HIDALGO, Texas – Prisciliano “J.R.” Treviño, executive director of Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation, says there is no reason his city cannot become the Wimberley of South Texas.

Wimberley, in Hays County, Texas, is a small community that attracts a lot of tourists and artists.

Treviño and his team hosted brokers, bankers, land title companies and real estate developers recently. Their visit was coordinated by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership. The Valley’s regional chamber of commerce organizes a Commercialization & Investment Tour of Valley cities most months. In September it was Hidalgo’s turn. 

The visit included a tour of Hidalgo’s historic district, which features the Hidalgo Pumphouse, Hidalgo County’s old county courthouse and jail, and many new boutique stores and restaurants that cater for tourists. 

The visit also included a powerpoint presentation by Treviño in which the EDC leader showed photos and videos of projects underway to develop land for housing, retail and light industrial use. 

After the visit had concluded, Treviño gave an exclusive interview with the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service. Here is the interview:


Editor’s Note: The above video is the first in a three-part series on the work of Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation. Part Two, featuring land development, will appear in our next edition.

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