Beeville (Bee County) Seasonal Event – 06/21/2016

Finally, a chance to get away and travel to a new county.  We left at 6am and got to Beeville around 10am.  It was already 84 degrees.  Thank goodness we has shade in spots and a nice breeze.  We parked at the county courthouse to start this adventure.


The courthouse is topped by a golden goddess and a 4 sided clock.


There was this blue star marker on the corner.


Although, Bernard Bee left Texas in 1846, his service as Texas Secretary of State and Texas Secretary of War was enough to have both a county and the county seat named in his honor. The completion of this walk brought my total of counties walked to 201.

A Naval Aviation Station was set up during World War II and although it was deactivated at war’s end, it was reopened for Korea. It was closed again in 1992, and a reminder of its presence is noted by the aircraft on the courthouse lawn.


Across from the courthouse was a lovely library building.


We passed this barber shop with a cute child’s chair.


A vintage movie theater that no longer shows movies.


Hensley building circa 1891.  The building next too it is an old Montgomery Ward with the lovely logo.


Very nice US Post Office building.


From there the route went to residential with shady streets.

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We also passed neighborhood churches like this one with statues.

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This lovely old house is now an art museum.  We walked all the way around it checking out it’s outdoor displays.

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Back on the walk route passing more lovely homes.

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This old school with Frieze Art entry is no longer in use.  The school district uses it for storage.


Another neighborhood church.

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We continued on to two cemeteries.  The walk route looped though this first one.

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From here the walk headed back to the start at the courthouse.

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Our car was just past the pergola, and another county was added to my list.


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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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2 Responses to Beeville (Bee County) Seasonal Event – 06/21/2016

  1. Gypsy Bev says:

    Glad you had a chance to roam again. Great pictures!

  2. Thanks for the tour! Looks like Texas to me! 🙂 –Curt

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