Shiner is a city in Lavaca County, Texas, United States. The town was named after Henry B. Shiner who donated 250 acres (1.0 km2) for railroad right of way. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 2,069. One of the most notable families of the area is the Wolters family. The "Edwin Wolters Memorial Museum", built in his honor is within walking distance of a brewery he worked with, The Spoetzl Brewery, which is now more commonly known as the Shiner brewery.
|Motto: "Cleanest Little City in Texas"|
Location of Shiner, Texas
|Coordinates: 29°25′51″N 97°10′20″W|
In 1887, Henry B. Shiner donated 250 acres for a depot and right-of-way for the Aransas Pass Railway and the town grew around these transportation facilities. The town was incorporated in 1890. Czech and German immigrants soon became the dominant ethnic groups, and Shiner developed a cohesive Czech community that still heavily influences the town's culture. Ranching was an important part of the town's history.
Shiner is the home of the Spoetzl Brewery, the oldest independent brewery in Texas. The brewery is most well known for producing Shiner Bock, a dark German/Czech-style beer that is now distributed in 41 states.
Shiner is also the home of the historic Kaspar Companies, one of the oldest continuously operating manufacturing companies in America.Kaspar Companies is a manufacturing conglomerate that consists of Kaspar Wire Works, Ranch Hand Truck Accessories, Texas Precious Metals, Kaspar Sho-Rack (a newsrack), Kaspar Custom Fabrication, The Edwin Wolters Memorial Museum, a historic mainstreet, and the site of the original Wolters Bros.
Shiner is located at (29.430856, -97.172115).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) of it is land and 0.41% is water.
The City of Shiner is served by the Shiner Independent School District and home to the Shiner High School Comanches. Also, the city is served by Shiner Catholic School which operateSt.Paul High School and St. Ludmila Elementary School.