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Rio Hondo, Texas

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

One of two lift-span bridges in Texas is in Rio Hondo. Built in 1953, the bridge allows barge and boat traffic to make their way to port at Harlingen.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near Rio Hondo, TX

Treeline Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Bear Creek Golf World -Masters

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Mountain Biking Coleto Creek Reservoir

In July, 2006, the GBRA Coleto Creek Park, had a quiet opening for the first two mile loop of a single track mountain bike tr...

Houston Hills Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...