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Interested in buying a piece of Texas property in Austin County or Washington County? This part of Texas is so special to the Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate Team, and we can’t wait to share this wonderful area with you. Our agents know Austin County and Washington County inside and out, not just the available properties, but also the communities, upcoming events, and ways to get involved. Learn a little more about our community below. If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about our huge inventory of properties in Washington County, Austin County, and all throughout Texas, please contact us.

Things To Do

  • BELLVILLE’S VERY OWN CASTLE – We are home to an actual Castle! NEWMAN’S CASTLE, a wonderfully crafted castle, complete with drawbridge, offers tours and is a also great place for parties! Tours are available Monday through Saturday, by appointment. Special and Group Tours require one week advance notice. For information contact Mike Newman, owner of Newman’s Bakery on E Main St, at 979-865-9804 or visit www.newmanscastle.com.
  • AUSTIN COUNTY JAIL MUSEUM TOURS – Each Saturday, 11 am-3 pm (or by appointment). Tour the 1896 jail with its hanging gallows and formidable cells. Changing exhibits highlight Austin County history. Please call 713-385-7141 for more information. (No charge).
  • TOURS OF HISTORIC BELLVILLE –  Contact the Bellville Historical Society at 281-352-3136 for tours of some of Bellville’s historic buildings. A docent will accompany your group and provide a narration of the sights. Make plans to stay for lunch and/or dinner, as Bellville is the home of many fine restaurants with a wide variety of foods. The Bellville Historical Society website is www.bellvillehistoricalsociety.com.
  • BELLVILLE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP – We are also home to a working Blacksmith Shop that provides tours and demonstrations. Tours are available Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-6 pm. Special and Group Tours require one week advance notice. For information contact “Cowboy” Szymanski 713-724-6813 or www.phenixknives.com.
  • HISTORIC HOMES DRIVING TOUR, HISTORIC MARKER TOUR, AND WALKING TOUR OF THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE SQUARE – Contact the Bellville Historical Society at 281-352-3136 for information on the DRIVING TOUR of Bellville’s Historic Homes. Brochures for Historic Homes and the Downtown Square are available from the Chamber of Commerce at 742 W. Main, Bellville, TX 77418.

Community Involvement

June 2018
Food Drive conducted in June to benefit area Food Pantry

May 2018
RAP Sporting Clays Fund Raiser

April 2018
MS-150 Bike Ride

February 9, 2018
Boys and Girls Club of Austin County Fundraiser

November 2017
Turnverin Restoration Project Ice Cream sponsored by Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate

September 2017
Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

October 2016
Congratulations and Job Well Done to all the participants in the Austin County Fair!

October 2016
Congratulations and Job Well Done to all the participants in the Austin County Fair!

May 2016
John McKenty volunteers his time at Austin County Meals on Wheels.

May 14, 2016
Rock The Square

MS-150 Bike Ride
Kim, Cliff and Vicki gearing up to serve lunch at the Austin County Fair Grounds.

June 2018
Several of our local Lions Club members spent the day serving lunch to the campers at Texas Lions Camp- a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the Texas Hill Country near Kerrville, was chartered in 1949 in response to the terrible polio epidemic and continues to operate without charge serving over 1500 children per summer.

April 2018
Bluebonnet Ball of Austin County

April 2018
MS-150 Bike Ride

February 23, 2018
Chamber of Commerce Banquet

October 2017
Austin County Parade – Bellville Brahmanettes teaming up with Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate

October 2017
Boys and Girls Club Benefit – “Under the Oaks”

May 2017
2017 Bellville Chamber of Commerce Banquet held at Emery’s Buffalo Creek Winery. Becky and Ian Bader, Brooke and Matt White, Vicki and Bruce Morlock, Lori and Steven Jackson.

October 2016
Congratulations and Job Well Done to all the participants in the Austin County Fair!

October 2016
Congratulations and Job Well Done to all the participants in the Austin County Fair!

May 2016
Rick Carrell spends a Saturday at the Bellville Community Wide Clean-Up.

MS-150 Bike Ride
Vicki and Kim at the MS150. Lunch Stop in Bellville.

August 2018
Bellville Lions Club doing highway trash pick up. Pictured is agent, Ian Bader.

May 2018
Bleiblerville V.F.D. Fish Fry

April 2018
Bluebonnet Ball of Austin County

April 2018
Saengerfest

March 3, 2018
Lions Club

October 2017
Supporting the Youth at the Austin County Auction Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate

September 2017

May 2017
New Ulm Art Festival – Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate booth. Bev McKenty and Lucy Little help the children with a painting craft.

October 2016
Congratulations and Job Well Done to all the participants in the Austin County Fair!

June 2016
Bill Johnson and Associates recently hosted a table at the Bellville Chamber of Commerce Banquet.

May 14, 2016
Rock The Square

MS-150 Bike Ride
Mark Aurich does the water bottle Hand Off as bikers pass by.