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October 2021 Photo Contest

Focus on Texas: Fillin’ Stations

The pics are old school but enjoying them is self-serve—you’re just a click away

Some are tourist attractions. Others are a bit more off the beaten path. Fillin’ stations can transport us to another time and serve as a place to fill up our vehicles and our bellies. Load up the station wagon and drive down for some full-service fun and adventure.

Theresa Laguna, Pedernales EC: “Old-time gas station in Schulenburg.”

Janice Reaves, Jackson EC: “Thomas Reaves waiting to serve the next customer at an Humble station in Livingston, circa 1930s.”

Kimberly Furnish, Karnes EC: “An old pump in historic downtown Llano.”

Web Extra: Mary Harman, Hamilton County EC: “Ruth community, now part of North Fort Hood. Only place to fill up between Gatesville and Killeen.”

Web Extra: Gary Carpenter, Fayette EC: “Old Gulf station near Wimberley.”

Web Extra: Richard Everhart, Pedernales EC: “Filling station on Mercer Street in Dripping Springs.”

Web Extra: Jennifer Tuggle, PenTex Energy: “This is one of the neatest things to see in Decatur.”

Web Extra: Jonna Clark, Pedernales EC: “You always gotta stop and fill up at historic stations when cruising Route 66, as our group of three vintage Corvettes did at the old Magnolia fillin’ station in Shamrock.”

Web Extra: Martha Dye, Pedernales EC: “Once a much-needed stop on a farm-to-market road in Lampasas County.”

Web Extra: Paul Singleton, HILCO EC: “Old station in Salado caught at just the right time.”

Web Extra: David Briggs, Tri-County EC: “Triangle service station in Snyder.”

Web Extra: Bryan Jones, Farmers EC: “Old gas station sign off historic Route 66 in Conway.”

Web Extra: Glenn Timmons, South Plains EC: “This is the old fillin’ station at Matador. My wife is a quilter, so we were taking pictures of her quilts at various stops during our trip.”

Web Extra: Jim Blake, Coleman County EC: “Old gas station in Telegraph.”