In Jim Wells County, the town site was part of the Ventana Ranch. In 1889, ranch owners donated land to the railroad for a stop. In 1908, 2,500 acres of land were cut from the ranch lands for the development of the town, which was named for the Lower Rio Grande Valley citrus industry.
Year-round hunting opportunities abound. Nearby lakes and the Texas coast provide excellent boating and fishing facilities.
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