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Shiner is a city in Lavaca County, Texas, United States. The town was named after Henry B. Shiner who donated 250acre for railroad right of way. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 2,069.HistoryIn 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. Historically notable families of the area are the Wolters and Welhausen families which the "Edwin Wolters Memorial Museum" and the "Shiner Welhausen Park" are named after respectively.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 companies in America. Kaspar Companies is a holding company that currently consists of Ranch Hand Truck Accessories, Texas Precious Metals, Kaspar Manufacturing, Bedrock Truck Beds, Silverback Homes and Horizon Firearms.
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