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Rio Grande City, the seat of Starr County, sits in the river it is named for west of Mission on US 83 at Farm Road 755. The river there is the the United States/Mexico border. It is an international port of entry connected by bridge to Camargo, Tamaulipas.

An oil and gas boom in the 1930s broadened the town's limited economic base, which includes exports to Mexico, brickmaking, food production, and tourism.

Rio Grande City has several historic structures, including Fort Ringgold, La Borde House, and a replica of the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. The city voted to reincorporate in 1993.

Its population in 1990 was 9,891.


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