social media.
Bee County Armed Forces Day Celebration, Block Party- May 21st 3-11pm, downtown Beeville on Washington Street. Bring your dancing shoes and lawn chairs to enjoy free music and entertainment, Fajita Cook-Off and Kids Q, children's area, motorcycle freedom ride, and food/ drink vendors.
Joe Barnhart Bee County Library Summer Reading Program starts June 1st- July 30th. Check out all the fantastic summer activities at www.bclib.org.
Main Street's Mission-Seek to enhance downtown vibrancy and historic preservation by using the National Trust Main Street Center's Four-Point Approach of organization, design, economic development and promotions.
Main Street's Vision- To preserve downtown Beeville's rich history as a community-gathering place whose dynamic economy invites residents and visitors.
About the Main Street Program
The program is part of the Texas Main Street Program run by the Texas Historical Commission. Beeville became an official Texas Main Street City in 2006. It also is affiliated with the National Trust Main Street Center run by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Main Street Four-Point Approach to downtown revitalization within the context of historic preservation has been successful in more than 1,200 towns and cities across the country. View 4-Point Approach
The Main Street program also makes the following services available to downtown businesses:
- Design assistance such as architectural site visits
- Interior design and window display assistance
- Visual merchandising assistance
400 N. Washington
Beeville TX 78102
105 W. Corpus Christi - Beeville, Texas
The Bee County Courthouse is a fine example of the Classical Revival Style. Of particular significance are the Grand Portico and Projecting Pediment entry with Corinthian columns and Dentils along the roofline. The Chicago style windows are also noteworthy. Also unusual is Stephenson's Lady of Justice; unlike most such symbols, she is not depicted as blind.
Located: Veterans Memorial Park, Beeville, Texas
Latitude: 28.3986096 Longitude: -97.7697204
Course Type: Permanent
Year Established: 2005
Course Landscape / Terrain: Moderately Hilly & Moderately Wooded
Holes/Baskets: 18 ( [Water in play] x 3 ) / 18Holes
Course Length: Metric 5842 ft. Metric
Par Info: 54 Par
Multiple Tees / Pins: No / No
Tee Type: Dirt
Hole Type: DISCatcher
Rounds Recorded / Average Score: 23 / 57.95
Description: 18 holes plus a practice basket. In 200 acre park with old-growth live oak, willow and mesquite. Front 9 longer with many holes guarded by majestic live oaks. Back 9 shorter and tighter. Elevation. Creeks in play.
The McClanahan House is the oldest business structure in Beeville. The building, the second store built in Beeville by George W. McClanahan, was erected around 1867 on the east side of the courthouse square, near Poesta Creek. The house served as general store, lodging house, and post office. It was built in the pioneer western style, with southern porches. McClanahan was Beeville’s first merchant; he was among the first to buy auctioned lots in the newly formed town of Beeville in 1859. McClanahan also served as schoolteacher, postmaster, county clerk, innkeeper, and Sunday school superintendent. After McClanahan’s death, L.F. Roberts purchased and operated the store for many years.
200 Block E. Corpus Christi, BeeviIIe, TX
Beeville Art Museum
The Beeville Art Museum is housed in the beautiful Esther Barnhart House. The house was built in 1910 by the R.L. Hodges family and continued to be occupied by descendants of its original owners until 1975. In 1981, the Hodges house and adjacent acreage were purchased by Dr. Joe Barnhart of Houston. Dr. Barnhart named the Hodges house the Esther Barnhart House in honor of his mother. He then developed the land into a park to be used for the enjoyment of the community and named the park the Joe Barnhart Park in honor of his father.
Visit Beeville Art Museum's website at www.bamtexas.org
The Texas Mile has grown rapidly since its inaugural event in October 2003. Participants come from all edges of the United States, Canada and Mexico to test themselves and their motorized equipment on the fastest and most challenging 1-mile track in the world. They achieve their top speed in 1-Mile and shut down in a 1/2-Mile. This Motorsports Festival is created for performance enthusiast - Welcoming Motorcycles, Performance Street Cars, Race Cars and Land Speed Racers. Spectators enjoy seeing the cars and motorcycles on the track and visiting with the participants in the paddock. There are on-site concessions to enjoy while at the event. Get off the highway and come out to The Texas Mile. It is like running on a straight 1 1/2 mile section of open highway without the fear of tickets and jail time. A High Speed Shoot-out and Land Speed Racing Venue that compares to the likes of the legendary Bonneville that beckons one to "Drive in Your World, Race in Ours"!Visit www.texasmile.net for dates!
It's Spring time and time to do some sprucing up! Before the paint buckets and contractors come out, if your business or property is within the historic district downtown, (Tax Increment Finance Zone) please speak with the local City Building Official. The historic district has a city ordinance that assists with the preservation of the buildings & properties. Let's work to preserve the historic integrity of Beeville together!
The Beeville Garden Club takes on a much warranted task of re-finishing the Blue Star Marker located at the Bee County Court House. The Blue Star Marker pays tribute to the armed forces; it has been in display for more than 60 years honoring our military. The marker and the surrounding garden will undergo a transformation in the next few months. Beeville Main Street would like to say thank you to the Beeville Garden Club for completing such a notable project for the citizens of Bee County!
Saturday, April 18th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join us at the McClanahan House and surrounding area:
- Historical Storytellers bring the early days of Beeville to life
- View a wonderful pictorial exhibit of days gone by
- Learn about the many cultures of people who have settled in Bee County
- Exhibits and Demonstrations of education in the past will intrigue children of all ages
- Enjoy Native American singing, drumming, dancing & storytelling
- Marvel at the beauty of the Ballet Folkloric of Beeville
Bee County residents and local artist are invited to participate in the Living History Logo Contest. The contest begins Monday, Feb. 25th and will end Friday, March 8, 2013. Contest forms can be download from the cityofbeevillemainstreet.com or can be picked up at the Joe Barnhart-Bee County Library or at City Hall's information desk.
Logo's must display our history, such as; farming/ranching, chase field naval base, historic homes or buildings, people of Bee County history, railroad, or oil industry. You may use any aspect of our history. Logo's must be displayed on 8.5" X 11" letter size paper and have to include the words: Bee County Living History Celebration. Participants must turn in their logo's to the Joe Barnhart-Bee County Library by or before March 8, 2013. Please write your name and contact information on the back of the logo. Submissions with contact information on the front with logo will be disqualified.
The entry fee to participate is $10.00 per entry. The winner will be determined by the public. Logo submissions will be displayed at Prosperity Bank during banking hours, starting March 12 through March 25, 2013. The public is invited to vote on their favorite logo. There will be voting ballots and a ballot box that the public will use to cast their vote. The winner will be announced on April 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in front of the McClanahan House. The winner will be awarded $100.00 and their logo will be used as the brand for the Bee County Living History Celebration and the designer and the design will be part of our living history. For more information please contact Shirley O'Neil at 361-343-3119.
Visit us at www.cityofbeevillemainstreet.com for full set of specifications and rules.
Visit us at www.cityofbeevillemainstreet.com for parade and vendor applications or call 361-362-0368Saturday, December 8th from 2 to 8 p.m. in Downtown Beeville
Get in the Christmas Spirit with:
- Snowflake Park
- Santa's Winter Wonderland
- Rialto Christmas Open House
- Peppermint Palace and Park
- Carriage Rides
- Christmas Tree Forest
- Holly Jolly Performers
- Christmas Giving Toys for Tots
- and finish the evening with Winter Wonderland Lighted Parade
Boot Scoot'n, Dust Fly'n, Bull Bust'n Fun!
This Thursday, October 18th is the Western Week Kickoff
Where: Downtown Depot Pavilion
High Heel Race - Depot Pavilion (Men, Ladies, Young Ladies Ages (4-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-17)
Youth Boot Scramble - Depot Pavilion
Live Music with the Matthew Gritz Band & Spark in the Dark
Water Ball Interactive Game for children and adults
Arts and Craft Vendors
Fall Farmer's Market
Where: Downtown Depot Pavilion Beeville, Texas
When: October 6, 2012 Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come out and enjoy the fun and festivities
Pumpkin Carving Contest - $50 Grand Prize (bring your already carved pumpkin to the Depot Pavilion for judging)
Pumpkin Pie Bake Off - $50 Grand Prize (Just bring your pies to the Depot Pavilion for judging)
Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest - $50 Prize (No sign-up, just show up)
Pumpkin Roll Contest - Ages 6-12 $25 prize and 13 and up $25 (Bring your own pumpkin and be the first to run and roll your pumpkin to the finish line)
Great Arts and Crafts Booths - Food, Fun and Games
Come join the fun!
On October 6 at the Depot Pavilion in Beeville from 9-2 there will be a fabulous Farmer's Market , Pumpkin Bake Off, Pumpkin Seed Spitting Contest, Pumpkin Carving Contest and Pumpkin Rolling Contest. Come out and have a fabulous fall day filled with arts and crafts and trendy vendor items.
Vendor space is still available.
Click here for vendor application.
The Beeville Community Center is located in downtown Beeville at 111 E. Corpus Christi Street. This event center offers banquet rooms, training/meeting rooms, kitchen, restrooms, and outdoor patio.
Beeville, Texas Events
|Market and Main
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For more information and event dates visit www.texasmile.net
|Annual Western Week Celebration
For more information and event dates visit www.westernweek.org
|Christmas in Beeville|