On the Rio Grande
About 12 Miles NW of Roma
Just S of Highway 83
Population: 00304 (2000)
in a Pecan ShellFormerly
the headquarters of Rancho Salinas, this community was once a favored crossing
point for Pre-Columbian tribes. It was part of Nuevo Santander province under
Spanish rule and with Mexican Independence, it became part of Tamaulipas State.
After the Mexican War, it became a part of the United States.
In the 1750s,
five area ranches raised thousands of horses and as many as 40,000 head of sheep.
In the past, residents were mostly ranch workers and migrant laborers. The 1990
population was reported as 155 which increased to 304 by the 2000 census.
Starr County map showing Saliñeno|
"S" in "STARR")
Texas General Land Office
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