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    LA GLORIA, TEXAS

    Starr County, South Texas
    FM 755 and 1017
    31 miles N of Rio Grande City on FM 755
    58 miles NW of McAllen
    54 miles W of Raymondville via Hwy 186
    103 miles SE of Laredo via Hwy 359

    Population 102 est.

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    Old store in La Gloria, Texas
    A La Gloria store
    TE Photo, 2001

    History in a Pecan Shell

    There 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.
    LaGloria Texas Wheel of Fortune
    The La Gloria Wheel of Fortune
    TE Photo, 2001
    1940s Starr County Texas map
    1940s Starr County map showing Santa Elena (near Hogg County line) but not La Gloria
    Courtesy Texas General Land Office
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