Austin–Round Rock is a five-county metropolitan area in the U. S. state of Texas, as defined by the Office of Budget. Referred to as Greater Austin, the metropolitan area is situated in Central Texas on the eastern edge of the American Southwest, borders San Antonio–New Braunfels to the south. Austin–Round Rock is the 35th largest metropolitan area in the United States, with a population over 2 million people and 16th largest GDP per Capita as of the 2014 U. S. census estimate. The metropolitan area is centered on the City of Austin—the fourth-largest city in Texas and the 11th-largest city in the United States with a population of 912,791 people. Austin's largest suburbs are Round Rock, Cedar Park, San Marcos and Pflugerville; as of 2013 the U. S. Office of Management and Budget defines the Austin–Round Rock MSA as including Bastrop, Hays and Williamson Counties; the U. S. Bureau of Economic Analysis includes the counties of Blanco, Lee, Llano and Milam Counties, in addition to the Austin MSA, in its definition of the Austin Economic Area.
The Capital Area Council of Governments, an Austin-area intergovernmental cooperative, adds Blanco, Fayette and Llano Counties to the MSA counties in its definition of the metropolitan area. Other counties in Central Texas included by some sources are Burleson and Gillespie Counties. More distant communities such as Marble Falls, Johnson City and Lampasas are sometimes considered part of Greater Austin though they fall well outside the bounds of the OMB definitions. There are over 4 million people in the San Antonio-Austin corridor; the areas in and around Austin have been the site of human habitation since at least 9,000 B. C. and considerably before that. The earliest known inhabitants of the area, during the late Pleistocene, can be linked to the Clovis people around 9200 B. C. just west of Williamson County. But archeology dig sites show a much greater evidence of Archaic Period inhabitants has been recovered from burned rock middens and rock shelters near Round Rock along Brushy Creek, in Georgetown along the San Gabriel River, in Austin near Barton Springs.
The earliest known historical occupants of the area, the Tonkawas, were a flint-working, hunting people who followed the buffalo on foot and periodically set fire to the prairie to aid them in their hunts. During the 18th century they made the transition to a horse culture and used firearms to a limited extent. After they were crowded out by white settlement, the Comanches continued to raid settlements in the county until the 1860s. There appear to have been small numbers of Kiowa, Yojuane and Mayeye Indians living in the Travis and Williamson counties at the time of the earliest Anglo settlements; the prehistory of Texas has been studied by both professional and avocational archeologists for many decades. Pre-historic campsites are found throughout the county along streams or other water sources; when Europeans first arrived in the area, the Tonkawa tribe was the most prevalent, though the Comanches and Lipan Apaches were known to travel through the area as well. Spanish explorers, including the Espinosa-Olivares-Aguirre expedition, traveled through the area for centuries though few permanent settlements were created for some time.
In the mid-18th century the San Xavier missions were established along the San Gabriel River in what is now western Milam County to facilitate exploration. In 1804 the fort Puesta del Colorado was established by the Spanish in. In 1807 the San Marcos de Neve settlement was established on the San Marcos River. Following the independence of Mexico, of which Texas was a part, the empresario Stephen F. Austin issued grants to settlers in what is now Bastrop and Fayette Counties. During the mid-1820s settlements were established along the Colorado River near modern La Grange; the village of Mina was established in 1827. Growth of the settlements was stagnant for some time because of conflicts with the Native Americans in the region; the region sat along an important trade route known as the Camino Real de los Tejas, which ran from Mexico, though San Antonio and San Marcos, to Natchitoches. During the 1830s others, such as Martín Veramendi and Thomas G. McGehee, were issued land grants by the Mexican government to encourage settlement in the region.
A string of forts was established east of modern Austin in what was the western frontier. In 1835 Texans won. Following independence other settlements were established including Waterloo and Brushy Creek. In 1839 a commission appointed by Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar selected Waterloo as the site for the new capital and the name Austin was chosen as the town's new name. In 1840 a series of conflicts between the Texas Rangers and the Comanches known as the Council House Fight and the Battle of Plum Creek pushed the Comanches westward ending conflicts in Central Texas. Settlement in the area began to expand quickly. Travis County was established in 1840 and the surrounding counties were established within the next two decades. New settlements were established such as Hamilton in 1852. In 1861, with the outbreak of the American Civil War, voters in Austin and other Central Texas communities and counties voted against secession. However, as the war progressed and fears of attack by Union forces increased, the communities contributed hundreds of men to the Confederate forces.
With the end of the war and the emancipation of Texas
Atascosa County, Texas
Atascosa County is a county located in the U. S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,911, its county seat is Jourdanton. The county is named for the Atascosa River. Atascosa County is part of TX Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,221 square miles, of which 1,220 square miles is land and 1.9 square miles is water. Interstate 35 Interstate 37 U. S. Highway 281 Alt. US 281 State Highway 16 State Highway 85 State Highway 97 Bexar County Wilson County Karnes County Live Oak County McMullen County La Salle County Frio County Medina County As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 44,911 people residing in the county. 84.9% were White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 10.9% of some other race and 2.3% of two or more races. 61.9% were Hispanic or Latino. As of the census of 2000, there were 38,628 people, 12,816 households, 10,022 families residing in the county.
The population density was 31 people per square mile. There were 14,883 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 73.23% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 21.53% from other races, 3.47% from two or more races. 58.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 12,816 households out of which 41.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 13.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 21.80% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.41. In the county, the population was spread out with 31.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 21.00% from 45 to 64, 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years.
For every 100 females, there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,081, the median income for a family was $37,705. Males had a median income of $27,702 versus $18,810 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,276. About 16.10% of families and 20.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.60% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over. The following school districts serve Atascosa County: Charlotte Independent School District Jourdanton Independent School District Karnes City Independent School District Lytle Independent School District Pleasanton Independent School District Poteet Independent School District Somerset Independent School District Charlotte Jourdanton Lytle Pleasanton Poteet Christine Leming National Register of Historic Places listings in Atascosa County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Atascosa County Atascosa County Government Atascosa County, Texas from the Handbook of Texas Online Atascosa County from the Texas Almanac Atascosa County from the TXGenWeb Project "Atascosa County Profile" from the Texas Association of Counties
Office of Management and Budget
The Office of Management and Budget is the largest office within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. OMB's most prominent function is to produce the President's Budget, but OMB measures the quality of agency programs and procedures to see if they comply with the president's policies and coordinates inter-agency policy initiatives. While the current OMB Director is Mick Mulvaney, he is also the acting White House Chief of Staff. Many of his duties and responsibilities have been assigned to Deputy Director Russell Vought; the OMB Director reports to Vice President and the White House Chief of Staff. The Bureau of the Budget, OMB's predecessor, was established in 1921 as a part of the Department of the Treasury by the Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, signed into law by president Warren G. Harding; the Bureau of the Budget was moved to the Executive Office of the President in 1939 and was run by Harold D. Smith during the government's rapid expansion of spending during the Second World War.
James L. Sundquist, a staffer at the Bureau of the Budget described the relationship between the President and the Bureau as close and of subsequent Bureau Directors as politicians and not public administrators; the Bureau was reorganized into the Office of Management and Budget in 1970 during the Nixon administration. The first OMB included two dozen others. In the 1990s, OMB was reorganized to remove the distinction between management staff and budgetary staff by combining the dual roles into each given program examiner within the Resource Management Offices. OMB prepares the President's budget proposal to Congress and supervises the administration of the executive branch agencies. OMB evaluates the effectiveness of agency programs and procedures, assesses competing funding demands among agencies, sets funding priorities. OMB ensures that agency reports, rules and proposed legislation are consistent with the president's budget and with administration policies. OMB oversees and coordinates the administration's procurement, financial management and regulatory policies.
In each of these areas, OMB's role is to help improve administrative management, to develop better performance measures and coordinating mechanisms, to reduce any unnecessary burdens on the public. OMB's critical missions are: Budget development and execution is a prominent government-wide process managed from the Executive Office of the President and a device by which a president implements his policies and actions in everything from the Department of Defense to NASA. OMB manages other agencies' financials, IT; the Office is made up of career appointed staff who provide continuity across changes of party and persons in the White House. Six positions within OMB – the Director, the Deputy Director, the Deputy Director for Management, the administrators of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the Office of Federal Financial Management are presidentially appointed and Senate-confirmed positions; the largest component of the Office of Management and Budget are the five Resource Management Offices which are organized along functional lines mirroring the U.
S. federal government, each led by an OMB associate director. Half of all OMB staff are assigned to these offices, the majority of whom are designated as program examiners. Program examiners can be assigned to monitor one or more federal agencies or may be deployed by a topical area, such as monitoring issues relating to U. S. Navy warships; these staff have dual responsibility for both management and budgetary issues, as well as responsibility for giving expert advice on all aspects relating to their programs. Each year they review federal agency budget requests and help decide what resource requests will be sent to Congress as part of the president's budget, they perform in-depth program evaluations using the Program Assessment Rating Tool, review proposed regulations, agency testimony, analyze pending legislation, oversee the aspects of the president's management agenda including agency management scorecards. They are called upon to provide analysis information to any EOP staff member, they provide important information to those assigned to the statutory offices within OMB, which are Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the Office of Federal Financial Management, the Office of E-Government & Information Technology whose job it is to specialize in issues such as federal regulations or procurement policy and law.
Other offices are OMB-wide support offices which include the Office of General Counsel, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Budget Review Division, the Legislative Reference Division. The BRD performs government-wide budget coordination and is responsible for the technical aspects relating to the release of the president's budget each February. With respect to the estimation of spending for the executive branch, the BRD serves a purpose parallel to that of the Congressional Budget Office for the estimation of spending for Congress, the Department of the Treasury for the estimation of revenues for the executive branch, the Joint Committee on Taxation for the estimation of revenues for Congress; the Legislative Reference Division has the important role of being the central clearing house across the federal government for proposed legislation or testimony by federal officials. It distributes proposed legislation and testimony to all relevant federal reviewers and distils the comments into a consensus opinion of the
Converse is a city in Bexar County, United States, 15 miles northeast of downtown San Antonio. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 18,198, it is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2017, Converse proposed the annexation of 12 mi2 of territory near Randolph Air Force Base in northeastern Bexar County. Several large commercial areas are included in the annexation; the additional land would be taken in a series of phased expansions until 2033. Once completed, the area of Converse would triple in size. Municipal services would become available to an neglected part of the county; the San Antonio City Council has unanimously approved the annexation. Converse is located in eastern Bexar County; the Charles W. Anderson Loop highway around San Antonio passes along the eastern edge of Converse, separating it from Randolph Air Force Base. Converse is bordered by the cities of Live Oak and Universal City to the north, the city of Schertz to the southeast, the city of San Antonio and unincorporated parts of Bexar County to the south and west.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Converse has a total area of 7.1 square miles, of which 7.0 square miles are land and 0.077 square miles, or 1.28%, is covered by water. As of the census of 2000, 11,508 people, 3,837 households, 3,077 families resided in the city; the population density was 1,818.3 people per square mile. The 4,009 housing units averaged 633.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 69.39% White, 13.03% African American, 0.56% Native American, 2.20% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 10.65% from other races, 4.04% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 29.44% of the population. Of the 3,837 households, 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 19.8% were not families. About 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the city, the population was distributed as 31.0% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, 6.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $47,947, for a family was $49,396. Males had a median income of $32,631 versus $25,765 for females; the per capita income for the city was $18,949. About 4.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.5% of those under age 18 and 10.5% of those age 65 or over. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen climate classification system, Converse has a humid subtropical climate, Cfa on climate maps. City of Converse official website
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
Cibolo is a city in Guadalupe and Bexar counties, United States. It is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cibolo voted to become an independent township on October 9, 1965; as of the 2010 census, Cibolo had a population of 15,349, up from 3,035 at the 2000 census. In 2015, the estimated population was 26,637. In 2016, the estimated population was 27,855. In 2017, the estimated population was 29,249. Cibolo voted to become an independent township on October 9, 1965. O. Grooms, Councilman Carl Biser, Councilman Ted Dykes, Councilman Alwin Lieck, Councilman Fred Niemietz and Councilman D. O. Trotti. However, the City of Cibolo’s history begins long before this historic date. Before the first European settlers arrived, the Comanche as well as several other Native American tribes lived in Cibolo; the name Cibolo means "buffalo". "cibolo" was a name given to the bison by the Spaniards when they saw in large numbers during an expedition in search of a mythical town called Cibola.
The community first established when the Southern Pacific Railroad cut through the area en route to major cities like Houston and San Antonio. Over time, Cibolo developed into the suburb. In 1867, George Schlather built a store on land purchased by his father Jacob. In 1882, the Schlathers sold the store to Charles Fromme; the community became known by this name. In 1877, the Galveston and San Antonio Railway station serving the area was called Cibolo Valley. In 1883, the US Post Office called it Cibolo. By 1890, the population was 100 people. Beginning in the 21st century, Cibolo has experienced high levels of growth, increasing 733 percent since 2000, when the population was 3,035 people. Between 2000 and 2010, the population increased 545 percent to 19,580 people; as Cibolo has grown, its share of the county population has increased. In 2000, Cibolo accounted for only 3.4 percent of Guadalupe County’s population. However, between 2000 and 2010 Cibolo captured 38.9 percent of the county’s growth, its share of the population increased to 14.9 percent.
Between 2010 and 2013, Cibolo acquired 22.3 percent of the growth in Guadalupe County, today Cibolo accounts for 17 percent of the county’s population. As with any growing city, Cibolo has had its growing pains. In recent history, these include ceding a majority of the City's Extraterritorial District to the neighboring city of Schertz, a fight between the mayor and mayor pro-tem, the lack of records regarding the rezoning of the property that would become the city's first Super Wal-Mart and a recall election that ousted two members of the City Council, a mayor who resigns, the questionable communications of a possible toll road through the city. In 2013, Wal-Mart announced. Due to its location adjacent to a single family subdivision and elementary school, many local residents were outraged. During the initial development process, words got heated. Additionally, there were accusations that the City Staff had cut corners in paperwork to include not following the City's development code or showing records that the property had been rezoned properly to allow for big box retailers.
The City staff was exonerated, but not after one member of the staff tendered his resignation and another was fired by the city manager. Moreover, this controversy led to the recall election of four Cibolo council men and women with two being recalled and an ordinance that banned alcohol near schools and churches; the Wal-Mart opened up in January 2016 and has been an economic spur for the City. A positive outcome for Cibolo after the Wal-Mart ordeal was the demand of the citizens for more transparency; this demand led to the city live streaming and posting all public meetings on its website. Though there were technical glitches in the beginning, this now has become a valuable tool to keep the City leaders in check and proceedings more transparent. Cibolo was the first small town in the San Antonio Metrocom to do this. In 2015, the mayor at the time, Lisa Jackson, resigned her role as mayor of Cibolo a few weeks prior to the election of a new mayor; the background is that a Cibolo councilman/Mayor Pro Tem and a candidate for District 7 council that year were involved in a public discussion that resulted in the candidate using slanderous language about the councilman at a public event.
After the event, a mediation was held between the 2 men, the Planning and Zoning President, of which there was an agreement set that had the Planning and Zoning member apologize publicly to the councilman. Prior to that mediation, the Mayor Pro Tem wanted to file an ethics complaint against the Planning and Zoning member, but instead felt a public apology would suffice; the mayor was briefed on this agreement by the Mayor Pro Tem. However, the two men made a side agreement; the mayor was informed of the side agreement prior to 2015 City Council meeting. Mayor Jackson resigned her post stating she could not condone back door agreements and risk the trust of the citizens of Cibolo in regards to the outcome affecting the November 2015 election with knowledge of ethics violations sited by the Mayor Pro Tem. See the following reference and fast forward to the 1 hour, 28 minute, 26 second mark of the referenced YouTube video to watch the resignation unfold. However, as the City's champion for ethics and with her own stated knowledge of ethics violations, sh
Boerne is a city in and the county seat of Kendall County, United States, in the Texas Hill Country. Boerne was named in honor of Ludwig Börne; the population of Boerne was 10,471 at the 2010 census. The city is noted for the landmark U. S. Supreme Court case City of Boerne v. Flores. Founded in 1849 as Tusculum, the name was changed to Boerne when the town was platted in 1852. Boerne is part of the San Antonio–New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area. Boerne is the home of the Guadalupe Valley Poetry Celebration, a regional poetry festival that benefits the Boerne Public Library. Boerne came into being as an offshoot of the Texas Hill Country Free Thinker Latin Settlements, resulting from the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states; those who came were Forty-Eighters, intellectual liberal abolitionists who enjoyed conversing in Latin and who believed in utopian ideals that guaranteed basic human rights to all. They reveled in passionate conversations about science, philosophy and music; the Free Thinkers first settled Castell, Bettina and Schoenburg in Llano County.
These experimental communities were supported by the Adelsverein for one year. The communities failed due to lack of finances after the Adelsverein funding expired, conflict of structure and authorities. Many of the pioneers from these communities moved to Sisterdale and Comfort. In 1849, a group of Free Thinker German colonists from Bettina camped on the north side of Cibolo Creek, about a mile west of the site of present Boerne, they named their new community after Cicero's Tusculum home in ancient Rome. In 1852, John James and Gustav Theissen, who helped settle Sisterdale, platted the townsite, renamed it in honor of German author Karl Ludwig Börne, with the Anglicized spelling of Boerne; the town was not incorporated until 1909. August Staffell was the original postmaster in 1856; the 1870 limestone courthouse, second-oldest in Texas, was designed by architects Philip Zoeller and J. F. Stendebach, stands directly across the street from the current 1998 courthouse designed by architects Rehler, Vaughn & Koone, Inc.
In March 1887, the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway came to town. The coming of the railroad was an economic boost of some magnitude, it created better conditions for the area. In the late 1870s, retired British army officers, including Glynn Turquand and Captain Egremont Shearburn, played one of the first polo matches in the United States in Boerne; the polo ground is still visible on Balcones Ranch, bought by Captain Turquand in 1878. Boerne's robust environment encouraged the health resort industry. Sisters of the Incarnate Word founded the St. Mary's Sanitarium in 1896 for pulmonary patients. E. Wright contracted with the Veterans Administration in 1919 to provide care for World War I veterans suffering from lung ailments. Karl Degener organized the Boerne Gesang Verein and the Boerne Village Band in 1860; the family and descendants of Sisterdale resident Baron Ottomar von Behr have included three generations of directors of the Boerne Village Band, four generations of musicians. The band is billed as "Oldest Continuously Organized German Band in the World outside Germany", in 1998 the Federal Republic of Germany recognized the Boerne Village Band for its contribution to the German heritage in Texas and America.
Boerne is located at 29°47′40″N 98°43′53″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles, of which 5.8 square miles are land and 0.3 square miles is covered by water. The town is 30 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio. Two of Texas' seven show caves are located in Boerne: Cave Without a Name and Cascade Caverns, they are both growing limestone-solution caves. Boerne has a typical central Texas humid subtropical climate with hot humid summers and winters that average mild, but vary from hot to cold. Although 46.1 mornings per year fall below freezing, snowfall is rare: between 1971 and 2000, the median was zero and the mean 0.5 inches or 0.013 metres. Temperatures at or below 0 °F or −17.8 °C have occurred only three times on record: December 22, 1929, January 31, 1949, February 2, 1951, with the second being the coldest at −4 °F or −20 °C. In contrast to these cold spells, February 20 and 21, 1986, both reached 94 °F, February 21 to 24, 1996 had four successive afternoons over 93 °F, January 1943 had three days reach 86 °F or 30 °C.
The absolute hottest temperature has been 112 °F or 44.4 °C on August 23, 1925. Summer weather is hot, can be either dry or humid: 91.6 afternoons reach above 90 °F or 32.2 °C, although only 3.6 afternoons reach 100 °F or 37.8 °C. The summer months are dry as the region is too far east of the monsoonal trough, but remnants of hurricanes tracking inland can produce heavy rainfall, indeed, as in the wettest month of July 2002 when 28.43 inches fell and the first five days as much as 25.47 inches or 646.9 millimetres. The wettest days in Boerne have been October 2, 1913, with 9.04 inches and June 22, 1997, with 8.93 inches. In contrast, no rain fell between June 27 and August 31 of 1993, with only 1.45 inches or 36.8 millimetres between June and August 1910. Winter rain occurs via Pacific storms redeveloping over the Gulf of Mexico and directing a moist southeasterly flow.