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City of Cibolo


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Cibolo has a rich history in the development of south Texas. Cibolo is located in the extreme western corner of Guadalupe County in south central Texas. Situated along Farm Market Road 78 and north to south along FM 1103, and paralleled by two major interstate highways, IH 10 to the south and IH 35 to the north. The City of Cibolo is within easy access of Seguin and San Antonio. Cibolo lies approximately 13 miles east of the San Antonio metropolitan area.

Cibolo voted to become an independent township on October 9, 1965; the first City Fathers were M.O. Grooms, Mayor, and Carl Biser, Ted Dykes, Alwin Lieck, Fred Niemietz and D.O. Trotti, Councilmen. However, the City of Cibolo's history begins long before this historic date.

There were many settlers in the Cibolo area long before 1876. The Comanche's and other tribes roamed this area before the first German settlers arrived. In fact, the name Cibolo is an Indian word meaning ''buffalo''.
The City of Cibolo was named after the creek that flows through the area. In fact the story goes that Mr. Schlather, a local businessman, was asked by the railroad to name the town; thus he decided on the name Cibolo.

Today, Cibolo is home to a diverse group of people. As a result of the military base and Cibolo's location, many business and industries have located in the Cibolo area. Cibolo is now awakening to the challenges of the future. In fact, the housing industry has been booming in Cibolo for several years. Cibolo is a charming city that provides a ''country-style'' way of life. Cibolo is a ''City of Choice''.

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