in a Pecan ShellThere
is another La Gloria nearby (by South Texas standards) Jim Wells County,
just outside of Falfurrias,
but it is listed as a "dispersed community".
Although the Handbook
of Texas listed 3 stores, two gas stations and an oil refinery in La Gloria
in 1991, a visit in 2001 showed that the town doesn't look quite that prosperous.
At least one store and gas station has closed, and a water drilling
company is operating on both sides of the highway where 755 turns off to 1017.
The post office was moved to La Gloria from Santa Elena in 1916,
which is about the only history we have on the town.
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Starr County map showing Santa Elena (near Hogg County line) but not La Gloria|
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