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.
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