Driving through a beautiful expanse of Texas Hill Country on a sunny Saturday afternoon, I pull off Highway 281 somewhere between San Antonio and Johnson City. I hear the Twin Sisters Dance Hall before I actually see it.
Twin Sisters Hall Club President Jo Nell Haas loves it here. This day’s all about raising money for a place she’s been going to her whole life.
It used to be that Texas towns of almost any size would have one thing in common: a dance hall. A place for people to gather, enjoy some music and, yes, dance. The Twin Sisters Dance Hall has been that place for Blanco for around 140 years. But now, it’s in some desperate need of repair. It needs a new roof and residents of the small Hill Country town are pulling together to raise the $55,000 needed to keep the hall in operation.