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Buc-ee’s to Open New Travel Center in Hillsboro, Texas, on April 21

Latest mega-convenience store missed the eclipse, but will bring 200 jobs to area
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Buc-ee’s is set to open its newest travel center, located in Hillsboro, Texas, on April 21.

Doors will open to the public at 6 a.m., and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will follow at 1 p.m. 

  • Buc-ee’s is No. 153 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

At 165 State Highway 77 and Interstate 35, Buc-ee’s Hillsboro will occupy 74,000 square feet and offer 120 fueling positions.

Local leaders attending the ribbon-cutting ceremony will include Hillsboro Mayor Scott Johnson, along with members of the Hillsboro City Council, City Manager Megan Henderson, Economic Development Director Art Mann, as well as Hill County Judge Justin Lewis and the Hill County Commissioners Court.

Texas barbeque, fudge, kolaches, Beaver Nuggets, jerky and fresh pastries will all be available. 

After the opening of Buc-ee’s Hillsboro, Buc-ee’s will operate 49 stores across Texas and the South.

Since beginning its multi-state expansion in 2019, Buc-ee’s has opened travel centers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, South Carolina, Tennessee and recently its first in Colorado.

The company initially planned to open the Hillsboro location in January, but it was delayed by construction issues. And Buc-ee’s had hoped to open the store in time for the April 8 solar eclipse to capitalize on the increase in traffic, but it was not ready in time. (Buc-ee’s provided free eclipse glasses to public grade schools in Texas.)

Buc-ee’s also has broken ground in Amarillo, Texas, in October 2023, reported abc7 Amarillo, with opening scheduled some time in February 2025.

Buc-ee’s also broke ground on the first Virginia and Mississippi locations earlier this year.

“We’re thrilled to open our newest travel center in Hillsboro,” said Stan Beard, director of real estate for Buc-ee’s. “This community has been nothing but supportive, and we can’t wait to welcome locals, as well as I-35 travelers (East and West), to enjoy all that Buc-ee’s has to offer.” 

Buc-ee’s Hillsboro will bring at least 200 jobs to the area, the company said, with starting pay beginning above minimum wage, with full benefits, a 6% matching 401k and three weeks of paid vacation.

Founded in 1982, Lake Jackson, Texas-based Buc-ee’s is known for clean bathrooms, a large number of fueling positions, friendly service, branded apparel, its signature foods and snacks—and of course, Bucky the Beaver.

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