Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Star Party April 26, 2014

North Texas Hill Country Star Party

Explore the dark skies of night-time Texas at a stargazing party in our newest state park!

When Apr 26, 2014 05:00 PM to
Apr 27, 2014 12:30 AM
Where Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, 2 miles west of Strawn.
Contact Name John Ferguson
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Contact Phone (254) 210-3015

The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, along with the Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas, and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society, will be hosting a stargazing party at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park on Saturday, April 26, beginning at 5 p.m. 

The park is located near Strawn, which is 4 miles north of Interstate 20, halfway between Fort Worth and Abilene.

To get to the event, just go west on FM 2372 or the Tucker Lake Road from Strawn. 

Go two miles from town and look for the signs. 

You can bring your own telescope or use one provided by volunteers, who will be on hand to share expertise, knowledge, and lore. 

Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and drinks will be available. 

 In the event of rain or cloudy skies, the event will be the following Saturday, May 3.

 
 
 

2nd Annual "Merry Hometown Christmas" Parade, Concert, Chili Supper and Santa!

2nd Annual "Merry Hometown Christmas" Parade, Concert, Chili Supper and Santa!

The 2nd annual Chamber “Merry Hometown Christmas” event will take place on Friday, December 20, at Memorial Park & Pavilion downtown (weather permitting).   This year, the event will also feature a Christmas concert by the Tarleton State University Jazz Ensemble!  

The event kicks off with photos with Frosty & Rudolph from 5:00 to 6:00 at City Hall, followed by the Lighted Christmas Parade at 6:30, Chili Supper at 7:00, Photos with Santa following the parade, and Concert at 7:30. 

All groups from Strawn or the surrounding area are invited to participate.    Please contact the Chamber at 254-595-0197 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to volunteer.

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Trail Ride

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Trail Ride
Strawn Texas
November 8-9, 2013

Celebrating trails improvement at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, located 4 miles north of I-20 and half-way between Fort Worth and Abilene.
Come on Friday evening for BBQ followed by an auction to support trails committee expenses and stay to ride Saturday morning on the new trails and other ranch roads. Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday; ride out at 9:00 a.m. Saturday. No other meals provided and bring a sack lunch for Saturday on the trail.
Primitive camping only (no hook-ups or pens), Plenty of parking under huge trees. Negative Coggins required and bring one or more items to auction. Funds raised will be used for equipment fuel, water, and ice for trails work.
Friday check-in will begin after 3:00 p.m. and Saturday check-in starts at 7:30 a.m. Cost for the event is $10.00. 
Directions:
From I-20 exit to Highway 16 north to Strawn 
From US Hwy 180, travel south on Hwy 16 to Strawn
In Strawn take FM 2372 west. Park entrance is on the left, watch for TPWD sign. Trail Ride Signs will be posted.
Event sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and PPMSP personnel, Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Assn., Inc, North Texas Range Riders, Brazos Valley Hounds, and other trail clearing folks who have worked on the new trails.Please RSVP so we know how many we need to plan to feed on Friday by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 254-595-2119

 

Strawn vs. Gordon 2013!

Strawn Vs. Gordon!

At Strawn this Friday, September 27th.

Tailgate party starts at 6:30 pm.

The Bash on The Bricks Festival-Downtown Strawn April 27th.

April 27th, 2013!  Save this date.  There will be an arts & crafts fair by the City Hall, Antique Car show downtown, Hamburgers and Hot dogs sold at the pavilion.  This event is in conjuction with the Palo Pinto Historical Tour.  bash_on_the_bricks.pdf  For more information on the historical tour please see the following link:Palo Pinto County Historical Commission

 

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City of Strawn
P.O. Box 581
118 East Housley St.
Strawn, Texas 76475
phone: 254-672-5311