Beauchamp, Texas

Population: 7200

Location: Alvarez County, southeast of Austin, 7 miles from the somewhat larger town of Elrod, home of Big Tex, the nearest grocery store bigger than a C store.

Points of interest

Gregg House, built in 1897, now owned by the Ly family, home and office of Dr. John Ky Ly, veterinarian and detective. Follow his investigations in the Black Orchid Enterprises mysteries.

Beauchamp All-Vegetable Orchestra, which uses locally grown vegetables for instruments for concerts and potlucks.

Bobcat Pizza, where once a live bobcat sat and ate five pizzas dropped by terrified customers. 

Wild Hog Way, of which we do not speak.