VILLEGAS, TEXAS. Villegas was on the Texas-Mexican Railroad eighteen miles east of Laredo in south central Webb County. The settlement was named for its location on a ranch that at one time belonged to Joaquín Villegas. The site had been a resort for hunters and fishermen. The community was on the mail route from Aguilares and served the nearby Reiser oilfield. In the early 1990s only a few scattered dwellings still marked the site of the former settlement.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Christopher Long, "VILLEGAS, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hvv17), accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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