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On the northwest side of San Antonio, just minutes from Sea World of Texas lies Helotes, Texas. The town was incorporated in 1981 but this area has been on the map since the nineteenth century. The name ‘elotes’ (meaning corn on the cob) or Helotes was used as far back as the early 1700’s. Records reflect reports of attacks by Apaches and one governor even wrote a report on the scalping of a Spaniard who was out looking for stray horses.
These days, Helotes is a charming community with a small town feel despite its proximity to San Antonio. Monthly market days, great little shops, family events and the famous John T. Floore Country Store continues to draw some of the top musical talents around.