On Poesta Creek, originally named Maryville for Mary Hefferman, only
survivor of a family massacred by Indians in 1853. Became seat of Bee County in 1860
and was renamed "Beeville-on-the-Poesta." Largest retail center in
six-county area. Home of the Bee County College, Chase Field Criminal Justice
Complex, and various manufacturing industries.
Hunters take deer, wild turkey, quail, dove, and javelina when in
season. Freshwater fishing in area rivers.
Beeville Art Museum-
The Beeville Art Museum is dedicated to the enrichment of the cultural life of the community through the concept of art and art education as a positive force in the development of creative skills and thought. To that end, the museum is committed to providing exhibitions featuring works of renowned artists and collections from museums, galleries and private collectors from across the state, as well as area artists. The museum operates for the benefit of the people of Beeville and the surrounding communities, with a special emphasis on educational programs and activities designed to stimulate the imaginations of young people.
The museum offers many educational activities including school tours, summer art camps taught by faculty at the Glassell School, Saturdays at the Museum free art classes, Fourth of July celebration, programs with the Beeville ISD and various art lessons for all ages.
Corpus Chrisi and Choke Canyon
Among eight city parks is 200-acre Vetrans Memorial Park that offers
picnicking, playground, pavillions, and a 9-hole golf course. Off F.M. 351 north of