Celebrating their rich history as they work together to build a bright future, the people of Weslaco take great pride in the important role their city continues to play in the story of Hidalgo County as they celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Commissioners Court honored the City of Weslaco with a proclamation commemorating the momentous occasion.
Accepting the proclamation, sponsored by Precinct 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes, were Weslaco Mayor David Suarez, Weslaco Commissioner Letty Lopez, Centennial Committee Chairman Mark McCaleb, and Committee member Alex Livas.
The city was founded in 1919 when the W. E. Stewart Land Company sold 30,000 acres to founders Ed Couch, Dan Couch, R.C. Couch, and R. L. Reeves. By 1920 Weslaco had acquired a post office, a chamber of commerce, and a bank. The following year Weslaco Independent School District was established.
Weslaco observed its centennial with a five-day celebration that included a 5k run, a screening of a documentary about their great historic town, and other community engagements.
McCaleb handed out commemorative medallions to each member of Commissioners Court thanking them for the proclamation.
"Since April 2016 we have worked diligently to put this 100 year program together," said McCaleb. "We'd like to thank everyone who helped make this happen."
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