Eye on Texas - Y - had four choices - Yancey, Yantis, Yoakum, or Yorktown Texas. With a population of 5,000, Yoakum TX is our featured city guest. The town has no connection to country singer Dwight Yoakum - that was my initial assumption.
Yoakum is south of Austin, east of San Antonio, and southwest of Houston. The cattle industry, leather factories, tomato growing, and shipping has kept the town thriving since 1889. Visit the Yoakum Heritage Museum to learn more.
The first weekend of June you can find everyone at the annual Tom Tom Festival honoring the tomato growing excitement in the region. It was started in 1928. I wonder if there's a rotten tomato throwing contest?
Thanks to Wikipedia for old-timey pictures and information.
Oh the Dowager from Downton Abbey - what would she make of the Tom Tom Festival ?
"Principles are like prayers. Noble of course. But awkward at a party."
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.