The smaller towns in the rural areas of Texas are definitely not lacking in character, history and personality. They're kind of the antithesis of the urban sprawl taking place outside the larger metro areas such as DFW, Houston and San Antonio. Most seem lost in time with storefronts and town squares straight-out of a 1950's black and white sitcom.
In the Texas Hill Country these little towns veer over toward the eclectic, in large part due to the more artistic influence of nearby Austin. They are fun to explore and photograph. The following is some of the retro architecture discovered in Johnson City, Texas.