Rio Hondo

On the eastern bank of the Arroyo Colorado, promoters divided lots for the town site in 1910 and sponsored a naming contest. Selected was Rio Hondo, which means deep river." Incorporated in 1927, the city encompasses fertile farmland of the Rio Grande Valley. Mild valley temperatures lure many winter visitors. One of two lift-span bridges in Texas is in Rio Hondo. It was built in 1953.


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