Established with the building of
the MKT Railroad in the early 1880's on rich alluvial
land included in Stephen
original empresario grant. Agriculture still prominent in
area economy with rice, peanuts, soybeans and cattle,
plus oil and gas. Brookshire lies on
I -10, a segment of the Ports to Plains Highway
connecting the state's heartland to coastal ports.
Lilypons Water Gardens-
Aquatic nursery and water gardening
specialist with 13-1/2 acres of blooming water lilies,
lotus, and other aquatic plants. Over 20 ponds are on
display with koi up to 28" long and other exotic
goldfish. Lotus Blossom Festival (June) aand Koi Festival
(Sept.) feature champion quality koi and arts and crafts.
Open Mar.-Oct. daily 9:30a.m.-5:30p.m.; Nov.- Feb.
Mon.-Sat. 9:30a.m.-5p.m.; just south of I-10 at 839 F. M.
Waller County Historical
Housed in former home, circa 1910,
of Dr. Paul Donigan, turn- of-the-century
Armenian-American physician. Period furnishings in
parlor, bedroom, dining room, and kitchen. Exhibit rooms
feature county history in artifacts, documents, photos,
and a series of historic wall paintings. Open Wed. and
Fri. 10a.m.-4p.m., Sat. 9a.m.-noon. At 5th and Cooper