A local landmark in Christoval is Ms. Anna Belles. It is a small grocery store which offers basic food items. Since Christoval is about 20 miles from San Angelo, Ms. Anna Belles helps people out in a pinch, and helps save a trip into San Angelo.
For most of its history, Ms. Anna Belles was “Butler’s”. Jake Butler ran the store from the 1950′s. Back in the early days, Jake’s dad had a small meat market in the back of the store. Jake worked in the store minding the business for 6 decades. He retired in 2008, and handed the reigns over to Ms. Anna Belle. I can remember visiting the store as a child in the 1960′s. Jake Butler was always nice and a friendly face. Jake is still around, and is one of the “Old Timers” in town.