You can bypass Hye in about five seconds, but don't. The tiny historic post office and general store are recorded as Texas Historic Landmarks; in 1965 President Lyndon B. Johnson swore in Lawrence F. O'Brien as Postmaster General of the United States.'
On the opposite side of Hwy. 290 you'll see William Chris Vineyards. Live music and other events like hog roasts, along with the wine, make it a fun stop on the Hwy. to Fredericksburg.
Across the street is the first and oldest legal distillery in Texas, Garrison Brothers.