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BANQUETE, TEXAS

Nueces County, Texas Gulf Coast
Hwy 44 and FM 666
7 miles W of Robstown
23 miles W of Corpus Christi
23 miles N of Kingsville
9 miles S of San Patricio

Population: 582 (2000) 449 (1990)

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Banquete, Texas post office
The old Post Office in Banquete
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History in a Pecan Shell

Named for a feast honoring the completion of a road linking San Patricio
, with Matamoros, Tamaulipas. The "Banquete" lasted four days, according to folklore.

The town was a stop on the Texas-Mexican Railway.

A post office was granted in 1859 and a one-room school was built in the 1870s.

In 1885 the population was a mere fifteen; rising to seventy-five in 1936.

The 1946 population was 300 and reached 582 in 2000.

Banquete, Texas, Bulldog carhop mural
The local high school mascot works part-time
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Banquete Texas Forum

  • Subject: Banquete
    I graduated in 1956 in a class of 12. I have such a fond memory of high school in Banquete and working at the little grocery store on the corner of the highway down from the school. I played basketball, volleyball, and softball. What a wonderful time in a different time and place. I would love hearing from anyone who remembers me. - Ila Faye COX O'Daniel, September 08, 2005
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