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5 Reasons You Should be Saying ‘Hi’ to Hye, Texas

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One of the Texas Hill Country’s towns that you do not hear widely publicized is Hye, located on Highway 290 in the middle of Johnson City, Stonewall, Albert, and Blanco. With a population of only 105, it is one of those small towns where people say if you blink, you miss it. But it is a fun place, with great people, so try not to blink. The five major reasons you should check out Hye are:

1. Have fun with the name!

5 Reasons to Say ‘Hi’ to Hye, Texas

Photo: Judy Peacock

One of the local wineries has a “Friends in Hye Places” Club. The local market has the “Hye End Tasting Room,” where you might meet the Hye society folks from the area (see how fun it is to come up with different possibilities?). Then there is simply greeting people with the name of their hometown.

2. Visit the historic Hye Post Office.

5 Reasons to Say ‘Hi’ to Hye, Texas

Photo: Judy Peacock

The unique, colorful exterior of the Hye post office leads inward to great food at the Hye Market, local beers and wines, locally made spices and lotions, scheduled wine tastings, various general store type items, and even a functioning post office section of the building surrounded by wrought-iron bars. Especially on the weekends, this is a fun and happening place where locals and visitors alike stream through or sit a spell. They can listen to some live music, play a board game on one of the Market’s long picnic tables, and hear interesting things about the local people and businesses.

3. Enjoy some of the best drinks in Texas.

5 Reasons to Say ‘Hi’ to Hye, Texas

Photo: Judy Peacock

Garrison Brothers Distillery was the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas, and they are proud to call Hye their home. They have tours of the distillery with free samples at the end. These are some people who love their job, and rightfully so. They make award winning bourbon whiskey and are constantly working to improve what is already outstanding.

5 Reasons to Say ‘Hi’ to Hye, Texas
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