CaseyCutler with the Travis Heritage Trail Sign

William B Travis Heritage Trail

As of May 23, 2019, both the Texas House of Representatives and Texas Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 1221 designating FM 150 West between the intersections of RR 12 and RR 3237 as the William B. Travis Heritage Trail. 


Next step for the trail: an effort to designate it as a Scenic Highway. Stay tuned for more information as we forge ahead!

Current Projects

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Roads Advisory Group (DRAG)

 The next Roads Advisory Group meeting is Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30 pm in the Education Building of the Driftwood United Methodist Church.  

Capital Campaign

 DHCS is happy to report that the results of our Capital Campaign allow us to move ahead with our Overland Partners planning project!  Our deep appreciation goes out to all our donors whose generosity is enabling DHCS to take this important step.  This project will allow us to develop a conceptual plan for downtown Driftwood and identify and other special character areas in the Driftwood Core Area that we want to be especially proactive in preserving and enhancing.  Overland has great experience helping communities like ours work out action plans for conserving their scenic qualities, historic legacies and unique characters. We look forward to our work with them! 

Annual Dues!

It's time to renew your annual dues. Our memberships begin at only $25 per year. You may mail us your dues, bring them to the monthly meeting, or pay by PayPal.

Natural Area

On Wednesday, March 27, a large group of Dripping Springs High School students conducted a service project at our Natural Area.  They assisted with installation of freestanding rainwater systems  (donated by Plateau Land & Wildlife) as well as other necessary  weeding and cleanup activities. Master Naturalists also provided support.

About Us

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The location, natural beauty and character of Hays County have resulted in a significant increase in the population of Hays County, and this growth is projected to continue. We welcome new residents of Hays County, and we must accommodate this population increase. However, improvements made to date have eliminated features and sites that formed and were the character of Hays County.  This character of Hays County is not only our history but also our future. The beauty of Hays County has served to create a thriving wine industry, bed and breakfast/resorts, restaurants and active heritage-tourism trade that appreciates Hays County as it exists today.  The nature of Hays County may change, but segments must be preserved out of respect for our past, the heritage-tourism economic engine of today, and the benefit of future generations. 

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Dark Sky Initiative

DHCS aligns the Driftwood/Onion Creek Valley with Dripping Springs regarding the International Dark Sky Initiative, because we believe it is critical in preserving the environmental natural history in the entire region.


Wimberley Valley, which encompasses the cities of Woodcreek and Wimberley, was also officially designated the third International Dark Sky Community in Texas in 2018 by the The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). 


 https://haysfreepress.com/2018/06/20/wimberley-valley-cities-go-dark/ 

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Membership Levels (Annual Dues)

The Cicero Rufus Perry Rangers -- $25

The Ben Milam Colonists -- $50

The Thomas Martin Postmasters -- $100

The William J. Cannon Boosters -- $250

The Widow Freelove Woody Grantees -- $500

The Col. William B. Travis Heroes -- $1,000

You may mail us your annual dues or bring them to the meeting. Or pay by PayPal one time, or set up a monthly plan!

Area Maps

Driftwood Core Area and Roads

 The Driftwood Core Area map is largely a combination of the Driftwood zip code and a proposed Appellation.

Driftwood Area of Influence

 The Driftwood Area of Influence map is largely delineated by the contributory zone of Onion Creek until it reaches the southeastern Hays County line. 

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Driftwood Historical Conservation Society

PO Box 314, Driftwood, TX 78619