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Old 02-18-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Apparently there is a Tractor Supply Company store being built in Helotes.

It will be up the hill from O'Connor High School at the four-way stop intersection of Leslie Road where the Helotes Collision Center and NISD school bus depot sit.

I think it's an odd location but am happy to see this great store opening up! The closest one right now is in Castroville, about 13 miles away from Helotes.

Cheers! M2
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:34 PM
 
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There are also locations in Boerne and Bulverde which are both pretty close as well. Closer than Castroville for some.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:12 AM
 
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Yup I already saw that
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:46 PM
 
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Gracias M2, good to know there's an alternative.
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Yeah....mixed emotions with that one. It's being built on land once owned by my grandparents. When Grandpa pass, Grandma sold it to one of my cousins. In his words, "they offered stupid money" so they sold it. Don't blame him a bit - over the years, it went from a very rural area to one crowded with traffic.
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:56 PM
 
Location: South Texas
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Tractor Supply Company is a great chain and there is one in my area. I'd say it is one of my favorite stores.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Yeah....mixed emotions with that one. It's being built on land once owned by my grandparents. When Grandpa pass, Grandma sold it to one of my cousins. In his words, "they offered stupid money" so they sold it. Don't blame him a bit - over the years, it went from a very rural area to one crowded with traffic.
When I heard that Tractor Supply was opening a store in Helotes my thoughts were 'Aren't they a little late to be opening a Tractor store in Helotes?' I thought they were paving most of the farm land in Helotes. Maybe they should open a steam roller supply. Tractor Supply is a great store though.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:51 AM
 
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Default Steam Rollers,

Steam Rollers are tractors, SnappyBob.
In fact ...reminds me....we were erecting a Miller Beer Distributorship warehouse for the San Antonio market-butting up to the Railroad tracks (where the brew was shipped in by rail to S.A.) near Culebra and I-10 and little did we know, were across the street from the- "oldest manufacturer of steam rollers in the USA, a company which was founded here in San Antonio" - Ingram Compaction, founded 1905. They have been manufacturing rollers ever since, however steam is no longer used as a propellant. These machines are used all over the world.
The perfect "proving ground" for these people- in the business of manufacturing these immensely heavy Rollers- designed exactly for the business of the compaction of construction materials, --unannounced they used to just pull their asphalt rollers out of the factory; drive across the road and onto the project grounds and began to assist in the compaction of subgrade building materials prior to the asphalt paving of the brand new Miller Beer Ware House.
Still painted in the dull grey of their primer coat of paint , they would just smile and wave from aboard their rollers and help speed the entire paving proccess up...with their brand new prototype Asphalt rollers. All for free.
These factory people never said a word, just smiled, ...they were in out in Hog Heaven using the machines for what they were designed to do. We never suspected this would happen, so it was a very surprising thing to experience. Where did these people come from ?
Lone Star and Pearl Beers lamentably were soon out of business.
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When I heard that Tractor Supply was opening a store in Helotes my thoughts were 'Aren't they a little late to be opening a Tractor store in Helotes?' I thought they were paving most of the farm land in Helotes. Maybe they should open a steam roller supply. Tractor Supply is a great store though.
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Old 02-21-2014, 12:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Steam Rollers are tractors, SnappyBob.
In fact ...reminds me....we were erecting a Miller Beer Distributorship warehouse for the San Antonio market-butting up to the Railroad tracks (where the brew was shipped in by rail to S.A.) near Culebra and I-10 and little did we know, were across the street from the- "oldest manufacturer of steam rollers in the USA, a company which was founded here in San Antonio" - Ingram Compaction, founded 1905. They have been manufacturing rollers ever since, however steam is no longer used as a propellant. These machines are used all over the world.
The perfect "proving ground" for these people- in the business of manufacturing these immensely heavy Rollers- designed exactly for the business of the compaction of construction materials, --unannounced they used to just pull their asphalt rollers out of the factory; drive across the road and onto the project grounds and began to assist in the compaction of subgrade building materials prior to the asphalt paving of the brand new Miller Beer Ware House.
Still painted in the dull grey of their primer coat of paint , they would just smile and wave from aboard their rollers and help speed the entire paving proccess up...with their brand new prototype Asphalt rollers. All for free.
These factory people never said a word, just smiled, ...they were in out in Hog Heaven using the machines for what they were designed to do. We never suspected this would happen, so it was a very surprising thing to experience. Where did these people come from ?
Lone Star and Pearl Beers lamentably were soon out of business.
Interesting story but I'm not sure I understand. Did the steam roller people put Lone Star and Pearl out of business?

BTW, I just called Tractor Supply. They said the don't sell any supplies specific to Steam Rollers.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:00 PM
 
Location: TX
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Interesting. I just hope all this commercial development of Helotes doesn't drive out the older businesses.
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