Beeville, the county seat of Bee County
, is on Poesta Creek at the intersection of US 181, Hwy 59, and the Southern Pacific Railroad, in central Bee County.
The population grew to 6,789 in 1940, the year the Beeville Chamber of Commerce was chartered. Beeville continued to grow, reaching 9,348 inhabitants in 1950 and 13,811 in 1960. Thereafter, the population has remained relatively constant13,506 in 1970, 14,574 in 1980, and 13,547 in 1990.
By 1990 the town's economy was focused on county government, oilfield services, and agribusiness. Western Week is held every October in the city coliseum.