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DONNA, TEXAS

Hidalgo County, South Texas
Off US 83 and State 374
14 miles NE of McAllen
Population: 14,768

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Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum, Donna Texas
Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, April 2008
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History in a Pecan Shell

Donna by Mike Cox ("Texas Tales" column)

"Donna Hooks Fletcher had that wholesome Gibson girl look, which may explain part of her ability to get what she wanted...

T.J. Hooks ... purchased 23,000 acres in Hidalgo County in 1900. When his 21-year-old daughter’s marriage fell apart, Hooks gave her some land so she could start supporting herself. She stocked her acreage with Jersey cattle and launched a successful butter business... more
Donna Texas mural
Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, April 2008
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Donna Landmarks & Attractions

  • Donna Hooks Fletcher Museum -
    In Historic American Legion Hall
    318 S. Main
    956-464-9989
  • Donna Wet Lands - Birding and butterfly gardens.
    Call Chamber of Commerce - 956-464-3272 - for guided tours
  • Donna Central Elementary School
  • Donna Visitor Center - 921, Miller Ave.

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    Photo courtesy Ken Rudine, April 2008
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