Business View Magazine | August 2019

328 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE AUGUST 2019 T he City of San Benito is known as the Resaca City because of the scenic, 80-foot- wide waterway that leisurely winds through this historic south Texas community. Fed by the Rio Grande, the former Resaca de los Fresnos was an old riverbed that serves as the water source for both municipal and agricultural interests. Situated at the heart of the lower Rio Grande Valley, San Benito is bookended on the west by Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico to the east, and is just minutes from the Free Trade International Bridge at Los Indios, one of the most modern ports of entry in south Texas. The bridge provides a quick route to the Mexican border cities of Matamoros, Reynosa, and Valle Hermoso, as well as the industrial city of Monterrey. San Benito City Manager, Manuel De La Rosa, notes, “We’re located in deep south Texas between Harlingen and Brownsville, about 30 minutes from South Padre Island. Brownsville is about a 20-minute drive to the border at the south. The city is also part owner of the Los AT A GLANCE SAN BENITO, TEXAS WHAT: Historic “Resaca City”; population approx. 25,000 WHERE: Rio Grande Valley in south Texas WEBSITE: