We enjoyed a visit to the Weslaco Museum and to the Valley Nature Center and learned what makes the Valley so GRANDE. We had 42 persons with us throughout the day including 14 first-time attendees for our 98th monthly Partner Event in Weslaco. These 42 persons represented 14 cities/towns and 8 counties in South Texas and one from Los Angeles CA.
W.E. Stewart Land Company
Weslaco derives its name from the W.E. Stewart Land Company. Early settlers came as a result of excursion parties brought from Chicago, Kansas City and other cities in the Midwest. In the 1880s, downtown Weslaco was called the Neon City as downtown businesses used the gas-filled tubes for signage.
Our next stop was the Valley Nature Center located in Gibson Park at 301 S. Border Avenue in Weslaco. The Center is five acres of native habitat in the heart of Weslaco and home to hundreds of birds and butterflies.
Thank You! Special thanks to Marlou Levine, Fran Isbell and Marjorie Johnson for their part in planning this day.
Our hosts/sponsors for this day in Weslaco are the Rio Grande Valley Partnership Chamber of Commerce, the Weslaco Museum, the Weslaco Museum Guild, the Valley Nature Center and Arturo’s Bar and Grill.