There’s no doubt about it – Garden City, Texas is Texas. I’ve been to a few events in the area and found a lot of my friends are from there. The biggest thing that sets it apart from other cities in Texas, maybe even the country, is its ability to draw people from all over the world. It’s a melting pot of sorts.
If you grew up in Texas, you know that you can’t go anywhere without seeing a Texas High School football game. Even if you live in another part of the country, you can watch a few high school football games at a Garden City arena during the season. The Garden City Ballet has been playing host to quite a few high school football events, including the annual Garden City College spring game and the Garden City Bowl, a regional event that also features TLC State Dunkers. Both events draw large numbers of people to the area. There’s no question about it.
For locals, it can mean more things than just Texas High School football. There’s a lot of buzz about a new stadium project that could bring more local excitement to the area. Whether or not it becomes a reality remains to be seen – but we’ve been reading about it for a while now and aren’t holding our breath. In the meantime, why not visit the city for a visit and take in some of the sights and sounds of this unique community?
Balmorhea Springs is one of the many small towns that make up the San Antonio region. For years it has been known for being an outstanding spa resort town. The Black Bear Spa Resort is still open and operating – as well as the Balmorhea Springs Water Park. There’s so much to do and see when you’re in Balmorhea – and you don’t need to leave the area to do it.
The Garden City Arts Association has been sponsoring events and activities in the area for years. If you’re looking for a fun family event, this is a great place to start. Events range from wine tasting and farmer’s markets to cookouts and trivia nights. Children will love the interactive nature of the events and the ability to mingle with like-minded people. So whether you’re looking for a quiet afternoon at the park with your kids, or an energetic activity like the aforementioned water park, Garden City Bearks is most definitely a good place to go.
If you’re looking for some excitement, take a trip to the world-famous Lady Bird Johnson Wild Bird Sanctuary. It’s not a zoo per se but more of a sanctuary that houses over 500 species of birds. Visitors have a chance to feed the birds and learn about their behaviors. The park also offers a wide range of guided tours, including birdwatching adventures. Lady Bird Johnson is a celebrity in her own right – so make sure you stop by her hometown in Garden City to experience firsthand what it means to be an urban conservationist.