Helotes, Texas was settled around 1856 by Mexicans who intermarried with the Apache Indians camped in the vicinity. A man named Chaca was supposed to have been the first person to build a house and cultivate a cornfield in Helotes.
He may have been responsible for the name, Helotes, which in Spanish means “green roasting ear of corn.” A post office opened at Helotes in 1873, and by 1885 the community had a hotel, a school, a general store, a blacksmith, and a population of fifty.
By 1914 its population had climbed to 700. Between 1930 and 1945 the number of residents fell to 100, but after the 1960s Helotes grew steadily. You’ll want to visit Helotes’ most complete Calendar of Events, Live Music and More.
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Lake Medina is a beautiful twenty minute drive on PR 37.