Weir, Texas is a very small town. Its population for many years has hovered around 500 people. There is a blinking yellow traffic light though. Its smallness does not stop the town from having their very own Christmas Parade, held each December for the past 28 years. Throughout that time, Weir Mayor Mervin Walker, shown getting things going at this year’s parade, has been leading the charge. One of the really nifty things I like about this event is how folks show up with their antique tractors. Ken Teinert, a Weir resident, again showed up with his 1951 John Deere, allowing granddaughter Abbie Leonard, 9, to take the reins, with grandpa right there to keep her on course. 2-year-old Calvin Schaefer was one of the happy children on hand to watch the action with his family. And let’s not forget parade participant Becky Bourtzos, getting a kiss from her pug called Pearl! Small-town Texas is just dang cool. These photos were taken for my friends at the Williamson County Sun.