Starr County is a place where the sunset reminds us that we are one with nature and the sunrise awakens our spirit of evolution. One of the oldest settlements in our nation, Starr County is a border community rich in history that marvels its residents who share two cultures, creating a world where your roots stir your passion, but your foundation remains in this beautiful Hill Country.
Visitors are exposed to a wealth of natural beauty and resources. For instance, on your next trip stop by La Borde House, recognized as a national historic landmark, where you will encounter a vision of splendor in French 1800s architecture. You may also choose to visit the Grotto of Lourdes, a replica of the original cave located in France. If you are fond of history, step into Fort Ringgold, an 1848 military reservation named after the first officer killed there during the Mexican American War. Our historical sites, which include the city of Roma’s Historical District, are abundant and will transport you back in time, allowing your mind’s eye to flow.
Here, opportunities for satisfying your outdoor vacations and activities are limited only by your imagination. You can enjoy distinctive bird and butterfly watching at the Roma Bluffs World Birding Center, experience thriving fishing and gaming, exhilarating water sports and canoeing, or simply enjoy the scenery on our hiking trials.
In February stop by our annual Starr County Fair, where we showcase the eccentricity of our region and welcome visitors from all over the world. Whatever your reason for visiting us, we are certain you will not be disappointed. Your experience will be gratifying and filled with excitement, because we know the future leads to Starr County. – County Judge Eloy Vera