It is also called “The Front Porch of the Texas Hill Country”. The first people here were Native Americans and I’ll bet you didn’t know that Bulverde is named after a type of arrowhead known as the Bulverde Point!
Bulverde was settled in 1850 and called “Pieper Settlement”, after Anton Pieper. It was mainly settled by German immigrants similar to nearby New Braunfels. For many years the closest post office was at Smithson Valley, and mail was delivered once a week to the house of Carl Koch in Bulverde. A local post office that operated from 1879 to 1919 was named for Luciano Bulverda, an early area landowner (do you think he had anything to do with the arrowhead)?
Bulverde has an excellent stage company, The Spotlight Theater & Arts Group ETC (S.T.A.G.E.) it’s a community theater that performs at the Krause House Theater. S.T.A.G.E. produces four shows per season and hosts Eli Lilly foundation acting classes for adults and children as well the ENCORE PLAYERS, an outreach program to the Bulverde Senior Citizen’s Center for Readers Theater.
Bulverde is served by the Comal Independent School District.
- Elementary Schools: Rahe Bulverde, Johnson Ranch, Arlon Seay, and Bill Brown
- Middle Schools: Spring Branch Middle School and Smithson Valley Middle School
- Smithson Valley High School
- Bracken Christian School, a k4-12th school that sits on a hilltop
Notable People From Bulverde
- Felix “Doc” Blanchard (“Mr. Inside”), 1945 Heisman Trophy winner, died of pneumonia on April 19, 2009, in Bulverde
- Jason LaRue, Major League Baseball player.
- Nathan Macias, Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Comal County
- Augie Meyers, musician and singer, former member of Sir Douglas Quintet, and Texas Tornados