Albert, Texas, is alive and well and embarks on a new chapter in the history of this little Texas town! The historical hamlet – next to Williams Creek in the rich German farmlands of the Texas Hill Country, 20 miles east of Fredericksburg – has been purchased lock-stock-and-barrel by the native Texan Easley family who are committed to Hill Country traditions. Town manager, Brandon Easley, and the rest of the family aim to care take its 13 acres of grasslands, abundant pecan trees and vast array of wildflowers, but they’re up to lots more!
The newly renovated Albert Ice House, just off RR 1623, almost dead set in the middle of the Lone Star State, is open 4 days a week, offering ice-cold beer, live music, big-screen HDTV and barbecue with all the trimmings by Riley’s Bar-B-Q. Albert’s friends are locals who gather there after work and travelers who stop in and gather either in the Ice House, or outside under two ancient live oaks in the large patio-beer garden, with the biggest picnic tables in Texas that can accommodate hundreds of guests for dominoes, horseshoes, washers, endless fresh air and campfires in the stone fire pit.
The Historic 88 year old Albert Dancehall has reopened after extensive renovation, bringing it back to its original glory. The dancehall can be rented for special occasions such as weddings, private parties, family reunions, corporate gathering and benefit events.