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100 Club of Wharton County Law Enforcement Spaghetti Cook Off

Java Jam 3/31/17



The next Java Jam will be Friday, March 31, Milan St Coffee, Wharton, 6-9 pm. Our musician guest Mike Stroup, Moravia, Texas, returns with some special performer friends of his own to boot, a duo known as Southern Light.

Southern Light, led by Reta and Ron Rebstock, offers a refreshing variety of Texas-style music suitable for any occasion. The group showcases male and female vocal harmony supported by precision instrumentals on banjo, guitar and bass. Repertoire consists of the most popular songs from the following music categories: Western Swing, Bluegrass, Country, Cajun, Easy Listening, and Traditional Texas favorites. Versatility of performance along with a highly professional attitude has enabled Southern Light to please audiences of all ages for more than 35 years.

Southern Light is capable of tailoring the performance format to fit a wide range of entertainment requirements, from 2-piece acoustic strolling to 5-piece fully amplified. Experience and flexibility makes the entertainment of requests a priority, and the overall success of the event the primary goal. For a smooth, clean sound and a sharp, Texas look, Southern Light is it!

Come join us for Wharton’s most unique dining/live entertainment venue. Just bring a covered dish with a little extra to share and $15 per person cover charge. The first set is 6 pm, followed by the always delicious buffet at 7 pm and the Java Jam set from 8 to 9pm. OK to bring your own wine or beer. See for directions and other information.

Charles Chambers Insurance

Member of the Week:Charles Chambers Insurance
Vice President: Charles Chambers
Date Established: June 1, 1981
Services/Products: We sell auto, life, fire, health, and commercial insurance.
Most Proud Of: Taking care of my insureds with honesty and integrity.
Contact: 415 E. Boling, Hwy., 979-532-4572

Chamber Electrical Coalition

The Chamber Electricity Coalition offers a great advantage to Wharton Chamber members. Many of our members are small businesses, which may not have the buying power or time to negotiate the lowest prices possible for retail electricity. This is what the coalition does, negotiating on our members’ behalf for the best rates that the marketplace offers.

To those who already are Coalition members, thank you! If you have not joined thus far, we urge your consideration. Look for the links to the  “Easy Form” application and some additional information.

If you need help, call the chamber at 979-532-1862 or email, or contact Jessica Dusek at 512- 676-0928 or Thank you!

Please click the following link to see how the program works. How the Program Works

Please click the following link to download the Easy Form Application. Easy Form Application

Stay a day or two or three


9:30a.m. – Downtown Wharton

Visit Monterey Square, with its antique shops, coffee house, gift stores and the exquisite, historically-restored Wharton County Courthouse. Built in 1889, the courthouse was designed by noted architect Eugene Heiner and was brought back to its original glory in 2007 at a cost of $7.4 million.

The east side of the square is called the Burger Block, and includes the Burger Robertson Building, constructed in 1909, and the W. Roberts Building, constructed in 1919.

Don’t miss the murals. Completed by Texas artist Dayton Wodrich, they detail the county’s rich agricultural, religious and medicinal history.

Noon – Lunch Time

There’s a host of restaurants in the city, including some in the downtown area. For those craving some Tex-Mex, try Cuevos Mexican Restaurant, Los Cucos Mexican Restaurant, or Larry’s Mexican Restaurant, all located in the downtown area or nearby. There’s others, too — see our visitor’s guide. You can get one at the coffee shop or the chamber office, 225 N. Richmond Road.

1:30 p.m. – Morris Ranch Carriage House Museum

Among the meticulously restored and maintained carriages is the one that carried Vivien Leigh in the movie “Gone With the Wind.” Call ahead to make an appointment: 979-532-1862. The museum is located at 2110 CR 117, east of the city. There may be a fee.

3:00 p.m. – Back to town

For a late afternoon pick-me-up, try a specialty frappe or an iced tea at Milam Street Coffee (the kids might enjoy a scoop of Blue Bell Ice Cream). There’s plenty of benches around Monterey Square to enjoy the scenery; or, if the weather is uncooperative, stay inside at the coffee house and visit with friends and strangers alike while enjoying their flat screen TV […]

Texas Gulf Coast Antique and Junkin’ Trail


Introducing the new Texas Gulf Coast Antique & Junkin’ Trail!

Bohemian Rhapsody II
134 W. Milam St., Wharton, 832-434-8374. Email: Over 32 vendors! Everything from rustic, metal décor, painted furniture to chalk paints and knobs for you next project. Vintage & upcycled! Candles, jewelry and more. Open 10 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Sun.

JT’s This & That
232 W. Milam St., Wharton, 979-532-0977.
Vintage salt/pepper shakers, doors and windows, furniture, nik-naks and more! Open 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., by chance on Mon.

Milam Emporium
238 W. Milam St., Wharton, 979-531-3103.
Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Closed on Sundays.

Montgomery Gallery and Frame
110 S. Houston St., Wharton,979-532-3929.
Email: Vintage look, ready made, and custom made frames. Oil paintings restoration. Photo restoration. Frame restoration. Open 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.– 3 p.m. Sat., closed on Sun.

Glen Flora Emporium
103 S. Bridge Ave. Glen Flora, 979-677-3249.
Email: Dealers who rent space to sell their merchandise and consignments. On Facebook as “The Glen Flora Emporium.” Open 10 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 12 p.m.–5 p.m. Sun.

Burr Trading Company
411 CR 123, Wharton, 979-453-0860.
Website: Buying, selling and repurposing old things. We are in Wharton’s Bohemian Rhapsody II, the Glen Flora Emporium, Bar W Field and Warrenton. Personal picks by appointment! Find us on Facebook as Burr Trading Co.

Junk & Stuff
709 Main St., East Bernard, 281-450-6219.
Email: The store is mostly antiques and collectibles. Neons, beer signs, old truck doors, tailgates. One stop man cave store! Open Saturdays or by appointment.

The Birdhouse and Boutique
421 S. 17th St., West Columbia, 979-345-2560. Email: Open Mondays to Fridays 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. We use reclaimed wood hardware and build beautiful birdhouses and planters.

Carta Valley Market
229 […]