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The south Texas area can roughly be defined by drawing a line between Brownsville, Del Rio, San Antonio, Victoria, and closing it back to Brownsville.   The area between the Nueces and Rio Grande rivers was known as the "Wild Horse Desert", and also the "Nueces Strip".

The ownership of the land between the Nueces  and the Rio Grande rivers was not truly resolved until Mexico and the United States went to war in 1846.  Payment to the families of the original Spanish land grants, issued between 1753 - 1767 were in dispute until a formal agreement was signed between the U.S. and Mexico in the 1930's.  Mexico assumed the responsibility to pay the families of the owners of the lands granted to them by Spain, but Mexico has yet to pay them, due to "ongoing economic circumstances". 

I'm going to attempt to describe places in south Texas that I have personally visited, and share photographs that I have either taken, or have obtained through various sources.   I hope that you enjoy your visit to the South Texas area.

A visitor to South Texas will first discover the cultural diversity of the area.  Spanish (Tex-Mex) and English is freely spoken by South Texans.  Somehow, this has all blended into an area where ranching, farming, petrochemical facilities, shipping, and military bases live in harmony.  

One of the largest economic impacts on South Texas has been the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed between Mexico, Canada, and the United States.  The economy along the border has, and is booming.  Truck traffic along the major highways is bumper to bumper with goods being transported to the north.  However, I am disturbed by the fact that manufacturing in the U.S. is moving to Mexico, where labor is much cheaper. 

If you are planning a trip into Mexico, it would not hurt for you to know a little bit about Mexican Law.  Click HERE to learn about Mexican Law and other very useful Mexican information.

A Few Live Cameras In Texas

Links To Some South Texas Cities

 

Last Update: Sunday, July 16, 2006 10:03 AM