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Muenster has a growning population of more than 1,556. Most are descendants of a small group of German settlers who founded the community in 1889.
Muenster provides a stable economy and a wholesome living environment. Residents' pride in their community is evidenced by clean streets, well-kept homes, good schools, churches, and community facilities.Muenster is situated on U.S. 82, 14 miles west of I-35 and 70 miles east of Wichita Falls. Muenster is about an hour and 10 minutes from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, close enough for convient access, but far enough away to avoid urban crime, pollution and exorbitant real estate prices. People know their neighbors and are attuned to traditional values like hard work, honesty, and respect for others. Sacred Heart Catholic and First Baptist. Both have very active congregations. Muenster has two Pre-K -- 12 schools systems. The Muenster ISD has achieved Exemplary School ratings for both campuses for eight consecutive years. Sacred Heart Parochial School is a National Blue Ribbon winner. It received the prestigious award for the elementary school in 1994 and in 1998 for the high school. Both schools are accredited and boast extensive curriculums and outstanding student performances.
North Central Texas College, 15 minutes from Muenster, offers academic courses and vocational programs in nursing, secretarial science, computer science, automotive technology and cosmetology. Several institutions of higher learning within commuting distance include the University of North Texas, Texas Women's University, Austin College and Grayson County College. Moss Lake, about 15 minutes from Muenster, and Lake Texoma and Lake Ray Roberts, each about 45 minutes from Muenster, satisfy the most avid fishing and water sports enthusiasts. Several scenic highway routes ar available for cyclists. Muenster celebrates its German heritage with Germanfest, held the last full weekend of April each year. Thousands come to the community for food, frolic, and athletic events including a fun run and bicycle rally. The town holds Christkindlmarkt each Thanksgiving weekend.
Muenster has three restaurants serving home cooking, German specialties and gourmet foods. There is also a drive-in and a place to get hamburgers, salads, and sandwiches.
Nortex Communications offers 57 television channels and Internet services to subscribers. The Muenster Enterprise, a weekly newspaper, provides strong local news coverage and advertising. Vast entertainment and cultural opportunities are available in the Metroplex, about an hour's drive away.
We invite you to come and enjoy Muenster with us. You might just decide to stay.
The Muenster Museum in located at 420 N. Main Street in Muenster. The museum was originally established in the former home of Mr. Ben Hellman, who was the first Burgermeister and later the first elected mayor of the incorporated city from 1927 to 1935.
The Muenster Museum was opened during the celebration of its centennial year in 1989. The grand opening was December 8, which is considered the birthday of Muenster. On December 8, 1999, the museum moved to a new home and became the Ben and Aggie Fette Seyler Muenster Museum. The new location is the former home of Ben Syler, Muenster's first fire chief.
Among its many prize collections are a 1890 Edison Victrola, an 1876 Mason Hamlin pump organ used in the frist school in Muenster, an 1890 Blickensderfer typerwriter, a 1895 wooden high chair, a Cooke county Justice of the Peace docket dating from 1883, coat and hat born by Alois Hoenig on the boat coming from Germany in 1883, and a centennial quilt made in 1989. Many more items of interest are on display at the museum.
Group tours are invited and may be arranged by calling 940-759-2227