RIO HONDO

Population 1,932

Altitude 35


General

Situated on the eastern bank of the Arroya Colorado; land promoters divided lots for the town in 1910 and sponsored a contest to name the townsite. Rio Hondo was selected, which means "deep river"; incorporated in 1927. The city is part of very fertile farmland in the Rio Grande Valley with cotton and grain are principal crops. mid Valley temperatures lure many winter visitors.

One of two lift-span bridges in Texas is in Rio Hondo. Built in 1953, bridge allows barge and boat traffic to make their way to port at Harlingen. Visitors often seek sodas and other fountain drinks from an old-time soda fountain in vintage downtown drug store.

LAGUNA ALTASCOSA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

TEXAS AIR MUSEUM


Attractions

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