Hidalgo County Texas is one of the fastest growing counties in the United States, its population having increased by more than one-third during this decade. There are currently three-quarter million persons who live here. Not to mention thousands of Northerners who winter in the area. The largest city is McAllen and the countyseat is Edinburg where we are located. Over 88 per cent of the people are Hispanic or Latino.
I have earlier mentioned that agriculture is a major industry in this area; and obviously tourism rakes in a goodly sum of money.