Infrastructure in Waller County

Road and Rail

The northern portion of the county is serviced by US Hwy 290, which connects Houston to Austin. Commute times to Houston range from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on departure time and destination. Travel to Austin ranges from one and a half hours to two hours. Waller County is a great location for companies doing business in both Austin and Houston.

State Hwy 6 joins US Hwy 290 in the town of Hempstead. Hwy 6 connects Waller County with the Bryan-College Station area, home to Texas A&M University. Commute time to Texas A&M from Hempstead is about 45 minutes.

Running along Hwy 6 and Hwy 290 is the Union Pacific railroad. The railroad passes by the Emerson Industrial Park, home to Emerson Process Management, located in the town of Waller and then heads into Harris County.

To the south is Hwy 90 and Interstate 10. Interstate 10 connects Houston with San Antonio. Commute times into Houston along Interstate 10 range from 45 minutes to one hour. During morning and evening rush, these times are doubled. To ease the congestion along Interstate 10, new lanes are being built that will make it one of the widest highways in the area.

Running along Hwy 90 is the Union Pacific Railroad. The railroad runs through Waller County into Harris County with rail access in Brookshire. If you are looking to develop property along the rail lines in Waller County. You will need to speak with the local Union Pacific office. For more information, contact their Industrial Development Department, or call them at 800-346-1973.

In addition to these major roads, several state-maintained FMs (Farm to Market) roads run throughout the county. Of these, FM 359, FM 362, and FM 1488 are the most traveled. Each of these roads connect the northern and southern parts of the county. FM 1488 also runs into Montgomery County connecting Hempstead to Magnolia. FM 359 also runs into Ft. Bend County to the south.

Airports

Houston Executive AirportWaller County is home to the Houston Executive Airport, the Houston area's newest and only privately-funded general use business aviation facility. We are extremely proud of this facility. With over 1200 acres, commercial and private hangars and top-notch FBO facilities you can rest assured that you are in one of the country's best aviation facilities.

They feature full service turn araound and pilots facilities. They also partner with Enterprise Car Rental and have relationships with many of the area hotels and stand ready to help you in your arrangements. They have long-term ground leases for aviation-related busiensses, small and corporate hangars, and a 6610 foot runway . To learn more, visit them here.

Telecommunications and Internet Support

Along with AT&T, there are many other options for telecommunication services within the area. Although Waller County is considered a rural county, we have plenty of support for telecommunications and internet access. In the northern part of the county DSL is available in and around the towns of Waller, Brookshire, Prairie View and Hempstead.

In the southern part of the county in the communities of Brookshire and Pattison, telecommunication services are provided by Consolidated Communications. DSL is available in Brookshire, Katy and some parts of the surrounding area. To learn more, check out their web site or call 281-396-5000 or 877-404-6270.

Although we do not recommend any particular company, satellite is available through many companies including: Excede Satellite Internet Service. For rates and packages call 855-627-2553. www.exede.com to learn more.

HughesNet satellite Internet service. To learn more, check out their web site http://www.hughesnetinternet.net/local/Texas/ or call1-855-663-0185.

 

AT&T Internet services. To learn more and find out what services are available to your specific address, visit their web site.

Electrical Utilities

Electrical utilities are provided by Center Point Energy and San Bernard Electrical Cooperative. In general, the eastern portion of the county is serviced by Center Point while the remaining 40 percent is serviced by San Bernard. Electricity within the town of Hempstead is provided by the city. Download a list of available utility providers here.