The Story of Heinsohn's

Store in 1920

In 1920, my grandfather and his brother purchased a store in Frelsburg from the Kollman Family who owned it since the Civil War. They had purchased it from Frederick Jurgens who had purchased it in 1850 from Wilhelm Frels who had established the store in the summer of 1841. Just think, that's only 70 years after our country began! So, I guess you could say that there has been a store operating in this spot for over 173 years. We believe that we are the oldest, continuously operating store in Texas. We are very proud of that - it's not an easy task! During that time, we and our forebearers have been providing groceries, animal feeds, hardware and many other products to our friends and neighbors in Frelsburg and nearby areas. Now, since 1997, we have moved into the cyber-world and have begun to offer a number of the products that our friends and neighbors found so useful to our new friends and neighbors all over the world! And apparently our new friends and neighbors are finding those products to be useful. In all our years, we have never experienced the growth that we have experienced during the last few years.
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Frelsburg Store in 1900
Frelsburg approx. 1900

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Frelsburg Store in 1900
Frelsburg Store established 1841


Here's a little something that I put together for a presentation to The Colorado County Historical Committee.

"I must say as to what I have seen of Texas, it is the garden spot of the world.
The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune
to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle."
                    - Davy Crockett, Alamo defender, 1836.


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I graduated from Texas A&M University.
This is what we believe.
This is what we do!

There are all varieties of Aggies with different perspectives. I love it!
A very nice article written by Carrie Ward and published in the partner edition of The Sealy News called "Rockin the Rails". Thank you Sealy News and Carrie Ward! Oldest Store in Texas News Article Heinsohn's trying Hard!

Economics 101

An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that Obama's socialism worked and that no one would be poor and no one would be rich, a great equalizer.
The professor then said, "OK, we will have an experiment in this class on Obama's plan". All grades will be averaged and everyone will receive the same grade so no one will fail and no one will receive an A.... (substituting grades for dollars - something closer to home and more readily understood by all).
After the first test, the grades were averaged and everyone got a B. The students who studied hard were upset and the students who studied little were happy. As the second test rolled around, the students who studied little had studied even less and the ones who studied hard decided they wanted a free ride too so they studied little..
The second test average was a D! No one was happy. When the 3rd test rolled around, the average was an F. As the tests proceeded, the scores never increased as bickering, blame and name-calling all resulted in hard feelings and no one would study for the benefit of anyone else. To their great surprise, ALL FAILED and the professor told them that socialism would also ultimately fail because when the reward is great, the effort to succeed is great, but when government takes all the reward away, no one will try or want to succeed.
It could not be any simpler than that.
Remember, there IS a test coming up. The next elections.

These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read and all applicable to this experiment:
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Capitalism or socialism?

Donald Trumpís daughter, Ivanka, was about to finish her first year of college, alongside Hillary Clintonís daugher, Chelsea. Like so many others her age, Chelsea considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals she was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs what Ivanka dismissed as ďredistribution of wealth.

Chelsea was deeply ashamed that Ivanka was a rather staunch conservative, and a rich one at that - a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that Ivanka had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what she thought should be hers, rather than benefit society.

One day Chelsea was challenging Ivanka on her opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.

You donít need to spend money on these expensive furnishings in your huge house when there are people who need to earn more than minimum wage and better food! she lectured.

To her shock and amazement, all Ivanka said in reply was - Welcome to socialism.

Thatís it? she thought to herself no argument? But before Chelsea could even think of a follow-up, Ivanka asked, How are you doing with your studies?

Taken aback, Chelsea answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and said that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didnít even have time for a boyfriend, and didnít really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Ivanka listened and then asked, How is your friend Audrey doing?

Chelsea replied, Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies, and she barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. Sheís always invited to all the parties, and lots of times she doesnít even show up for classes because sheís too hung over.

Ivanka was closing in now. She asked Chelsea, Why donít you go to the Deanís office and ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA.

Chelsea, visibly shocked by Ivankaís suggestion, angrily fired back, Thatís a crazy idea, how would that be fair!? Iíve worked really hard for my grades! Iíve invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!

Then Ivanka slowly smiled, winked and said gently, Welcome to capitalism.


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