Membership meetings are the second Tuesday each month, 6 pm in the Driftwood Community Center. Please join us June 11!
photo credit: John Fannin
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 2337 as the William B. Travis Heritage Trail.
In 1835 William B. Travis purchased a league of land from the Mexican Government. Travis was granted this purchase under Empresario Benjamin Rush “Ben” Milam’s effort to colonize central Texas land which included that which is now identified as being in Hays County. FM 150 West dissects this (4,428 acres) league of land approximately one mile south of Driftwood.
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.
We are pleased to announce that we have received a $7500 lead donation from Discovery Land to our "Deciding Driftwood" Capital Campaign. In early March, DHCS launched a Capital Campaign to raise $30,000 to engage with Overland Partners Consulting architecture and planning firm in an exciting community planning process. Its purpose is to develop a compelling Driftwood Vision that will influence our community, developers, businesses and future residents to respect and protect Driftwood’s unique scenic and historic qualities as the area continues to grow.
Our many thanks to Discovery Land for its leadership role in supporting our efforts. To date, we have raised a third of our $30K fundraising goal, and we are making a major push to reach that goal by June 30, 2019. THAT MEANS WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP! Please consider making a tax-exempt donation today to the DHCS (a 501-c-3 organization) to help us reach our goal by June 30.
Support this exciting community planning project! To donate, please visit our Donate page.
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.
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.
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).
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!
The Driftwood Core Area map is largely a combination of the Driftwood zip code and a proposed Appellation.
The Driftwood Area of Influence map is largely delineated by the contributory zone of Onion Creek until it reaches the southeastern Hays County line.
PO Box 314, Driftwood, TX 78619