This Willacy County seat is a commercial center for grain
sorghum, cotton, citrus, vegetables, and corn. Favorable summers and winters allow
300-day growing season. Recreation includes municipal swimming pool, golf course,
city park, and saltwater fishing in Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico. A planned
"Winter Texan" tourist program Nov. - Mar. with socials, arts-crafts classes,
trips to Mexico, etc. Additional information available from the Chamber of Commerce,
427 S. Seventh St. or call (210) 689-3171.
Inquire locally about a boot-making family who still crafts boots by
hand. Their boots are worn by Texas Rangers, cowboys, and royalty. Over the
years, word of mouth and a hand-lettered sign on U.S. 77 is all the advertising the family
has needed to attract hundreds of devoted customers.
El Sal del Rey
Raymondville Historical & Community Center-
Local history, art, underwater artifacts from the coast, and natural
history preside here. The Farm & Ranch Museum has a cypress fence and gate through
which stagecoaches passed in 1866 from Corpus Christi to Brownsville. Open Wed.
2-4:30 p.m.; Fri 9:30-11a.m.; located at Harris and 7th St.