Weslaco is a city
in the Rio Grande Valley
. It is a more or less non-descript
town. What I like
most about it though is that the city of Weslaco is named after a company
. Go figure
. The information below
and gives some info on the name of the city.
The 1997 Census population of Weslaco is 27,812. The city is situated in the center of the beautiful Rio Grande Valley, located on US Highway 83, in the southeastern quarter of Hidalgo County. Weslaco was established in 1920 by the W.E. Stewart Land Co., from which the city's name is derived. It is about 8 miles from downtown Weslaco to the bridge across the Rio Grande to Nuevo Progresso, Mexico.