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Falfurrias, the county seat and principal trading center of Brooks County, is 60 miles southwest of Corpus Christi between Alice and McAllen along Hwy 285 and US 281 near Los Olmos Creek.

The name Falfurrias antedates Anglo association with the area, and its derivation is uncertain. Founder Edward C. Lasater claimed that it was a Lipan Indian word meaning "the land of heart's delight"; others believed it was the Spanish name for a native desert flower known as the heart's delight. Less romantic is the theory that Falfurrias is a misspelling of one or another Spanish or French word.

The discovery of extensive oil and gas reserves around Falfurrias in the 1930s and 1940s added to the town's growth and prosperity. Falfurrias continues to be a business center for the area's dairy, agricultural, and oil and gas industries. In 1990 the population was 5,788.


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