Willacy County's seat is the commercial center for grain sorghum, cotton, citrus, vegetables and corn. Raymondville's favorable summers and winters allow for a 300-day growing season. Recreation includes a municipal swimming pool, golf course, city park, Downtown Pocket Park and and saltwater fishing in Laguna Madre and the Gulf of Mexico at Port Mansfield. Several RV parks are available for either short- or long-term stays.
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.